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Course Overview

This 10-week, asynchronous course is geared toward professionals who have one or more years of hands-on experience designing distributed systems on AWS.

Mastering cloud architecture design requires a strong foundation in IT concepts. In preparation for the AWS Certification exam, students learn the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS through a guided, instructor-led approach. Learn how to optimize the use of the AWS cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based business solutions.

Delivered through interactive classes, students get:

  • Hands-on experience with practice-server access to the AWS platform: Online labs, activities, and projects.
  • eLearning portal access with interactive content: Labs, video, and practice exams.
  • Online knowledge assessments.
  • Challenging scenario-based exercises that reinforce curriculum topics.

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Expectations Upon Completion 

You will be prepared to sit for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification exam. You will be able to perform tasks not limited to these:

  • Architect and deploy secure and robust AWS applications.
  • Define solutions using architectural design principles based on customer requirements.
  • Provide best-practice implementation guidelines.
  • Identify the value and benefits of cloud and AWS.
  • Understand data protection and methodology.
  • Explain the financial advantages of the AWS cloud.
  • Navigate the AWS Management Console.
  • Understand AWS compute, networking, storage, and database options.
  • Create cloud migration roadmaps and business continuity plans.
  • Use AWS to make infrastructures scalable.
  • Automate the deployment of cloud resources.
  • Design architectures to decouple infrastructure and reduce interdependencies.
  • Optimize data storage for static content.
  • Identify and solve common configuration and design issues.
  • Differentiate between architectures for data processing and analytics, mobile backends, and video transcoding.

General IT Prerequisite Knowledge and Experience

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • An understanding of IT technical and business knowledge, and general concepts for networks, cloud computing, and distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with computer hardware, operating systems and basic scripting and programing knowledge. 

AWS Prerequisite Knowledge and Experience

While not required, students most successful in this course have: 

  • A basic understanding of global infrastructure and architecture. 
  • Familiarity with common AWS services and how and when they are used.