This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

The Cloud Computing program develops skills for the occupations of cloud architect and cloud technician using Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading cloud computing provider. The program bridges traditional onpremises data center skills of server installation, database management, and networking set-up and cabling into virtualizations of these information and computing technologies over online services. Job preparation will include industry certifications of AWS Cloud Practitioner and AWS Solutions Architect Associate mapped to course work.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Ability to design Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions by provisioning computing instances, establishing virtual private networks, managing databases and storage within a secure online environment.
  • Ability to analyze performance metrics of a cloud architecture to respond dynamically to information and computing technology workloads and optimize service costs.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team designing business solutions in an industry aligned project.
  • Describe security best practices employed with AWS applications.
  • Implement customer best practices security controls for Infrastructure Services, Container Services, and for Abstract Services of the Shared Responsibility Model.
  • Access and navigate AWS Management Console. Access the Security Services Category and retrieve database credentials and API keys.
  • Create, manage, and deploy public and private Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services and internal connected resources.
  • Use Event Log Analyzer to collect and analyze AWS EC2 Windows instance log in a centralized location.
  • Understand the difference between AWS Regions, Availability Zones, and Edge Locations. 
Required Courses (23 units) Units
CIS-49A AWS Academy Cloud Foundations 4
CIS-49B AWS Academy Cloud Architecting 4
CIS-25 Information and Communication Technology Essentials 4
CIS-26A Cisco Networking Academy 1A 4
CIS-26B Cisco Networking Academy 1B 4
Electives  Choose from the list below 3
Electives (3 units) Choose from the list below Units
CIS-21A Linux Operating System Administration 3
CIS-12 PHP Dynamic Web Site Programming 3