CLASS Certification Pathways: Internet2 AWS Solutions and Google Cloud Certification Training Begins Next Month

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By Amanda Tan - Internet2 Research Engagement Program Manager

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The Internet2 CLASS AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification (SAAC) Training and GCP Professional Cloud Architect (PCA) Certification Training both begin on March 11. These courses run for nine weeks, ending on May 17. Register now for AWS SAAC training and/or GCP PCA training.

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More About the Training

The CLASS Certification Pathways learning module aims to build foundational cloud computing knowledge and cement that knowledge using hands-on labs to help prepare attendees for becoming certified solutions architect associates or professional cloud architects. As in previous cohorts, the training programs are led by Sharif Nijim, assistant teaching professor of IT at Notre Dame for the AWS cohort, and Kenny Moore, virtualization and cloud administrator at the University of Michigan for the GCP cohort.

  • The training will leverage self-paced materials from Cloud Academy. 
  • Participants will commit roughly 5-7 hours per week during the ten-week course, including participating in weekly cohort activities. 
  • See the complete course outline for AWS and GCP

Space is limited to ensure an engaging learning environment.

Course Instructors

Sharif Nijim posing for a photo.
Sharif Nijim, Notre Dame
Kenny Moore posing for a photo.
Kenny Moore, U. of Michigan

What Past Training Attendees Say

The Internet2 AWS SAAC filled in the gaps in my working knowledge of AWS and gave me the confidence to take and pass the certification test. The weekly discussions helped cement the topics covered in the course that week with participants sharing real-world architectures and the decision-making behind their implementation.

—Christopher Andrews, Principal Collaboration Systems Administrator, Boston College

As I navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cloud computing, my AWS training with Sharif Nijim prepared me for becoming an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate. The comprehensive curriculum provided by Cloud Academy broadened and deepened my understanding of AWS services. At the same time, Sharif’s guidance and practical insights empowered me to design solutions for my organization’s unique challenges and limitations.

—Kai Tsoukalas, Associate Director of Research and High-Performance Computing/ITS, Colgate University

The [Internet2 GCP Professional Cloud Architect Training] was very useful. I learned much from this training and understood more specifics about some GCP services.

—Kunalan Ratharanjan, Research Programmer, Indiana University

Fees & Registration

Category of Institution Cost per Person
NET+ AWS and GCP subscriber institutions $250
Internet2 members (who are not NET+ AWS subscribers) $650
Other institutions $750

Reserve your space AWS SAAC Training.

Reserve your space for GCP PCA Training.

For more information about the CLASS Certification Pathways, please contact class@internet2.edu.

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