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Architecting on AWS (AWSA)

Detailed Course Outline

Day 1

Module 0: Introductions & Course Map review
  • Welcome and course outcomes
Module 1: Architecting Fundamentals Review
  • AWS Services and Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Models
  • AWS API Tools
  • Securing your infrastructure
  • The Well-Architected Framework
  • Hands-on lab: Explore Using the AWS API Tools to Deploy an EC2 Instance
Module 2: Account Security
  • Security Principals
  • Identity and Resource-Based Policies
  • Account Federation
  • Introduction to Managing Multiple Accounts
Module 3: Networking, Part 1
  • IP Addressing
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Patterns and Quotas
  • Routing
  • Internet Access
  • Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
  • Security Groups
Module 4: Compute
  • Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2)
  • EC2 Instances and Instance Selection
  • High Performance Computing on AWS
  • Lambda and EC2, When to Use Which
  • Hands-On Lab: Build Your Amazon VPC Infrastructure

Day 2

Module 5: Storage
  • Shared File Systems
  • Shared EBS Volumes
  • Amazon S3, Security, Versioning and Storage Classes
  • Data Migration Tools
Module 6: Database Services
  • AWS Database Solutions
  • Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS)
  • DynamoDB, Features and Use Cases
  • Redshift, Features, Use Cases and Comparison with RDS
  • Scaling
  • Caching and Migrating Data
  • Hands-on Lab: Create a Database Layer in Your Amazon VPC Infrastructure
Module 7: Monitoring and Scaling
  • Monitoring: CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and VPC Flow Logs
  • Invoking Events
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Auto Scaling Options and Monitoring Cost
  • Hands-on Lab: Configure High Availability in Your Amazon VPC
Module 8: Automation
  • CloudFormation
  • AWS Systems Manager
Module 9: Containers
  • Microservices
  • Monitoring Microservices with X-Ray
  • Containers

Day 3

Module 10: Networking Part 2
  • VPC Peering & Endpoints
  • Transit Gateway
  • Hybrid Networking
  • Route 53
Module 11: Serverless Architecture
  • Amazon API Gateway
  • Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS
  • Amazon Kinesis Data Streams & Kinesis Firehose
  • Step Functions
  • Compare Amazon SQS to Amazon MQ
  • Hands-on Lab: Build a Serverless Architecture
Module 12: Edge Services
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS and Firewall Manager
  • Compare AWS Global Accelerator and Amazon CloudFront
  • AWS Outposts
  • Hands-On Lab: Configure an Amazon CloudFront Distribution with an Amazon S3 Origin
Module 13: Backup and Recovery
  • Planning for Disaster Recovery
  • AWS Backup
  • Recovery Strategies
Capstone Lab: Build an AWS Multi-Tier Architecture

Participants review the concepts and services learned in class and build a solution based on a scenario. The lab environment provides partial solutions to promote analysis and reflection. Participants deploy a highly available architecture. The instructor is available for consultation.