Advanced Architecting on AWS

Course Overview

In this course, each module presents a scenario with an architectural challenge to be solved. You will examine available AWS services and features as solutions to the problem. You will gain insights by participating in problem-based discussions and learning 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.

  • Duration: 3 days

Activities:This course includes presentations, group discussions, use cases, videos, assessments, and hands-on labs.

Objective

Upon completion of the Migrating to AWS course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the common business and technical drivers for migrating to the cloud
  • Summarize the three phases of a migration and associated objectives, tasks, and stakeholders
  • Describe AWS architecture, tools, and migration best practices
  • Distinguish between the various cloud migration strategies and when each is most appropriate
  • Determine an organization’s application migration readiness
  • Discover a portfolio and gather data necessary for migration
  • Plan and design an application migration strategy for servers, applications and databases
  • Perform and validate application migration to the cloud
  • Optimize applications and operations after migrating to the cloud

Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Cloud architects
  • Solutions architects
  • Anyone who designs solutions for cloud infrastructures

Prerequisites

We recommend that students 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

Topics

Day 1 Module 1: Reviewing Architecting Concepts

  • Group Exercise: Review Architecting on AWS core best practices
  • Lab 1: Securing Amazon S3 VPC Endpoint Communications

Module 2: Single to Multiple Accounts

  • AWS Organizations for multi-account access and permissions
  • AWS SSO to simplify access and authentication across AWS accounts and third-party services
  • AWS Control Tower
  • Permissions, access, and authentication

Module 3: Hybrid Connectivity

  • AWS Client VPN authentication and control
  • AWS Site-to-Site VPN
  • AWS Direct Connect for hybrid public and private connections
  • Increasing bandwidth and reducing cost
  • Basic, high, and maximum resiliency
  • Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS resolution

Module 4: Specialized Infrastructure

  • AWS Storage Gateway solutions
  • On-demand VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Extending cloud infrastructure services with AWS Outposts
  • AWS Local Zones for latency-sensitive workloads
  • Your 5G network with and without AWS Wavelength

Module 5: Connecting Networks

  • Simplifying private subnet connections
  • VPC isolation with a shared services VPC
  • Transit Gateway Network Manager and VPC Reachability Analyzer
  • AWS Resource Access Manager
  • AWS PrivateLink and endpoint services
  • Lab 2: Configuring Transit Gateways

Day 2 Module 6: Containers

  • Container solutions compared to virtual machines
  • Docker benefits, components, solutions architecture, and versioning
  • Container hosting on AWS to reduce cost
  • Managed container services: Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)
  • AWS Fargate
  • Lab 3: Deploying an Application with Amazon EKS on Fargate

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

  • CI/CD solutions and impact
  • CI/CD automation with AWS CodePipeline
  • Deployment models
  • AWS CloudFormation StackSets to improve deployment management

Module 8: High Availability and DDoS Protection

  • Common DDoS attacks layers
  • AWS WAF
  • AWS WAF web access control lists (ACLs), real-time metrics, logs, and security automation
  • AWS Shield Advanced services and AWS DDoS Response Team (DRT) services
  • AWS Network Firewall and AWS Firewall Manager to protect accounts at scale

Module 9: Securing Data

  • What cryptography is, why you would use it, and how to use it
  • AWS KMS
  • AWS CloudHSM architecture
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 encryption
  • Secrets Manager

Module 10: Large-Scale Data Stores

  • Amazon S3 data storage management including storage class, inventory, metrics, and policies
  • Data lake vs. data warehouse: Differences, benefits, and examples
  • AWS Lake Formation solutions, security, and control
  • Lab 4: Setting Up a Data Lake with Lake Formation

Day 3 Module 11: Large-Scale Applications

  • What edge services are and why you would use them
  • Improve performance and mitigate risk with Amazon CloudFront
  • Lambda@Edge
  • AWS Global Accelerator: IP addresses, intelligent traffic distribution, and health checks
  • Lab 5: Migrating an On-Premises NFS Share Using AWS DataSync and Storage Gateway

Module 12: Optimizing Cost

  • On-premises and cloud acquisition/deprecation cycles
  • Cloud cost management tools including reporting, control, and tagging
  • Examples and analysis of the five pillars of cost optimization

Module 13: Migrating Workloads

  • Business drivers and the process for migration
  • Successful customer practices
  • The 7 Rs to migrate and modernize
  • Migration tools and services from AWS
  • Migrating databases and large data stores
  • AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT)

Module 14: Capstone Project

  • 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
Start Date: 08/28/2023
Duration: 3 Days

Course ID: 1016396

Price: $2025

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