AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

AWS Overview and preparation of AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

The course is designed to keep-it-simple and explain things clearly and succinctly. Together we’ll walk you through each of the major areas of Amazon Web Services, step by step. Using real life examples, we will practice how to effectively design and manage application infrastructure using AWS. At the end of each section, we’ll also test your knowledge with short quizzes to make sure you’ll be ready for the exam.

Not only will we cover the fundamentals of AWS architectural principles and services, we will also deep dive into each of the individual elements: IAM, S3, Cloudfront, Storage Gateway, Snowball, EC2, Cloudwatch, CLI, Lambda, Route 53, RDS, Dynamo DB, Redshift, ElastiCache, Aurora, VPC, SQS, SNS, Elastic Transcoder, Kinesis, API Gateway and so on.

AWS is constantly evolving their platform and course content reflects the required areas of knowledge at the time you register for the course.
The ideal student for this course is ready to quickly break into cloud computing. You don’t have hours to spend on training. The course will help you prepare for a position as a qualified AWS solutions architect.

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to confidently take the associate-level AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam, and be on your way to start an exciting career in cloud computing.

Course Content:

Unit 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS Exam Blueprint

  • Advantages
  • Cloud Services & deployment models
    • IAAS
    • PAAS
    • SAAS
  • Cloud service providers
  • What is AWS, an Intro!
  • AWS service domains
  • AWS services
  • AWS Regions and AZ's
  • Sign up – free account

Unit 2: IAM

  • Introduction to AWS Console
  • Create a Billing Alarm
  • Introduction to Access Management and RAM
  • What is IAM
  • Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
  • IAM Features
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • IAM Users & Groups
  • JSON
  • IAM Policies
  • IAM Permissions
  • IAM Roles
  • IAM Single Sign on
  • Lab – IAM
  • QUIZ

Unit 3: Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • What is Amazon VPC
  • Lab – Create Custom VPC
  • Custom VPC’s and ELB’s
  • Direct Connect
  • Lab – VPC Flow Logs
  • Setting up Direct Connect
  • IP Address and CIDR Notations
  • Creating VPC And Subnet
  • Components of VPC
  • NAT Gateway
  • Security in VPC
  • Types of VPC
  • Subnets
  • VPC Peering
  • Quiz

Unit 4: EC2

  • EC2 Introducation
  • What is AMI and types
  • End to End – EC2 deployment
  • Deploy a node application on EC2
  • EBA Volumes and Snapshots
  • Spot instances and spot fleets
  • Cloud Watch
  • Bootstrap scripts
  • EC2 Placement groups
  • EC2 Summary
  • QUIZ

Unit 6: Load balancing And Auto Scaling

  • Introduction to Elastic Load Balancer
  • Types of ELB – Classic, Network and
  • Load Balancer Architecture
  • Classic Load Balancer Creation
  • Application Load Balancer Creation
  • Cross Zone Load Balancing
  • Introduction to Autoscaling
  • Vertical and Horizontal Scaling
  • Components of Autoscaling
  • Vertical and Horizontal Scaling
  • Instance termination
  • Using Load Balancer with Auto Scaling

Unit 7: S3

  • Introduction to S3-Object Storage
  • Buckets and versioning
  • Lifecycle management
  • Pricing Tiers
  • S3 Select and Glacier Select
  • S3 Performance
  • S3 Transfer Acceleration
  • Lab – Cross Region Replication
  • Lab – Versioning
  • Quiz

Unit 8: Route53

  • DNS 101
  • Lab – Register
  • Lab – Weighted routing policy
  • Lab – Latency based policy
  • Lab – Failover routing policy
  • QUIZ

Unit 9: Database

  • What is a Database and types available on AWS?
  • Backups, Multi-AZ and Read Replicas
  • Dynamo DB
  • Redshift
  • Elasticache
  • Aurora
  • Database Migration
  • Caching Strategies on AWS
  • Lab – RDS
  • Lab – Backups, Multi-AZ and Read Replicas
  • QUIZ

Unit 10: Applications and Messaging

  • What is messaging?
  • SQS
  • SNS
  • Kinesis 101
  • Managed Kafka
  • Simple Workflow Service
  • Elastic Transcoder
  • API Gateway
  • Lab – SNS

Unit 11: Elastic Beanstalk and HA Architecture

  • What is Load Balancer
  • LB’s and health checks
  • Auto Scaling
  • Launch configurations and auto scaling groups
  • What is Elastic Beanstalk
  • Lab – Application via Elastic Beanstalk
  • Quiz

Unit 12: Monitoring and Security

  • Introduction to CloudWatch
  • Metrics
  • Dashboard
  • CloudWatch Alarms
  • CloudWatch Logs
  • CloudWatch Events
  • Pricing
  • KMS
  • CloudHSM
  • Secrets Manager
  • AWS Shield

Unit 13: Amazon FSx and Global Accelerator

  • i>What is FSx
  • i>Types of FSx
  • i>How does FSx for Windows File Server work
  • i>What is a Global Accelerator
  • i>How Global Accelerator works, Listeners and Endpoints
  • i>What are AWS Organizations
  • i>Features of AWS Organizations
  • i>Managing multiple accounts

Unit 14: Serverless services

  • i>Introduction to Serverless services:- Lambda and API Gateway
  • i>What is Lambda
  • i>Writing Lambda function
  • i>Introduction to API Gateway
  • i>Creating API's
  • i>Serverless Application Model
  • i>Elastic Container Service
  • i>Lab – Build a Serverless Web Page witih API Gateway and Lambda
  • i>Lab – Build a Alexa Skill
  • Quiz

Unit 15: AWS CLI (Not required for certification) – Advance Topic will not be covered in class

  • i>Introduction to AWS CLI
  • i>Understanding Access key and Secret key
  • i>Creating resources using CLI
  • i>Understanding Roles and using with CLI

Unit 16: Practice Exam (Self Study)

  • Quiz
  • Quiz 1
  • Practice Exam

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