Previous knowledge of IT systems administration and networking is essential. Applicants require a Level 6 or equivalent in computing or a cognate discipline. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.
This course has been designed to provide an intensive programme in cloud and virtualisation infrastructure design, deployment and management. Students will gain an understanding of the key theoretical concepts as well as the hands on build, secure and manage experience. Security issues, business continuity, capacity management issues, data centre networking, virtualized server technology and distributed storage systems will be treated in theory and in practice.
This programme has been designed in consultation with Amazon AWS and other leading industry experts and companies in the field of cloud and virtualisation design, delivery and management. TU Dublin Tallaght was invited to be a ‘Beta’ tester of the AWS academy and has been the first college in Ireland to deliver the AWS Academy material. This has involved detailed trialling and certification of academic staff as well as ongoing interactions with AWS Dublin and London.
The AWS Cloud Architect Associate is one of the most sought after qualifications in the ICT Skills marketplace right now. As more and more organisations come to use and depend on public cloud systems to deliver their IT infrastructure the skills needed for architecting public cloud solutions have become an essential component of an IT Professional’s resume.
The programme aims to up-skill those with level 6 and level 7 IT qualifications and knowledge and/or experience of IT systems so that they can access roles requiring up to date technical knowledge and hands on experience of cloud and virtualisation infrastructure as well as IT automation and Security.
AWC Cloud Architect Certification, which is a component of this programme, is currently recognised as one of the most valuable certifications. Those that have obtained certification recently have noted an increase in their job effectiveness because of related training. Therefore, this course not only provides the in-depth knowledge of how to be proficient in cloud technologies but also gives graduates the opportunity to obtain a globally recognised certification by Amazon AWS.
The programme runs 2–3 evenings a week