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Architecting on AWS covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course is designed to teach solution architects how to optimise the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions.

This 3-day course is unique to ALC, in that AWS best practices and recommended design patterns are aligned to key concepts and practical approaches found in The Open Group Architecture Framework and demonstrated by using the Avolution Abacus enterprise modelling tool.

Because architectural solutions may differ depending on the industry, the type of applications deployed, and the size of business, this course emphasises AWS Cloud best practices and recommended design patterns to help students think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS.

By presenting case studies throughout the course that showcase how some AWS customers have designed their infrastructures and the strategies and services they implemented, there are a myriad of opportunities to build a variety of design patterns.

This course provides a strong foundation for candidates wishing to sit the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam.

 

Prerequisites

Candidates should ideally have at least 2 years of IT experience with at least:

  • 1 year working with cloud solutions and services
  • Experience with architecting, designing, implementing or administering cloud solutions
  • Have access to an AWS account to perform all the lab exercises
  • A sound knowledge of Cloud Computing as covered in ALC’s Cloud Computing Foundation course

Learning outcomes

This course teaches you how to:

  • Make architectural decisions based on the AWS recommended architectural principles and best practices
  • Make architectural decisions based on the AWS recommended architectural principles and best practices
  • Utilise AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions
  • Gain hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage and database AWS services covering IaaS and PaaS
  • Understand of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), NoSQL datastores, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and basic networking concepts
  • Understand RESTful API Web Services, XML and JSON data formats.

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • Individuals and organisations seeking an advanced understanding of Amazon Web Services
  • Managers responsible for employees that are working on Amazon Web Services initiatives or projects
  • Technical staff involved in Amazon Web Services initiatives or projects, such as technical project managers, business analysts, security architects, enterprise architects, solution architects and infrastructure architects
  • Solutions Architects and Solution Design Engineers

Course contents

1.   Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Overview of Cloud
  • Benefits of Cloud
  • Five Cloud Characteristics (NIST)
  • Three Cloud Service Models (NIST)
  • Four Cloud Deployment Models (NIST)
  • Introduction to The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)

2.   Introduction to Amazon Web Services

  • Terminology and core concepts including:
    i. Autoscaling
    ii. Load Balancing
    iii. DNS
    iv. Segregation
    v. Routing
    vi. Switching
    vii. Structured & Unstructured datastores
  • Overview of the IaaS and SaaS portal features and relevant AWS services
  • Overview of AWS key security features
  • Introduction to the AWS Well-Architected framework to develop solutions.

3.   Architecting your Solution using TOGAF

  • Deeper dive into the following AWS services:
    i. Route 53
    ii. Elastic Load Balancing
    iii. EC2 & EC2 Systems Manager
    iv. Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
    v. S3, Elastic Block Storage and Elastic File Storage
    vi. CloudFront
    vii. Glacier, Snowball and SnowMobile
    viii. RDS
    ix. Direct Connect
    x. CloudWatch
    xi. CloudFormation
    xii. Identity & Access Management
    xiii. CloudHSM
    xiv. Simple Queue Service
    xv. Simple Notification & Email Service
    xvi. Directory Services
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Baseline discovery techniques aligned to TOGAF
  • Future state architectures aligned to TOGAF
  • Architecting public and hybrid cloud solutions using AWS components.

4.   Migrating Applications and Data

  • Deeper dive into the following services:
    i. AWS Application Discovery Service
    ii. AWS Database Migration Service
    iii. AWS Schema Conversion Tool
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Baseline discovery techniques aligned to TOGAF
  • Future state architectures aligned to TOGAF
  • Common tools for data migration
  • Event-Driven Scaling
  • Automation & Decoupling

5.   The Well Architected Framework

  • Key Design Principles
  • The Five Pillars
    i. Security
    ii. Reliability
    iii. Performance
    iv. Cost Optimisation
    v. Operational Excellence
  • Alignment to TOGAF.

6.   Design Patters and Use Cases

  • Using the AWS Architecture Centre
  • Quick Starts
  • Key Reference Architectures:
    i. Web Application Hosting
    ii. Batch Processing
    iii. Fault Tolerance and High Availability
    iv. Content and Media Serving
  • Large Scale Design Patterns
    i. Large Scale Processing and Huge Data Sets
    ii. Disaster Recovery
    iii. Backup
    iv. Grid Computing

Course fees

Face-to-face classroom training

Fees per person

Architecting on AWS (3 days)

  • $2250 + gst

Fees include:

  • Course presentation
  • Printed course workbook
  • Full catering including sit-down lunch each day

 

This course provides full preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam.

The exam has to be purchased separately.

Face-to-face classroom training

Next Available Dates

  • No public courses currently scheduled. Please contact ALC.

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