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Cloud Computing Practitioner

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Advance your career with the technical cloud computing capabilities to drive best practice IT decision making. Gain the confidence and cloud experience from our exclusive lab environment and cement yourself in one of LinkedIn’s top careers*.

*Cloud computing cited as one of LinkedIn’s top 10 hard skills for 2020.

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17 Aug 2020

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


Why do this course?

Why learn Cloud Computing Practitioner

In today’s Fourth Industrial Revolution, businesses are readily employing cloud solutions within their operations resulting in accelerated demand for professionals with technical cloud computing capabilities. The number of businesses powered by the cloud will continue to grow, with the International Data Corporation predicting in 2019 that expenditure on cloud infrastructure will increase by 22.3% by 2023. Consequently, an understanding of cloud computing and market-leading solutions such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), will be critical for those within the IT sector or those looking to start their career within the industry.

How does it work?

Gain technical cloud computing capabilities to effectively transition into a cloud role. Learn the value of the cloud within a broader business context and communicate this with both technical and non-technical teams.

This course is also ideal for anyone looking to gain AWS certification to boost their career, explore new job opportunities, and increase their earning potential.

How this course is different?

  • Exclusive AWS authored material: You’ll get access to exclusive, AWS authored material especially designed to supplement knowledge gaps between technical and non-technical professionals.
  • Hands-on lab activities: using AWS products and services, you’ll perform activities on the cloud and receive support from our expert industry partners. Labs include Amazon IAM, VPC, EC2, EBS and DB.

You can find further detail about the lab activities by downloading a course brochure.

What you'll learn
  • Identify benefits, opportunities, and implications of cloud computing.
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of key AWS Compute, Network, and Storage Services to optimise cloud architecture for performance, efficiency and business productivity.
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of the AWS Security capabilities to increase privacy, secure data, and control network access to AWS environments.
  • Understand the different use cases and benefits offered by AWS Databases available to users.
  • Synthesise the various AWS commercial and support models.
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Course Structure

Module 1

About the Cloud

  • Understand cloud fundamentals
  • Identify key cloud organisations, trends, and the impact of cloud computing
  • Understand the different types of cloud operations (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS and FAAS) available and how to begin to scope out a project

Module 2

Rationale for the Cloud

  • Explore the benefits, challenges, and opportunities within cloud computing
  • Examine AWS fundamentals and unique value proposition

Module 3

AWS Compute and Storage Services

  • Understand the fundamentals of AWS Compute services and how they’re applied
  • Learn the fundamentals of AWS Storage services and how they’re used

Module 4

AWS Network Services

  • Comprehend the fundamentals and usage of AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Uncover how to scale and load balance your architecture using Elastic Load
  • Balancing (EBL)

Module 5

AWS Security and Databases

  • Gain knowledge of AWS cloud security applications and how they are used
  • Explore different databases and potential use case applications

Module 6

Enabling Cloud Success

  • Explore various commercial and support models and potential use case applications
  • Examine the success factors involved in cloud migrations and integrations

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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