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Advanced Architecting on AWS with AWS Jam

In this advanced course for cloud architects and solutions architects, each module presents a scenario with an architectural challenge for you to solve. The course builds on knowledge and experience from Architecting on AWS. After the 3-day course, participate in an AWS Jam.

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In this course, each module presents a scenario with an architectural challenge for you to solve. You will examine available AWS services and features as solutions to the problem. You will participate in problem-based discussions and learn about the AWS services that you could apply to meet the challenges. Over 3 days, the course goes beyond the basics of a cloud infrastructure and covers topics to meet a variety of needs for AWS customers. Course modules focus on managing multiple AWS accounts; hybrid connectivity and devices; networking, with a focus on AWS Transit Gateway connectivity; container services; automation tools for continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD); security and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection; data lakes and data stores; edge services; migration options; and managing costs. The course concludes by presenting you with scenarios and challenging you to identify the best solutions.

After the 3-day course, participate in an AWS Jam game-based learning to practice your new skills with real-live simulations in the AWS console.

Skills Gained

n this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe best cloud design practices through review of poll questions and graphic diagrams
  • Identify how to implement centralized permissions management and reduce risk while determining best practices based on use cases
  • Explore AWS hybrid network designs to address traffic increases and scalability while ensuring security compliance
  • Explore solutions available to design a hybrid infrastructure, including access to 5G networks, to optimize service and reduce latency for on-premises applications
  • Identify and discuss container solutions and management options
  • Examine how AWS developer tools optimize a CI/CD pipeline with updates based on various deployment strategies
  • Identify the anomaly detection and protection services that AWS offers to defend against DDoS attacks
  • Identify ways to secure data in transit, at rest, and in use with AWS encryption services
  • Determine the best data management solution based on frequency of access, and data query and analysis needs
  • Identify solutions to optimize edge services to eliminate latency, reduce inefficiencies, and mitigate risks
  • Review AWS cost management tools to help reduce costs while optimizing performance
  • Review AWS migration tools and services to implement effective cloud operation models based on use cases and business needs
  • Apply technical knowledge and experience gained from this course within a lab environment

Course Outline

Day 1

Module 1: Reviewing Architecting Concepts

  • Architectural review
  • Group Exercise: Review Architecting on AWS core best practices
  • Hands-On Lab: Securing Amazon S3 VPC endpoint communications

Module 2: Single to Multiple Accounts

  • Multi-account strategies
  • AWS Single Sign On (SSO)
  • AWS Control Tower

Module 3: Hybrid Connectivity

  • AWS Client VPN
  • AWS Site-to-Site VPN
  • AWS Direct Connect
  • Amazon Route 53 Resolver

Module 4: Specialized Infrastructure

  • AWS Storage Gateway
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
  • AWS Outposts
  • AWS Local Zones
  • AWS Wavelength

Module 5: Connecting Networks

  • AWS Transit Gateway
  • AWS Resource Access Manager
  • AWS PrivateLink
  • Hands-On Lab: Configuring AWS Transit Gateway

Day 2

Module 6: Containers

  • Containers
  • Container hosting on AWS
  • Amazon ECS
  • Amazon EKS
  • Hands-On Lab: Deploying an application with Amazon EKS on Fargate

Module 7: Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

  • CI/CD
  • Code services
  • Deployment models
  • AWS CloudFormation StackSets

Module 8: High Availability and DDoS Protection

  • AWS Shield Advanced
  • AWS Firewall

Module 9: Securing Data

  • Cryptography
  • AWS CloudHSM
  • AWS Secrets Manager

Module 10: Large-Scale Data Stores

  • S3 data management
  • Data lakes
  • AWS Lake Formation
  • Hands-On Lab: Setting up a data lake with Lake Formation

Day 3

Module 11: Migrating Workloads

  • Migration process
  • Migration tools
  • Migrating databases
  • Hands-On Lab: Migrating an on-premises NFS share using AWS DataSync and Storage Gateway

Module 12: Optimizing Cost

  • Cloud cost management
  • Cost management tools
  • Cost optimization

Module 13: Architecting for the Edge

  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Lambda@Edge
  • AWS Global Accelerator

Module 14: Review Projects

  • Use the Online Course Supplement (OCS) to review use cases, investigate data, and answer architecting design questions about Transit Gateway, hybrid connectivity, migration, and cost optimization

Day 4

AWS Jam: Game-based learning experience

AWS Jam is an immersive experiential learning product that helps learners develop the skills to build on the AWS Cloud through simulated real-world use-cases. Learners form teams or participate as individual using AWS Jams and engage in friendly competition to get the top position on the leaderboard by solving a series of challenges. AWS Jam delivers an engaging experience through several gaming elements such as collaboration, competition, real-time scoring, and relevant in-scenario clues. Work as a team to sharpen your AWS Cloud skills by taking on real-world use-cases. 


We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Knowledge and experience with core AWS services from the Compute, Storage, Networking, and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) categories
  • Attended the Architecting on AWS classroom training OR
  • Achieved the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification OR
  • Have at least 1 year of experience operating AWS workloads