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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

Media Essentials for IT Business Decision Makers

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Why study this course

In this instructor-led training course, you’ll learn the media and cloud fundamentals that will empower you to develop a cloud migration strategy for media workflows in support of business goals.

The course covers important concepts related to video processing and delivery, the variables that can impact migration decisions, and real-world examples of hybrid and cloud use cases for AWS Media Services. It also introduces security, artificial intelligence, and analytics concepts to help you consider how AWS Media Services fit into your overall cloud strategy.

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

Please note: students are required to bring their own laptop/tablet and power cable for this course.

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What you’ll learn

In this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Articulate the essential terms and concepts fundamental to video compression and distribution

  • Describe the four fundamental stages of video streaming workflows: ingest, process, store and deliver

  • Explain the importance of security in the AWS Cloud and how it is applied in video streaming workflows

  • Analyse video streaming workflow diagrams using AWS services, based on simple to complex use cases

  • Describe some of the key variables that influence workflow decisions

  • Recognise how other AWS services for compliance, storage, and compute, interact with AWS Media Services in video streaming workflows and the functions they perform

  • Describe strategies to test or prototype workflows to mitigate risk and cost impacts and optimise video streaming workflows

  • Use the AWS Management Console to build and run simple video streaming workflows for live and video-on-demand content

  • Recognise the automation and data analytics available for Media Services when used with AWS AI and explore media-specific use cases for these services

  • Identify the next steps in exploring migration to the cloud for one or more Media Services


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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Who is the course for?

This course is intended for Business Leaders, including managers/supervisors in the following roles:

  • Developer

  • Architect

  • Video Operator

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

Introduction to Making Migration Decisions – The Big Picture

Module 1: Important Video Concepts

  • Video Metrics

  • Video Compression

  • Video Distribution

  • Major Protocols used in Video Streaming

Module 2: Anatomy of Streaming Workflows

  • Ingest

  • Process

  • Store

  • Deliver

Module 3: Using AWS Services in Media Workflows – Video-on-Demand (VOD)

  • Introduction to AWS Media Services

  • Security

  • Variables Impacting Workflow Design

  • VOD Simple Use Cases

  • VOD Advanced Use Cases

  • Lab 1: Build and run a simple video streaming workflow for VOD content

Module 4: Using AWS Services in Media Workflows – Live Streaming

  • Challenges of Live Streaming

  • Live Streaming Simple Use Cases

  • Live Streaming Advanced Use Cases

  • Lab 2: Build and run a simple video streaming workflow for live content

Module 5: Optimising Workflows

  • Cost Considerations

  • Mitigating Risk

  • Monitoring and Automation

  • Exploring Migration Options



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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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