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Advance Your Career with an LSU MicroCred®

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Number of Courses


Total Contact Hours

60 Hours (6.0 CEUs)

Bundle Cost


Build Cloud-Based Solutions

This MicroCred® is part of the AWS Cloud Computing Certificate program.

MicroCred® instructor Melinda Stallings explains the importance of being able to show off your skills in a digital format when looking for a job.

Explore This MicroCred

Course Listing
  • Principles of Cloud Computing II
  • Applied Cloud Computing II
  • Applied Cloud Computing III

If courses in each MicroCred® are purchased individually, the cost is $995 each for a total cost of $2,985.

Bundle and save!

  • If purchased as MicroCred® program, there is a 30% bundle discount for each course for a total cost of $2,090
  • If purchased as the certificate program, there is a 30% bundle discount for each course for a total program cost of $3,480.

Payment is due prior to beginning the course.

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

Each MicroCred® program is made up of two to six individual courses. 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 Badger. If you have completed this MicroCred® program, request your badge.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

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Potential Career Outlook
Solutions Architect
Learning Outcomes

Principles of Cloud Computing II

  • Differentiate between cloud computing architectures for different organizational objectives
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various computing architectural choices to meet a variety of organizational objectives
  • Identify a cloud computing architecture for an organization to meet a variety of organizational objectives
  • Explain various cloud architectures from the perspective of both the client and the vendor

Applied Cloud Computing II

  • Make architectural decisions based on the AWS-recommended architectural principles and best practices
  • Create an AWS infrastructure that is scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Leverage AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure

Applied Cloud Computing III

  • Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient in order to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions