Spring 2024

Prerequisites and Course Preparation

Experience and Skills to Succeed in CLASS

All prospective participants must complete the CLASS Self-Assessment. Before submitting an application, you must be able to answer “yes” to most of these questions.

CLASS logo

Completed Your Self Assessment?
Apply for CLASS Advanced

To be successful, participants must be familiar with:

In addition, participants must also have at least six months of experience with at least one cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure, OpenStack, etc.), including deploying a virtual machine, creating a virtual private cloud, provisioning storage accounts, and utilizing identity and access management.  

Participants should have some experience supporting computational and data-intensive research and utilizing cloud computing, but this is not required. Specifically, the participant should have experience in a majority of the following areas:

Note: Given the diversity of the backgrounds in the research computing and data profession, the required background and skills is not a strict set of prerequisites but rather represents many of the skills and experiences needed to be successful. Please reach out with questions on whether the CLASS Advanced is a good fit for your needs and skill level. 

Submit your applications today!