Diploma in Cloud Computing Technical Practitioner Essentials

Cloud Computing the game changer in how IT supports business functions

11 Weeks, One evening per week, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Start Date:
25th of February
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Why Cloud Computing Technical Practitioner Essentials?

The accepted definition of cloud computing is “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” Since its introduction in the mid-2000s, cloud computing has been a game-changer in how IT supports business functions.  It is becoming the default options for many business applications. 

Gartner predicts that half of global enterprises using the cloud now will have gone all-in on it by 2021 (Gartner.com  https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/cloud-computing-enters-its-second-decade/). 

It is important that any business person using technology in their workplace understands cloud computing. It is particularly important that business managers involved in any aspect of its deployment have a thorough understanding of cloud computing. 

This course is designed for

Those working or intending to work in the following areas will find this course useful:

  • Individuals responsible for articulating the technical benefits of cloud computing services
  • Individuals interested in learning how to get started with AWS 
  • SysOps administrators
  • Solutions architects
  • Developers

Course Overview

In this programme, you will learn the technical essentials of cloud computing through learning about Amazon Web Services (AWS) products, services and solutions.  The course offers a basic but comprehensive coverage of the AWS technologies and concepts so that IT decision-makers can make informed decisions about IT solutions for their business requirements.

You will learn how to navigate the AWS management console and acquire a technical appreciation of what AWS has to offer.

This AWS Technical Essentials course is designed to train participants on various AWS products, services, and solutions. This course, prepared in line with the latest AWS syllabus will help you become proficient in identifying and efficiently using AWS services.

Course Content

1: Introduction to Cloud Computing as a means of deploying IT in an organisation

2: Introduction to AWS, how it works and the AWS Management Console

3: AWS Storage offerings (object, file and block storage) and data transfer solutions

4: AWS Compute Services & Networking offerings

5: AWS Managed Services & Databases

6: Cloud Deployment & Management requirements and their realisation

7: Cloud Security threats and means of mitigating and tackling them



The programme is assessed through a combination of coursework (50%) and end-of-term exam (50%). You can also continue to AWs Cloud Practitioner Certification.


Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

Career Opportunities

Those who successfully complete the programme should consider the taking the AWS Certified Exam (Cloud Practitioner). See https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certification-prep/

Entry Requirements

Learners should have a strong interest in IT and its deployment in business. An existing knowledge of cloud computing is helpful but not absolutely essential. 

How to Apply

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