AWS Solution Architect - Associate
Amazon Web Services Solution Architect - Associate
Advanced AWS Management
AWS Database Services
AWS Disaster Recovery
AWS Security
AWS Troubleshooting
Caching, Performance, and High Availability
CDN, Route 53
Cloud Storage Solutions
Cloud Tech Primer
Command Line VM Management
Core AWS Management
EBS Snapshots, Monitoring, and Logging
EFS and EBS
GUI VM Management
Identity and Access Management
The AWS Cloud
Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and Subnets

Advanced AWS Management

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a12_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Advanced AWS Management

  • start the course
  • list ways that cost can be optimized with a cloud solution
  • specify the purpose of Elastic Beanstalk
  • use Beanstalk to deploy a simple web application
  • view settings for a Beanstalk app
  • describe what OpsWorks is and its use cases
  • use OpsWorks to create a Windows stack
  • describe what CloudFormation is and its use cases
  • use the console to configure a CloudFormation stack
  • leverage Beanstalk, OpsWorks, and CloudFormation to automate resource deployment

Overview/Description
This course covers AWS cost optimization methods, CloudTrail monitoring, app provisioning with Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorks and CloudFormation stacks for both Windows and Linux.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

AWS Database Services

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a17_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Database Services

  • start the course
  • describe when to use RDS
  • deploy and manage RDS
  • manage existing RDS deployments
  • use on-premises client tools to connect to an RDS database
  • list RDS high availability options
  • configure RDS high availability options
  • specify when to use DynamoDB
  • create and work with a DynamoDB table
  • describe the Aurora database service
  • describe the Redshift data warehouse solution
  • describe the ElastiCache in-memory solution
  • use the console to deploy a Memcached ElastiCache cluster
  • compare and contrast hosted vs. manually configured cloud database services
  • plan and deploy AWS database solutions

Overview/Description
AWS offers multiple cloud-hosted database solutions. This course will explain when to use a specific database solution and how to enable database high availability.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

AWS Disaster Recovery

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a14_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Disaster Recovery

  • start the course
  • list the basics of recovering from a disaster
  • describe what a recovery time objective is
  • describe what a recovery point objective is
  • illustrate how Elastic Block Store (EBS) can help with disaster recovery
  • provide DR solutions in a specific scenario
  • recommend the best DR solution in a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll explore methods of restoring disrupted AWS services with minimal downtime.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

AWS Security

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a13_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Security

  • start the course
  • explain where cloud computing responsibility lies
  • describe platform compliance
  • discuss general AWS security options for various services
  • list EC2 security options
  • list S3 security options
  • integrate standard third-party security products into the AWS environment
  • explain how AWS can protect against DoS and DDoS attacks
  • list various encryption options for AWS
  • configure encryption for an EBS volume
  • explain how the Trusted Advisor can provide advice based on best practices
  • configure the Trusted Advisor
  • define cloud customer and provider responsibilities, secure EC2 instances and encrypt EBS volumes

Overview/Description
This course provides examples of how to secure AWS resources such as EC2 instances, S3 buckets and EBS volumes.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

AWS Troubleshooting

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a15_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Troubleshooting

  • start the course
  • troubleshoot an EC2 instance that cannot be connected to
  • overcome configuration issues preventing EC2 instance access
  • troubleshoot an EC2 instance that cannot be terminated
  • troubleshoot an EC2 instance that fails status checks
  • troubleshoot an EC2 instance that has problems with instance capacity
  • reboot instances and use console output for troubleshooting
  • troubleshoot an EC2 instance that boots from the wrong volume
  • troubleshoot a Windows EC2 instance that has a lost/expired administrator password
  • describe common classic load balancer errors and their solutions
  • Given a scenario, use troubleshooting skills to solve the problem

Overview/Description
A good AWS design reduces problems, but problems will occasionally pop up, and having a sense of AWS troubleshooting strategies reduces downtime.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

Caching, Performance, and High Availability

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a09_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Caching, Performance, and High Availability

  • start the course
  • describe the concept of using IT assets as needed
  • describe the benefits of having a highly expandable server capacity
  • describe how security features built in to cloud computing can benefit the overall security of the business
  • determine SLA details for specific cloud services
  • 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 how AWS Auto Scaling works
  • use the console to configure Auto Scaling
  • describe the problems and solutions for working with everchanging IT assets
  • describe AWS account sign-up requirements
  • describe how AWS allows single points of failure to be removed
  • describe AWS caching options and configure Auto Scaling

