National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Cloud+ and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exams.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. A hands-on study of basic cloud technologies. The aim is to apply the techniques and tools used in cloud environments, especially the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud. Topics include the global infrastructure of the cloud, deployment and operation in various cloud environments, high availability, scalability, elasticity, security, and troubleshooting. AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are compared.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • LG 1: Communication: You can communicate effectively in a variety of contexts.
  • LG 2: Critical Thinking and Analysis: You can evaluate and solve complex issues or problems.
  • LG 3: Quantitative Reasoning:  You can use quantitative reasoning to analyze data, support conclusions and solve problems.
  • LG 4: Teamwork: Collaborate on a common purpose.
  • LG 5: Job-Seeking Skills: Develop job-seeking skills.
  • LG 10: IT needs: Plan to meet the information technology needs of an organization using industry best practices.
  • LG 11: System Development: Use the system development life cycle (SDLC) methodology in physical, virtual, and/or cloud environments.
  • LG 12: IT Security: Protect the digital assets of the organization by maintaining confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA).
  • LG 13: IT Policies: Create, document, and communicate information technology policies, processes, and procedures.
  • LG 14: Ethics: Recognize ethical principles related to the use of information technology.
  • LG 15: Certifications: Acquire the knowledge and skills to obtain information technology certifications.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.