This 4-day course delivers students a workshop environment in which they learn architecture best practices and create multi-level systems in the cloud. Students work together to build systems that are secure and highly available. This session covers many different AWS services, including EC2, S3, VPC’s, Load Balancers and API tools.
This technical course is packed with hands-on learning activities and workshops. There is a split between hands-on activities (70%) and lecture (30%).
- Technical – Advanced
- IT Management and staff looking to understand best practices for architecting, designing, and deploying cloud services. Typical participant profile include:
- IT Directors
- IT Managers
- IT Architects
- System Engineers
- IT Consultants
- Students are expected to have a base level understanding of Amazon Web Services, network and security fundamentals.
- Upon completion of the course, students will be able to properly implement cloud-based services for an organization of any size.
Unit 1: AWS Components and Their Associated Costs
- Students learn about the various AWS offerings and explore the costs associated with each offering. In the associated workshop, students calculate the costs associated with migrating an application to Amazon AWS.
Unit 2: Security within Amazon AWS – Deep Dive into Security Offerings
- During this session, students are exposed to a variety of security architecture issues such as Security Groups, Access Keys and Host Keys. On premises encryption is also covered.
Unit 3: Cloud-Based Storage Options – Including Content Delivery Networks
- Students perform investigation of storage options including volume storage, object storage, databases and CDN.
Unit 4: Understanding and working with EC2 Command Line Tools
- In this unit, students get hands-on experience using Amazon EC2 Tools to expose the power of AWS hidden in command-line tools.
Unit 5: Migrating systems into and out of AWS
- The focus of this module is a hands-on workshop that has students using their knowledge of command line tools to export a local system to AWS.
Unit 6: Establishing Monitoring and High Availability
- The focus of this module is a hands-on workshop that has students build a monitoring solution and means by which to dynamically launch new actions based on performance and availability.
Unit 7: Exploring third-party management tools to enhance AWS
- As AWS has grown, so too have vendors offering management solutions for AWS. Students explore a variety of 3rd party vendors that can be leveraged to enhance AWS deployments, creating multi-vendor offerings, etc.
Unit 8: Virtual Private Clouds
- The focus of this module is a hands-on workshop that has students migrate existing systems into an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Students create a multi-tier VPC that leverage additional network controls.