Tulane SoPA/AWS Academy Partnership
AWS experts, along with Tulane faculty, develop and maintain course curriculum, specifically for the Tulane AWS Academy course curriculum, that keeps pace with cloud innovation. All Tulane faculty members teaching AWS Academy courses have earned an AWS Certification and are proficient in AWS technology. Through lectures, hands-on labs, group discussions, individual projects, and knowledge checks, you’ll gain a real-world understanding of AWS Cloud practices throughout the course of your studies.
The AWS Academy program gives you access to the AWS Cloud skills and knowledge you need to hit the ground running after graduation. When you graduate, you’ll have mastered skills that open doors to professional opportunities.
Forbes magazine has ranked AWS Certification as one of the top 15 most valuable IT certifications. AWS Academy courses are aligned with AWS Certifications, which means that the things you learn are directly related to the industry-recognized validation measure. You can pursue AWS Certifications to validate and showcase your AWS Cloud skills. As a Tulane IT Program AWS Academy student, you’ll receive one free practice exam and a 50% discount off your AWS Certification Exam.
Top Benefits to Students
- It doesn’t cost anything extra. Since the AWS Academy curriculum is embedded into your coursework, you only pay your normal tuition rate.
- You can earn more money in your future career. The average salary of an AWS Certified IT employee is 29% higher than non-certified staff.
- Flexibility to earn your master’s in information technology from anywhere: Our programs are designed with your work schedule and busy home life in mind. Courses are 100% online and combine synchronous and asynchronous elements.
Tulane SoPA/Computing Technology Industry Association Partnership
The Tulane University SoPA Information Technology Programs Department has partnered with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a non-profit trade association and the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world, with more than 2,000,000 IT certifications issued worldwide.
Through this partnership, students who have successfully completed related courses are eligible to take CompTIA professional certification exams at highly discounted prices. In doing so, students will not only receive a top-tier academic degree but also gain the opportunity to achieve targeted professional certifications from the world’s leading (non-vendor) certification organization.
“I wanted to let you know that I did take and pass the certification exam and that your class and teaching/various tips offered throughout the semester were very helpful in me passing the test. The strategies you discussed during our lectures were immensely helpful… Since you broke down how the COMPTIA graded the test, I really focused on doing my best on the multiple choice section which is what I believed allowed me to pass… Once again, thank you for much for your time and guidance throughout the class. I was concerned about taking the certification test because I had no practical work experience and I credit your class for providing me the necessary tools to pass.”
—Tulane University Info Tech Student Andrew de Alminana