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The structure of the world of business is changing rapidly, and one change many companies and organizations are making is the move to cloud-based technologies. An in-depth understanding of cloud processes is a valuable resource needed to help businesses grow in these increasingly technology-centric times. Learn the principles taught through Amazon Web Services (AWS) with the Amazon-certified AWS Cloud Computing Specialist Certificate Program from LSU Online & Continuing Education.

Learn the characteristics, types, services, architectures, and applications of cloud computing, and learn how to contextualize and apply cloud principles in a wide range of industry settings. Students will leave this program with the skills necessary to understand cloud computing problems, architect solutions to those problems, and communicate those solutions effectively to clients, vendors, and others.

This certificate program includes 5 courses that can be purchased separately or bundled together for a discount. Courses are open to all participants, not just those pursuing a certificate program.


  • This online program requires access to a computer with internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Required Materials:

  • Cloud Computing Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Thomas Erl, Zaigham Mahmood, and Ricardo Puttini (referred to as CCTA throughout the course) ISBN-13: 978-0133387520
    • The book is available from Amazon.com and most major book retailers. Approximate cost of book is $50.
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) Certification Guide by Anthony Sequeira ISBN-13: 978-0789760487
    • The book is available from Amazon.com and most major book retailers. Approximate cost of book is $40.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C01) Cert Guide by Anthony Sequeira ISBN-13: 978-0789760494
    • The book is available from Amazon.com and most major book retailers. Approximate cost of book is $50.


  • Online format with nine months to complete the entire program. Each individual course must be completed in 6 weeks. 

Digital Badge Details:

  • Successful completion of all courses within this certificate earns you an official LSU digital badge to showcase your new skill set and provides employers with a reliable way to assess your capabilities. Additionally, badges serve as a visual representation of your accomplishments and can be shared on social media, personal websites, or professional networking sites.
  • Badges are distributed through Canvas Credentials (previously known as Badgr). For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU digital badge page

Prior Learning Assessment:

Through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), students who successfully complete this credential might be eligible to earn college credit toward an LSU online degree.  See below for details.

Flores Master of Business Administration - View Program

  • 3 elective credit hours (no specific elective required)

  • Replace/waive BADM 7050 Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Earn 6 credits toward LSUA CMIS courses

Earn 3 credits toward LSUE

Note: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is determined on a case-by-case basis and subject to change. Please reach out to an Enrollment Coach for details.

For more information about this program, email Answers or call 833-280-5634.

Additional Details

BUNDLE AND SAVEReceive a discount when you purchase all courses together!

Certificate Price
COAWS : $3,480.00
Time to complete
270 Days After Registration
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