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By Dana Brunson, Internet2 Executive Director, Research Engagement

Do you or your institution need help to fill the gaps in training for cloud and research computing? Join us for the second, advanced cohort of the Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions (CLASS) this summer. 


This program provides research and computing data professionals (those who support researchers) with training to leverage cloud platforms for research. We are now accepting applications for the cohort, which begins on May 27 and will be complete by August 20Get all the details on how to prepare, what you’ll learn, how to join the class, and review the schedule.

The summer cohort is geared toward research computing and data professionals with existing knowledge of cloud platforms who need to develop more complex workflows that leverage advanced services. The program emphasizes hands-on learning and utilizes a cohort model for peer-to-peer learning and community.

Students Share Lessons Learned from CLASS

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.”