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AWS Cloud Architectures

Learn the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS

Collaborating with AWS Academy, this course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course teaches students how to optimize use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions.

Upon successful completion of this course, students get access to a free practice exam and a discounted certification coupon for AWS Solutions Architect Certification Exam. AWS Certifications recognize individuals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy, and operate applications and operations on AWS.

This is course #2 in a series focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS), including: AWS Cloud Foundations (Course #1), AWS Data Analytics in Cloud (Course #3), and AWS Machine Learning in Cloud (Course #4). Take one class or all four in the series.

This program is designed for:

  • Individuals who want to get a job in cloud computing.
  • Professionals in the IT industry who want to advance their career.
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  • What You'll Learn
  • Topics Covered
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  • Program Details

    Program Format: Hybrid (in person and online). The course consists of an initial 6-hour in-person session with the instructor and labs, followed by 34 hours of online self-guided work.

    Cost: $1,299.00

    CEUs (Continuing Education Units): 4

    Length of Program: 40 hours

    What You'll Learn

    When you've completed the program "AWS Cloud Architectures," you will be able to:

    • Make architectural decisions based on architectural principles and best practices
    • Use AWS services to make infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
    • Use AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
    • Increase performance and reduce cost of a cloud infrastructure built on AWS
    • Use the AWS Well-Architected Framework to improve cloud architectures

    Topics Covered

    This program will include:

    • Introducing Cloud Architecting
    • Adding a storage, computing, and database layer to your architecture
    • Creating a networking environment
    • Connecting networks and securing user and application access
    • Implementing elasticity, high availability, and monitoring
    • Automating your architecture and caching content
    • Building decoupled architectures
    • Building microservices and serverless architectures
    • Planning for disaster

    Program Author

    Ron Chiang

    Ron C. Chiang is an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. His research interest includes cloud computing, and computer systems. He works extensively with AWS and is an AWS Educate Cloud ambassador, an AWS Academy accredited educator, and an AWS certified professional.

    Program Details

    Program Format: Hybrid (in person and online). The course consists of an initial 6-hour in-person session with the instructor and labs, followed by 34 hours of online self-guided work.

    Cost: $1,299.00

    CEUs (Continuing Education Units): 4

    Length of Program: 40 hours

    What You'll Learn

    When you've completed the program "AWS Cloud Architectures," you will be able to:

    • Make architectural decisions based on architectural principles and best practices
    • Use AWS services to make infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
    • Use AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
    • Increase performance and reduce cost of a cloud infrastructure built on AWS
    • Use the AWS Well-Architected Framework to improve cloud architectures

    Topics Covered

    This program will include:

    • Introducing Cloud Architecting
    • Adding a storage, computing, and database layer to your architecture
    • Creating a networking environment
    • Connecting networks and securing user and application access
    • Implementing elasticity, high availability, and monitoring
    • Automating your architecture and caching content
    • Building decoupled architectures
    • Building microservices and serverless architectures
    • Planning for disaster

    Program Author

    Ron Chiang

    Ron C. Chiang is an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. His research interest includes cloud computing, and computer systems. He works extensively with AWS and is an AWS Educate Cloud ambassador, an AWS Academy accredited educator, and an AWS certified professional.

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