This five day exam focused course provides learners everything they need to successfully pass the AWS Associate Architect exam. You will cover the full syllabus of the 'Architecting on AWS' three day course where you will learn the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students will learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

To suppliment the standard 'Architecting on AWS' syllabus you will participate in multiple exam practice quizes during days one to three of the course. Day's four and five are then given over entirely to a focused exam preperation workshop. Here you will enjoy further practice assessments guided by your SME AWS Authorised Instructor (AAI). You will review what to expect at the testing center and while taking the exam. We will walk you through how the exam is structured, including question formats, content domains, and the breakdown of questions across those domains. We also teach you how to interpret the concepts being tested by a question so that you can better eliminate incorrect responses.

On completion of the course you will receive an exam voucher in order to sit the exam at a later date of your choosing.
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  • The 'AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials' one day course plus ideally 12 months practical experience working with AWS services
  • Working knowledge of distributed systems
  • Familiarity with general networking concepts
  • Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts
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Learning Outcomes

  • Make architectural decisions based on AWS architectural principles and best practices
  • Leverage AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Leverage AWS Managed Services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
  • Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions
  • Fully prepare for the AWS Architecting Associate exam'
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Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Architecting on AWS - Welcome
  • Module 3: Architecting on AWS - Global Infrastructure
  • Module 4: Quiz
  • Module 5: Architecting on AWS - S3
  • Module 6: Quiz
  • Module 7: Architecting on AWS - Adding a Computer Layer
  • Module 8: Quiz
  • Module 9: Architecting on AWS - Database
  • Module 10: Quiz
  • Module 11: Architecting on AWS - Networking On AWS Part1
  • Module 12: Quiz
  • Module 13: Architecting on AWS - Networking On AWS Part2
  • Module 14: Quiz
  • Module 15: Architecting on AWS - IAM
  • Module 16: Quiz
  • Module 17: Architecting on AWS - Elasticity, HighAvailability And Monitoring
  • Module 18: Quiz
  • Module 19: Architecting on AWS - Automation
  • Module 20: Quiz
  • Module 21: Architecting on AWS - Caching
  • Module 22: Quiz
  • Module 23: Architecting on AWS - Decoupled Architectures
  • Module 24: Quiz
  • Module 25: Architecting on AWS - Microservices and Serverless
  • Module 26: Quiz
  • Module 27: Architecting on AWS - RTO and RPO
  • Module 28: Architecting on AWS - Optimization and Review
  • Module 29: ExamPrep - The Exam
  • Module 30: ExamPrep - Resilient Architectures
  • Module 31: ExamPrep - Performant Architectures
  • Module 32: ExamPrep - SpecifySecureApplicationsS
  • Module 33: ExamPrep - Cost Optimized Architectures
  • Module 34: Architecting on AWS - Supplemental Kinesis and Streaming
  • Module 35: Architecting on AWS - Supplemental Redshift Content
  • Module 36: Architecting on AWS - Supplemental Security and KMS
  • Module 37: Architecting on AWS - Architecting on AWS_Appendix
  • Module 38: Qualtrics Quiz1
  • Module 38: Qualtrics Quiz2
  • Module 38: Architecting on AWS - WrapUp
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Special Notices

Please note: Effective 15th August 2022 the labs for all AWS courses will be delivered through AWS Builder labs. In order to access these labs you will need to have an Amazon account (used for Amazon.com/.co.uk retail). You can choose to use your existing Amazon account or you can elect to set up a new account utilising a new email address (such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo etc etc). You can set up your new Amazon account here.

Please ensure that you have set up this Amazon account set up in advance of attending your class. Your Amazon account credentials will be used to access the AWS Builder lab environment that you will utilise during your course.

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