AWS Solution Architect - Professional
Amazon Web Services Solution Architect ? Professional
Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Cloud Migration and Architecture
Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Costing
Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Data Storage Architecture
Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Deployment Management
Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: HA and Business Continuity
Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Scalability and Elasticity
Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Security Architecture

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Cloud Migration and Architecture

Course Number:
cl_awsp_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Cloud Migration and Architecture

  • start the course
  • describe Virtual Private Clouds on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the Elastic IP service on Amazon Web Services
  • create a Virtual Private Cloud in Amazon Web Services
  • launch an Elastic Compute Cloud instance into a Virtual Private Cloud on Amazon Web Services
  • assign an Elastic IP to an Elastic Compute Cloud instance on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the relationship between Virtual Private Clouds and IP subnets on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the process of routing between subnets on Amazon Web Services
  • describe security measures for network security and subnet routing in Amazon Web Services
  • add a subnet to a Virtual Private Cloud in Amazon Web Services
  • delete a subnet from a Virtual Private Cloud in Amazon Web Services
  • describe virtual private networks on Amazon Web Services
  • describe options for routing when using virtual private networks on Amazon Web Services
  • describe redundant virtual private network architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • create a virtual private network gateway in Amazon Web Services
  • enable access to a virtual private network in Amazon Web Services
  • create a virtual private network connection in Amazon Web Services
  • describe Amazon Web Services' Direct Connect
  • describe strategies for migrating to the cloud
  • describe the cloud assessment phase of a cloud migration
  • describe the proof of concept phase of a cloud migration
  • describe the data migration phase of a cloud migration
  • describe the application migration phase of a cloud migration
  • describe the cloud leveraging phase of a cloud migration
  • describe hybrid cloud architectures
  • describe Domain Name System configurations for hybrid cloud implementations
  • describe a hybrid cloud implementation with virtual private networks
  • describe a hybrid cloud implementation with Amazon Web Services' Direct Connect
  • design an Amazon Web Services network and connectivity for a hybrid cloud app

Overview/Description
Broad network connectivity is part of the definition of cloud computing, and network design is a key task in architecting a cloud solution. Amazon Web Services provides a wide range of virtual networking tools, from Elastic IPs at the machine level, to Direct Connect for connecting entire sites. This course covers the design theory for virtual networks running on AWS. It also covers using these networks for application migration and hybrid cloud creation. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for the Amazon certification AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional.

Target Audience
Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam, and other learners with advanced cloud implementation skills looking to get the best out of the Amazon Web Services platform

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Costing

Course Number:
cl_awsp_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Costing

  • start the course
  • describe the principles of cloud pricing generally and Amazon Web Services specifically
  • calculate the cost of a service using the Amazon Web Services Simple Monthly Calculator
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services Elastic Block Store
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services Relational Database Service
  • describe the pricing characteristics of Amazon Web Services CloudFront
  • describe how Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud reserved instances can be used to lower costs
  • describe billing and cost management principles on Amazon Web Services
  • manage billing for Amazon Web Services accounts
  • use Amazon Web Services Cost Explorer to view and analyze spending on Amazon Web Services
  • create and view a budget on Amazon Web Services
  • describe consolidated billing for multiple Amazon Web Services accounts
  • sign up for consolidated billing on Amazon Web Services
  • add an account to consolidated billing on Amazon Web Services
  • move an account from one bill to another in consolidated billing on Amazon Web Services
  • convert a payer account to a linked account in consolidated billing on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the business benefits of different cloud architectures
  • describe the cost drivers on Amazon Web Services
  • describe a cost analysis methodology on Amazon Web Services
  • use costing analysis tools to derive cost information for Amazon Web Services
  • describe a static site costing example on Amazon Web Services
  • describe a costing example using Elastic Compute Cloud and Relational Database Service on Amazon Web Services
  • describe a costing example using auto scaling and load balancing on Amazon Web Services
  • describe tools and techniques used to cost a cloud application on Amazon Web Services

Overview/Description
One of the key advantages of cloud systems is cost and the economies of scale gained from using the world's largest cloud platform. The cloud cost model, however, is different from traditional IT, and a deep knowledge of costing is required to make the most fiscally efficient systems possible. This course covers the basics of Amazon pricing and billing, and goes on to extrapolate the relative economy of various cloud architectures. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for the Amazon certification AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional.

