Duration: Hours

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate is intended for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

Training Mode: Online

Description

Course Objectives

This course teaches you how to:

  1. Leverage different AWS services to make your infrastructure and applications scalable, reliable, secure, cost-effective, and highly available.
  2. Leverage AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in infrastructure and applications.
  3. Make an AWS-based infrastructure and applications more efficient to increase performance and reduce costs.
  4. Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions.
  5. Use the most common methodologies to develop, deploy, and maintain applications on AWS.
  6. Perform operations by using the AWS Management Console and the AWS CLI
  7. Monitor, log, and troubleshoot systems

Prerequisites

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

  1. Courses taken: AWS Technical Essentials (Preferable)
  2. Working knowledge of distributed / multi-tier systems
  3. Working knowledge of at least high-level programming language
  4. Familiarity with general networking concepts (IP Addresses, firewalls etc.)
  5. Familiarity with DNS concepts and working

Delivery Method

This course will be delivered through a mix of:

  1. Virtual Instructor-led Training (vILT)
  2. Hands-on Labs (70%) whereas Presentations, Activities, and End of Module Questions (30%)
  3. Appropriate case studies will be taken up during each module.

AWS Overview 

  1. Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  2. History of AWS
  3. Characteristics of AWS
  4. Overview of AWS Infrastructure (Regions, Availability Zones, CDNs)
  5. AWS Managed Services vs Unmanaged Services
  6. Well Architected Framework
  7. Overview of AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), SDK and APIs

EC2

  1. Overview of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  2. EC2 AMIs
  3. EC2 Instance Types
  4. EC2 User Data – Bootstrapping EC2 instances (Linux and Windows)
  5. EC2 Instance Metadata
  6. EBS Volumes
  7.  EBS Snapshots
  8. Instance Store Volumes
  9. Security Groups
  10. Key Pairs
  11. On-demand vs Spot vs Reserved vs Scheduled vs Dedicated
  12. Elastic Load Balancers
  13. Autoscaling with CloudWatch alarms setup
  14. Placement Groups
  15. EC2 Limits and Pricing

VPC

  1. Overview of VPC
  2. VPC Wizard
  3. Subnets
  4. Route Tables
  5. Network ACLs
  6. Security Groups
  7. Bastion Hosts
  8. Elastic IPs
  9. Internet Gateway
  10. NAT Instances and NAT Gateway
  11. VPC Peering
  12. VPC Transit Gateway
  13. Virtual Private Gateway
  14. Customer Gateway
  15. VPN Connection
  16. Direct Connect
  17. Flow Logs

S3, Glacier and Other Storage Types

  1. Overview of S3 Object Storage
  2. S3 Entities – Buckets, Folders, Objects
  3. Glacier Storage Overview and Glacier vs S3 comparison
  4. S3 and Glacier Storage – Classes
  5. S3 Security
  • Bucket Policies,
  • ACLs,
  • Encryption Types,
  • Object Lock
  1. S3 Properties
  • Static Website Hosting,
  • Versioning,
  • Events,
  • Transfer Acceleration
  1. S3 Management – Lifecycle, Cross Region Replication
  2. CloudFront & CDNs
  3. Import/Export
  4. Snow Family
  • Snowcone,
  • Snowball,
  • Snowball Edge and
  • Snowmobile
  1. Storage Gateway
  2. Elastic File System (EFS)

Databases

  1. Overview of databases
  2. RDS
  3. Licensing and Management (IaaS vs PaaS)
  4. Multi-AZ Deployment
  5. Read Replicas
  6. Automated Backups
  7. Database Snapshots
  8. DynamoDB (No SQL Database)
  9. RedShift (Datawarehouse)
  10. Elasticache
  11. Database Migration Services (DMS)
  12. Other Databases (Time Series, Graph, etc.)

IAM

  1. Overview of Identity and Access Management
  2. Policies
  3. Groups
  4. Users (Root, Admin, Power, General)
  5. Roles
  6. Security Token Service (STS)
  7. Multi-Factor Authentication
  8. Identity Providers
  9. Federated Identity (Active Directory, Web Identity)
  10. Credential Report

Route 53 

  1. Overview of DNS
  2. Routing Policies (Simple, Weighted, Latency, Failover and Geo-location)

Application Services

  1. Overview of Application Services
  2. Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  3. Simple Queue Service (SQS)

Management Tools, Serverless Computing and Containers

  1. Cloud Formation
  2. Elastic Beanstalk
  3. Opsworks
  4. Lambda
  5. Overview of Containers
  6. Containers vs Virtual Machines
  7. Overview of AWS ECS, EKS, Fargate
  8. Systems Manager

Monitoring and Auditing 

  1. Cloud Watch (Events, Logs, Alarms, Notifications)
  2. Cloud Trail
  3. AWS Config
  4. AWS Inspector
  5. Trusted Advisor

Security and Disaster Recovery

  1. Security considerations and best practices
  2. Shared Responsibility Model
  3. Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  4. AWS Shield
  5. AWS Guard Duty
  6. Cloud HSM
  7. Key Management Service (KMS)
  8. Compliance
  9. Disaster Recovery

DevOps 

  1. DevOps Lifecycle
  2. CI/CD Overview
  3. Deployment Methodologies
  4. Blue-Green Deployment
  5. DevOps Automation (CI/CD Pipeline)

Streaming and Analytics Services

  1. Streaming Concepts
  2. Kinesis Data Firehose
  3. Kinesis Data Streams
  4. Kinesis Data Analytics

 

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