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Cloud Computing 9/24/2020- 12/17/2020 Certified Cloud Professional Program is a Course

9/24/2020- 12/17/2020 Certified Cloud Professional Program

Sep 24 - Dec 18, 2020

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Days:      Tuesday and Thursday

Time:      6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Dates:   09/24/2020 - 12/17/2020

Note: The registration fee includes: the book (given by the instructor during the first session) and four test vouchers for Certification Exams.

Description:  Cloud technology is important for developing a career in today’s computing landscape. Cloud computing is quickly capturing the technological domain with notable players such as Microsoft Azure, Google, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) making huge strides. As a result, the demand for Cloud professionals is also increasing considerably. There are thousands of open tech jobs in the Tampa Bay area alone. This course will prepare you to enter the exciting field of Cloud Computing.

Course Objective(s):

Upon completion of the course, the participant will not only have acquired the essential hard and soft skills to enter the Cloud Computing workforce but will also have achieved a total of four certifications from industry giants Microsoft, Google, AWS, and CompTIA.

This program includes vouchers for:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional – Azure Fundamentals
  • Certified Google Associate Cloud Engineer
  • Amazon - AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • CompTIA – Cloud Essentials Certification


Learning Objectives:

  • Setting up a cloud solution environment
  • Planning and configuring a cloud solution
  • Deploying and implementing a cloud solution
  • Ensuring successful operation of a cloud solution
  • Configuring access and security
  • Understand Cloud concepts
  • Understand core Azure services
  • Consider the entire range of Google Cloud Platform technologies
  • Learn methods to develop, implement, and deploy solutions
  • Distinguish between features of similar or related products and technologies
  • Recognize a wide variety of solution domains, use cases, and applications
  • Develop essential skills for managing and administering solutions
  • Develop knowledge of solution patterns- methods, technologies, and designs that are used to implement security, scalability, high availability, and other desired qualities
  • Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure
  • Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example, compute and analytics)
  • Describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model
  • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (for example, whitepapers or support tickets)
  • Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud
  • Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective
  • Cloud Computing and Business Value
  • Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
  • Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Computing
  • Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management
  • Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing

Instructor:  Mark Aruda

Target Audience:

This course is intended for individuals who are looking to build and validate overall understanding of the Cloud. This path is useful for individuals in technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial roles who work with or want to work in the Cloud.

Prerequisite skills, education and/or experience:

At least six months of experience working in or associated with an IT environment, with direct involvement in IT-related tasks, responsibilities and/or decision making is recommended.

Most in-demand open job positions on Indeed that list cloud-related skills in their description:

  • Software engineer
  • Senior software engineer
  • Software architect
  • Development operations engineer
  • Full stack developer
  • Cloud engineer
  • Data engineer
  • Java developer

Career Pathway Next Steps:

Next Step Certifications:

  • Amazon - AWS Certified Solutions Architect 
  • Microsoft - Azure Architect Technologies
  • Google – Professional Cloud Developer
  • CompTIA – Certified Cloud+

Financial Assistance:  Need help paying for some or all of this course?

This course is approved for Hillsborough Community College’s Rapid Credentialing Scholarship Program. If your employment situation has been negatively impacted due to COVID-19, you may qualify for a full scholarship to attend this course. For more information and to see if you qualify, please visit or email Gaby Delismé at

Other options: 

For more information contact IT Program Coordinator Liz Steacker at or 813 259 6508