Course Description


The Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform is getting traction with a growing number of organizations seeking to offload their infrastructure costs to the cloud.  This intensive AWS training course teaches students the necessary skills that will help them become comfortable in applying the core AWS services to their problem domain.

This training course is supplemented by a variety of hands-on labs that help attendees reinforce their theoretical knowledge of the learned material.


  • AWS Overview
  • Interfacing with AWS
  • AWS Security
  • AWS Solutions Patterns
  • AWS Best Practices



Target Audience

Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Developers, Technical Managers


Course Prerequisites

Foundational knowledge in distributed computing and Web-based architecture



3 days



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Course Content

Chapter 1. Overview of the Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Amazon Web Services
  • The History of AWS
  • AWS Economics
  • The Initial Iteration of Moving to AWS
  • The AWS Service Stack
  • The AWS Distributed Architecture
  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Route53 Domain Name System
  • AWS Monitoring with CloudWatch
  • AWS Auto-scaling Group
  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • CloudFront Content Delivery Service
  • Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • DynamoDB
  • Simple Queue Service (SQS)
  • Simple Notifications Service (SNS)
  • Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
  • ElasticCache
  • Other Services
  • Summary

Chapter 2. The AWS Command Line Interface

  • Understanding the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Getting the AWS CLI
  • Available Commands
  • Summary

Chapter 3. Cloud Security

  • The Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug
  • Be Aware of Spear-phishing Attacks
  • Cloud Vendor Security Certifications
  • Cloud Access Security Features
  • Security of Cloud Vendor Networks
  • Insecure Interfaces
  • Top Threats for Cloud Computing
  • Authorization and Data Access Constraints
  • Cloud Security Domains
  • The CIAs of Security
  • Access Control: Physical Security
  • Access Control: Authentication & Authorization
  • Federated Identity Management
  • Access Control: Auditing
  • Identity Management
  • AWS Identity and Access Management Service
  • AWS Account Security Features
  • Application Security
  • Application Multi-Layer Security Design
  • Access Control List Extensions
  • Information and Data Security
  • Network Security
  • Operational Security
  • DevOps Security Concerns
  • Summary

Chapter 4. AWS Lambda

  • What is AWS Lambda?
  • Servless Computing
  • How It Works
  • Use Cases
  • Lambda Actions
  • Building Microservices with Lambda
  • Summary

Chapter 5. AWS Solution Architecture Patterns

  • AWS Architecture Center
  • List of Reference Architectures
  • High Availability Solution Architecture Blueprint
  • Log Analysis Solution Architecture Blueprint Summary
  • Scalable Web App Solution Architecture Blueprint Summary
  • Simplified Web App Solution Architecture Blueprint
  • Architecting for AWS: Design for Failure – Take 1
  • Architecting for AWS: Design for Failure – Take 2
  • Go with SOA and Asynchronous Communication Patterns
  • Secure Your Applications
  • Securing your Web Application Example
  • Other Security Considerations
  • Operational Checklists for AWS
  • Excerpts from Operational Checklists
  • Summary

Chapter 6. AWS Risk and Compliance

  • Shared Responsibility Model
  • Strong Compliance Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Summary

Chapter 7. Cloud Architecture Best Practices

  • Design for Failure
  • Achieving Cloud Elasticity
  • Loose Coupling
  • Finding the Right Tool for the Job
  • Defense in Depth
  • Managing Privileged Access
  • Real-Time Auditing
  • Security as Code
  • Summary


The Lab List

  1. Learning the AWS Management Console
  2. Managing Keys for Secure Connection
  3. Using S3 Through Management Console
  4. Managing IAM Users
  5. Creating a VPC
  6. Getting Started with the EC2 Service
  7. Elastic Block Store
  8. Creating EBS Snapshots
  9. Using Amazon Simple Queue Service
  10. Getting Started with AWS CLI
  11. Architecting AWS Solutions with HA in Mind
  12. Microserivces with Lambda

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