Course Overview

Architecting on AWS covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course is designed to teach solutions architects how to optimize the use of the AWS cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions. Because architectural solutions may differ depending on industry, type of applications, and size of business, this course emphasizes AWS cloud best practices and recommended design patterns to help students think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS. It also presents case studies throughout the course that showcase how some AWS customers have designed their infrastructures and the strategies and services they implemented. Opportunities to build a variety of infrastructures via a guided, hands-on approach are also provided.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

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

Course Prequisites


  • AWS Technical Essentials Course
  • Knowledge of distributed systems
  • Understanding of general networking concepts
  • Understanding of multi-tier architectures
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of  cloud computing concepts

Target Audience

  • Solutions Architects
  • Solution Design Engineers

Lesson 1 : Core AWS Knowledge

Lesson 2 : Designing Your Environment

Lesson 3 : Making Your Environment Highly Available

Lesson 4 : Forklifting an Existing Application onto AWS

Lesson 5 : Event-Driven Scaling

Lesson 6 : Automating and Decoupling Your Infrastructure

Lesson 7 : Designing Storage at Scale

Lesson 8 : Hosting a New Web Application on AWS

Lesson 9 : The Four Pillars of the Well-Architected Framework

Lesson 10 : Disaster Recovery and Failover Strategies

Lesson 11 : Troubleshooting Your Environment

Lesson 12 : Large-Scale Design Patterns and Case Studies

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