Overview/Description
AWS provides numerous caching services and performance and high availability solutions. This course explores the available options.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

CDN, Route 53

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a16_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CDN, Route 53

  • start the course
  • describe why content delivery networks enhance user web app experiences
  • enable content delivery for static data
  • explain how DNS works
  • explain what use cases Route 53 is good for
  • create a DNS name using Route 53
  • configure DNS resource records within a Route 53 hosted DNS zone
  • define how routing policies affect name resolution
  • use the console to configure a Route 53 routing policy
  • Plan and deploy CloudFront and Route 53

Overview/Description
Content delivery networks improve user access to web content. Route 53 is an AWS DNS service. These topics will be discussed in this course.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

Prerequisites: none

Cloud Storage Solutions

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Cloud Storage Solutions

  • start the course
  • describe when to use AWS S3 storage
  • use the AWS management console to create an S3 bucket
  • use the CLI to create an S3 bucket
  • use PowerShell to create an S3 bucket
  • get data into and out of an S3 bucket
  • set S3 bucket properties
  • describe the benefit of long-term storage using Glacier
  • determine which Glacier settings ensure regulatory compliance
  • configure Glacier settings in accordance with regulations
  • name the use cases of AWS Import/Export
  • integrate on-premises and AWS file access
  • configure S3 and Glacier

Overview/Description
This course covers S3 bucket storage, long-term archiving with Glacier, the AWS storage gateway for providing cloud storage access to on-premises clients, and data import and export options.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

Cloud Tech Primer

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Cloud Tech Primer

  • start the course
  • describe common network functionality also available in the cloud
  • describe common database functionality also available in the cloud
  • describe the role of a hypervisor
  • 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
  • identify variations in how cloud services can be deployed to meet needs
  • describe cloud components

Overview/Description
In this course, standard IT technologies will be mapped to cloud equivalents in the AWS environment.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

Command Line VM Management

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a08_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Command Line VM Management

  • start the course
  • use the CLI to create a security group
  • use PowerShell to create a security group
  • use the CLI to deploy a Windows VM
  • use PowerShell to deploy a Windows VM
  • use the CLI to deploy a Linux VM
  • use PowerShell to deploy a Linux VM
  • use the CLI to create a custom AMI
  • use PowerShell to create a custom AMI
  • create a cloud service design given a set of requirements
  • use the calculator to estimate AWS charges
  • specify when to use reserved EC2 instances
  • specify when to use on-demand EC2 instances
  • describe the purpose of Spot EC2 instances
  • describe AWS SQS
  • work with EC2 instances from the command line

Overview/Description
This course shows you how to use the AWS CLI and PowerShell to create and manage EC2 instances.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

Core AWS Management

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Core AWS Management

  • start the course
  • identify tools to manage AWS
  • use the AWS Management Console
  • manage AWS using the mobile app
  • describe AWS CLI management
  • obtain and install the AWS CLI
  • use the AWS CLI
  • describe AWS PowerShell management
  • obtain and install the AWS PowerShell module
  • use PowerShell to learn about AWS cmdlets
  • connect to AWS through PowerShell
  • outline how Systems Manager works
  • determine when to use specific management tools

Overview/Description
This course covers common AWS management tools at the GUI and command line levels. It includes content covered on the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

EBS Snapshots, Monitoring, and Logging

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a10_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

EBS Snapshots, Monitoring, and Logging

  • start the course
  • describe the purpose of snapshots
  • create a virtual machine snapshot
  • use a snapshot as the source of a new EBS volume
  • use an EBS snapshot to restore a VM
  • use the CLI to create an EBS snapshot
  • use PowerShell to create an EBS snapshot
  • describe how CloudWatch is used to monitor AWS resources
  • enable EC2 virtual machine monitoring using CloudWatch
  • enable alarms when the AWS charges reach a specific value
  • recognize how CloudWatch logging works
  • identify the purpose of CloudTrail
  • download and install the latest SSM agent for Windows Server 2016 EC2 instances
  • configure the Windows EC2 service to send Windows log data to CloudWatch
  • locate logs and metrics in CloudWatch sent from EC2 instances
  • quickly monitor AWS operation health using a CloudWatch dashboard
  • manage EBS snapshots and configure CloudWatch

