AWS Solution Architect - Associate
Amazon Web Services Solution Architect - Associate
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Amazon CloudFront and Route 53
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Amazon Machine Images
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Architecting for the Cloud
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Architecture Security
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Auto Scaling
AWS Associate Solution Architect: AWS Primer
AWS Associate Solution Architect: AWS Storage Solutions
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Building and Managing AWS Solutions
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Caching
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Database Managed Services
AWS Associate Solution Architect: High Availability
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Loose Coupling
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Managing AWS
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Optimizing Compute Resources
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Optimizing Storage
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Scalability and Elasticity
AWS Associate Solution Architect: Virtual Private Cloud

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Amazon CloudFront and Route 53

Course Number:
it_clamaa_16_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Amazon CloudFront and Route 53

  • list CloudFront use cases
  • provide an overview of distributions
  • create a CloudFront distribution
  • describe how HTTPS and field-level encryption work with CloudFront
  • view CloudFront billing and usage reports
  • use monitoring and reporting features for CloudFront
  • describe how Route 53 provides DNS services
  • use the management console to create a hosted DNS zone
  • use the AWS CLI to create a hosted DNS zone
  • use PowerShell to create a hosted DNS zone
  • describe how Route 53 can route DNS-related traffic efficiently
  • use the console to create a DNS weighted rule
  • describe DNS resource record types
  • use the management console to create a resource record set
  • implement CloudFront features

Overview/Description

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service used to delivery content to end users. Discover how to configure, distribute, and secure content using CloudFront.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Amazon Machine Images

Course Number:
it_clamaa_14_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Amazon Machine Images

  • describe the purpose of AMIs
  • describe AMI types
  • describe when to use shared AMIs
  • describe when to use paid AMIs
  • use the console and CLI tools to view AMIs
  • create and use a custom Linux AMI through the console
  • use the CLI to create a new AMI
  • use PowerShell to create a new AMI
  • modify AMI settings
  • demonstrate how to copy an AMI to a different AWS region using the console
  • demonstrate how to copy an AMI to a different AWS region using the CLI
  • demonstrate how to copy an AMI to a different AWS region using PowerShell
  • implement an AMI

Overview/Description

Amazon Machine Images (AMI) are used to create virtual machines in AWS. Explore the various best practices and techniques to follow when implementing AMI's.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Architecting for the Cloud

Course Number:
it_clamaa_04_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Architecting for the Cloud

  • discuss the various architectural trade offs, such as high availability vs. cost, and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) vs. installing your own database on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • discuss the importance of removing single points of failure
  • list the five pillars of a well architected framework in AWS
  • provide an overview of a multi-tier architecture
  • describe the features of the serverless logic tier, as well as API Gateway and Lambda
  • describe the role of the data tier in a multi-tier architecture
  • describe the role of the presentation tier in a multi-tier architecture
  • list the benefits of the mobile back-end architecture pattern
  • configure an Amazon S3 hosted website architecture
  • list the benefits of the microservices environment architectural pattern

Overview/Description

Explore AWS architectures and the multi-tiered architectural patterns available for microservices, mobile back ends, and public websites.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Architecture Security

Course Number:
it_clamaa_09_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Architecture Security

  • list the various design principles to strengthen system security
  • provide an overview of identity and access management
  • list tools used to identify potential security threats or incidents
  • describe approaches used to protect infrastructure
  • describe how to use data classification to categorize organizational data
  • list the benefits of encryption and tokenization
  • describe how to protect data at rest
  • describe Amazon Certificate Manager capabilities
  • describe how to enable automated archiving
  • describe how a WAF can help secure applications
  • provide an overview of the Amazon Inspector service
  • implement data security in AWS

Overview/Description

Discover architectural best practices for securing AWS data and applications, including data classification, encryption, and tokenization.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Auto Scaling

Course Number:
it_clamaa_15_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Auto Scaling

  • list the benefits of auto scaling
  • describe the auto scaling lifecycle
  • create a launch configuration through the AWS Management Console
  • create an auto scaling group
  • demonstrate manual scaling
  • configure scheduled actions
  • discuss auto scaling cooldown options
  • monitor auto scaling instances and groups
  • use the CLI to create a launch configuration
  • use the CLI to create an auto scaling group
  • use PowerShell to create a launch configuration
  • use PowerShell to create an auto scaling group
  • implement auto scaling

