CLASS Certification Learning Pathway | Next Cohort: March 11 – May 17, 2024

CLASS: AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification Training

Build foundational cloud computing knowledge and cement that knowledge using hands-on labs to help you prepare for becoming a certified AWS Solutions Architect. The next cohort will take place March 11 – May 17, 2024.

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About the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification Learning Pathway

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Through a cohort-based approach, 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. Sharif Nijim, assistant teaching professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, will lead the training, which leverages training materials from Cloud Academy.

Participants can expect to:

Interested in the training? We encourage you to review the full course outline.

To ensure an engaging learning environment, space is limited. 

Testimonials About the Training

“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

Pricing and Registration

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 CategoryCost Per Person
NET+ AWS subscriber institutions $250* 
Internet2 members (non-NET+ AWS subscribers)$650 
Other institutions$750
*Thanks to a generous grant from DLT we are able to offer this training to NET+ AWS subscriber institutions at a reduced rate.

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