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AWS Cloud Foundations

This introductory course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. It contains 20 hours of course content and prepares participants to pursue an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

Why become an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner? There is an increasing demand for cloud professionals. Whether you’re starting a new career or developing your professional skills, learning cloud computing will prove valuable and keep you relevant. “Cloud jobs are predicted to be one of the strongest tech careers of 2020, keeping up with previous years. An estimated 83% of enterprises will be in the cloud this year. By 2022, Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud services market will hit $331.2 billion, which would make the cloud services industry three times bigger than overall IT services, according to a new study from"  *

Honolulu Community College is an authorized AWS Academy. Curriculum is regularly updated and comes directly from AWS.

Section - COM2163-002

Linux +

CompTIA says “CompTIA Linux+ validates the skills of IT professionals with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system.” The Linux open source operating system is used across business functions because of its flexibility and potential to facilitate innovation. Linux skills are desired in job areas ranging from Web developers to network administrators to device field engineers. Today, Linux is also used in the management of cars and smartphones, cloud, cybersecurity, and mobile applications. Hiring managers indicate it is difficult to find Linux talent. 

Topics covered include:

  • Hardware and System Configuration - Configure kernel modules and storage, network parameters, storage and visualization, device management at an enterprise level, cloud, and virtualization

  • System Operation and Maintenance - Manage software and services, and explain server roles, job scheduling and the use and operation of Linux devices

  • Security - Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, SELinux, and file management

  • Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics - Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues, SELinux

  • Automation and Scripting - Execute BASH scripts, version control using Git, server side and command line, and orchestration processes

This course is distance-delivered, guided by an instructor. It is a very demanding, fast-paced course requiring independent study with many hours of readings and labs outside of class. Access to a windows computer with a camera and microphone, and strong, reliable Internet connection is required. The certification exam which is included in this training is to be taken by December 24, 2020. Participants must report their test dates and exam results to their instructor. 


Section - COM2080-009


Server+ training prepares you to work in data centers or cloud environments administering any type of network server because of its vendor-neutral approach. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform the duties of a server administrator. 


Topics covered include: 

  • Server Architecture - Understand, configure, and support server components

  • Server Administrations - Manage and maintain servers, including OS configuration, access control and virtualization

  • Storage - Support storage devices technologies, including capacity and growth planning

  • Security - Apply physical and network data security techniques

  • Networking - Configure systems for network connectivity, including physical and logical elements

  • Disaster Recovery - Understand disaster recovery and implement backup techniques

  • Troubleshooting - Diagnose and resolve system hardware, software, connectivity, storage, and security issues

This course can benefit you when you are preparing to take the CompTIA Server+ examination and related exams.


As a CompTIA Academy, Honolulu Community College uses curriculum and resources developed by CompTIA. Materials are reviewed by their advisors and are continually updated to reflect current industry standards and best practices. Certification is  not included in this course and can be added at the price of the certification exam upon request.


Preparation: It is highly recommended that you have knowledge and experience equivalent to concepts covered in  A+, Linux+, Network+ and at least one year of IT experience. 

Section - COM2123-005

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