Target Audience
Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam, and other learners with advanced cloud implementation skills looking to get the best out of the Amazon Web Services platform

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Data Storage Architecture

Course Number:
cl_awsp_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Data Storage Architecture

  • start the course
  • describe the storage architecture for Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service
  • describe the storage architecture for Amazon Web Services' Elastic Block Store
  • describe storage area networks with Amazon Web Services' Elastic Block Store volumes
  • describe Amazon Web Services' Storage Gateway
  • describe Amazon Web Services' Storage Gateway gateway-cached volumes
  • describe Amazon Web Services' Storage Gateway gateway-stored volumes
  • describe Amazon Web Services' Storage Gateway gateway-virtual tape library
  • plan a deployment of Amazon Web Services' Storage Gateway
  • activate Amazon Web Services' Storage Gateway
  • describe an example of content and media serving architecture on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of web application hosting architecture on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of media sharing architecture on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of file synchronization architecture on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of disaster recovery architecture on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of relational database architecture on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of nonrelational database architecture on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of architecture using ElastiCache on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of data warehousing architecture on Amazon Web Services
  • describe an example of architecture that uses databases on Amazon Machine Images in Amazon Web Services
  • describe scalability options for Amazon Web Services' Relational Database Service
  • describe scalability in an Amazon Web Services NoSQL database
  • describe Amazon Web Services' Relational Database Service instance replication
  • describe Simple Storage Service cross region replication scenarios
  • configure cross region replication for a Simple Storage Service bucket in Amazon Web Services
  • describe snapshot replication for Elastic Block Store on Amazon Web Services
  • design a storage architecture for a given set of constraints on Amazon Web Services

Overview/Description
Data storage on Amazon Web Services can be managed at the object or block level, and selecting the right storage architecture is key to getting the underpinnings of your cloud services right. This course goes in-depth on EBS and S3 to show how they support various application architectures. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for the Amazon certification AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional.

Target Audience
Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam, and other learners with advanced cloud implementation skills looking to get the best out of the Amazon Web Services platform

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Deployment Management

Course Number:
cl_awsp_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Deployment Management

  • start the course
  • describe the application life cycle on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the development phase of the application life cycle on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the build phase of the application life cycle on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the test phase of the application life cycle on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the release phase of the application life cycle on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the analyze phase of the application life cycle on Amazon Web Services
  • describe Amazon Web Services' architecture for development environments
  • describe Amazon Web Services' architecture for build environments
  • describe Amazon Web Services' architecture for test environments
  • describe Amazon Web Services' OpsWorks
  • use the OpsWorks console for administration on Amazon Web Services
  • create a Linux stack using OpsWorks on Amazon Web Services
  • create a Windows stack using OpsWorks on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the features and functionality of Amazon Web Services' Elastic Beanstalk
  • describe the architecture of Amazon Web Services Elastic Beanstalk
  • create an application in Amazon Web Services' Elastic Beanstalk
  • manage an Amazon Web Services Elastic Beanstalk environment
  • describe the features and functionality of Amazon Web Services' CloudFormation
  • describe how Amazon Web Services' CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk can be used together to manage infrastructure
  • describe how templates are used in Amazon Web Services' CloudFormation
  • use CloudFormer to create a CloudFormation template
  • describe the stages and tools used to deploy an application on Amazon Web Services

Overview/Description
Deployment in elastic, automated cloud systems is significantly different from the traditional methods of on-site IT. Automation is the key to cloud deployment and meeting the cloud promises of elasticity, scalability, and fault tolerance. This course looks at managing deployment cycles through the life cycle of an application, and various architectures to support the stages. It also looks at the extensive range of cloud deployment services available through Amazon Web Services. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for the Amazon certification AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional.

Target Audience
Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam, and other learners with advanced cloud implementation skills looking to get the best out of the Amazon Web Services platform.

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: HA and Business Continuity

Course Number:
cl_awsp_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: HA and Business Continuity

  • start the course
  • describe availability levels in Amazon Web Services
  • describe the components of high availability in Amazon Web Services
  • describe a traditional, pre-cloud, disaster recovery solution with different levels of off-site duplication of data and services
  • describe recovery time objective metrics for a disaster recovery system
  • describe recovery point objective metrics for a disaster recovery system
  • calculate recovery point objective and recovery time objective metrics for a disaster recovery system
  • describe backup and restore services on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the pilot light method of Disaster Recovery using Amazon Web Services
  • describe warm standby DR solutions using Amazon Web Services
  • describe multi-site disaster recovery solutions using Amazon Web Services
  • describe the impact of synchronous and asynchronous replication in Amazon Web Services
  • describe regions in Amazon Web Services and the part they play in disaster recovery systems
  • describe levels of availability configurable through Amazon Web Services
  • describe multi-availability zone high availability on Amazon Web Services
  • describe multi-region high availability on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the process of failover and failback in a disaster recovery solution on Amazon Web Services
  • describe Amazon Web Services' self-healing capabilities
  • describe the self-healing capabilities of individual Amazon Web Services components
  • describe how bootstrapping is used in a self-healing system on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Amazon Machine Images are used on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic Block Store is used with Amazon Machine Images on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic IPs are used in a self-healing system on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic Load Balancing is used in a self-healing system on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how the reserved instances feature is used in a self-healing system on Amazon Web Services
  • choose Amazon Web Services components to create a high availability solution and a disaster recovery solution

Overview/Description
Disaster Recovery is a perfect fit for cloud technologies, and the scalable and redundant properties of cloud systems. Traditional DR required a sizable investment in a site, hardware, and personnel. This course contrasts traditional and cloud availability and DR and looks at highly available systems and cloud disaster recovery techniques. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for the Amazon certification AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional.

