Length
5 days

Overview

This five-day, intermediate-level, instructor-led course helps busy architects get away from the day-to-day to get focused and ready for their AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam.

This course combines the Architecting on AWS course, the Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate course, a deep dive into AWS services, quizzes, and a practice exam.

Attendees learn the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS, so they can build scalable and resilient solutions in the cloud, by spending the first three days on the Architecting on AWS course. They’ll start getting in the exam readiness mindset with bonus end of module quizzes. Next, they’ll learn strategies to answer exam questions and avoid common mistakes with the Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate half-day course. The course broadens attendees’ knowledge of AWS services with deep dives into Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and AWS Key Management Service, and then concludes with two quizzes and an instructor guided review of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate practice exam.

This course is delivered through a mix of instructor-led training (ILT), presentations, hands-on labs, an exam readiness workshop, videos, practice exam, and quizzes.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • The Simplest Architectures
  • Adding a Database Layer
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Automation
  • Building Decoupled Architectures
  • RTO/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup
  • Deep dive into AWS services: Amazon Redshift
  • Deep dive into AWS services: AWS Key Management Service
  • Adding a Compute Layer
  • Networking in AWS
  • Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring
  • Caching
  • Microservices and Serverless Architectures
  • Optimisations and Review
  • Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • Deep dive into AWS services: Amazon Kinesis
  • Practice exam: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience
Prerequisites

Skills Gained

In this course, participants will learn to:

  • Make architectural decisions based on AWS architectural 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 solutions
  • Navigate the logistics of the examination process, exam structure, and question types
  • Identify how questions relate to AWS architectural concepts
  • Interpret the concepts being tested by an exam question

Key Topics

Day 1: Architecting on AWS – for more detail on the modules, see the Architecting on AWS course page

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: The Simplest Architectures
  • Hands-On Lab 1: Hosting a Static Website
  • Module 3: Adding a Compute Layer
  • Module 4: Adding a Database Layer
  • Hands-On Lab 2: Deploying a Web Application on AWS
  • Module 5: Networking in AWS – Part 1
  • Hands-On Lab 3: Creating a Virtual Private Cloud

Day 2: Architecting on AWS (continued)

  • Module 6: Networking in AWS – Part 2
  • Module 7: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Module 8: Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring
  • Hands-On Lab 4: Creating a Highly Available Environment
  • Module 9: Automation
  • Hands-On Lab 5: Automating Infrastructure Deployment with AWS CloudFormation
  • Module 10: Caching

Day 3: Architecting on AWS (continued)

  • Module 11: Building Decoupled Architectures
  • Module 12: Microservices and Serverless Architectures
  • Hands-On Lab 6: Implementing a Serverless Architecture with AWS Managed Services
  • Module 13: RTO/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup
  • Module 14: Optimisations and Review

Day 4: Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

  • Module 0: The Exam
  • Module 1: Design Resilient Architectures
  • Module 2: Design Performant Architectures
  • Module 3: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
  • Module 4: Design Cost-Optimised Architectures
  • Module 5: Define Operationally Excellent Architectures

Exam Readiness

  • Additional deep dive of AWS services
  • Quiz #1

Day 5: Exam Readiness

  • Practice exam: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • Quiz #2
  • Wrap-up

Please Note: This is an emerging technology course. The course outline is subject to change as needed.

Target Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Solutions architects and cloud architects seeking their AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification
  • Customers and APN Partners who have 6 to 12 months of experience with AWS including a strong architecture background and experience
  • Individuals who prefer an instructor-led course for training and exam readiness
  • Individuals who have not taken the Architecting on AWS course in the last ~6 months

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please call us at +632 8244 2098 or email [email protected]

Prerequisites

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • At least 6 to 12 months of hands-on experience designing with AWS services
  • Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
  • An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS cloud
  • An understanding of the AWS global infrastructure
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