In this online training course, students will be taught the fundamental skills to architect your IT solutions on AWS. AWS Architect Associate is a course for System Engineers and System Developers and will cover how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions.

This course can be used in order to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam.

Course Instructor: Raymond Lacoste

Course Outline

01. Course Overview and the AWS Global Infrastructure

  • Introduction to AWS Architect Associate Course and Exam Objectives
  • Regions, Availability Zones, and Edge Locations

02. Compute

  • EC2: Overview, Architecture, and Pricing
  • EC2: Launching and Accessing a Linux and Windows Server
  • EC2: AMIs and Instance Types
  • EC2: Instance Store, EBS, EFS, FSx
  • EC2: IP addressing, Network Interfaces, Security Groups and Placement Groups
  • EC2: Auto Scaling
  • EC2: Load Balancers
  • ECS: Overview
  • Serverless: Lambda
  • Serverless: API Gateway

03. Databases

  • Databases: Overview
  • RDS: Overview, Instances, Storage, Encryption and Backups
  • RDS: Multi-AZ, and Read Replicas
  • RDS: Amazon Aurora
  • Elasticache: Overview
  • DynamoDB: Overview
  • Redshift: Overview

04. Networking

  • VPC: Overview, and VPC Subnets
  • VPC: Internet Connectivity, Routing, and NAT
  • VPC: Security Groups and ACLs
  • VPC: VPNs, Direct Connect, Peering, Transit Gateways, and Endpoints
  • CloudFront and Global Accelerator
  • Route53

05. Storage and Migration

  • Storage: Overview and Review
  • Storage: S3 Introduction, Storage Classes, Lifecyle Policies, and Static Websites
  • Storage: S3 Security, Integrity, and Replication
  • Storage: Storage Gateway and AWS Backup
  • Migration: Snowcone, Snowball and Snowmobile
  • Migration: AWS DataSync, AWS Transfer, AWS Database Migration Service

06. Application Integration and Customer Engagement

  • SQS, SNS, SES, Amazon MQ

07. Security

  • IAM: Users, Groups, Policies
  • IAM: Temporary Credentials, Roles, Password Policies
  • KMS and HSM
  • Amazon Inspector, Macie, GuardDuty
  • AWS Certificate Manager. Secrets Manager, WAF, Shield

08. Monitoring and Management

  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config
  • AWS Organizations and AWS Resource Groups
  • AWS Billing and Cost Management

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Make architectural decisions based on AWS architectual principles and best practices
  • Leverage AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Leverage AWS Managed Services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
  • Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solution