AWS Cloud Foundations for University IT Staff


Universities worldwide are transferring administrative, teaching and learning, and research operations to the cloud, igniting the demand for skilled IT experts with specialized cloud computing skills. Because Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the top providers of higher education cloud computing services, learning AWS skills and gaining experience on the platform increases you and your university’s ability to stay on the cutting edge of industry standards. 
This course delivers an overall understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, focusing on AWS Cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing and support to build your AWS Cloud knowledge. Instruction will focus on how these tools and concepts apply in the context of higher education IT processes and structures. Interested in AWS certification? Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam.

Successful completion of the AWS Cloud Foundations course is a required pre-requisite for Associate, Advanced and Engineering level AWS courses. 

Who Should Enroll: 
  • University IT professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of AWS Cloud computing skills 
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Gain an overall understanding of basic cloud computing concepts  
  • Become familiar with AWS core services and tools 
  • Learn the architectural principles of the AWS Cloud 
  • Understand and be able to explain AWS Cloud security and compliance measures 
  • Understand the AWS budget and pricing philosophy
  • Engage in hands-on practice to hone key skills  
  • Learn the knowledge and skills required to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam

This is a foundational-level course. Students should have a basic understanding of computer concepts such as servers, storage, operating systems, networking and security.

Students should currently hold a position at a higher education institution.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Continuing Education Units: 2.2 CEUs

For withdrawal, transfer and refund information, see Policy Code D.

UT Austin is an Amazon Web Services Academy Member Institution.

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