AWS Cloud Practitioner Training

Queensborough Community College's Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development invites you to learn the basics in cloud computing, enhance your technical skills and train for one of the most sought after certifications in the field today - for FREE!

-AWS Cloud Computing Fundamentals

-AWS Solutions Architect Certification

-AWS Developer Associate Certification

-AWS SysOps Administrator Associate Certification

-AWS Specialization in Big Data

-AWS Specialization in Machine Learning


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  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Unemployed or underemployed 

Women, youth, and U.S. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply


Who can apply for this program?

All are welcome to apply! Our main recommendation is that you should have an interest in learning about cloud computing and cybersecurity.

What are the possible outcomes upon program completion?

  • Certificate of Completion from Queensborough Community College, Office of Continuing Education & Workfoce Development
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification
  • AWS Solutions Architect Certification

What is the AWS Certified Cloud Practioner Exam?

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications. The exam can be taken at a testing center or from the comfort and convenience of a home or office location as an online proctored exam. Becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is a recommended, optional step toward achieving an Associate-level or Specialty certification. After completing this course, you will be prepared to take this exam.

What is the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Exam?

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role with two or more years of hands-on experience managing and operating systems on AWS. Abilities validated by the Certification:

  • Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Select appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrate complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implement cost-control strategies

After completing this course, you will be prepared to take this exam.

I am a teacher and wish to know if this program will have applications for my own classroom?

Yes! Anything learned in this course can be applied to the grade level you teach and included in your curriculum. AWS provides many free resources to educators (listed below) which can help you teach what you have learned to your students!

What are some free resources from AWS that can be utilized in conjunction with this training and certification?

AWS Academy -

AWS Educate - 


Do you recommend any other free training to prepare me for this course?

Yes! We recommend (not mandatory) you to complete the following CEWD courses or training modules in order to be able to apply for the AWS Solutions Architect Preparation and Cloud / Security Essentials Certificate Program:

Intermediate Work

Advanced Work - Establish an AWS account and in the Free Tier of the account complete the following: 

  • Build a serverless Web Application (  
  • Complete the following tutorial in AWS CodeStar using Ruby on Rails & Elastic Beanstalk:

This program is being developed at Queensborough Community College - CUNY with funding provided by a grant under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act administered by the New York State Education Department.

Questions? Contact

Contact Us: 718-631-6681

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