Fall is back to school season at The Mill! And that means enrollment is open for a fresh new session of Code/IT Academy, our free upskilling program. The fall session will prepare participants to take the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner exam.
“Code/IT is a great opportunity for anyone who’s looking to acquire some in-demand skills and start exploring a new career path,” says Julie Sylvester, Program Manager at The Mill. “AWS Cloud Practitioner certification is an industry-recognized credential that adds real value to a resume. This particular session is ideal for people who are laser-focused on taking the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam soon and need to study the critical skills. And if you meet attendance requirements, at the end of the course, we’ll give you a voucher to take the exam.”
Applications are open now until October 2 for the AWS Cloud Practitioner course of Code/IT Academy. Classes start October 17 and will be held in-person at The Mill on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. Participants should expect to spend 8-10 hours a week outside of class studying and completing exercises, according to Ivy Tech instructor Jason Endris.
Prequisites for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Course
The AWS Cloud Practitioner exam is moderately challenging for beginners. Before taking the course, you should already have a basic understanding of IT services, such as networks, security, data storage, and their uses in an organization. There are no other eligibility restrictions. Enrollment is limited, and those without a college degree receive preference.
The course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. You’ll gain an understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. In addition, participants receive career counseling and interviewing support from Ivy+ Career Link.
“Code/IT attracts a really diverse selection of participants,” Julie says. “Some folks need training to advance in their current job, others are un- or underemployed and looking for better jobs. We’re always excited to see how Code/IT can ignite new possibilities for participants.”
Code/IT Academy is made possible through partnership with Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington and funding from the City of Bloomington and the Duke Energy Foundation.