3 credit/unit hours – Three hours of lecture weekly; one term

The course is designed to deliver a holistic and balanced view of the business models, technological infrastructure, and deployment strategies of cloud computing. This course also helps prepare students for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) certification exam.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts and terminology relating to cloud computing;
  • Describe cloud delivery models;
  • Analyze system requirements given a specific scenario;
  • Implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies (e.g., network, storage and virtualization technologies);
  • Identify service and deployment models of cloud computing;
  • Demonstrate provisioning of cloud resources;
  • Define various billing, account management, and pricing models; and
  • Understand aspects of IT security and use industry best practices related to cloud implementations

Main Topics

1.0 Introduction to the Cloud

2.0 Understanding Your AWS Account

3.0 Getting Support on AWS

4.0 Understanding the AWS Environment

5.0 Securing Your AWS Resources

6.0 Working with Your AWS Resources

7.0 Core Compute Services

8.0 Core Storage Services

9.0 Core Database Services

10.0 Core Networking Services

11.0 Automating Your AWS Workloads

12.0  Common Use Case Scenarios