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Zero-To-Hero Program/Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding


Cloud Technology Experts is a Technical Career school licensed by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). As a career school, we train students for entry-level careers in AWS Cloud computing.

If you have no IT background but would like a career in IT, CTE provides the required training to get you equipped with a set of skills to help you secure your first IT job. It takes on average 2 months to get you fully equipped to land your first lucrative job. We work with reputable IT organizations to help with the employment of our graduates and also to help fund projects required to bring quality training.

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

If you are unemployed but would like to retrain to assist you with finding a job, you may qualify for the WOIA funding to pay your tuition at Cloud Technology Experts. To apply for WIOA funding, you need to contact TWC for your county of residence. If you need help CTE can guide you through the process of the application. If you qualify for this scheme, the program tuition and the cost of the exams are all paid for.

Note that TWC will typically sponsor only one program per candidate.

Career Training Program

Career training are broadly divided into 2 categories:

  1. Seminar courses: 1 week long -- This is for experienced IT professionals wanting to switch to the AWS cloud
  2. Program Courses: 2 months long -- This is for people with little or no IT skills

Below you will find details about 2 programs offered by the school. More details can be found in the school catalog or by calling the school.

A typical program consists of 2 stages:

Stage 1: The Fundamentals
  • Linux Admin Fundamentals
  • Linux Storage Fundamentals
  • Linux Network Fundamentals
Stage 2: Specialization
Once you have gone through the fundamental stage, you can now specialize in an area of interest. CTE provides the following areas of specialization:
  • Cloud Computing Architectures
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • Microservices Application Development

Program 1: The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Architecture Program (8 Weeks)


The cloud is the future. Irrespective of your field of study, a knowledge of the cloud will be required for almost all IT-related jobs, now and in the future. Due to companies migrating their compute, network, storage, and databases from traditional on-premises data centers to the cloud, there is a huge demand for professionals who are skilled on the cloud platform especially the AWS cloud platform.

The ​Cloud Computing Architecture prepares students to install, deploy, configure, manage, secure, and analyze cloud computing technologies (compute, storage, network, databases, Big Data analytics, etc.). The course provides a strong understanding of the technologies involved in building cloud infrastructure and a comprehensive understanding of technologies, processes, and mechanisms required to build cloud infrastructure.

OBJECTIVE /PURPOSE OF COURSE:

The course starts by preparing the students with the fundamental skills required for the cloud. By studying the foundational courses, the students will have the necessary background required to learn how to architect on the cloud. Students will be qualified to take several certifications (at least 2 certifications) as a result of the learning provided in this course:

The Curriculum:
AWS Cloud Practitioner Training
  • Cloud Practitioner Essentials
  • Business Essentials
  • Technical Essentials
  • Test bank for student preparation
  • Register and take the AWS certified practitioner (Exam cost not included in the original cost of the class but can be waived)
Prep for Solutions Architect
  • Linux Systems Essentials
  • Linux Network Admin Fundamentals
  • Linux Storage Admin Fundamentals
  • OPTIONAL can then register and take the LPI 'LP1 Linux Essentials' cert exam. This exam cost is not included in the cost of the class.
AWS Solutions Architect Associate Training
  • Follows the official curriculum required to pass the AWS certified solutions architect
  • Test bank for student preparation
  • Register and take AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam (Exam cost is included in the cost of the class)
  • The total hours required for the training: 160 Hours (80-hour Lecture and 80-hour labs)

Training Plan:
  1. Cloud Foundation and taking the certification exam, weeks 1 and 2
  2. Linux, Network Admin, and Storage Fundamentals (systems administration, MySQL), weeks 3 and 4
  3. AWS Solutions Architect Associate, weeks 5-8

Each week is approximately 20 hrs./week for both in-class and offsite. Students will attend class but are required to spend some time (offsite) studying/reviewing on their own. Students must commit 4 hours/Day to complete in 8 weeks.

Students can attend classes remotely.

Program 2: Docker Containers & Kubernetes Administration Program (8 Weeks)


Do you want to be at the forefront of technology innovation? The future of IT infrastructures is Multi-cloud, powered by Docker/Kubernetes. This course of instruction typically prepares individuals for Docker administrator, Kubernetes Administrator and Cloud Administration careers. The Docker Containers & Kubernetes Administration prepares students to install, deploy, configure, manage, secure, and analyze containerized environments. The course provides a strong understanding of the technologies involved in building cloud infrastructure with an emphasis on multi-cloud, Docker containers, and Kubernetes.

Upon completion of this program, students will have the confidence required to start their career in a company migrating their applications to a containerized platform. The course starts by preparing the students with the fundamental skills required for the cloud. By studying the foundational courses, the students will have the necessary background necessary to learn how to manage containers on the cloud. Students will be qualified to take 3 certifications after the course:

  • LPI Linux Essentials Certification
  • Docker Certified Associate (DCA)
  • Kubernetes Certified Administrator (KCA)
  • Taking the Kubernetes Certified Administrator (KCA) certification is recommended at the end of the training.
COURSE OUTLINE
  • Virtualization and Docker Administration Training
  • Kubernetes Certified Administrator Training
  • Employment Skills & Job preparation,
  • Revision for Docker & Kubernetes Administration Final Exam

The CTE Advantage

At CTE, we hold you by the hand and help you learn the skills to become an IT professional. Our unique advantages are:
  • More hands-on labs less theory
  • Quizzes to help cement the learning
  • Experienced instructors/mentors to help you answer your technology and Career-related questions.
  • Learn at your own convenience but seek help when needed

Mode of Study

Your choices to learn this course are:
  • Instructor-led Classes supported by Self-paced Online Learning