AWS300: Amazon Web Services Architecture and Operations

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About this Course

This course is designed to teach systems administrators, developers, or IT architects how to optimize the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into a cloud solution. Because there is no one-size-fits-all design, this course highlights some AWS Cloud design patterns to help you learn how a service may fit in the overall cloud design. This 4-day instructor-led course also covers System Operations. Learn how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform including tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

Audience Profile

This four (4) day course is intended for IT professionals who are new to Amazon Web Services, including those working in systems architecture, systems operations, application development, or DevOps roles. This course can be used to gain an understanding of the core services used for running workloads on the AWS cloud. In addition, this course prepares students for both the AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate and AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exams.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
◾Describe the benefits of the AWS cloud platform and global infrastructure
◾Design architectures based on AWS recommended principles and best practices
◾Deploy EC2 Instances using the console and command line tools
◾Demonstrate knowledge of user identity, permissions, and security best practices used with AWS
◾Setup networking services with Amazon VPC
◾Implement elasticity and scalability for servers and applications
◾Build systems and applications with high availability, load balancing, and redundancy
◾Monitor the health of EC2 instances
◾Manage resource consumption and understand cost optimization
◾Operate application management services such as CloudFormation and AWS OpsWorks


Module 1: Introduction to Amazon Web Services
◾Understanding the AWS Global Infrastructure
◾Navigating the AWS Management Console
◾AWS Security Measures
◾Understanding Compute & Networking Services
◾Working with AWS Storage & Content Delivery
◾Understanding Managed Databases


Module 2: Working with Identity and Access Management (IAM)
◾Understanding the IAM Service
◾Setting up IAM Users & Policies
◾Multi-factor Authentication
◾Working with the Security Token Service (STS)
◾Security Best Practices on AWS


Module 3: EC2 – The Elastic Compute Cloud
◾Choosing the Right Instance Type
◾Launching EC2 Instances
◾Restricting Network Traffic with Security Groups
◾Understanding EC2 Storage: EBS vs. Instance Store
◾Working with Volumes and Snapshots
◾Understanding Amazon Machine Images
◾Setting up IAM Roles for EC2 Instances
◾Bootstrapping Instances at Launch
◾Remotely Managing EC2 Instances


Module 4: Networking with the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VCP)
◾Introduction to Networking on AWS
◾Architecting and Building your own VPC
◾Providing Outbound Internet Access with NAT
◾Controlling Traffic Flow with Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
◾Connecting your On-Premises Environment to your VPC


Module 5: Object Storage, Data Management, and Content Delivery Network (CDN)
◾Introduction to Amazon S3
◾Creating S3 Buckets
◾S3 Lifecycle Management and Archiving with Glacier
◾Backing up On-Premises Data to the Cloud with AWS Storage Gateway
◾Importing and Exporting Data
◾Exploring Backup Storage and Disaster Recovery Considerations
◾Working with the Amazon CloudFront CDN


Module 6: DNS Load Balancing with Route 53
◾Introduction to Route53
◾Architecting for Regional Failover
◾Using Weighted DNS Records
◾Implementing Latency Based Routing


Module 7: Working with AWS Database Services
◾Working with the Relational Database Service (RDS)
◾Storing Data in DynamoDB
◾Data Warehousing with Redshift
◾Understanding Elasticache
◾Working with Amazon Aurora


Module 8: Implementing High Availability
◾Understanding Elasticity & Scalability
◾Architecting for Multiple Availability Zones and Regions
◾Implementing an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
◾Implementing Autoscaling


Module 9: Monitoring and Analysis
◾Introduction to Amazon Cloudwatch
◾Creating Cloudwatch Roles
◾Monitoring EC2
◾Monitoring RDS
◾Consolidating Billing and Cost Optimization
◾Implementing Billing Alerts


Module 10: Setting Up Application Services
◾Working with the Simple Notification Service (SNS)
◾Understanding the Simple Queue Service (SQS)
◾Management with Amazon Simple Workflow (SWF)


Module 11: Using Application Management Services
◾Overview of Application Management on AWS
◾Understanding Infrastructure as Code
◾Building Infrastructure with CloudFormation
◾Creating Stacks with AWS Opsworks


Module 12: Mastering the Command Line: AWS CLI and PowerShell
◾Introduction to the AWS API’s and Available Tools
◾Installing SDKs and the AWS CLI
◾Common API Actions
◾Running Commands and Scripts with the AWS CLI
◾Scripting AWS with Windows PowerShell


We recommend that attendees have experience with general networking concepts and systems administration or software development. Familiarity with either the Windows or Linux operating systems is also recommended.