Cal Poly Launches Amazon Web Services Discovery Days April 14 and 21

Cal Poly AWS Training Discovery Days - Free 3-Hour Training
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly will host its first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Discovery Days on April 14 and 21, allowing students and professionals access to free one-day training events to introduce AWS cloud services.

The AWS Discovery Days are designed to provide a glimpse into a variety of cybersecurity, cloud optimization, digital literacy and high-tech topics with the goal of creating interest in and an overall understanding of cloud computing and AWS infrastructure services.

On April 14 from noon-3 p.m., Cal Poly will offer a Discovery Day session at the virtual UC Cyber Security Summit. On April 21 from 1-4 p.m., another Discovery Day session will be presented via Zoom. Both events offer a great way for interested individuals to learn more about AWS fundamental cloud concepts and services.

Those who participate in a Discovery Day event will gain a deeper understanding of AWS core services and benefits. Learners will be able to define what the AWS Cloud is; recognize key services of the cloud, such as compute, storage, database; understand how to deploy and operate the cloud; differentiate among AWS service domains; explain the shared responsibility model; and describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform.

“Discovery Days provide the perfect opportunity for students to gain an overall understanding of AWS Cloud and AWS Cloud terminology so that they can decide in which direction to steer their future career,” said Dianna Previs, director of programming for Cal Poly Extended Education. “Participants will benefit from being taught by Cal Poly professors as well as testing out our motto of Learn by Doing.”

Cal Poly joined the AWS Network (APN) Training Partner Program in October. The program enables authorized instructors at the university to deliver training developed by AWS. Cal Poly Extended Education is partnering with CCI, UpSkill California and California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) toimplement AWS trainings and offer them to students and professionals seeking to upskill or reskill and earn AWS certifications.

To learn more about this unique partnership and to register for the Discovery Day events, visit Cal Poly’s AWS Training website.

About Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI)
The CCI serves as a public, private and academic partnership to enhance the state of California’s cybersecurity response capability. Through research, education and workforce development, the CCI teaches current and future Californians how to protect the state, decreasing the current 67,195 unfilled cybersecurity positions in California. The CCI is a strategic partnership between the California Army National Guard, California Office of Emergency Services, California Highway Patrol and Cal Poly.

About Employment Training Panel (ETP)
The ETP has proven to be the Golden State’s premier program supporting job creation and retention through training. ETP fulfills its mission by reimbursing the cost of employer- customized job skills training for new and existing workers and funding the types of training needed by unemployed workers re-entering the workforce.

About Upskill California
Upskill California is a proven community college network delivering statewide employer-driven workforce training programs. Employees at any stage in their careers can access these programs leading to career advancement and higher wages.

About Cal Poly Extended Education
Cal Poly Extended Education delivers high-quality innovative academic programs, technical education and professional training programs to enable the regional workforce to reskill and upskill in today’s technology-driven marketplace.

Contact: Makenna Downing
Cal Poly California Cybersecurity Institute 

April 6, 2021

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