Architecting On AWS - Accelerator

AWS Training

Course ID: AWSACE

Duration: 4.5 Days

Training Fee: HK$21,000

Overview

This course covers all aspects of how to architect for the cloud over four-and-a-half-days. It covers topics from Architecting on AWS and Advanced Architecting on AWS to offer an immersive course in cloud architecture. You will learn how to design cloud architectures, starting small and working to large-scale enterprise level designs—and everything in between. Starting with the Well-Architected Framework, you will learn important architecting information for AWS services including: compute, storage, database, networking, security, monitoring, automation, optimization, benefits of de-coupling applications and serverless, building for resilience, and understanding costs.

For private classes, please contact us at (852) 2116 3328 for more details.

Kornerstone AWS training partner

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how 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

Prerequisites

We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Attended AWS Technical Essentials or have equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of distributed systems
  • Familiarity with general networking concepts
  • Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

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 on-premises environment to cloud architectures
  • Other IT/cloud roles who want to understand how to design and build cloud architectures

Delivery Method

This course will be delivered through a mix of:

  • Instructor-led training
  • Hands-on labs
  • Group exercises

Course Outline

This course will cover the following concepts:

Day 1

Module 1: Introduction

  • The real story of AWS
  • Well-Architected Framework
  • Six advantages of the cloud
  • Global infrastructure

 

Module 2: The Simplest Architectures

  • S3
  • Glacier
  • Choosing your regions
  • Hands-on lab: Static Website

 

Module 3: Adding a Compute Layer

  • EC2
  • Storage solutions for instances
  • Purchasing options such as dedicated host vs instances

 

Module 4: Adding a Database Layer

  • Relational vs non-relational
  • Managed databases
  • RDS
  • Dynamo DB
  • Neptune
  • Hands-on lab: Deploying a web application on AWS

 

Module 5: Networking in AWS Part 1

  • VPC
  • CIDR and subnets
  • Public vs private subnets
  • NAT and internet gateway
  • Security groups

 

Day 2

Module 6: Networking in AWS Part 2

  • Virtual Private Gateway
  • VPN
  • Direct Connect
  • VPC peering
  • Transit Gateway
  • VPC Endpoints
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • Route 53
  • Hands-on lab: Creating a VPC

 

Module 7: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • IAM
  • Identity federation
  • Cognito

 

Module 8: Organizations

  • Organizations
  • Multiple account management
  • Tagging strategies

 

Module 9: Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring

  • Elasticity vs inelasticity
  • Monitoring with CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and VPC Flow Logs
  • Auto scaling
  • Scaling databases
  • Hands-on lab: Creating a highly available environment

 

Module 10: Automation

  • Why automate?
  • CloudFormation
  • AWS Quick Starts
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • AWS OpsWorks
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk

 

Day 3

Module 11: Deployment Methods

  • Why use a deployment method?
  • Blue green and canary deployment
  • Tools to implement your deployment methods
  • CI/CD
  • Hands-on lab: Automating infrastructure deployment

 

Module 12: Caching

  • When and why you should cache your data
  • Cloudfront
  • Elasticache (Redis/Memcached)
  • DynamoDB Accelerator

 

Module 13: Security of Your Data

  • Shared responsibility model
  • Data classification
  • Encryption
  • Automatic data security

 

Module 14: Building Decoupled Architecture

  • Tight coupling vs loose coupling
  • SQS
  • SNS

 

Module 15: Optimizations and Review

  • Review questions
  • Best practices
  • Activity: Design and architecture - two trues and one lie

 

Day 4

Module 16: Microservices

  • What is a microservice?
  • Containers
  • ECS
  • Fargate
  • EKS

 

Module 17: Serverless

  • Why use serverless?
  • Lambda
  • API Gateway
  • AWS Step Functions
  • Hands-on lab: Implementing a serverless architecture with AWS Managed Services

 

Module 18: Building for Resilience

  • Using managed services greatly increases resiliency
  • Serverless for resiliency
  • Issues with microservices to be aware of
  • DDoS
  • Hands-on lab: Amazon CloudFront content delivery and automating WAF rules

 

Module 19: Networking in AWS Part 3

  • Elastic Network Adapter
  • Maximum transmission units
  • Global Accelerator
  • Site to site VPN
  • Transit Gateway

 

Module 20: Understanding Costs

  • Simple monthly calculator
  • Right sizing your instances
  • Price sensitive architecture examples

 

Day 5

Module 21: Migration Strategies

  • Cloud migration strategies
  • Planning
  • Migrating
  • Optimizing
  • Hands-on lab: Application deployment using AWS Fargate

 

Module 22: RTO/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup

  • Disaster planning
  • Recovery options

 

Module 23: Final Review

  • Architecting advice
  • Service use case questions
  • Example test questions