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First Gateway AWS class has 100% pass rate for industry certification

Published on Jun 10, 2021

In the spring semester, Gateway offered its first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Practitioner course (CIT 206). After the course, the five students in the course took the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam and passed. 

  • Bradley Hubbard 
  • Chian Greene 
  • Seth Reynolds 
  • Tyler Van Dyke 
  • Stephen Woodard

CIT 206 introduces the fundamentals of the services available in AWS and teaches an overall understanding of AWS Cloud, as well as independent of specific technical roles. 

The course uses a hands-on approach to solution development using actual AWS cloud services and provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. CIT 206 prepares students for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. 

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications. The exam can be taken at a testing center or from the comfort and convenience of a home or office location as an online proctored exam.

The cost of the exam is $100 and was able to be covered thanks to a generous donation from Red Hawk Technologies in Newport, Ky.

Becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is a recommended, optional step toward achieving an Associate-level or Specialty certification.

Learn more about the CIT 206 course and other Gateway Computer & Information Technology pathways at

Photo Caption: Gateway’s first AWS Certified Cloud Practitioners pictured from left to right Bradley Hubbard, Tyler Van Dyke, Stephen Woodard, Seth Reynolds, and Chian Greene.