CLASS Learning Pathway: AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification Training to Begin June 28

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By Amanda Tan - Internet2 Research Engagement Program Manager

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The sixth cohort of Internet2’s AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification Training begins on June 28, 2023. The course runs for ten weeks, ending on September 8, 2023.

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As in previous cohorts, the training will be led by Sharif Nijim, assistant teaching professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The training leverages materials from Cloud Academy. Participants will build foundational cloud computing knowledge and cement that knowledge using hands-on labs to help prepare them for becoming certified AWS Solutions Architect – Associates. 

Participants can expect to commit roughly 5-7 hours per week during the ten-week course and will be expected to attend and participate in cohort activities, including weekly, virtual video check-in sessions. See the full course outline here

To ensure an engaging learning environment, space is limited.

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 to cement the topics that were being 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, while Sharif’s guidance and practical insights empowered me to design solutions for the unique challenges and limitations within my organization.

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

The full cost of attending the program, including the use of the Cloud Academy licenses but not including the cost of the certification exam, is as follows:

Institution Category Cost Per Person
NET+ AWS subscriber institutions
(Thanks to a generous grant from DLT we are able to offer this training to NET+ AWS subscriber institutions at a reduced rate.)
Internet2 members (who are not NET+ AWS subscribers) $650 
Other institutions $750

For more information about the AWS Solutions Architect training cohort, please contact class@internet2.edu. To hear more about upcoming training opportunities, sign up for the CLASS mailing list.