Course Title: Cloud Foundations
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Cloud Foundations
Credit Points: 12.00
171H School of Science
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021
Course Coordinator: Shekhar Kalra
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9500
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 14.10.010A
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment, by email
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Required prior knowledge:
A working knowledge of Java, C#/.Net, or Python and basic understanding of data communication and net-centric computing is required.
By completing this foundation course, you will gain an overall understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.
This introductory course will help you to understand the architecture of AWS cloud services including basics of concepts such as AWS IAM, VPC, Elastic beanstalk, Storage services, Database services and security.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This is a program option course in BP094, BP096, BP162 and BP232 programs.
On completion of this course you should be able to:
- CLO 1: Define and understand AWS and its components
- CLO 2: Create a virtual private cloud (VPC) and demonstrate Amazon Elastic Compute cloud (Amazon EC2)
- CLO 3: Comprehend AWS storage services
- CLO 4: Comprehend AWS database services
- CLO 5: Understand architectural principles , security and compliance issues in AWS Cloud
- CLO 6: Communicate using the proper language of the field including reports written with a professional approach
Overview of Learning Activities
The learning activities included in this fully online AWS certified instructor-facilitated course include:
- key concepts are explained in AWS Academy module, where fundamental concepts will be presented and illustrated through relevant demonstrations and examples;
- the online modules which will include lecture material, online multiple-choice knowledge checks, lab exercises, video introductions, video demos and example solutions;
- weekly interactions with the facilitator to discuss concepts, queries and doubts
Teacher Guided Hours (face to face): 36 per semester
Teacher-guided learning will include lectures to present main concepts, small-class tutorials to reinforce those concepts, and supervised computer laboratory sessions to support exercises under guidance from an instructor.
Learner Directed Hours: 84 per semester
Learner-directed hours include time spent reading and studying lecture notes and prescribed and/or recommended text in order to better understand the concepts; working through examples that illustrate those concepts; and performing exercises and assignments designed by the teaching staff to reinforce concepts and develop practical skills across a variety of problem types.
Overview of Learning Resources
The learning resources will include the following online modules from AWS academy’s course on cloud foundations:
- Cloud concepts
- Cloud economics
- AWS global infrastructure review
- AWS core services
- Balancing, scaling and monitoring
- Cloud security
- Cloud architecting and
- Cloud support
Please note that there are no traditional lectures and tutorials/labs will be held in this fully online course. Facilitator’s will aid you in understanding the course concepts, but it is the job of the student
Overview of Assessment
This course has no hurdle requirements.
Milestone 1, project documentation and early plan blueprint, 30%.
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 5
Milestone 2, project execution and team report 45%.
This assessment task supports CLOs2, 3, 4 and 6
Milestone 3, one way technical video interview , 25%.
This assessment task supports CLO 6