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AWS Cloud Practitioner Certificate

Advance Your Career with an LSU Certificate

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Number of Courses


Total Contact Hours

40 hours (4.0 CEUs)

Total Cost


Create a Better Future with a Career in Cloud Computing

The decision to move into the cloud is more than an IT decision – it is a strategic decision for a firm to outsource key IT assets. As companies turn to cloud technologies to rapidly transform their organization, employees with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand. This skill is becoming increasingly requested by all business professionals across all industries. According to LinkedIn 2020 data, cloud computing is the second most requested hard skill companies need.

LSU is Amazon-certified to develop and teach programs from Amazon Web Services Academy. The programs developed are intended to prepare learners for industry-recognized certifications, like the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and in-demand careers in cloud computing. The courses in this program will provide foundational knowledge of the cloud by discussing its characteristics, types, services, architectures, and applications. Learners will be able to contextualize and apply the cloud principles through services offered by AWS and learn how to architect a firm using those services. Learn cloud computing and start your career journey in one of the fastest-growing industries.

This program is part of the AWS Cloud Computing Specialist Certificate program.

Hear directly from the instructor on how this program will prepare you for industry-recognized credentials.

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Total cost: $1390
Includes 30% bundle fee discount

Course can also be individually purhcased for $995 each. Payment is due prior to beginning of the course.

Note: Prices are subject to change. Cost does not include the price of textbooks. Contact an Enrollment Coach to see what savings you may qualify for.

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If courses are purchased individually, you will have six weeks to complete the single course. If the program was purchased as a bundle, you will have four months to complete the program.

Extensions for individual courses is $95 for an additional week.

Extensions for the entire program is $195 for an additional month.


Courses require access to high-speed Internet, email, web browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Digital Badge Details

Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badgr. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU digital badge page. If you have completed this program, request your badge.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our refund and cancellation policies vary and are subject to change. See the most updated policies.

Career Outlook

Cloud computing skills are becoming more beneficial for all business professionals across all industries. Typical job titles with a cloud computing background are:

  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • Cybersecurity professional
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) professional
Learning Outcomes

Principles of Cloud Computing I

  • Explain varying motivations for utilizing cloud computing, including business, economic, political, etc.
  • Differentiate between cloud computing options, including deployment modes (public/private/hybrid), types of services offered (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), and functions of cloud providers
  • Describe the technical infrastructure facilitating cloud computing, including the OSI model and how security functions in a cloud environment
  • Identify fundamental concepts involved in the decision of a cloud computing vendor
  • Communicate current and future cloud computing concepts concisely to a general business audience

Applications of Cloud Computing I

  • Discuss key concepts related to cloud computing and the advantages of cloud computing with AWS
  • Understand the pricing philosophy and characteristics of cloud computing within AWS
  • Understand the AWS global infrastructure services that are available
  • Discuss the economic and pricing considerations for AWS
  • Define how to secure infrastructure within AWS
  • Architect a firm using AWS services
Save time and money with PLA

Through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), this program is approved to translate into college credit toward an LSU online degree. See below for details.

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  • 3 elective credit hours (no specific elective required)
  • Replace/waive BADM 7050 Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Earn 6 credits toward LSUA CMIS courses

Earn 3 credits toward LSUE

Note: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is determined on a case-by-case basis and subject to change. Please reach out to an Enrollment Coach for details.