This course is an introduction to cloud computing, networking, databases, and data storage. Students learn how to architect, deploy and troubleshoot applications on AWS infrastructure following best practices and design principles in Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimization. The course objectives cover all knowledge domains required for passing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA) exam.

Objectives

  • Preparation for taking AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA) exam

  • Gaining practical knowledge in handling AWS applications and services

  • Hands-on training in real AWS environment



 
Week 1
Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Overview and History

  • Well Architected Framework

  • Shared Responsibility Model

  • Sign up for a free AWS account

  • Certification Exam Blueprint


Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • IAM Concepts - AAA

  • IAM Policies, Users, Groups and Roles

  • Identity Federation

  • IAM Organizations


Simple Storage Service (S3)

  • S3 Concepts and Features

  • Glacier

  • Data transfer

  • Website Hosting


Week 2
Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)


  • EC2 Concepts and Amazon Machine Images (AMI)

  • EC2 Instance Types

  • EC2 Storage - EBS

  • EC2 Security

  • EC2 Purchasing Options


Databases

  • Concepts

  • Relational Database Service (RDS) and Aurora

  • Redshift

  • DynamoDB

  • ElastiCache


Week 3
Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Concepts

  • Security

  • Gateways and NATs

  • Direct Connect

  • VPC Peering

  • VPC End Points


High Availability and Deployment

  • Elastic Load Balancing

  • Autoscaling

  • Elastic Beanstalk

  • Container Services

  • CloudFormation


CDN, DNS (Route 53)

  • Concepts

  • CloudFront

  • Route 53 Routing Policies


Week 4
Serverless

  • Concepts

  • Lambda

  • Alexa


Cloud Applications

  • API Gateway

  • Cognito

  • SWF

  • SQS

  • SNS


Analytics and monitoring

  • Kinesis

  • Elastic MapReduce (EMR)

  • Cloud Watch

  • Cloud Trail


Week 5
AWS Solutions Architect – Associate test domains review

  • Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures

  • Domain 2: Define Performant Architectures

  • Domain 3: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures

  • Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures

  • Domain 5: Define Operationally Excellent Architectures


Course conclusion

  • Summary

  • Exam tips