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn when and how to work with EBS volume snapshots. This course also covers monitoring and logging through CloudWatch.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

EFS and EBS

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

EFS and EBS

  • start the course
  • describe AWS Elastic File System (EFS)
  • manage elastic file system properties
  • use the CLI to manage EFS
  • use PowerShell cmdlets to manage EFS
  • perform an NFS mount to EFS from Linux
  • describe the AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • create an Elastic Block Store volume
  • use the CLI to manage EBS
  • use PowerShell cmdlets to manage EBS
  • use an EBS volume with Linux
  • use an EBS volume with Windows
  • define and manage EFS and EBS

Overview/Description
In this course, you will not only learn EFS and EBS concepts, but you'll put them into practice using GUI and command line tools.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

GUI VM Management

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

GUI VM Management

  • start the course
  • describe how virtual machines underlie many cloud services
  • describe how Amazon Machine Images play a role in virtual machine configurations
  • describe how to connect to Windows and Linux virtual machines
  • describe how security groups are used to control network traffic to virtual machines
  • set rules within security groups to restrict traffic in to and out of virtual machines
  • use the AWS Management console to create a Windows virtual machine
  • connect to an EC2 Windows virtual machine on-premises
  • use the AWS Management console to create a Linux virtual machine
  • connect to an EC2 Linux virtual machine on-premises
  • use the console to create a custom AMI
  • deploy a virtual machine using a custom AMI
  • use the console to manage EC2 instances

Overview/Description
AWS virtual machines, or EC2 instances, can be created and managed using the AWS console as well as command line utilities. This course focuses on the console, and prepares you for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

Identity and Access Management

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a11_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Identity and Access Management

  • start the course
  • describe the role of identity and access management in AWS
  • use the console to configure IAM users
  • use the CLI to configure IAM users
  • use PowerShell to configure IAM users
  • use the console to configure IAM groups
  • use the CLI to configure IAM groups
  • use PowerShell to configure IAM groups
  • use the console to create a new IAM role
  • use the console to create a custom IAM policy
  • assign permissions to IAM users and groups through policies
  • describe how multifactor authentication enhances AWS security
  • enhance security by enabling two-factor authentication
  • describe the benefits of AWS Directory Services
  • enable AWS Directory Services
  • join a computer to AWS Simple AD
  • add users and groups to AWS Directory Services
  • enable WorkDocs authentication for Directory Services users
  • create IAM users and groups and describe AD integration

Overview/Description
This course illustrates how to plan and implement IAM user and group accounts, Active Directory integration, and MFA.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

The AWS Cloud

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

The AWS Cloud

  • start the course
  • describe what enterprise cloud computing is
  • define the characteristics of a public cloud
  • define the characteristics of a private cloud
  • define the characteristics of a hybrid cloud
  • explain how IaaS maps to IT services
  • explain how PaaS maps to IT services
  • explain how SaaS maps to IT services
  • describe how cloud computing can benefit businesses
  • describe a service level agreement
  • list major cloud providers and how their services vary
  • show which AWS services can solve specific business problems
  • sign up for AWS
  • define cloud models and SLA details

Overview/Description
This course covers cloud computing concepts and also defines AWS services that can solve specific business problems.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and Subnets

Course Number:
cl_aaws_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and Subnets

  • start the course
  • describe AWS cloud networking options
  • describe the purpose of a virtual private cloud (VPC)
  • illustrate why an organization would directly link to AWS
  • create a virtual private cloud
  • use the CLI to create a VPC
  • use PowerShell to create a VPC
  • create subnets within a VPC
  • use the CLI to create a subnet
  • use PowerShell to create a subnet
  • define how network ACLs inspect incoming and outgoing traffic
  • use the console to configure a network ACL
  • specify how NAT gateways provide Internet access for VMs
  • enable Internet access through NAT for a private subnet
  • create a VPC and subnet, and configure a network ACL

Overview/Description
In this course, planning, creating, and managing VPCs and subnets will be covered, as well as Direct Connect and Network ACLs. The course includes content covered on the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

Target Audience
Individuals and organizations seeking to gain insight as to how Amazon Web Services can benefit them

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