AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (ACF)

Start date: TBD

End date: TBD

Course hours: 20

Schedule: Weekends
  • AWS Academy Cloud Foundations is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Additionally, this course prepares students for the AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture course.

  • Prerequisites

    This is an entry-level course, but it assumes the following:

    • General IT technical knowledge
    • General IT business knowledge
  • Delivery Method

    This course is delivered through a mix of:

    • Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
    • Videos
    • LMS-hosted content
    • Assessments
    • Hands-On Labs
  • Hands-On Activity

    This course allows you to test new skills and apply knowledge to your working environment through a variety of practical exercises.

  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Cloud Concepts

    • What is Cloud Computing?
    • Introduction to Cloud Economics
    • AWS Global Infrastructure Overview

    Module 2: AWS Core Services

    • Core Service Introduction
    • Compute Services
    • Storage Services
    • Amazon VPC
    • Database Services

    Module 3: AWS Security

    • AWS Shared Responsibility Model
    • AWS Access Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    • AWS Trusted Advisor
    • AWS CloudTrail
    • AWS Config
    • AWS Day One Best Practice Review
    • AWS Security and Compliance Programs
    • AWS Security Resources

    Module 4: AWS Architecting

    • Introduction to the Well-Architected Framework
    • Well-Architected Design Principles
    • Understanding Reliability and High Availability

    Module 5: Cloud Support

    • Overview of AWS Technical Support Plans and Costs
  • Cost

    • TBD*

    *Subject to change.

    Further details

    Fee Payment

    Fees must be paid at the time of registration. This can be done by cash, INTERAC, VISA or MASTERCARD.


    There is a fee of $6.00* per day or you can purchase a special parking pass for the month, semester, or year. You must provide your license plate number in order to purchase your parking pass. Parking passes will be sold at the beginning of classes. No refunds on tickets or parking passes.

    *Subject to change

    Course Cancellation/Refund Policy

    • 100% for courses cancelled by the College.
    • 100% for withdrawal requests received before the first scheduled class.
    • 50% for withdrawal requests received before the second class.

    There is no refund for non-credit courses cancelled after the second class.

    All requests for refunds must be made in writing (emails are accepted) and will be considered effective the date they are received by Continuing Education.

    Note: Please allow at least three (3) weeks for the processing of your refund request.

    The College reserves the right to cancel courses for administrative reasons such as insufficient enrollment. Students who have registered for a course which has been cancelled will be informed. They may select another course or have their fees refunded.