Las Positas College has created a Cloud Computing certificate, which incorporates content from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning.
Cloud computing—which delivers vast data capacity to organizations of all shapes and sizes without requiring expensive on-site servers—is widely considered the biggest growth arena in technology today. It is also set to open a world of opportunity for Las Positas College students, in one of the highest paying IT fields.
In just 16 units, LPC’s Cloud Computing Certificate gets students ready to pursue a career in cloud computing and introduces students to AWS technologies. AWS courses cover cloud services introduction, storage and database management, programming, security and web services, and other essentials.
Fall 2020 two online sections
- CIS 81A (DE1, CRN #23342) - Intro to Cloud Computing, Aug 17 - Oct 09, (week 1 thru 9)
- CIS 81B (L02, CRN #23343) - Database Essentials in Cloud, Oct 12 -Dec 11, (week 10 thru 18)
Fall 2020 - CIS 81A - Intro to Cloud Computing
This course introduces cloud computing which shifts information systems from on premises computing infrastructure to highly scalable internet architectures using current cloud platforms such as AWS. The course provides a basic understanding of cloud computing technologies and provides students with the understanding required to effectively evaluate and assess the business and technical benefits of cloud computing and cloud applications. Students analyze a variety of cloud services (storage, servers, software applications), then learn to configure, deploy, and manage cloud facilities. The course also demonstrates/makes available the AWS platforms for educational, industry career path guidance and career opportunities. This course surveys cloud careers and explores industry demand for cloud skills.
Fall 2020 - CIS 81B - Database Essentials in Cloud
This course addresses cloud database management which supports a number of different approaches for storing data. In the course, students define, operate and scale both SQL and noSQL data storage solutions. This course considers factors that should be balanced during the design of a storage solution. Principles are applied by performing exercises using Amazon RDS and SQL to create and fill tables, retrieve and manipulate data. Object-based APIs are used to serialize objects to Amazon DynamoDB for noSQL solutions. Topics include automated backups, transaction logs, restoration and retention.