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How To Get A Cloud Computing Degree In 6 MONTHS (AWS 2023)

Shane Hummus2023-02-12
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The video discusses how to obtain a cloud computing bachelor's degree in six months through Competency Based education at Western Governors University. WGU offers a cloud computing degree track following the AWS track, emphasizing the acceptance of existing credits to save time and money. Strategies for efficiently completing the degree include testing out of classes, pre-studying, and enrolling in classes quickly. The importance of knowing ID numbers for different classes and utilizing resources like WGU subreddits and Facebook groups is highlighted. The goal is to finish the degree in one term and research other competency-based universities before committing.

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Obtaining a cloud computing bachelor's degree in six months through Competency Based education at Western Governors University.
00:29
WGU offers a cloud computing degree track following the AWS track.
The university focuses on degrees with high job market demand, unlike other schools that may offer less practical programs.
Transferring existing credits is emphasized, as WGU and similar universities are flexible in accepting credits.
The video outlines a four-step process for efficiently completing the degree.
WGU (Western Governors University) is flexible in accepting credits from other colleges, certifications, and military/work experience.
03:09
Third-party companies such as study.com, sophia.org, and straighterline.com provide faster, cheaper, and easier methods to test out of classes.
Students can test out of classes quickly, with the possibility of completing one per day or comfortably at one per week.
It is possible to complete a degree at WGU in one to two terms (6-12 months), but this may not align with the university's financial interests.
A cheat sheet has been created to expedite the degree completion process at WGU.
Pre-study classes before enrolling at WGU to avoid extra costs and ensure timely completion.
05:10
Utilize resources like WGU subreddits and Facebook groups for tips on passing classes efficiently.
Seek advice from individuals who recently passed or are currently studying.
Additional online resources include YouTube channels, blogs, Khan Academy, freeCodeCamp, and online textbooks.
Consider studying difficult classes before enrolling if time is limited, but ideally study all classes beforehand.
Tips for Quick Completion of Classes at WGU
07:29
Enroll in classes at WGU and aim to finish them quickly within one term, with examples of completing 87 credit units in one term.
Reach out to mentors or professors for help with challenging classes like scripting and automation.
Consider which track to follow, such as AWS or Azure, based on career goals.
Follow the four steps of transferring credits, testing out of classes, pre-studying, and enrolling to maximize efficiency in completing classes.
Importance of knowing ID numbers for different classes for referencing on platforms like Reddit and Facebook groups.
10:05
Significance of columns displaying course names, units per course, and transferable study.com classes for credit at WGU.
Explanation of color-coding system (green for general ed, yellow for core, red for program-specific) to indicate course difficulty levels.
Emphasis on organizing study materials and credits for swift completion of certifications for credit transfer.
Outline of steps for transferring existing credits, including examples like AP courses and college semesters.
Process of transferring classes to WGU for accelerated degree completion is detailed.
13:12
Utilizing study.com to test out of classes and save money is highlighted.
Pre-studying before enrolling in WGU is recommended to expedite the degree completion process.
Goal is to finish the degree in one term, with the ability to transfer a significant portion of the degree.
Upon completion, students can proudly obtain a degree from a respected university in just six months.