The Open University collab. with AWS - AWS: Solutions Architect

Learn best practices and strategies to guide the implementation of cloud services on AWS with OU AWS Academy experts. This microcredential has been created by The Open University in collaboration with AWS.
  • The Open University, England
  • 629 $
  • 3 Months
  • Online
  • 24 October 2022

Course Information

Designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable cloud solutions is a valuable and highly sought-after skill. On this microcredential you’ll learn how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies.

This course provides a unique learning experience, featuring AWS Academy Cloud Architecting – a course developed and maintained in collaboration with AWS, and taught by AWS Academy accredited educators. 

You will explore architectural design principles based on customer requirements and learn to optimise the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions. 

As well as learning best practices and strategies to guide the implementation of cloud services through case studies, you’ll also build a variety of infrastructures via guided, hands-on, self-paced virtual labs. 

This course will enable you to prepare for one of the highest paying IT certifications, the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate. And, once you successfully complete this microcredential, you’ll receive a 50% discount voucher towards your AWS certification.


About the University / School

The Open University is a public research university and with more than 170,000 students it is the University with the largest number of students in the UK. Worldwide The Open University has more than 2 million students. They offer flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications. With more than 50 years of experience in delivering part-time flexible education, the University has broadened its range of programmes to suit all needs.


Learning Format

Your learning, your rules- this course is split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like.

Join a global classroom- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners.

Map your progress- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control.


You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to read any announcements relating to your microcredential.

Prior to joining this course, it would be useful for learners to have some fundamental understanding of Python, JSON or other programming languages.

This microcredential consists of a single course of 10 week length. You are supposed to dedicate 10 study hours per week.

You will be ready to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam.


Entry requirements

To study this undergraduate microcredential you will ideally have:

  • A working knowledge of distributed systems 
  • Familiarity with general networking concepts 
  • A working knowledge of multi-tier architectures 
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts  
  • AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (ACF) or equivalent experience 

Apply before:

24 October 2022

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The Open University - The Open University collab. with AWS - AWS: Solutions Architect