Denmark High School Cloud Computing Pathway
The Cloud Computing pathway is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing, independent of specific technical roles, cloud concepts, core services, security, architecture, and support. Students dive deeply into cloud computing best practices and learn how cloud computing helps users develop a global infrastructure to support use case at scale while also developing and inventing innovative technologies. Innovation through cloud computing is making a major impact in nearly every industry, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, government, and nonprofit. The global public cloud computing market has consistently grown 15 percent year after year and is projected to continue to grow annually. This pathway utilizes hands-on practical lab activities to explore and build cloud technologies.
- Introduction to Software Technology
- AP Computer Science Principles
- Cloud Computing
Students will not only understand the concepts but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this pathway. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the cocurricular student organizations are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this pathway. Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the digital world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this pathway as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready. The knowledge and skills taught in this pathway build upon each other to form a comprehensive introduction to the digital world.
Cloud Computing is the third course in the Cloud Computing career pathway. Students enrolled in this course should have successfully completed Introduction to Software Technology and AP Computer Science Principles, in that order. After mastery of the standards in this course, students should be prepared to earn an industry-recognized credential in this career area, such as AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-cloud-practitioner/), Google Associate Cloud Engineer (https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-engineer), or Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/certifications/azure-fundamentals/).