Certificate in Cloud Solutions Architecture [January 2019]

Institute of Technology, Tallaght (TA_KAWSC_C)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Cloud Solutions Architecture

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

15

Department

Computing

Skills Area

Information and communication (including ICT)

General Information
Contact

Mr Terence Brennan

Email

springboardcourses@it-tallaght.ie

Phone

01 4042770

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning,
TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus,
Icon Court
Dublin 24.
D24 FKT9

Role

Course Administrator.

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/01/2019

Start Date

28/01/2019

End Date

23/12/2019

About this Course

Designed for those with a good knowledge of IT who are aware of the need to have public cloud knowledge skills and credentials, this programme develops the knowledge and skills to architect and deploy public cloud solutions. Topics covered include public, private & hybrid options, configuration management & environment provisioning, Compute, Storage, Database, Network & Applications Services, Cloud Services Management. Comprehensive treatment is given to Architecting for the Public Cloud including Automation & serverless architectures, elasticity, scalability, reliability, availability. well architected best practices are covered including cost optimisation and troubleshooting. Students will undertake a cloud architecture project as part of this programme.
Students taking this programme will be well positioned to take the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Certification which is highly sought after in the marketplace. A free AWS Cloud Solutions Architect practice and certification examination is included in the programme.

Objectives

To provide graduates with the skillset to help organisations moving to the public cloud. To provide graduates who can access roles with major cloud solutions providers such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM. Programme also prepares for AWS Cloud Solutions Architect examination.

Entry Requirements

Typical applicants will have a previous IT award at Level 6/7 and experience of IT. Applications will be assessed for suitability on:
Working knowledge of distributed systems
Familiarity with general networking concepts
Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures
Familiarity with cloud computing concepts
The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2018/19 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):
• Returners (Formerly known as Homemakers) May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
• People in employment May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
• Please note that a 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.
• The unemployed or formerly self-employed all courses are open to these category of applicants, with the exception of the two year part-time ICT conversion courses which are not open to those in receipt of a Jobseekers-related payment
• Evidence of Employment must be provided prior to accepting a place on your chosen course.

Long Description

Designed for those with a good knowledge of IT who are aware of the need to have public cloud knowledge skills and credentials, this programme develops the knowledge and skills to architect and deploy public cloud solutions. Topics covered include public, private & hybrid options, configuration management & environment provisioning, Compute, Storage, Database, Network & Applications Services, Cloud Services Management. Comprehensive treatment is given to Architecting for the Public Cloud including Automation & serverless architectures, elasticity, scalability, reliability, availability. well architected best practices are covered including cost optimisation and troubleshooting. Students will undertake a cloud architecture project as part of this programme.
Students taking this programme will be well positioned to take the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Certification which is highly sought after in the marketplace. A free AWS Cloud Solutions Architect practice and certification examination is included in the programme.
Economic realities have meant that Cloud Solutions and Architectures have become a critical element in organisations which rely on IT in recent years. Organisations such as international financial services companies, major ICT players and Cloud services providers are spending multi-billion euro sums on these provisions. At the same time data governance, security and regulation have all become concerns of critical importance to organisations. With the migration of key infrastructure of major organisations to the Cloud we are seeing an increase in complexity, provisioning and configurability issues associated with this move.
This minor award addresses these issues and is based around modules in the level 7 and level 8 degree programmes in TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus with a professional Cloud Solutions Architect preparation focus. Students taking this programme will be given a vendor neutral overview of the landscape associated with Cloud Solutions Architecting and examples will be used from AWS, Azure as well as other available platforms. Included in the programme is preparation for the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Certifications examination as well as practice examination and certification examination.

Why Choose This Course

The AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Certification is seen as one of the most valuable current certifications available in the marketplace. TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus is the longest established and most experienced AWS Academy in Ireland, have taken part in the beta programme in 2016 and delivered among the first AWS academy programmes in the world. successful graduates of this programme have gone on to rewarding employment with AWS directly as well as with organisations using AWS for significant elements of their IT infrastructure.

Career Opportunities

Public Cloud Architecture Skills are highly sought after by major ICT companies such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Google. The number of organisations which use these technologies has growing rapidly such that these skills are now seen as essential element for a future career in Computing/ IT.

Timetable Info

1 night per week (6-10pm)

Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Mr Terence Brennan

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning,
TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus,
Icon Court
Dublin 24.
D24 FKT9

Phone

01 4042770

Email

springboardcourses@it-tallaght.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning at TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus . The RPL process will enable Springboard participants to build on their existing skills and competence. The University is aware that many Springboard applicants will have a range of knowledge skills and competence that they have developed through their life and work experience and that are not necessarily accredited. TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus has an RPL process in place that recognises both the accredited and experiential learning of an individual. TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus will work with Springboard participants to identify their existing skills and competence and to award them credit for their learning however it has been acquired. This will ensure that Springboard participants will have the opportunity to gain credit for both their accredited ad experiential learning and can tailor their programme to complement existing skills and knowledge and to develop new skills to support future years.

Application Procedures

In order to process your application and ensure that you meet the Entry requirements of this course we require copies of the following:

Identification (Passport/Driving Licence)

All of your Transcripts/Awards, Curriculum Vitae, and any documentation that you may consider relevant in supporting your application.

Transcripts/Awards (If your qualification is from a country other than Ireland: please click the attached link and request a letter of recognition from the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQA) and return to us with a copy of your original transcript http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/Search?searchtype=recognitions or telephone 01 8871500).
Also check here: http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/Search?searchtype=recognitions