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Amazon Web Services Cloud Specialist

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Specialist builds the requisite knowledge and skills to perform core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services in a manner that is based on compute, data, security and requirements as well as AWS best practices. Students select a specialization in either Developer or SysOps. Developer focuses on developing, deploying and debugging cloud based applications using AWS. SysOps focuses on deploying, managing and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS.

Students will have hands-on opportunities to manage cloud systems/architectures for real world-scenarios. Students with the requisite prior experience in the field who complete this CCL can pursue employment in a variety of information technology jobs.

This CCL also helps to prepare students for industry-standard certification as either AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate based on their emphasis.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Amazon Web Services Cloud Specialist (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2022

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
This Certificate of Completion (CCL) is intended for industry professionals with the requisite experience such as database, Linux, information security, networking, programming, and DevOps who are interested in expanding their knowledge in the area of cloud computing to enhance their employment opportunities. Speak to a program director for additional information.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the CCL to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Integrate Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technologies and services to transform IT Systems. (CLD110, CLD120, CLD130, CLD140)
  • Configure AWS cloud systems for high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability. (CLD110, CLD120, CLD140)
  • Utilize the appropriate tools and services to provide multi-layered security for content in the cloud. (CLD110, CLD120)
  • Design well-architected cloud solutions to meet business needs. (CLD110, CLD120, CLD140)
  • Configure storage, compute, database, networking resources and troubleshoot to improve performance and evaluate metrics for applications. (CLD110, CLD120, CLD140)
  • Develop, deploy and debug cloud based applications using AWS. (CLD130)
  • Deploy, manage and operate scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS. (CLD140)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CLD110Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations (3) OR
AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification (0) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
CLD120Amazon Web Services Cloud Architect Associate (3) OR
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification (0) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
Complete all courses in the specialization below that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor.
Specialization 1: AWS Certified Developer - Associate
CLD130Amazon Web Services Cloud Developing3
Specialization 2: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
CLD140Amazon Web Services Cloud Operations3

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