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WEST LOS ANGELES COL​LEGE IS NOW AN AUTHORIZED AWS ACADEMY

As cloud technologies continue to help organizations transform their businesses at a rapid pace, employees with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand. Industry research from Global Knowledge shows that two-thirds of IT decision-makers are reporting a gap between their team’s skill levels and the knowledge required to achieve organizational objectives. AWS Academy is working to solve that problem. AWS Academy enables educational institutions like West to deliver curriculum and hands on learning experiences to prepare students for employment in cloud roles.

Students will acquire AWS Cloud computing skills through hands-on practical experience and can prepare for AWS Certification needed to pursue industry jobs. The role of AWS Certified Solutions Architect is one of the most in-demand positionsin the IT industry today. These professionals boast a salaries of up to $150,000 a year in a field that continues to grow exponentially.
 

WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE IS NOW OFFERING COLLEGE

CERTIFICATE  OF ACHIEVEMENT IN CLOUD COMPUTING-AMAZON WEB SERVICES.

Procedure to file the certificate of achievement:
 
  1. You must have completed CIS 192, 193, 194, 195.
  2. Make an appointment with the division chair Anna Chiang via ChiangAs@laccd.edu with your non-official transcript. Prof. Chiang will review and verify your transcript against the requirements. She will help you file the petition for the certificate, submit it, and follow up with the Admissions office.    
  3. After filing the certification petition, the Admissions office will review and process your certificate petition. If approved, you should see the certificate of achievement posted to your transcript about 3 months after the semester ends. If you don’t see the certificate of achievement on your transcript after 3 months from semester ends, please follow up with Anna Chiang via ChiangAs@laccd.edu.

 

Click here to download the form of Certificate Petition


CIS 192 - INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD COMPUTING

Pre-reqs (CIS 213 Operating Systems or CIS 113 Linux, CIS 214 Computer Networks)

Offered in Fall and Spring Semester (First 8-week Session) Hybrid / Meeting Every Sat 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM, CE-103

CIS 192

This course introduces the fundamentals of cloud computing including the different cloud computing models; Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service on the Amazon Web Services platform. This course reviews the basic concepts of server, networking, and storage virtualization. We will go over what are the current industry trend of computing, storage and application migration to cloud computing. The course will cover the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing. Students will also study cloud careers and discusses industry demand for cloud computing skills. 

For any questions contact the instructor Bill Williams email Williab@laccd.edu.


CIS 193 DATABASE ESSENTIALS IN AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Pre-Reqs (CIS 192)

Offered in Fall and Spring Semester (Second 8-week Session)  Hybrid / Meeting Every Sat 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM, CE-103

CIS 193

This course introduces Amazon Web Services data storage services. The course will cover both an introduction of AWS database technologies and AWS block and object-based storage services. A range of AWS SQL and NoSQL database technologies will be covered, including the principles of database design and management. In addition, AWS block and object-based storage options will be introduced which includes the principles of block and object-based storage options and the various use case scenario for AWS data storage services.

For any questions contact the instructor Larry Wang email WangL2@laccd.edu.


CIS 194 COMPUTING ENGINES IN AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Pre-Reqs (CIS 192 and CIS 193)

Offered in Fall and Spring Semester Online

 

This course introduces Amazon Web Services computing related services. Students will learn the core computing technologies offered by Amazon Web Services. The computing services students will learn will follow the computing models: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Function as a Service or Micro-services. You will learn how to set up and manage computing services, auto scale computing services and configure computing load balancing. You will also learn how to code auto deployment scripts for the AWS infrastructure.

For any questions contact the instructor Vicky Seno email SenoV@laccd.edu.


CIS 195 SECURITY IN THE CLOUD

Pre-Reqs (CIS 192, CIS 193, CIS 194)

Offered in Fall and Spring Semester Online

 

This course explores Amazon Web Services security at both the AWS services layer and Amazon data center infrastructure layer. This course will go over how Amazon Web Services implemented security measures in their global data center infrastructure. The course will also look at the AWS security shared responsibility model and how to use Amazon security and monitoring tool to ensure security in an AWS cloud infrastructure. The course will provide an understanding of how AWS security tools can provide hardware, service, network and user activity monitoring, key management services, server and application firewall services and an introduction to implementing private and public subnets.

For any questions contact the instructor Vicky Seno email SenoV@laccd.edu.