Target Audience
Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam, and other learners with advanced cloud implementation skills looking to get the best out of the Amazon Web Services platform

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Scalability and Elasticity

Course Number:
cl_awsp_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Scalability and Elasticity

  • start the course
  • describe the architectural technique of loose coupling for application on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the principle of designing for failure as it relates to cloud application on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how auto scaling is used in loosely coupled systems on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic Load Balancing is used in loosely coupled systems on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how multi-availability zone architectures are used on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Route53 Domain Name Service can be used for scaling the front end of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic Compute Cloud instances can be used for scaling the front end of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic Load Balancer can be used for scaling the front end of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Auto Scaling Groups can be used for scaling the front end of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how CloudFront CDN can be used for scaling the front end of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Simple Storage Service can be used for scaling the front end of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic Compute Cloud instances can be used for scaling the middle tier of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic Load Balancer can be used for scaling the middle tier of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Auto Scaling Groups can be used for scaling the middle tier of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Relational Database Service can be used to scale the database tier of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Dynamo can be used to scale the database tier of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how NoSQL can be used to scale the database tier of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe how Elastic Block Store can be used to scale the database tier of application architectures on Amazon Web Services
  • describe vertical scaling for applications on Amazon Web Services
  • describe horizontal scaling for applications on Amazon Web Services
  • describe use cases for vertical scaling on Amazon Web Services
  • describe use cases for horizontal scaling on Amazon Web Services
  • plan scaling options for an application on Amazon Web Services

Overview/Description
Scalability and elasticity are the two promises of cloud computing that elevate it above traditional IT and provide the potential for the global scale and cost-effective applications that you are used to. This course covers scaling and elasticity in multitier architectures and for different AWS Services. It is one in a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for the Amazon certification AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional.

Target Audience
Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam, and other learners with advanced cloud implementation skills looking to get the best out of the Amazon Web Services platform

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Security Architecture

Course Number:
cl_awsp_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Advanced Architecting on Amazon Web Services: Security Architecture

  • start the course
  • define and categorize assets on Amazon Web Services as part of an information security management system
  • design an information security management system for Amazon Web Services
  • describe security considerations for accounts and identities on Amazon Web Services
  • describe security considerations for identity federation on Amazon Web Services
  • describe security considerations for managing access to Elastic Compute Cloud instances on Amazon Web Services
  • describe the shared responsibility model on Amazon Web Services
  • describe infrastructure services in the context of the shared responsibility model on Amazon Web Services
  • describe container services in the context of the shared responsibility model on Amazon Web Services
  • describe abstracted services in the context of the shared responsibility model on Amazon Web Services
  • describe security considerations for managing encryption keys on Amazon Web Services
  • describe risks to data at rest in Amazon Web Services
  • describe mitigation steps for protecting data at rest on Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service
  • describe mitigation steps for protecting data at rest on Amazon Web Services' Elastic Block Store
  • describe mitigation steps for protecting data at rest on Amazon Web Services' Relational Database Service
  • describe mitigation steps for protecting data at rest on Amazon Web Services' Glacier
  • describe mitigation steps for protecting data at rest on Amazon Web Services' Elastic MapReduce
  • describe considerations for decommissioning data on Amazon Web Services
  • describe risks to data in transit on Amazon Web Services
  • describe steps for protecting Amazon Web Services' administration traffic
  • describe mitigation steps for protecting data in transit to Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service and Relational Database Service
  • describe mitigation steps for protecting data in transit to Amazon Web Services' Elastic MapReduce
  • describe steps for mitigating compromise and abuse of systems on Amazon Web Services
  • describe network security implementation with Amazon Web Services' Virtual Private Cloud
  • describe security zoning and segmentation for security on Amazon Web Services
  • describe mitigation steps for securing systems peripheral to Amazon Web Services
  • describe a layered approach to security defense for Amazon Web Services
  • describe a security approach for an application with a given set of services on Amazon Web Services

Overview/Description
Security is paramount for connected applications, and this is never more true than in the cloud. Amazon provides comprehensive advice and information about their services and how to protect and harden them. And this course guides you through that information. Data at rest and data in transit are secured systematically, service-by-service. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for the Amazon certification AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional.

Target Audience
Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam and other learners with advanced cloud implementation skills looking to get the best out of the Amazon Web Services platform

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