Learn to identify services and features to build resilient, secure and highly available IT solutions on the AWS Cloud.
Architecting on AWS is for solutions architects, solution-design engineers, and developers seeking an understanding of AWS architecting. In this course, you will learn to identify services and features to build resilient, secure and highly available IT solutions on the AWS Cloud.
Architectural solutions differ depending on industry, types of applications, and business size. AWS Authorized Instructors emphasize best practices using the AWS Well-Architected Framework, and guide you through the process of designing optimal IT solutions, based on real-life scenarios. The modules focus on account security, networking, compute, storage, databases, monitoring, automation, containers, serverless architecture, edge services, and backup and recovery. At the end of the course, you will practice building a solution and apply what you have learned with confidence.
Course level: Intermediate
Activities: This course includes presentations based on use cases, group discussions, demonstrations, assessments, and hands-on labs.

Who should take this course

This course is intended for solutions architects, solution-design engineers, developers seeking an understanding of AWS architecting and individuals seeking the AWS Solutions Architect-Associate certification.



Day 1

Module 0: Introductions & Course Map review

Welcome and course outcomes
Module 1: Architecting Fundamentals Review

AWS Services and Infrastructure
Infrastructure Models
Securing your infrastructure
The Well-Architected Framework
Module 2: Account Security

Security Principals
Identity and Resource-Based Policies
Account Federation
Introduction to Managing Multiple Accounts
Module 3: Networking, Part 1

IP Addressing
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Patterns and Quotas
Internet Access
Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
Security Groups
Module 4: Compute

Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2)
EC2 Instances and Instance Selection
High Performance Computing on AWS
Lambda and EC2, When to Use Which
Hands-On Lab: Build Your Amazon VPC Infrastructure

Day 2

Module 5: Storage

Shared File Systems
Shared EBS Volumes
Amazon S3, Security, Versioning and Storage Classes
Data Migration Tools
Module 6: Database Services

AWS Database Solutions
Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS)
DynamoDB, Features and Use Cases
Redshift, Features, Use Cases and Comparison with RDS
Caching and Migrating Data
Hands-on Lab: Create a Database Layer in Your Amazon VPC Infrastructure
Module 7: Monitoring and Scaling

Monitoring: CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and VPC Flow Logs
Invoking Events
Elastic Load Balancing
Auto Scaling Options and Monitoring Cost
Hands-on Lab: Configure High Availability in Your Amazon VPC
Module 8: Automation

AWS Systems Manager
Module 9: Containers

Monitoring Microservices with X-Ray

Day 3

Module 10: Networking Part 2

VPC Peering & Endpoints
Transit Gateway
Hybrid Networking
Route 53
Module 11: Serverless Architecture

Amazon API Gateway
Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS
Amazon Kinesis Data Streams & Kinesis Firehose
Step Functions
Compare Amazon SQS to Amazon MQ
Hands-on Lab: Build a Serverless Architecture
Module 12: Edge Services

Amazon CloudFront
AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS and Firewall Manager
Compare AWS Global Accelerator and Amazon CloudFront
AWS Outposts
Hands-On Lab: Configure an Amazon CloudFront Distribution with an Amazon S3 Origin
Module 13: Backup and Recovery

Planning for Disaster Recovery
AWS Backup
Recovery Strategies


Capstone Lab: Build an AWS Multi-Tier Architecture

Participants review the concepts and services learned in class and build a solution based on a scenario. The lab environment provides partial solutions to promote analysis and reflection. Participants deploy a highly available architecture. The instructor is available for consultation.





We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites: AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials Working knowledge of distributed systems Familiarity with general networking concepts Familiarity with IP addressing Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Course Details

Identify AWS architecting basic practices.
Explore using the AWS management tools: The AWS Console, Command Line Interface (CLI), and CloudFormation in a lab environment.
Examine the enforcement of accounts security using policies.
Identify the elements that build an elastic, secure, virtual network that includes private and public subnets.
Practice building an AWS core networking infrastructure.
Determine strategies for a layered security approach to Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) subnets.
Identify strategies to select the appropriate compute resources based on business use-cases.
Practice building a VPC and adding an Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instance in a lab environment.
Practice installing an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) instance and an Application Load Balancer (ALB) in the VPC you created.
Compare and contrast AWS storage products and services, based on business scenarios.
Compare and contrast the different types of AWS database services based on business needs.
Practice building a highly available, auto-scaling database layer in a lab.
Explore the business value of AWS monitoring solutions.
Identify and discuss AWS automation tools that will help you build, maintain and evolve your infrastructure.
Discuss network peering, VPC endpoints, gateway and routing solutions based on use-cases.
Discuss hybrid networking configurations to extend and secure your infrastructure.
Discuss the benefits of microservices as an effective decoupling strategy to power highly available applications at scale.
Explore AWS container services for the rapid implementation of an infrastructure-agnostic, portable application environment.
Identify the business and security benefits of AWS serverless services based on business examples.
Practice building a serverless infrastructure in a lab environment.
Discuss the ways in which AWS edge services address latency and security.
Practice building a CloudFront deployment with an S3 backend in a lab environment.
Explore AWS backup, recovery solutions, and best practices to ensure resiliency and business continuity.
Build a highly available and secure cloud architecture based on a business problem, in a project-based facilitator-guided lab.