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The Institute for Professional Development

Cloud Computing - Amazon Web Services

Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services Program

Overview
A nine-week in-depth program in Cloud Computing with the Amazon Web Services platform. The program provides a comprehensive understanding of the use of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platoform. Students will learn how to design, build, launch, deploy, and scale an application using Amazon Web Services (AWS) along with different development tools.

For a complete program description, download the program's brochure.

Admission requirements
Applicants should have professional work experience in an IT job function. Programming experience with Java (preferred) or Python. Basic UNIX command line experience is also required. In addition, students are required to bring their own laptop computer to class.

Dates: Spring Quarter 2014

This class is closed.

Classes meet at the Loop Campus on five Saturdays from 9:00am-4:15pm. Meeting dates are Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 10, May 17, May 31, 2014. The schedule each day will be 9:00am-12:15pm (lecture #1); 12:15pm-1:00pm (break); 1:00pm-4:15pm (lecture #2).

Online Section:
Students may elect to register for an online section of the course. For more information about the online section, click here.

DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting.
 
Course Credit
The Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system). 
 
Course #: IPD 353
Credit hours: 4 undergraduate
 
The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements.

The ability to apply these credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click here.

Textbooks
Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.

Textbooks for Spring Quarter 2014:  There are no textbooks for this program.

Fees: Spring Quarter 2014 
Tuition fee: $1,850.00
Application fee: $40.00 (non-refundable)
 
Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The tuition fee for this program is not included in the university's tuition package for full-time undergraduate students. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition (minus a separate $25 registration fee) if the student drops the Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services Program by April 21, 2014.

Each student will be provided with a dedicated account to access AWS; however, students should also be prepared to use their own credit card and spend a small fee to access cloud services beyond the basic provisioning provided for class use.

Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Payment Options
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the  
Applicants who wish to use the university's DePEPER Plan (DePaul University's Extension Plan for Employer Reimbursement) must return the DePEPER Plan Application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found here.

Applicants who wish to use the university’s In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.

Application & Registration Procedure 
The first step is to apply for admission via fax, mail, or in person - print out and complete the Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with registration information and instructions. ​​​​​​​​​​​