Architecting on AWS - Accelerator

Course Modality

Classroom + hands-on labs + group discussion

Course Level


Course Time

5 days

Course Language


Course Overview

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.


There are no prerequisites for this course


Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Solutions Architects who are new to designing and building cloud architectures
  • Data Center Architects who are migrating from an on-premises environment to cloud architectures
  • Other IT/cloud roles who want to understand how to design and build cloud architectures  

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Online Practice Labs

Projects provide you with sample work to show prospective employers.

Applied Projects

Real-world projects relevant to what you’re learning throughout the program

Learner Social Forums

A support team focused on helping you succeed alongside a peer community

Skill Covered

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Make architectural decisions based on AWS architectural principles and best practices
  • Use AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Use AWS Managed Services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an  infrastructure
  • Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions

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Course Curriculum


The Simplest Architectures

  • Problems that Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) can solve
  • Storing content efficiently
  • Problems that Amazon S3 Glacier can solve
  • Choosing an AWS Region

Adding a Compute Layer

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • Instance types and families
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes
  • Compliance options

Adding a Database Layer

  • Comparing database types
  • Managed vs. unmanaged services
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon DynamoDB

Networking In AWS Part 1

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Subnets
  • Gateways
  • Network security

Networking In AWS Part 2

  • Connecting networks
  • VPC endpoints
  • Load balancing
  • High availability

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • IAM users, groups, and roles
  • Federated identity management
  • Amazon Cognito

Managing Large Numbers of IAM Users and Accounts

  • Multiple accounts
  • Organizations
  • Billing

Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring

  • Understanding elasticity
  • Monitoring
  • Scaling


  • Why automate?
  • Automating infrastructure
  • Automating deployment

Deployment Methods

  • Blue-green deployment
  • Canary deployment
  • Tools for deploying


  • Caching overview
  • Edge caching
  • Database caching

Security of Your Data

  • Data classification
  • Encryption
  • Automating security

Building Decoupled Architectures

  • Decoupled architecture
  • Using Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS to create decoupled architectures

Optimizations and Review


Serverless Architectures

  • Going serverless
  • AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway
  • Step Functions

Building for Resilience

  • Avoiding failure
  • DDoS

Networking in AWS Part 3

  • Amazon EC2 throughput
  • Dealing with DNS caching

Understanding Costs

  • Reducing costs
  • Designing for cost
  • Cost questions


  • Cloud migration strategies
  • Planning
  • Migrating
  • Optimizing

RTO/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup

  • Disaster planning
  • Recovery options

Final Review

  • Large-scale connected networks

Course Wrap Up

Recommended Exams


AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate examination is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role. This exam validates an examinee's ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications.


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