International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 7 (2017) No. 1, pages: 22-27, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.7.1.941

Integration of CompTIA Cloud+ into Universiti Teknologi MARA’s Computer Engineering Special Topics Syllabus

Ihsan Mohd Yassin, Md Mahdfudz Md Zan, Nooritawati Md Tahir, Husna Zainol Abidin, Zairi Ismael Rizman

Abstract

Cloud computing is one of the frontier technologies in computer engineering. Therefore, it is important to prepare the students with the knowledge and skills required in this field. This paper describes the integration of the renowned CompTIA Cloud+ professional training course into the ECE648: Special Topics in Computer Networking subject. The subject is a final year elective for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia undergraduate computer engineering students. We first begin by assessing the current teaching syllabus of a variety of international universities to establish fundamental topics that should be covered in a cloud computing course. We then proceed to describe our implementation, which is done in accordance with the CompTIA Cloud+ certification syllabus. Among the items described are how the Cloud+ course contents are adjusted to be more suitable for the course, as well as additional practical elements (not originally available in the Cloud+ course) added to the course syllabus. Implementation results are described.

Keywords:

cloud computing; computer engineering; engineering education; CompTIA Cloud+

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