AWS update

Recently, Computer Science at CI, has made several new connections with AWS:

  • We are an approved member of the AWS Academy and we are authorized to deliver the AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture curriculum [letter]
  • We are part of the AWS Educate initiative, and we were able to offer our COMP 529 students accounts with some credit. The problem with AWS issued training accounts is that they close after the course is finished; to those students who are able, I would suggest to open your own (or your company’s) account so that as you learn the material you can build your own permanent infrastructure.
  • Almost finished teaching COMP 529, “Cloud Computing,” for the first time using the AWS resources. We used the AWS Certified Solutions Architect official study guide .
  • I have been selected for the AWS Cloud Ambassador program, which offers educators recognition, professional development, and exclusive benefits for helping students learn about the cloud.
  • I have completed by own AWS certification as a Solutions Architect.

4 thoughts on “AWS update”

  1. This has been a great course. It was a terrific overview of the extensive services offered by AWS and I’m confidently looking forward to taking the AWS architect certification. AWS is a computer scientist’s playground and this was an excellent guided tour.

  2. By taking this course I can now confidently speak about cloud computing. Even better I can interact with AWS services and do things such as spin up an EC2 instance with a LAMP stack and WordPress website, use S3 as a long term storage for my backups, use Elastic Beanstalk to deploy a web app with Django, and instantly spin up a serverless database, to name a few. I feel this course has given me the solutions to many of the computer science problems I have face and will face during my academic path. I’ll be taking the Cloud Practitioner’s later this month and feel this course has prepared me to easily pass it.

  3. Thank you, Professor Soltys, for offering this course. I passed my Solution Architect Associate certification on April 2nd, 2019. It was a great help, thank you!
    At the time of starting the course, all the terminologies were very new to me, however, you explained each topic in such a succinct way which made me to keep on going; I gained a lot from the whole course. Your course is very well defined and articulate. All the Labs were awesome and it was really helpful for me in taking the Associate exam. Even better, your course allows me to put into practice aws services into my daily life. I registered my domain name with Route 53, deployed three-tiers application with AWS Load Balancer, EC2, RDS. It also interacts with S3 by using Java-s3 SDK. Moreover, saved me a lot of money(I was using a ftp server on a EC2 instance to upload my files). Thanks to your course, I can also use Amazon Cloud-Front Service to deliver content instantly. I gained so much experience from both your course and the AWS service. I feel very lucky taking this course. Without it, none of these things I built would have come to surpass. No number of words could ever show how much gratitude I have for you. I greatly appreciate your help!

  4. Thank you for an incredible course Dr. Soltys! I feel confident in my understanding of cloud architecture after this course. It has been impactful in my own projects as well as given me the voice to be a leader when talking about cloud architecture in the workplace. I’ll be scheduling my solutions architect exam soon and feel prepared from taking this course.

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