Cloud Computing Practitioner with AWS Academy Cloud Foundations Course - Coventry University


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Program Description


Build the technical skills you need to work in the fast-growing sector of cloud computing and prepare for an AWS Certification.

Start your cloud computing career today

On this microcredential, you’ll develop the cloud skills you need to add value on the job and break into the cloud computing sector whilst earning academic credit from Coventry University, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy member institution.

Over 12 weeks, this introductory course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

Take an AWS Academy cloud computing course

The microcredential offers a unique learning experience, featuring AWS Academy Cloud Foundations – a course developed and maintained by AWS, and taught by AWS Academy accredited educators. 

Cloud computing is becoming one of the most critical technology powering the digital age. 

With organisations of all sizes turning to cloud-based solutions, worldwide spending on public cloud services is predicted to double by 2023.

As well as building your broad-based knowledge, you’ll also complete practical labs in an AWS cloud environment, building the hands-on skills of a cloud computing business practitioner.

Upskill in AWS technologies and earn academic credit

This microcredential will see you complete labs in an AWS Cloud environment, building the capabilities of a cloud computing business professional, preparing you to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, and, in turn, accelerating your software training and career development.

Position yourself for career success, earn academic credit from Coventry University, and prepare for the industry-recognised AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification in just 12-weeks.

Cloud computing jobs

How much do cloud computing jobs pay?

A cloud computing engineer can expect to earn around £60,000 a year, on average.

What skills will you learn?

  • Cloud computing
  • Cloud security
  • Networking
  • Databases
  • Solutions architecture
  • Cloud-based solutions
  • Enterprise

When would you like to start?

We aim to run our microcredentials every few months. Join on the date that suits you or register to hear from an enrolment advisor about future runs and updates.

  • 25 January 2021

What will you achieve?

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to:

  • Research, at a systems level, cloud technology and apply to a business problem, supported by a business case that communicates to a non-technical audience.
  • Apply the principles of cloud computing to the selection of the components and architecture to a defined organisational problem.
  • Critically evaluate the use-cases of cloud computing products and services to meet the required organisational goals and objectives.
  • Research and design implementation plan to provide a technically sound and secure migration to, and deployment of, cloud-based business functions.
  • Critically analyse AWS products and services to provide a well-argued resource request for selection and usage.
  • Critically evaluate an organisation's readiness for cloud migration and develop a strategy to support a cloud migration that considers stakeholders.

What you will receive

15 UK academic credits at Postgraduate level from Coventry University

You’ll also receive an electronic transcript from Coventry University.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

You do not require any specific experience or qualifications to enrol but the microcredential is aligned with the growing expectation for business and IT professionals across all sectors to have theoretical understanding and practical skills relating to cloud computing.

As such, prior industry knowledge and exposure to cloud projects is a benefit, but not a prerequisite. 

Current and future roles of a learner on this microcredential may include business and IT professionals, business development professionals, customer success managers, product managers, and business analysts.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is primarily designed for those looking to accelerate their career progression by developing the theoretical understanding and practical skills needed to create business value through cloud technologies. 

In addition, this microcredential prepares learners to earn the in-demand, industry recognised AWS Cloud Practitioner certification.

The program is also relevant for: * Business development professionals and customer success managers working in technology sales roles. * Business professionals expected to oversee cloud-enabled projects and business transformations. 

Who will you learn with?

Jens Soeldner

Jens Soeldner is professor for IT Security and Information Systems at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences. His main areas of interest are cloud computing, virtualization, automation, and security.

Nick Romney

Nick specialises in helping companies move to the cloud securely, and holds the CISSP security qualification, along with 11 cloud certifications on AWS, Azure and Oracle Cloud.

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This microcredential is in collaboration with AWS

Through content, labs, projects and assessments developed by AWS experts, and facilitated by AWS accredited practitioners, you'll gain a real-world understanding of cloud practices and be prepared to sit your AWS Cloud practitioner certification.

This microcredential is validated by Coventry University

This microcredential is validated by Coventry University. This means it is developed, delivered and assessed by FutureLearn, but quality assured by Coventry University. The microcredential will lead to Coventry University awarding credits

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

Learn Online With Expert Instructors

Complete online courses led by experts over 12-16 weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.


Complete Project-Based Assessments

Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.


Earn A Professional Credential

Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.


Advance Further In Your Career

Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

Last updated Oct 2020

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