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Cloud Capstone


This is an IN-PERSON track on the Collin College campus


This workshop is meant to provide participants experience with implementing a migration from on premise hardware to a Cloud Environment. Students will implement a basic on-premise solution and then migrate it to a single cloud vendors solutions. This will allow current students the ability to teach a basic cloud capstone project. Throughout this workshop students will work with the instructors and fellow students to develop their personal cloud project scenario, a project plan, an on premise implementation using local virtual machines, and then cloud based virtual machines solution and then finally a serverless and/or container based solution.

When this course is complete instructors will walk away with a preliminary course project design for their own cloud capstone project.


Attendees need associate level knowledge of the cloud platform they are going to implement. Specifically, attendees must have already completed AWS Architecting and/or Azure Administrator courses.

Special advance permission from the instructors will be required if you'd like to use Google, RedHat, or IBM cloud environments.

While instructors are working to possibly provide free access to AWS and Azure environments, attendees should be prepared to come to Working Connections with their own “cloud credit” in either AWS or Azure.





Lawrence Rodis is a tenured professor and assistant department chair in the Computing and Information Technology department at the College of Southern Nevada. He instructs in Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Linux based technologies. He is a co-pi on an NSF grant that is helping to create and implement a multi-cloud system administration degree for the institution. As an adjunct instructor he has taught bachelor and master’s courses in both business and IT for multiple institutions including Roseman University, Regis University, Stephens College, and the University of Phoenix. Lawrence currently operates his own small Managed Services Provider business that is a Microsoft Partner. Prior to that, he worked for Intel where he helped to develop and then support computer systems that provided factory automation capabilities for both FAB and Assembly factories worldwide. He has a Master’s in Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at Arizona State University.

When he and his wife of 33 years have free time that like to travel both internationally and frequently to Hawaii where they recently rescued a cat names Keanu from Kauai and brought him to Las Vegas to join their menagerie of other pets.


Kara Brown has been tenured faculty and Secure Systems program coordinator in the CSIT department at Sinclair College for 10 years. She instructs primarily advanced courses in Server Infrastructure, Cloud, Networks, and Cyber Defense. She is also an expert in virtualization and enterprise storage. In addition, she has taught as an adjunct and course designer in Information Systems at Wright State University for 12 years. Before coming to Sinclair as faculty, Kara worked as a system and network engineer, and systems architect for close to 15 years in multiple industries and in higher education. She has a BA from the University of Dayton and a Master of Information Systems from Wright State University. She holds many industry certifications in infrastructure, networking and security.

Personally, Kara is a passionate tabletop gamer, friend to fuzzy animals, and she enjoys geek culture in all of its diversity and grandeur.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this track, the participants will be able to develop and document a detailed project scenario to allow students to implement…

  • A local virtual machine solution to meet your defined scenario.
  • A cloud based virtual machine solution that communicates privately to your on-premises network and publicly on the internet.
  • A cloud based serverless and/or container-based solution privately to your on-premises network and publicly on the internet.
  • Documented security requirements
  • A work break down schedule (WBS)


Click here for the program schedule and times.

Monday, July 11

Welcome / Ice Breaker
Overview of our project scenarios
An introduction to Windows autopilot and walkthrough
Start on your premise solution

Tuesday, July 12

Finish local virtual Machine solution and document it.
Start on cloud based virtual machine implementation.

Wednesday, July 13

Finish cloud based virtual machines and document it.
Start on cloud based serverless and or/container based solution.

Thursday, July 14

Finish cloud-based serverless and or/container based solution and then document.
Validate security on both cloud solution
Create project presentation

Friday, July 15

Group presentations and demonstration with participant feedback.
Course post mortem from Instructors and from Students

Please note that content is subject to change or modification based on the unique needs of the track participants in attendance.

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