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Migrating to AWS

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2 Days

12 CPD hours

About this course

Solutions architects, Software engineers, Operations leads, and IT project managers.


Recognize the common business and technical drivers for migrating to the cloud Summarize the three phases of a migration and associated objectives, tasks, and stakeholders for each Describe AWS architecture, tools, and migration best practices Distinguish between the various cloud migration strategies and when each is most appropriate Determine an organization's application migration readiness Discover a portfolio and gather data necessary for migration Plan and design an application migration strategy Perform and validate application migration to the cloud Optimize applications and operations after migrating to the cloud


This course is for individuals who seek an understanding of how to plan and migrate existing workloads to the AWS Cloud. You will learn about various cloud migration strategies and how to apply each step of the migration process, including portfolio discovery, application migration planning and design, conducting a migration, and post-migration validation and application optimization. Hands-on labs reinforce learning, and each lab is designed to provide you with the understanding and foundation necessary to complete migration tasks in your organization.


We recommend that attendees of this course have:

1 - What Is a Cloud Migration
  • Summarize the drivers and desired outcomes of a cloud migration
  • Identify the elements of a successful migration journey
  • Describe the three-phase AWS migration process
2 - Assessing Migration Readiness
  • Summarize the activities and goals of the assess phase
  • Evaluate tools for assessing your organizations cloud readiness
  • Describe Migration Readiness Assessments (MRAs) and their importance
3 - Preparing for a Migration and Understanding Related Workstreams
  • Summarize the mobilize phase of the process
  • Discuss the eight unique migration-related workstreams
4 - Discovering Landing Zones and Their Benefits
  • Explain the function of a landing zone
  • Discuss best practices for creating a custom landing zone
  • Describe how you would use AWS Control Tower to create a landing zone
5 - Building a Landing Zone
  • Summarize the process of building a landing zone
  • Determine the best multi-account structure, governance policies, and connectivity plan for a
  • landing zone
6 - Discovering the Portfolio and Understanding Migration Strategies
  • Explain the activities of the detailed portfolio discovery workstream
  • Describe how to assess an applications migration readiness
  • Summarize the seven migration strategies
7 - Understanding and Choosing Portfolio Discovery Tools
  • Summarize the various discovery tools available
  • Distinguish which tools are best to use based on scenario
8 - Planning and Designing a Migration
  • Describe the planning and design process
  • Summarize how to set up a migration factory
  • Choose and finalize an application migration strategy
9 - Performing the Migration to AWS
  • Explain the server migration process
  • Discuss the various migration automation and governance tools available
  • Evaluate server migration tools for compatibility with your environment
10 - Understanding Database and Data Migration Services
  • Summarize the significance of database and data migration
  • Discuss the various data migration tools available
11 - Understanding Additional Migration Support Options
  • Discuss additional migration support options
  • Summarize AWS Managed Services and AWS Marketplace
  • Describe SAP on AWS and services offered for Windows
12 - Integrating, Validating, and Cutting Over Applications
  • Discuss the process and benefits of integrating, validating, and cutting over applications
13 - Modernizing and Optimizing an Application Migration
  • Identify post-migration opportunities for modernization and optimization
  • Understand cost and security optimization processes
  • Explore tools available to support these processes
14 - Understanding Operations Tools, Integration Testing, and Automation
  • Summarize operations in the cloud
  • Discuss four functions of operations and their domains
  • Review operations automation and relevant support tools
15 - Migration Best Practices
  • Course review and key takeaways
  • Summarize and reinforce AWS best practices for migrating
Additional course details:

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

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Migrating to AWS course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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