Is This for You?

This course is designed for those who are already working in IT or who have a strong background in IT and would like to develop an understanding of Amazon Web Services.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 15 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
15 hours

About This Course

Cloud computing is an essential skill in today’s IT workforce, and organisations are looking for individuals who can make informed decisions about solutions that meet their business requirements.

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of AWS computing and networking services. You’ll explore the core concepts that define the AWS cloud and cloud computing. You’ll examine cloud economics, cloud architecture design principles, cloud security and compliance, cloud deployment and operation, and more.

The course will help prepare you for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification, which validates a candidate’s ability to define basic cloud infrastructure and architectural concepts and important services on the AWS platform.


Module 1 – Technical Essentials – Part 1

Module 2 – Technical Essentials – Part 2

Module 3 – Cloud & the Value Proposition

Module 4 – Cloud Economics

Module 5 – Cloud Architecture Design Principles

Module 6 – Cloud Security & Compliance

Module 7 – Access Management

Module 8 – Cloud Deployment & Operation

Module 9 – Core AWS Services

Module 10 – Technology Support Resources

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Aims and Objectives

In addition to providing a strong foundation in cloud technology, the course will prepare you to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam.


Strong background in IT with a basic knowledge of cloud technologies.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

This course is ideal if you’re looking to enhance an existing IT skillset or if you’re working toward a career in IT infrastructure.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.