RMIT signs on with Amazon for cloud courses

RMIT will teach Amazon Web Services six-week cloud computing courses

The university is offering Cloud Practitioner which is an entry-level prep course for the AWS certification exam. And Cloud Architect, “will offer a deeper exploration into the tools and services available in the Amazon Web Services ecosystem.” Completers receive an RMIT “credential” and qualify to sit the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – associate exam.

They follow last year’s announcement of short courses in AWS Sumerian, a tool to build virtual and augmented reality applications for mobile devices, head-mounted displays, digital signage and browsers.  These courses “prepare” completers “to gain micro-credentials and AWS certification.”

Students in the (naturally) on-line courses cloud courses, announced yesterday will be “mentored” by “leading industry organisations.  There is no word on course costs, however, RMIT announced Sumerian last year at $1400.

RMIT knows the short-course and corporate specific market. The AWS offerings add to the 175 subjects it teaches, ranging from programming to pattern making (as in clothes).

In 2017, it also signed with Cisco to offer course-eligible students free access to the company’s on-line training programme, which aligns with Cisco certifications in digital security, programming and networking (CMM August 16 2017).


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