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Cloud Computing Course & Internship

A one-of-a-kind program in collaboration with
in collaboration with
Aws academy
Do this program in In Cape Town only. No experience required.

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Cloud Computing is the rocket ship of the tech world you haven't heard about yet.

Why you ask? Because news about servers, infrastructure-level technologies, and new business models around shared computing resources isn't exactly the stuff of thrilling headlines. To top it off, these technologies are complex. But mastering them—especially as a college student—can be extremely rewarding professionally and financially.

Even if you don't end up becoming a cloud engineer, this skill set will be a powerful addition to your arsenal and could make you far more attractive in the eyes of the world's largest companies.

Cloud growth

Growth based on revenue.
Sources: Gartner and Statistica.

But first: What is Cloud Computing?

The platform upon which almost every modern website or service is built.
The "cloud" is a massive network of computers.

Most companies today no longer buy and maintain their own computers (called servers) to host their websites—they lease those computers from others. They do this because, due to technological progress, computing power has become extremely cheap. Imagine if staying in a hotel cost $1 per night, not $100. Would you ever buy a house?

Companies need engineers to maintain this network.

People and companies use computers for a huge variety of things—running calculations, storing files and images, sending or receiving information, and so on—so companies that provide cloud services (like Amazon Web Services) need an army of engineers to make sure all these computers are functioning properly. That's where you and your new skill set come in: learning the techniques these engineers use may help you land up at the world's biggest companies.

There's a massive skills gap in the industry.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) currently accounts for 13% of Amazon's total revenue, or more than $30 billion in 2019, and it generates a lot of profit. The only barrier to growth is talent, and job growth in cloud heavily spiking. In fact, according to LinkedIn data, Cloud Computing is the #1 skill companies need most in 2019, up there with Artificial Intelligence!

Case study: The Amazon Web Services Toolkit

AWS engineers work with a large array of tools on a daily basis. Here are the most common ones, and the ones you'll learn about in our class.

Ec2

Amazon EC2

Elastic Compute Cloud allows companies to rent Amazon's spare computing power and run anything from a website to huge machine learning algorithms.

S3

Amazon S3

Simple Storage Service gives you the power to host massive files online—think of it kind of like a Dropbox for coders and websites.

Cloudwatch

Amazon Cloudwatch

CloudWatch collects monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events, so you'll know instantly if a service goes down.

Vpc

Amazon VPC

Virtual Private Cloud lets you provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network.

Bridging the skills gap with Amazon.

iXperience has formed a collaboration with Amazon Web Services to build one of the first career accelerator programs of its kind in the world.
Aaron fuchs
Aaron Fuchs
iX Founder & CEO

"We recognise that industry is changing exponentially fast, which inspires us to work directly with companies to understand the skills they need most. There is no faster growing business than Amazon, and iXperience is excited to collaborate with AWS and build one of the world's first global cloud computing courses."

An intense skills bootcamp with expert instruction and mentorship.

iX classes quickly prepare you to create real-world value. Small class sizes mean you build personal relationships with your teaching team.

Note: This course overview is for informational purposes only. The content and learning objectives are set by your teachers, and may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curriculum revisions, the actual pace of learning by students, and other factors.

  • Asynchronous programming

    Cloud Computing Essentials

    AWS infrastructure as it relates to system operations, such as global infrastructure, core services, and account security. AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), additional administration and development tools. Manage, secure, and scale compute instances on AWS, as well as configurations.

  • Database

    Big Data Analytics

    Manage, secure, and scale databases on AWS. Monitor the health of infrastructure with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config. Configure and manage storage options using the storage services offered with AWS.

  • Internet

    Development & Testing Environments

    Build virtual private networks with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Monitor the health of infrastructure with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config. Manage resource consumption in an AWS account by using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Trusted Advisor.

Download the Cloud Computing Course Prospectus

Includes in-depth information about the industry, our curriculum, and internship options.

An integrated program to prepare you for the 21st century.

We combine enriching cultural education, high-intensity skills development, and real-world professional experience—an essential combination for an impactful career in the future.
Week 1:
Global Studies
All of our programs begin with an immersion into your chosen city. Take classes about the city's history, culture, and current events to understand your context. Explore your surroundings through iX-sponsored excursions.

