AWS Academy Cloud Foundations

Self-Study | In-Person

AWS Academy Cloud Architecting covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course teaches students how to optimize use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions.



Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Define the AWS Cloud
    • Explain the AWS pricing philosophy
    • Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS
    • Describe the security and compliance measures of the AWS Cloud, including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    • Create a virtual private cloud (VPC) by using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
    • Demonstrate when to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk
    • Differentiate between Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), and Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier (Amazon S3 Glacier)
    • Demonstrate when to use AWS database services, including Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Aurora
    • Explain the architectural principles of the AWS Cloud
    • Explore key concepts related to Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.

Course Outline

    • Module 01: Cloud Concepts Overview
    • Module 02: Cloud Economics and Billing
    • Module 03: AWS Global Infrastructure Overview
    • Module 04: Cloud Security
    • Module 05: Networking and Content Delivery
    • Module 06: Compute
    • Module 07: Storage
    • Module 08: Databases
    • Module 09: Cloud Architecture
    • Module 10: Automatic Scaling and Monitoring


16 Weeks


Self-Study or In-Person


General IT technical knowledge
General IT business knowledge


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner




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