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Architecting on AWS - Accelerator

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5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

This course is intended for:
Solutions Architects who are new to designing and building cloud architectures
Data Center Architects who are migrating from on-premises environment to cloud architectures
Other IT/cloud roles who want to understand how to design and build cloud architectures


In this course, you will learn how to:
Make architectural decisions based on AWS architectural principles and best practices
Use AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
Use 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


This course covers all aspects of how to architect for the cloud over four-and-a-half-days. It covers topics from Architecting on AWS and Advanced Architecting on AWS to offer an immersive course in cloud architecture. You will learn how to design cloud architectures, starting small and working to large-scale enterprise level designs—and everything in between. Starting with the Well-Architected Framework, you will learn important architecting information for AWS services including: compute, storage, database, networking, security, monitoring, automation, optimization, benefits of de-coupling applications and serverless, building for resilience, and understanding costs

Module 1: Introduction
  • The real story of AWS
  • Well-Architected Framework
  • Six advantages of the cloud
  • Global infrastructure
Module 2: The Simplest Architectures
  • S3
  • Glacier
  • Choosing your regions
  • Hands-on lab: Static Website
Module 3: Adding a Compute Layer
  • EC2
  • Storage solutions for instances
  • Purchasing options such as dedicated host vs instances
Module 4: Adding a Database Layer
  • Relational vs non-relational
  • Managed databases
  • RDS
  • Dynamo DB
  • Neptune
  • Hands-on lab: Deploying a web application on AWS
Module 5: Networking in AWS Part 1
  • VPC
  • CIDR and subnets
  • Public vs private subnets
  • NAT and internet gateway
  • Security groups
Module 6: Networking in AWS Part 2
  • Virtual Private Gateway
  • VPN
  • Direct Connect
  • VPC peering
  • Transit Gateway
  • VPC Endpoints
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • Route 53
  • Hands-on lab: Creating a VPC
Module 7: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • IAM
  • Identity federation
  • Cognito
Module 8: Organizations
  • Organizations
  • Multiple account management
  • Tagging strategies
Module 9: Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring
  • Elasticity vs inelasticity
  • Monitoring with CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and VPC Flow Logs
  • Auto scaling
  • Scaling databases
  • Hands-on lab: Creating a highly available environment
Module 10: Automation
  • Why automate
  • CloudFormation
  • AWS Quick Starts
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • AWS OpsWorks
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Module 11: Deployment Methods
  • Why use a deployment method
  • Blue green and canary deployment
  • Tools to implement your deployment methods
  • CI/CD
  • Hands-on lab: Automating infrastructure deployment
Module 12: Caching
  • When and why you should cache your data
  • Cloudfront
  • Elasticache (Redis/Memcached)
  • DynamoDB Accelerator
Module 13: Security of Your Data
  • Shared responsibility model
  • Data classification
  • Encryption
  • Automatic data security
Module 14: Building Decoupled Architecture
  • Tight coupling vs loose coupling
  • SQS
  • SNS
Module 15: Optimizations and Review
  • Review questions
  • Best practices
  • Activity: Design and architecture - two trues and one lie
Module 16: Microservices
  • What is a microservice
  • Containers
  • ECS
  • Fargate
  • EKS
Module 17: Serverless
  • Why use serverless
  • Lambda
  • API Gateway
  • AWS Step Functions
  • Hands-on lab: Implementing a serverless architecture with AWS Managed Services
Module 18: Building for Resilience
  • Using managed services greatly increases resiliency
  • Serverless for resiliency
  • Issues with microservices to be aware of
  • DDoS
  • Hands-on lab: Amazon CloudFront content delivery and automating WAF rules
Module 19: Networking in AWS Part 3
  • Elastic Network Adapter
  • Maximum transmission units
  • Global Accelerator
  • Site to site VPN
  • Transit Gateway
Module 20: Understanding Costs
  • Simple monthly calculator
  • Right sizing your instances
  • Price sensitive architecture examples
Module 21: Migration Strategies
  • Cloud migration strategies
  • Planning
  • Migrating
  • Optimizing
  • Hands-on lab: Application deployment using AWS Fargate
Module 22: RTO/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup
  • Disaster planning
  • Recovery options
Module 23: Final Review
  • Architecting advice
  • Service use case questions
  • Example test questions
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Architecting on AWS - Accelerator training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

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