Overview/Description

EC2 auto scaling is a feature that monitors EC2 instances and adjusts capacity to ensure consistent and predictable performance. Explore the basics of auto scaling and auto scaling groups.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: AWS Primer

Course Number:
it_clamaa_01_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: AWS Primer

  • describe the basics of cloud computing
  • list different cloud computing models
  • provide an overview of the AWS global infrastructure
  • describe common network functionality also available in the cloud
  • describe the role of a hypervisor through demonstration
  • compare and contrast on-premises and cloud virtual machines
  • define what a container service does
  • list standard development practices and protocols also available in the cloud
  • recognize managed services in the cloud
  • specify when HPC should be used
  • provide an overview of compliance options available in AWS

Overview/Description

Discover how standard IT technologies can be mapped to cloud equivalents in the AWS environment.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: AWS Storage Solutions

Course Number:
it_clamaa_02_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: AWS Storage Solutions

  • describe when to use AWS S3 storage
  • use the AWS management console to create an S3 bucket
  • describe the benefits of long-term storage using Glacier
  • determine which Glacier settings ensure regulatory compliance
  • configure Glacier settings in accordance with regulations
  • configure an EFS shared folder in AWS
  • create an EBS volume
  • describe when to use EC2 instance storage
  • describe when to use storage gateway
  • list the benefits of AWS snowball
  • describe when to use CloudFront

Overview/Description

Explore the various reliable storage options available in AWS. These options can be used for backup, archiving, and disaster recovery.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Building and Managing AWS Solutions

Course Number:
it_clamaa_17_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Building and Managing AWS Solutions

  • map AWS services to business IT system needs
  • describe AWS solutions that enhance reliability
  • describe AWS solutions that enhance security
  • create access and secret keys using the console
  • create a SNS topic for email notification using the console
  • use the console to create a SQS queue
  • enable CLI management of AWS
  • enable PowerShell management of AWS
  • create a CloudWatch alarm to recover a failed EC2 instance
  • use the console to enable S3 bucket cross region replication
  • attach a second network interface to an EC2 instance
  • execute common AWS management tasks

Overview/Description

Explore the design principles for a well architected framework in AWS, with focus on serverless workloads.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Caching

Course Number:
it_clamaa_07_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Caching

  • provide an overview of caching
  • describe local and remote database caching options
  • plan web application caching
  • list the benefits of using ElastiCache with Redis
  • describe when to use ElastiCache with Memcached
  • use the console to create a Redis cluster
  • list the benefits of using a centralized session management data store
  • describe when to use CDN caching
  • use the console to create a CloudFront configuration
  • list considerations when using caching in a hybrid environment

Overview/Description

Caching stores previously retrieved or computed data, allowing it to be quickly accessed during future requests. Explore the various caching options available in AWS.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Database Managed Services

Course Number:
it_clamaa_06_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Database Managed Services

  • describe when to use relational databases
  • provide an overview of non-relational databases
  • describe data warehousing
  • describe in-memory data store
  • list the benefits of graph databases
  • deploy Amazon Aurora
  • deploy Amazon RDS MySQL
  • deploy DynamoDB
  • describe the benefits of Redshift
  • list the benefits of ElastiCache
  • describe when to use Neptune

Overview/Description

AWS offers a range of purpose-built databases to use with well-architected applications. Explore relational, non-relational, data warehousing, in-memory data store, and graph databases.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: High Availability

Course Number:
it_clamaa_05_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: High Availability

  • list AWS design principles relating to testing, automatic recovery, scaling, capacity, and automation
  • list considerations for designing high availability for AWS applications
  • describe limit management and networking in AWS
  • describe regions in AWS
  • describe how to use Availability Zones in AWS
  • describe endpoints in AWS
  • specify a region for a resource in AWS
  • launch an instance in an Availability Zone in AWS
  • migrate an instance to another Availability Zone in AWS
  • list the benefits of a multi-AZ deployment in AWS
  • describe how read replicas can compliment multi-AZ deployments in AWS

