AWS Academy Cloud Foundations

Cloud Computing skills are the most in-demand hard skills for 2019 according to a recent report*. The 5-week AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course helps you work towards becoming a AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

Who is this course for?

This course is the first step towards becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and progressing on to other AWS certifications including AWS Certified Solutions Architect


  • Students who want an overall understanding of cloud computing

  • Individuals in technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial roles who work with or want to work with the AWS Cloud 

  • Those who want to pursue other AWS learning paths

  • This is an entry-level course, but general technical and business knowledge is preferred

The details

*Industry certified and non-Government funded. Student loans and allowances do not apply. 

$995 + GST*


10% pay now discount available

Next start date

Cost (incl. certification exam fee)

Course duration

  • One evening per week (4.30pm - 8pm) for 5 weeks at Tech Futures Lab and an average 4-5 hours at-home study per week

  • Plus certification exam: 90 mins (multiple choice) at a time of your choice at an AWS exam location


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Our trainers

Our training team blends technical skill with an understanding of contemporary professional education. All of our instructors are AWS Academy accredited.


I work in an IT support role but I have no Cloud experience so I'm using the course as a stepping stone to becoming an AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate). With a great mix of theory and hands-on Lab sessions, the short course really suits my learning style.

Upasana Thakur

Course outline


Cloud Concepts

  • Introduction to the Cloud

  • Introduction to the AWS Cloud


Core Services

  • Overview of Services and Categories

  • Introduction to the AWS Global Infrastructure

  • Introduction to Amazon VPC

  • Introduction to Security Groups

  • Introduction to Amazon EC2

  • Introduction to Amazon EBS

  • Introduction to Amazon S3

  • Introduction to AWS Database Solutions


AWS Security

  • Introduction to AWS Security

  • The AWS Shared Responsibility Model

  • AWS Access Control and Management

  • AWS Security Compliance Programs

  • AWS Security Resources


AWS Architecting

  • Introduction to the Well Architected Framework

  • Reference Architecture: Fault Tolerance and High Availability

  • Reference Architecture: Web Hosting


Cloud Economics

  • Fundamentals of Pricing

  • Core Services Pricing Details

  • The TCO Calculator Overview

  • Monthly Cost Calculator Overview

  • AWS Support Plans Overview


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Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. 

Candidates studying the Master of Technological Futures are enrolled with The Mind Lab which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.