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Cloud Practitioner Certificate

The Cloud Practitioner Certificate (CPC) is geared towards IT students and working professionals.  This set of courses prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the demand for professionals in cloud computing.  This 16-credit undergraduate certificate provides cloud background and technical details working on the AWS platform.  Students who successfully complete this certificate will demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, functions/pillars and services provided by the platform.

This certificate also prepares students for the external AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (AWS CCP) examination - an industry-recognized certification intended for individuals who have a desire to gain an entry-level position in the industry. The AWS CCP certification is foundational to the pursuit of an Advanced AWS Associate-level or Specialty certification.

A key course offering of this certificate is the “boot-camp” style review course – SEC 329 Cloud Practitioner Certificate (CPC) Exam Review.  The CPC Exam Review course has two components: 1) a review for all material on the AWS CCP Exam and 2) a series of pre-tests that will allow students to assess their readiness for the external AWS CCP exam. This review course meets over several days and includes a hands-on portion. The review will emphasize the competencies and material assessed on the external AWS CCP exam.

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. The certificate must be completed within two (2) years.


Cloud Practitioner Certificate

SEC 325 Breaking Down Cloud Security

SEC 326 Cloud Architecture, Reliability & Economics

SEC 327 Cloud Services & Tools

SEC 328 Cloud Operations & Performance

SEC 329 Cloud Practitioner Certificate (CPC) Exam Review



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.