• Length:
    8 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–10 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Instructor-led on a course schedule

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About this course

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As Cloud Computing shapes businesses of all sizes, it is vital to understand the technologies behind cloud infrastructure, both public and private.

This course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, focuses on components of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud service model. These components include: compute, storage, network, and auxiliary services. The class will also discuss most popular cloud IaaS deployment architectures.

You will examine these IaaS issues in depth, and then apply the acquired knowledge in 2 lab projects to migrate a website to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) IaaS environment, deploy the necessary infrastructure, install and configure the web server, set up the website, and monitor the deployment in action.

Students get up to $600 AWS credits for the entire program.

Verified students receive $100 AWS educate starter account credit, when they sign up. Students who complete and use up their $100 will receive additional credits after completing the course. See Frequently Asked Questions below for further information.

This course is part of the Cloud Computing MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Cloud Computing Architecture. See the MicroMasters program page for more.

What you'll learn

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  • Cloud service models
  • Compute, storage, network, and auxiliary services in IaaS offerings
  • Typical Iaas deployment architectures
  • Deploying, configuring, and monitoring a website in AWS

Meet your instructors

Patrick Appiah-Kubi
Program Director of Cloud Computing and Networking
University of Maryland Global Campus
Charif El MaMouni
Instructor
University of Maryland Global Campus

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Frequently asked questions

How long does a student have to apply to and complete the full UMGC degree?

To ensure that your program remains relevant and up-to-date, UMGC sets time limits for completing a program. Students have five (5) consecutive years from the start of the graduate degree to complete their degree. For students who start with a MicroMasters, their “time clock” begins on the date that they complete their last course in the MicroMasters program and receive their Verified Certificate. This means that students should apply to UMGC promptly to begin the degree and have as much time as possible to complete it.

Verified students receive $100 AWS educate starter account credit, when they sign up. Students who complete and use up their $100 will receive additional credits after completing the course.

Is this offer just for students who purchase a Verified Certificate?

AWS discontinued promotional credits for students and now use $100 AWS educate starter. If you purchase a Verified Certificate you will receive a sign-up credit of $100 and an additional $100 AWS Educate credit upon successfully passing the course.

How do I receive my AWS educate starter credit?

To take advantage of this benefit, you must first create an AWS Educate starter account by clicking on the link located in lesson 3 before the exams. Once registered, you will be provided with a $100 starter credit.

What is the AWS exercise?

This optional activity, which does not count towards the course’s final grade, will introduce you to the world of cloud computing through the creation of a Wordpress site on a cloud-based web server.

If I don’t finish the course do I get to keep the AWS educate credit?

Yes, but your account will not be recredited.

How do I receive my $100 AWS educate starter credit?

Learners in the verified track who pass the course will receive an additional $100 in AWS educate starter Credit upon completion of the course. This extra credit can be accessed through a link that will appear in the course after the subsection of the final exam.

If I am having issues accessing the AWS educate starter credits, whom do I contact?

Please contact AWS Educate at the following link: https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/contact-us/. Should there be any issues with the course itself or with the AWS exercise, contact the course team via the course discussion forum.

Are there any geography restrictions for this offer?

No.

Can I use the credits on anything?

The credits can be used for most AWS services, but there are some exclusions. See https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/ for restrictions and limitations.

AWS Educate

$25 AWS promotional credit for all students; additional $100 AWS promotional credit for students who purchase a Verified Certificate and pass the course IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals: Enterprise Systems.

Is this offer just for students who purchase a Verified Certificate? 

No, all students are eligible for the $25 promotional AWS credit in IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals: Enterprise Systems. If you purchase a Verified Certificate you will receive an additional $100 promotional AWS credit upon successfully passing the course. 

How do I receive my AWS promotional credit? 

To take advantage of this benefit, you must first create an AWS Educate account by clicking on the link located in lesson 3 before the exams. Once registered, you will be provided with a $25 promotional credit code. 

What is the AWS exercise? 

This optional activity, which does not count towards the course’s final grade, will introduce you to the world of cloud computing through the creation of a Wordpress site on a cloud-based web server.  

If I don’t finish the course do I get to keep the AWS promotional credit? 

Yes. 

How do I receive my $100 AWS promotional credit? 

Learners in the verified track who pass the course will receive an additional $100 in AWS Promotional Credit. This extra credit can be accessed through a link that will appear in the course after the subsection of the final exam. 

If I am having issues accessing the AWS promotional credits, whom do I contact? 

Please contact AWS Educate at the following link: https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/contact-us/. Should there be any issues with the course itself or with the AWS exercise, contact the course team via the course discussion forum.  

Are there any geography restrictions for this offer? 

No.

Can I use the credits on anything? 

The credits can be used for most AWS services, but there are some exclusions. See https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/ for restrictions and limitations.

Who can take this course?

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