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COMP 3215 - AWS Academy Cloud Architecting

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​This hands-on course shows students how to build secure and reliable applications leveraging Amazon Web Services or the AWS Cloud. It is aimed at software developers and assumes that the participants are familiar with general networking concepts, application design, programming, multi-tier architectures and cloud computing concepts. Students begin with a self-study of AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Essentials and how to utilize the AWS Cloud. They become familiar with standard industry solutions and designing new solutions using a wide variety of AWS services. COMP 3215 is a BYOD (bring your own device) course. Students must provide their own Windows 10, Mac or Linux dual core laptop with a minimum of 8GB RAM to participate in this course. Labs and assignments use a web browser to access course content. Some exercises require the installation and usage of command line tools. BCIT Computing is an AWS Academy partner; COMP 3215 is an elective in several BCIT Computing PTS programs including the: Advanced Java Development, Advanced .NET Development Associate Certificates and the CST/PTS Diploma. Upon course completion sucessful participants will be able to design scalable and secure distributed systems on AWS.


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Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 45917

Wed Sep 15 - Wed Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online


Justine Fox

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please email for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.
  • Use AWS foundational, deployment, and management services.
  • Identify and define technical requirements for an AWS-based application.
  • Identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement.
  • Utilize best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform.
  • Implement the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS cloud.
  • Design cloud networks (as they relate to AWS).
  • Utilize advanced cloud security features and tools that AWS provides.
  • Explain how cloud technologies relate to traditional services.
  • Prepare to challenge the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification exam available through Amazon (for an additional cost).

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

COMP 3215 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced .NET Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Advanced Java Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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