SLIIT joins AWS Academy to equip students with in-demand cloud computing skills

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SLIIT has announced another groundbreaking initiative of its participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. 

The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, ensuring that it reflects current services and up-to-date best practices. Courses are taught by AWS Academy-accredited educators who in AWS technology.

Beginning end-February, SLIIT will commence delivery of the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations Program that will prepare students to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing space and industry-recognised AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification.

This introductory course provides students a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing and support. The duration of the course will be four months and delivered in class, online and/or hybrid.

SLIIT Director Development and Engineering Services Uditha Gamage said: “We are proud make the AWS Academy curriculum available to our students. The rapid rise of cloud computing is creating a growing number of high-quality jobs at organisations around the world, and the technical skills that students develop through this program will position them well for their careers today and in the future.”

SLIIT understands the importance of building a talent pipeline of the next generation of professionals equipped with cloud skills. The programs will serve as a catalyst for students to be able to develop their knowledge and to pursue opportunities in careers in cloud computing. SLIIT as a premier institute recognised for teaching excellence is driving the change in enabling technology-led growth in Sri Lanka.

SLIIT Head, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Faculty of Computing Dr. Nuwan Kodagoda said: “The AWS Academy which will provide training to key cloud certifications which are well accepted in the industry. This will help develop the next generation of cloud computing professionals. Our goal is to build a pipeline of AWS-trained professionals who can help drive innovation as cloud computing becomes the new normal.”