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CITX 2150 - AWS Academy Cloud Foundations and Architecture

Computer Information Technology Electronics Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course introduces cloud computing and provides opportunities for students to build a variety of cloud infrastructures, services and security employed by small to medium size businesses through a guided, hands-on approach. Students learn how to design systems that are secure, reliable, high-performing, and cost efficient using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a platform. Students will gain real-world understanding of AWS cloud practices, cloud concepts, core services, security, architecture, pricing and support. Services such a Microsoft Azure and Google Computer Engine (GCE) are introduced for comparison with AWS. The course content will help students prepare for two AWS certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02). The content of this course is supported by the AWS Learning Academy.


It is strongly recommended that students have a background in Networking, Linux, and Windows prior to taking the course.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 89598

Tue Jan 11 - Thu Mar 31 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 31 Tue/Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe cloud computing frameworks
  • Compare popular cloud services
  • Describe the economic benefits of using a cloud service
  • Describe the different cloud architecture design principles
  • Design a multi-tier, resilient, high performing, fault tolerant architecture with high availability
  • Design decoupling mechanisms using AWS services
  • Choose appropriate resilient storage
  • Design secure applications and architectures
  • Describe migration principles and solutions.
  • Define a solution using architectural design principles based on client requirements

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

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