AWS Cloud Practitioner
Advance Your Career with an LSU MicroCred®
Number of Courses
Total Contact Hours
40 hours (4.0 CEUs)
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 MicroCred® 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 MicroCred® is part of the AWS Cloud Computing Certificate program.
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 $150 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.
Each MicroCred program is made up of two to six individual courses. Successful completion of all courses within the program qualifies you to earn an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online resume and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Acclaim by Credly. If you have completed this MicroCred® program, request your badge.
Cloud computing skills are becoming more beneficial for all business professionals across all industries. Typical job titles with a cloud computing background are:
Through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), this MicroCred® program is approved to translate into college credit toward an LSU online degree. See below for details.
Focused Master of Business Administration - View Program
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 specialist for details.