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AWS courses

DDLS delivers a large range of accredited AWS training courses and is an Amazon Web Services Authorised Training Courses provider.

Authorised AWS partner

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.

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Why AWS?

The AWS Cloud Value Framework

The AWS Cloud Value Framework enables organisations to build a comprehensive business case for cloud computing by measuring and tracking progress against four key dimensions of value:

  • Cost Savings

  • Staff Productivity

  • Operational Resilience

  • Business Agility

Each of these four elements are crucial in determining an organisation’s ability to compete and succeed in a fast-moving business environment, to achieve differentiation, accelerate innovation, and make the most of the talent inside an organisation.

Cost Savings

In a traditional IT set-up, adding capacity to an organisation’s data centre is a slow process. It demands a long lead time, as well as accurate forecasting (typically six to nine months from initiation to availability) – and companies usually over-provision to avoid being unable to meet demand. With cloud computing, organisations pay only for the resources they need, and capacity can be instantly added and released on demand.

Staff Productivity

When an organisation operates its own data centre, a large amount of resources are dedicated to generic, IT housekeeping tasks: acquiring, installing and configuring resources, maintaining equipment. When IT moves to the cloud, many of these tasks are no longer required, freeing up IT staff to focus on higher level tasks that differentiate the business, such as new product development and improved customer service.

Business Agility

The traditional IT model places constraints on innovation and agility.

Cloud supports a rapid, agile approach to IT that drives competitive advantage. Developers can instantly provision resources and begin writing code, without waiting for the budget needed to deploy the full infrastructure stack that would be needed for a full-service offering. They can avoid costs because they can shut down instances when they are no longer needed.

Operational Resilience

By using cloud services, organisations can increase their operational resilience and avoid the high costs of IT disruption. AWS helps organisations improve the operational resilience in four key areas: infrastructure, operations, security and software.

  1. Infrastructure AWS provides a highly resilient infrastructure to protect against hardware failures, natural disasters and power outages. Every compute instance is served by two independent power sources, each with utility, UPS and backup generator power, virtually eliminating network outages. These approaches are standard with AWS but would be costly and complex to implement in an on-premises data centre.

  2. Operations AWS enables organisations to automate error-prone human elements with tools such as AWS CloudFormation and AWS Service Catalogue, thereby improving reliability. Furthermore, AWS Service Catalogue provides organisations with visibility into the utilisation and performance of their IT network, and is able to quickly identify and address any issues

  3. Security AWS supports high levels of security, and continuously applies best-of-breed protections to its global infrastructure. With AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM), organisations can securely control access to AWS services and resources, eliminating threats created by rogue servers or unauthorised users.

  4. Software AWS provides mechanisms to reduce the likelihood of software issues that could cause outages. AWS Managed Services automates common activities such as change requests, monitoring, patch management, security and backup services, and provides full-lifecycle services to provision, run and support infrastructure. IDC found a 94 percent reduction in unplanned downtime for AWS customers versus their previous on-premises implementations.

AWS Training

DDLS delivers Amazon Web Services (AWS) Authorised Training throughout Australia, working with individuals and organisations who need to gain proficiency with AWS services and solutions. Our hands on, role-based training courses are designed around the three principal roles: Solutions Architect, SysOps Administrator and Developer. We also offer foundation level training.

DDLS has a team of AWS Instructors across Australia to ensure that the most comprehensive schedule of AWS courses is available from our seven training locations. DDLS can help support your company’s transition through our accredited AWS training courses with comprehensive training and certification tailored for individuals pursuing learning in the following paths:

  • Cloud Practitioner

  • Architect

  • Developer

  • Operations

AWS Training with DDLS

Here are the top reasons to get AWS Certified with DDLS right now:

28 years of quality training experience
DDLS is Australia’s most awarded IT Training provider, successfully navigating 3 decades of rapidly evolving technology.

Authorised AWS instructors
Our AWS courses are delivered by AWS Certified instructors who are members of the AWS Authorised Instructor Program. This program ensures that DDLS customers experience the same standards of learning, as any other customers across the globe.

Breadth of expertise
DDLS works with a range of technology vendors, which enables our customers to work with a single preferred training provider that can cater to the breadth of their training needs. This allows customers to benefit from an integrated training plan on the technologies they choose.

National presence
A truly national provider with industry leading campus facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, and now Manila, Philippines.

DDLS Anywhere
Best-in-class telepresence, means you can get the same experience as our class-room students from your office, home or even one of our interstate facilities.

Advance your career
AWS Training and Certification can help you build your cloud skills and get you noticed by colleagues, employers, business partners, and customers.

Show you’re a pro
AWS Certifications validate your unique AWS Cloud skills and enhance your credibility with an industry-recognised credential.

Learning Paths


Learning paths are the progressions of courses and exams we recommend you follow to help advance your skills or prepare you to use the AWS Cloud. Explore the learning paths below, which are grouped into two categories: by your role or by your solutions area.

Role-based skills training is associated with particular job titles and is offered for:

  • Architect – Teaches people how to design applications and systems on AWS.

  • Cloud Practitioner – Gives people an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud.

  • Developer – Teaches software developers how to develop cloud applications on AWS.

  • DevOps Engineer – Teaches people how to use the most common DevOps patterns to develop, deploy, and maintain applications in the AWS Cloud.

  • Operations – Teaches people how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of applications, networks, and systems on AWS.

Role-based Path – Architect Example Pathway

‘Solutions’ pathways are tailored to particular solution areas, as opposed to specific job titles, and are offered for:

  • Machine Learning – Intended for learners to dive deep into the same machine learning (ML) curriculum used to train Amazon’s developers and data scientists.

  • Media Services – Teaches people how to create quality media experiences with AWS Media Services without the time, effort, or expense that are typically required to run specialised video equipment.

  • Storage – Intended for enterprise storage engineers to learn how to architect and manage highly available solutions, with a focus on AWS storage services.

  • Databases – Teaches people about designing and implementing AWS services to derive value from data.

  • Security – Teaches people about the processes and best practices for securing the AWS platform.

  • Advanced Networking – Teaches people how to design and implement AWS and hybrid IT architectures at scale.

  • Alexa Skill Builder – Learn to build, test, and publish Amazon Alexa skills Data Analytics – Learn to design, build, secure and maintain analytics solutions.

  • Game Tech – Learn how to solve real-world game development, compute, and analytics problems.

Solutions Based Path – Security Example Pathway

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

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