Introduction to Cloud Computing (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    20 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

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Part Time: August 26, 2021 – October 28, 2021

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Cloud Computing Course 

The cloud computing course serves as an introduction for students who are new to the world of cloud computing. Through this course, students will become familiar with public cloud tools and concepts. The course will also provide students with an overview of the three major cloud computing services: AWSAzure and GCP. Students will learn to perform basic tasks and functions on each of these platforms. Upon completion of the program, students will be comfortable with creating a cloud-based instance, connecting to it, managing and monitoring it on each of the major cloud computing services. This class is designed for people who have little or no prior experience with cloud technologies. System administrators, developers, and architects new to the cloud can all benefit from the content covered in this class, especially if they are looking to evaluate which cloud technologies might be the best fit for their organization.

Cloud computing professionals looking to learn more and certify their skills will benefit from the following Ashton College courses:

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Certified Security- Speciality Course

Microsoft Azure Certification Basic

Microsoft Azure Certification Advanced

Certification in Cloud Computing

Certifications are highly valued in the tech sector. 91% of employers believe that certifications play an important role in the hiring process and that certifications are an indicator of a successful employee. When it comes to cloud computing, there are two paths to take for certifications: vendor-neutral, and vendor-specific.

Vendor-neutral certifications focus on knowledge that is broadly applicable to the skill that it certifies. Rather than verifying your skills with a specific cloud computing service or platform, it verifies your understanding of cloud computing fundamentals, which you can apply to any platform you work with.

Vendor-specific training is tailored to the cloud computing service offered by that vendor. Microsoft, Amazon and Google all offer a set of certifications for their cloud computing services. Vendor-specific certifications can give you an edge if the company you are working for only uses software from a specific vendor.

The Introduction to Cloud Computing course provides both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific training. The course provides foundational knowledge and skills which students can then build on further to work towards any cloud computing certification.

Cloud Computing Training

Ashton College’s Introduction to Cloud Computing course is taught by cloud computing certified instructors. Learning from a certified cloud computing professional will better prepare you for the cloud computing job market and it will expedite the learning process.


George Mikhailov

GeorgeGeorge Mikhailov has over 20 years of vital experience working in cybersecurity and information technology. As an educator, he possesses an intricate knowledge of cybersecurity technology and the leading best practices. His knowledge of security operations, cyber threat intelligence, incident handling, digital forensics and regulations enables him to help organizations transform their cybersecurity practices. He helps companies leverage the appropriate combination of people, processes, and technologies to protect personal confidentiality, preserve system integrity and promote information availability. He began with Network and Endpoint security and moved further into the areas of Web, Application, Messaging and Cloud Security. George Mikhailov holds a master’s degree in IT Security and has industry certifications such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CEH ( Certified Ethical Hacker). He is currently working on his PhD, focusing on advanced threat detection.

Richard Spencer

Richard SpencerRichard Spencer has worn many hats during his time in the IT industry over the last 15 years. Starting his career in the telecommunications field, Richard is now a full-time information technology instructor. Richard has successfully attained his CCNA certification, CCNA “Train the Trainer” certification, and three certifications from Amazon Web Services: Solutions Architect Associate, Sysops Administrator, and DevOps associate. His professional expertise and interest align with all things AWS and networking.

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Live Online

Part Time:

  • August 26, 2021 – October 28, 2021
    • Students must devote at least 2 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • No books required. Some readings will be suggested and available online


The registration fee for this course is $650.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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