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Want to learn more about the Cloud and how it can enhance your IT knowledge and career? We've partnered with the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Academy to be the first in the country to offer students an opportunity to gain a real-world understanding of AWS Cloud practices by accredited instructors. 

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AWS teaches the latest and greatest in cloud computing technology, addressing the skills gap to prepare you to join the IT workforce with the in-demand skills companies need the most!

Fall 2021 Registration is Open!

*CLD110  | Amazon Web Services Academy Cloud Foundations

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College | Live Online
  • GateWay Community College | Live Online
  • Glendale Community College | Hybrid and Online
  • Mesa Community College | Live Online
  • Paradise Valley Community College | Online
  • Phoenix College | Live Online

*CLD120 | Amazon Web Services Cloud Architecting

  • Mesa Community College | Live Online

*See curriculum overview for detailed course information 

For current Maricopa Community College students, login to your student center to enroll in the Amazon Web Services Classes (CLD110 and CLD120).

For new students, please click on the links below to apply for admission at the college of your choice:

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AWS-Why Attend Why Attend?
  • Job Prospect: 215,000 unfilled IT support jobs across the U.S.
  • Course Timeframe: 5 months
  • Certificate of Completion: Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon fulfillment of the program
  • Accredited Instructors: Participants will be assigned an accredited instructor who is dedicated to helping you achieve success every step of the way
Curriculum Curriculum Overview

CLD110 Amazon Web Services Academy Cloud Foundations

This entry-level course introduces you to basic cloud computing concepts and core AWS services. Using the official AWS curriculum and hands-on labs, you will work with core AWS services such as EC2, S3, Virtual Private Clouds, and more. This course will help prepare you to pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. As an AWS Academy student, you are eligible for a discount on the AWS certification exams.
Prerequisites: None. CIS105 suggested but not required.
Access to a computer with internet access and a webcam.

CLD120 Amazon Web Services Cloud Architecting

Continue the journey you started in CLD110 and learn to create cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems using AWS services. This course will help prepare you for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification, one of the top paying certifications as reported by Global Knowledge. As an AWS Academy student, you are eligible for a discount on the AWS certification exams
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CLD110 or permission of Instructor.
Access to a computer with internet access and a webcam.

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Students gain practical, real-world knowledge through:

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AWS Stats-80 Percent of organizations report that formal training is effective in developing the skills needed to innovate faster, develop better solutions, and accomplish objectives more efficiently.
AWS Stats-65 Percent of IT decision-makers report a cloud skills gap.
AWS Stats-58 Percent of employers request AWS skills by name in listings that require “cloud computing” skills.


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