Overview/Description

Explore the various AWS features available for designing highly available and fault tolerant systems in the cloud.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Loose Coupling

Course Number:
it_clamaa_03_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Loose Coupling

  • provide an overview of decoupling mechanisms
  • describe synchronous decoupling
  • describe asynchronous decoupling
  • describe how to decouple application components using SQS
  • describe how to decouple using SWF
  • describe how to use SNS to decouple applications

Overview/Description

Discover best practices and techniques used to design decoupling mechanisms using AWS services.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Managing AWS

Course Number:
it_clamaa_13_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Managing AWS

  • provide an overview of CloudTrail
  • view events and create a trail in CloudTrail
  • work with CloudTrail log files
  • list the benefits of using CloudFormation
  • deploy AWS resources using a CloudFormation template
  • create and manage catalogs of services
  • manage and monitor AWS resources using CloudWatch
  • prepare an IAM role that will be attached to an EC2 instance
  • use Systems Manager to execute a PowerShell command on a Windows EC2 instance
  • assess, audit, and evaluate AWS configurations
  • describe how to use the OpsWorks configuration management service
  • optimize infrastructure using the trusted advisor
  • manage a cloud environment in AWS

Overview/Description

Explore the various management tools available that can be used to provision, monitor, and automate a cloud environment using AWS.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Optimizing Compute Resources

Course Number:
it_clamaa_12_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Optimizing Compute Resources

  • describe how to optimize compute costs using EC2
  • list the compute benefits of lightsail
  • describe how to optimize compute costs using the elastic container service
  • use the console to deploy a Lightsail configuration
  • use the console to deploy an ECS container
  • use the management console to manage a lightsail configuration
  • deploy a reserved instance using the management console
  • deploy a spot instance using the management console
  • demonstrate how to use the cost explorer utility
  • demonstrate how to filter data in cost explorer
  • run an EC2 instance usage report
  • implement cost optimization in AWS

Overview/Description

Explore best practices and techniques used to design a cost-optimized compute architecture.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Optimizing Storage

Course Number:
it_clamaa_11_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Optimizing Storage

  • list design principles related to cost optimization
  • use the appropriate services and resources for key cost savings
  • identify data storage requirements
  • use the GUI to set the storage class during file upload
  • use the GUI to change the storage class for existing objects
  • set the storage class when using the CLI to upload S3 content
  • change EBS volume settings to reduce costs
  • demonstrate how to navigate the AWS Billing and Cost Management console
  • demonstrate how to use S3 analytics
  • track AWS usage and provide estimated charges
  • set custom cost and usage budgets using the dashboard
  • implement cost-optimized storage

Overview/Description

Explore the AWS cost optimization techniques and tools used to obtain a balance between availability, durability, and performance.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Scalability and Elasticity

Course Number:
it_clamaa_08_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Scalability and Elasticity

  • describe how scalability can increase performance and high availability
  • describe the concept of scaling horizontally and what can benefit from it
  • describe the concept of scaling vertically and what can benefit from it
  • describe the benefits of load balancing
  • describe the difference between elasticity and scalability
  • identify opportunities to use elasticity
  • use the AWS console to tag resources
  • describe considerations when automating time-based elasticity
  • describe considerations when automating volume based elasticity
  • configure load balancing

Overview/Description

Explore the various high availability solutions that can be used to design a well-architected AWS framework.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Virtual Private Cloud

Course Number:
it_clamaa_10_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solution Architect: Virtual Private Cloud

  • provide an overview of the VPC
  • describe the different levels of network isolation
  • list VPC networking components such as network interfaces, NAT, and IP address
  • provide an overview of IP addressing in VPC
  • use the management console to deploy a VPC
  • describe how to automate the deployment of infrastructure
  • describe how to use security groups and network ACLs
  • use the management console to configure a security group
  • allow Internet access for a VPC subnet
  • use the management console to configure a network ACL
  • provide an overview of the available VPC connectivity options
  • configure VPC network infrastructure

Overview/Description

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud enables AWS resources to be launched in their own isolated virtual network. Examine the benefits of implementing an Amazon VPC.



Target

Prerequisites: none

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