CCAC becomes authorized Amazon Web Services Academy. College will offer cloud computing programs this fall

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County is pleased to announce that the CCAC Workforce Development Division has joined the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Academy. As a member institution of the AWS Academy, the college has access to an authorized cloud computing curriculum developed and maintained by the academy. AWS Academy certifications recognize individuals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy and operate applications on AWS.

Beginning in the fall of 2018, the college will offer the following cloud computing courses:

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations is a 24-hour course for those seeking an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts. The course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS Academy core services, security, architecture, pricing and support. This is an entry-level course; however, students should have general IT technical and business knowledge. The course will be held from Sept. 11 to Oct. 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture is a 60-hour course designed to help students develop technical expertise in cloud computing and prepare them for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification exam. The course is delivered through instructor-led classes, hands-on labs and project work. Students have access to course manuals, online knowledge assessments, a free practice certification exam and a discount voucher for the exam. Classes will be held from Oct. 9 to Dec. 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Both AWS Academy  courses will be offered at CCAC's North Campus in McCandless Township, located at 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. For more information, visit

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