AWS Certified SOLUTION ARCHITECT – ASSOCIATE


  • The course is designed based on official certification requirements outlined by AWS Cloud provider for AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

    • 4 days of instructor-led training
    • Includes 1 Day of AWS technical Essentials course bundled in this
    • Training delivered by AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate or Professional
    • Trainer is also a consultant helping clients to migrate to AWS cloud
    • Prepares for  AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    • Includes 5 simulation exam aligned to AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

    • Understand the core concepts of AWS Cloud
    • Architect AWS cloud from cost, performance, and cost optimization perspective
    • Rich hands-on labs to understand concepts better
    • Understand and create VPC
    • Ability to deploy and operate EC2 , EBS and ELB  service
    • Ability to create IAM users, groups, policies and roles
    • Deploy webapp and connect to RDS

  • After this course you will be able to appear AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate . The exam fees is 150 USD with Single attempt at additional cost .

    • Systems administrators and IT managers
    • IT administrators and operators
    • IT Systems Engineer
    • Linux/Unix Implementation Engineer or Administrator
    • Windows Server Implementation Engineer or Administrator
    • Cloud Systems Implementation Engineer or Administrator
    • Network Implementation Engineer or Administrator
    • Storage Implementation Engineer or Administrator

  • DAY 1
    Module 1: User Sign up
    • User Sign Up
    • Overview Amazon Management Console
    • Management Activity and Billing overview
    • Amazon Pricing

    Module 2: AWS Big Picture – 10000 feet overview

    • An overview of AWS
    • EC2- An overview
    • EBS- An Overview
    • Security Group-An Overview
    • Elastic IP- An overview
    • Cloud Front-An Overview
    • S3- An overview
    • Glacier- An overview
    • IAM – An Overview
    • RDS- AN overview

    Module 3: Amazon EC2- Win server 2012     ( Hands on lab by students)

    • Launch Windows server 2012 Instance
    • Decrypt Password and download RDP shortcut client
    • Connect to the EC2 Windows 2012 instance
    • Terminate the Windows server 2012 Instance

    Module 4: Amazon EC2- Security Groups  ( Hands on lab by students)

    • Creating Security Groups
    • Modify Security Groups
    • Delete Security Groups

    Module 5 : Amazon Elastic Block Store  ( Hands on lab by students)

    • Create Standard Volume
    • Create and delete snapshots
    • Create Provisioned I/o Volume
    • Assign volumes to Windows server 2012 and Ubuntu 14.04 server
    • Disassociate and Delete volumes

    Module 6 : Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)   ( Hands on lab by students)

    • Lab 6.1
      1. Launch Two Ubuntu EC2 Instances- apache web servers with user data
      2. Edit HTML files to both the servers
      3. Test your web Servers through internet
    • Lab 6.2
      1. Create Elastic Load Balance
      2. Add both the Ubuntu servers to ELB
      3. Test your Elastic Load Balancer
      4. Delete your Elastic Load Balancer

    Module 7 : AWS Route53

    • What is Route53
    • Route-53 demo integration with ELB you created ( Performed by Instructor only)

    Module 8 : AWS s3  ( Hands on lab by students)

    • AWS s3- Overview and pricing
    • Create Bucket  and Folder
    • Upload, download, share and delete object
    • Delete Bucket

    DAY 2 

    Module 1 : Amazon EC2 and EBS System operations  ( Hands on lab by students)

    • EC2 and EBS – Advanced theory
    • EC2 – Creating your own AMI
    • EC2 – Launching instance using own AMI
    • EC2 – copy  snapshot across region and share across accounts ( live demo by instructor)
    • EBS – Snapshot
    • EBS- creating volume using snapshot
    • EBS – copy EBS snapshot across region and share across accounts ( live demo by instructor)
    • EBS – upgrade volume types

    Module 2 : Auto Scaling and Bootstrapping   ( Hands on lab by students)

    • Overview Of Autoscaling
    • ELB: Configuring The Elastic Load Balancer for Autoscaling group
    • Configuring The AMI For Our Web Application
    • Auto Scaling And Bootstrapping
    • Scale out VM’s though stress test
    • Scaling VM‘s based on low utilization

    Module 3  : Amazon  S3   ( Hands on lab by students)

    • AWS s3- Overview and pricing
    • Create Bucket  and Folder
    • Upload, download, share and delete object
    • File Versioning
    • Cross Region Replication
    • Setting s3 life cycle policy
    • Create static Website in s3
    • S3 Transfer Acceleration ( Theory only)
    • S3 security and encryption ( Theory only)
    • Delete Bucket

    Module 4  : AWS – IAM (Identity and Access Management)

