CLASS: Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions

CLASS Summer 2021 Advanced Cohort

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Do you or your institution need help filling the gaps in training for cloud and research computing? How about accelerating the adoption of best practices in research computing and data in the cloud? Get all the details on how to prepare, what you’ll learn, how to join the class, and review the schedule. We are now accepting applications for a waitlist to join. The program begins on May 27 and will be complete by August 20.

What is CLASS?


CLASS: Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions is a program that provides research computing and data professionals (those who support researchers) the necessary training to effectively leverage cloud platforms for research workflows. A combination of vendor-neutral guidance across cloud providers, and training on the tools and technologies supported by public cloud providers, allows a broad range of research use-cases to more effectively use these important resources. Participants join the CLASS community of practice where they can share information and lessons learned.

Here is what others are saying about CLASS:

“This class has been expertly conducted. It is the clearest explanation of cloud technology I have encountered.”
“The content and the way the lectures were delivered combined with quizzes, discussions, hands-on-labs – all kept me fully engaged. This workshop helped me to have a unified view about the important components about Azure, AWS, and GCP services. This workshop prepared me to become a cloud champion …”
“I really valued the conversation and contributions from the others in the cohort in terms of real-world experiences with these services …”
“I really liked the compare/contrast between the services of the 3 different vendors …”
91% of the initial, pilot cohort found that, “The content presented was relevant for my role.”

How to Join

To join the CLASS Summer 2021 Advanced Cohort complete the following steps:

What Will You Learn?

The Summer 2021 Advanced Cohort will focus on advanced research computing and data professionals with existing knowledge of cloud platforms and the interest/need to develop more complex workflows that leverage advanced services and capabilities. The program will emphasize hands-on learning and utilize a cohort model for peer-to-peer learning and community.

After the successful completion of the Advanced CLASS training program, participants will:

In addition, participants will have ongoing opportunities to:

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