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AWS Cloud Practitioner

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Learn the fundamentals of AWS cloud computing services and prepare for your AWS Cloud Practitioner certification in just 6 weeks. 

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Next start date1 Jun 2020

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Time commitment
6 weeks (8-10 hours per week) 100% online
A$ 1400 incl GST


Why do this course?

Businesses are increasingly turning to cloud based solutions, with IDC predicting worldwide expenditure on public cloud services to more than double by 2023. An understanding of cloud computing, and market leading solutions from AWS (Amazon Web Services) is critical for IT and business professionals alike.    

Designed by RMIT Online in close collaboration with industry leader AWS, the course is AWS and RMIT certified. You will get 60 hours of cutting-edge content, and 1:1 feedback from industry mentors as you learn.

This entry-level course is open to anyone wanting to gain practical knowledge of cloud computing and AWS, including non technical personnel in all areas of the business. You will gain a strategic understanding of cloud computing essentials and learn how to “speak the language”, making it easier to liaise with IT professionals and other specialists in the field. 

Take the fast route to success, with the option to sit for your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam after just 6 weeks.

How does it work?

Throughout the course, you’ll work on a project based on a real-world scenario from your workplace, allowing you to apply your new knowledge to your industry immediately. You’ll also have the opportunity to understand what it’s like working in cloud with access to AWS Cloud throughout the course. The course runs 100% online so you can fit it in and around your work and life schedule, with a mix of tutorials, interactive webinars and 1:1 mentor support from some of the best in the business.

This course will also prepare you to sit the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, including access to a mock exam to practice your skills. This is included in the cost of the course, meaning you won’t have to pay more if you decide to sit the exam (that’s a saving of $150 USD).  

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, it’s open to anyone with a thirst for knowledge about cloud computing.

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Course Structure

Module 1

What is cloud?

The greatest points of relevance between cloud computing and business performance.

The composition of the cloud computing sector; appropriate solutions for business requirements.

Core components and technologies within cloud; most valuable assets for business outcome.

Module 2

Why cloud?

Business benefits and risks associated with cloud computing.

Critical implications the utilisation of cloud can have for business.

AWS and its value proposition for business, including consideration of cloud economics.

Module 3

Working in cloud

Explain AWS Compute services and value.

Explain AWS Storage services and value proposition.

Explain AWS VPC services and value proposition.

Module 4

AWS Services

AWS database services and value proposition.

Drafting possible cloud solutions utilising knowledge of balancing, scaling and monitoring.

Best practice AWS use-cases for effective balancing, scaling and monitoring.

Module 5

AWS Security

The AWS security framework and model.

Cyber-security considerations; evaluating AWS security products and services.

Best practice in secure cloud environments via the AWS ecosystem and environment.

Module 6

Enabling cloud success

The AWS ecosystem commercial model and business value.

Maximising business success in AWS cloud adoption: designing an organisational cultural framework.

How to evaluate the readiness of an organisation for adopting and implementing cloud computing solutions.

Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business

Kale TempleCo-founder and practise director at Intellify

Kale Temple is a co-founder and practise director at Intellify where he leverages expertise in data science and machine learning to architect solutions that empower business performance and growth. He has consulted with a number of the world’s leading corporate and government organisations. Since 2014, he has co-founded and scaled two successful technology start-ups and as Data Scientist & Consultant at Agile BI, played a key role in building the business from the ground up into a world-leading Microsoft Power BI Partner. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Economics) and Masters of Economics (Economics & Econometrics) from the University of Sydney.



Jiaxi LiData / ML Engineer

Jiaxi is an expert in cloud computing having worked in the AWS Big Data Cloud team for 2.5 years, helping customers deliver BigData/ML solutions over AWS services. Currently employed by Intellify as a Data / ML Engineer Consultant, Jiaxi develops and implements modern data platforms around various ML use cases in AWS. Jiaxi also holds an AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification, and an AWS Developer – Associate certification. 

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