Weeks 2-3:
Skills Bootcamp
Start building your skill set—quickly. Our collaborative, workshop-style courses, taught by industry experts, will push you to learn faster than you thought possible. Finish up with an impressive porfolio of class projects, and get ready for your internship.

Weeks 4-6:
Internship
Go beyond the classroom with a guaranteed internship. Work with a company abroad to apply your gained classroom knowledge in an professional environment. Finish up with a clear deliverable to show future employers.
Program structure bracket
Throughout the 6 weeks, there will be readings and reflection pieces that prompt you to connect your international experiences, skills training, and internship. The entire program will add up to 6 credits from the University of Virginia. By the end, you will have a deep understanding of your city in a global context, and a powerful set of skills and work experience to accelerate your career.
More about the credits from UVA.

Let's talk options.

This course is only available in Cape Town.
Dates for Cape Town
Session 1:
May 25 - July 3

Applications open

Session 2:
July 6 - August 14

Not available

Program fees for Cape Town

$9470

Our program fees include all costs except flights, transport to internships, and daily living. We provide need-based financial aid to better include students from all walks of life.
Included in every program
  • 6 credits of coursework
  • A guaranteed internship placement
  • Comfortable, secure housing
  • International insurance
  • Immersive cultural excursions and events
  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • LinkedIn, resume, and career support
  • Lifetime access to the global iX Alumni Network
iX Financial Aid

iXperience offers direct need-based financial aid to all qualifying students. Your eligibility for financial aid is determined entirely by your demonstrated need, and you'll have the chance to apply along with your iX program application. Applying for financial aid will not impact your admissions decision in any way.

Thoughts
from our alumni.

Phoebe brown
Phoebe Brown
Princeton Class of 2016

For me, iX presented a world of opportunities I hadn't yet considered. Learning about a new industry, exploring an incredible country, embarking on exhilarating adventures, and getting hands-on experience in an internship, made for an unbelievable summer.

Stanley zuo
Stanley Zuo
NYU Class of 2017

iX meant developing a new skill with a new group of people. It meant broadening my horizons and taking a risk to step out of my comfort zone. Mostly importantly, iX meant challenging myself both mentally and physically to push my boundaries.

Grace petrosini
Grace Petrosini
University of Notre Dame Class of 2021

iXperience is an amazing opportunity to meet new people, enjoy life in a new area of the world, learn and develop new skills, and try your hand in an industry you didn't think you would have the chance to work in.

Max martin
Max Martin
Yale Class of 2018

iXperience was a one of a kind learning and cultural immersion. I gained experience and knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom in ways I never had before. I can now say that I have incredible new skills and have used what I learned to make an impact at a start up company in Cape Town.

A streamlined application process.

Complete your application in an hour.
Early Action 1 application deadline: October 24, 11:59 pm PT.
STEP 1

Build your summer. (5 mins)

Use our application platform to choose the best city, course, and date combination for you. Not sure what combo to pick? Don't worry – you can change your selection after submitting your application. Our Admissions Team is always here to help you with your choice.
STEP 2

Choose between a written application or phone interview. (30-45 mins)

Our application focuses on your behaviors, motivations, and aspirations. You can write our short application essays, or choose to schedule a phone interview with one of our admissions consultants if the option is available. Our advice? Just be yourself!
STEP 3

Confirm your eligibility. (10 mins)

In order to receive your admissions decision, you'll need to confirm that you are in good academic standing with your home institution and that you are approved to study abroad. We'll send you a form to complete with your study abroad adviser to make this easy. We highly recommend meeting with your study abroad office and other advisors about your summer plans.
STEP 4

Get your admissions decision.

You'll hear back from our admissions team in two to four weeks, depending on when in the year you apply. Earlier applications receive quicker decisions and preferential admission. After receiving your decision, you'll have opportunities to ask more detailed questions about the program or even put your parents in touch.
STEP 5

Secure your spot.

As spots at iXperience are limited, we encourage our admitted applicants to secure their spot in the program by paying their deposit within two weeks.