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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

Advanced Architecting on AWS

  • Length 3 days
  • Version 2
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Why study this course

Advanced Architecting on AWS covers how to build complex solutions that incorporate data services, governance, and security on AWS.

This course introduces specialised AWS services, including AWS Direct Connect and AWS Storage Gateway to support hybrid architectures. The course also covers best practices for designing and building scalable, elastic, secure, and highly available applications on AWS.

It builds on concepts introduced in Architecting on AWS.

This advanced-level course is delivered through a mix of instructor-led training (ILT), hands-on labs, and group exercises.

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What you’ll learn

This course is designed to teach participants how to:

  • Apply the AWS Well-Architected Framework

  • Manage multiple AWS accounts for your organisation

  • Connect an on-premises data center to the AWS Cloud

  • Move data from an on-premises data center to AWS

  • Design large data stores for the AWS Cloud

  • Understand different architectural designs for scalability

  • Protect your infrastructure from a DDoS attack

  • Secure your data on AWS with encryption

  • Enhance the performance of your solutions

  • Select the most appropriate AWS deployment mechanism


DDLS is an official AWS Training Partner for the Australian and Philippines region. Through our Authorised AWS Instructors, we can provide you with a learning path that’s relevant to you and your organisation, so you can get more out of the cloud. We offer virtual and face-to-face classroom-based training to help you build your cloud skills and enable you to achieve industry-recognised AWS Certification.

Stay ahead of the technology curve

Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for:

  • Solution Architects

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on


Course subjects

Module 1: AWS account management

  • Multiple accounts

  • Multi-account patterns

  • License management

  • Manage security and costs with multiple accounts

  • AWS Organisations

  • AWS Directory Service

  • Hands-on lab: Multi-VPC connectivity using a VPN

Module 2: Advanced network architectures

  • Improve VPC network connections

  • Enhance performance for HPC workloads

  • VPN connections over AWS

  • AWS Direct Connect

  • AWS Transit Gateway

  • Amazon Route 53

  • Exercise: Design a hybrid architecture

Module 3: Deployment management on AWS

  • Application lifecycle management

  • Application deployment using containers

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • AWS OpsWorks

  • AWS CloudFormation

Module 4: Data

  • Optimise Amazon S3 storage

  • Amazon ElastiCache

  • AWS Snowball

  • AWS Storage Gateway

  • AWS DataSync

  • Backup and archival considerations

  • Database migration

  • Designing for big data with Amazon DynamoDB

  • Hands-on lab: Build a failover solution with Amazon Route 53 and Amazon RDS

Module 5: Designing for large scale applications

  • AWS Auto Scaling

  • Migrating over-provisioned resources

  • Blue-green deployments on AWS

  • Hands-on lab: Blue-green deployment with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Module 6: Building resilient architectures

  • DDoS attack overview

  • AWS Shield


  • Amazon GuardDuty

  • High availability using Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint on AWS

  • High availability using MongoDB on Amazon EC2

  • AWS Global Accelerator

  • Hands-on lab: CloudFront content delivery and automating AWS WAF rules

Module 7: Encryption and data security

  • Encryption primer

  • DIY key management in AWS

  • AWS Marketplace for encryption products

  • AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS)

  • Cloud Hardware Security Module (HSM)

  • Comparison of key management options

  • Hands-on lab: AWS KMS with envelope encryption

Please note: This is an emerging technology course. Course outline is subject to change as needed.


It is recommended that attendees have the following prerequisites:

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