    • What is IAM? – A comprehensive introduction
    • Getting started with IAMs
    • IAM   user- groups ( Hands on lab by students)
      1. Creating a user and group
      2. Adding a user to the group
      3. Password policy setup for users
      4. Attaching policy to users
      5. Enabling dual /Multi  factor authentication to the users
    • IAM roles    ( Hands on lab by students)
      1. Creating a IAM role and assign s3 full access policy
      2. Launching a EC2 instance using a S3 full access role
      3. AWS CLI install and create s3 bucket using cli, upload file and delete bucket from s3
      4. Deleting a role
    • Creating a Billing Alarm    ( Live demo by Instructor)

    Module 5  : AWS Cloudfront ( Live demo by Instructor)

    • Cloudfront overview and pricing
    • Create a origin bucket for cloudfront
    • Upload file to origin bucket
    • Create CDN distribution and use origin bucket
    • Access files through Cloudfront distribution

    Module 6  :  AWS other storage options (Theory only)

    • Storage Gateway – Overview and pricing
    • Snowball – Overview and Pricing
    • Glacier – Overview and pricing
    • Glacier – Live demo by instructor using fast glacier client

    DAY 3

    Module 1 : Addon services and points to know (Theory only)

    • Consolidated Billing
    • AWS organization
    • Cross Account Access
    • Resource Groups and Tags
    • VPC Peering
    • Direct Connect
    • Security Token Service
    • Workspaces
    • Active Directory Integration
    • ECS
    • Cloudwatch
    • EBS Encryption
    • User data
    • EC2 Instance metadata
    • Elastic File System
    • Lambda concepts
    • EC2 Placement groups
    • EBS vs Instance store

    Module 2 : AWS – Webapp and RDS  ( Hands on lab by students)

    • RDS- An overview
    • RDS –read replica
    • RDS- Multi AZ failover
    • RDS snapshots
      1. Lab 1 : Create a RDS instance
      2. Lab 2 : connecting to an RDS instance
      3. Lab 3 : creating a RDS snapshots and restoring snapshot
      4. Lab 4: Deleting RDS snapshots
    • Deploy Web application in Amazon Ec2 ( media wiki)
    • Connect your Media wiki web application with RDS instances securely
    • Make media wiki available on public url for user sign up and write knowledge wiki
    • Delete Your RDS instance

    Module 3 : Other Database options ( Theory Only)

    • DynamoDB – Overview and use case
    • Redshift – Overview and use case
    • Elastic cache – Overview and use case
    • Aurora DB – Overview and use case

    Module 4 : Well Architected Framework

    • Introduction to the framework
    • Security
    • Reliability
    • Performance
    • Cost optimization
    • Operational excellence

    Module 5 : AWS Cloud Formation (Hands on lab by students)

    • Infrastructure as Code using Cloud Formation
    • Cloud formation – Create a new stack
    • Create and deploy sample template in JSON format
    • Use existing templates and deploy

    DAY 4

    Module 1 : AWS- Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    • What is VPC? – A comprehensive introduction
    • Understanding VPC configurations
      1. VPC with single public subnet
      2. VPC with public and private subnet
      3. VPC Peering
      4. Access control List
    • Configuring VPC Instances ( Hands on lab by students)
      1. Creating a VPC
      2. Subnets
      3. Internet Gateway
      4. Routing
      5. Configuring a NAT Gateway
      6. Creating security groups
      7. Launching instances in public and private subnets
    • NAT vs Bastions
    • VPC Flow Logs
    • VPC clean up

    Module 2  : App Services (Theory only)

    • SQS
    • SWF
    • SNS
    • Elastic Transcoder
    • API Gateway
    • Kinesis 101
    • Kinesis  ( handson demo by instructor)
    • Application Services Summary

    Module 3 : Whitepaper overview – Must read white papers for students

    • AWS security whitepaper
    • AWS Risk and compliance
    • Storage Options in Cloud
    • Architecting for AWS best practices

    Module 4 : AWS – Route53 ( Live demo by Instructor)

    • Route 53 – routing options
    • Simple routing – Handons lab
    • weighted routing policy lab
    • latency based routing lab
    • Geolocation based routing lab
    • failover routing lab

    Module 5 : Migrate to AWS

    • Case studies
    • Migration approach

    Module 6 : AWS exam Tips

    • Exam blue print overview

    • Gives an edge over other professionals in the same field, in term of pay package.
    • All roads are leading to Cloud, and everyone is adopting Cloud computing .Hence would require Cloud Engineers to drive their journey to cloud
    • Helpful for People are trying to transition to  Cloud Engineer roles
    • Verifies that you are aware of the latest features of Cloud
    • The certification helps to speak more confidently about this technology at my company when networking with others.

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