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AWS Academy Cloud Foundations

An Introduction to Cloud Computing Concepts

Launch a rewarding career!


Get the skills companies are looking for!

Gain experience solving real-world, industry challenges and prepare for career success in a variety of cloud computer roles. Through this program, you will achieve a solid understanding of cloud computing concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS), security, architecture, pricing, and support.

Upon completion of the AWS Cloud Foundations course, participants will be eligible for a McMaster University Certificate of Completion.

McMaster University Continuing Education is proud to be an AWS Academy member institution. This program is based on the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course available exclusively to AWS Academy member institutions. 

Why Take This Program?


Acquire In-Demand Skills
Companies of all sizes are investing in the AWS Cloud, creating a high demand for AWS Cloud literate employees.​


Stand Out in the Marketplace

Get hands on experience using real-world scenarios and designing relevant solutions



Prepare for Certification

By earning your Certificate of Completion, you'll have the credentials to get ahead in your career. 

By taking this program you will receive one free practice exam and a 50% discount on the AWS Certification exam!





You'll Learn To: 

  • Define the AWS Cloud
  • Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS
  • Create a virtual private cloud (VPC) by using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Demonstrate when to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Explain the architectural principles of the AWS Cloud

For a complete list of learning outcomes please review the course outline for your course section. 

Note: It is recommended that participants have general IT technical knowledge and general IT business knowledge to in order to achieve success in this program.​


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