Architecting on AWS Accelerator


Course Number: AWS-113

Duration: 4.5 days (29.25 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

AWS Architecting Training Overview

This Architecting on AWS Accelerator training class teaches attendees how to how to design cloud architectures, starting small and working to large-scale enterprise-level designs. Students first learn how to create a well-architected AWS framework and then incorporate AWS services including compute, storage, database, networking, security, monitoring, automation, optimization, and much more.

If you are interested in achieving the associate AWS Architect certification, this course is a great way to help prepare. 

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Cloud courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Make architectural decisions based on AWS architectural principles and best practices
  • Use AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Use 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

Prerequisites

All students should have:

  • Familiarity with AWS cloud computing, which can be learned in AWS Technical Essentials
  • Some familiarity with TCP/IP networking concepts such as VPNs, routing, subnets/gateways, and user permissions
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of multi-tier architectures and distributed systems

Outline

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Introduction
  • The story of Amazon (AWS)
  • A well-architected framework
  • Advantages of the cloud
  • The global infrastructure of AWS
The Simplest Architectures
  • S3
  • Glacier
  • Best practices on how to choose your regions
  • Use cases 
Adding a Compute Layer
  • S3 as a simple architecture to serve static content
  • Compute layer with EC2, AMIs, EBS, and EFS
Adding a Database Layer
  • Considerations for the database layer
  • RDS and DynamoDB
Networking in AWS Part 1
  • VPC and workload isolation
  • CIDR and subnets
  • NAT instances
  • Route tables
  • Security groups
  • NACLs
Networking in AWS Part 2
  • Virtual Private Gateway
  • VPN and Direct Connect
  • VPC connections
  • VPC peering
  • ELB in all its flavors makes an entrance here
  • High Availability
  • Availability Zones
  • Route 53: the only service with a 100% available SLA
  • Regional failover and worldwide footprints
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • User creation, IAM principals, and permissions
  • Identity federation examples
  • Cognito
Organizations
  • Benefits of multiple accounts
  • Organizing and managing various accounts
  • SCPs and polices
  • Consolidating billing and tagging strategies
  • AWS Config
Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring
  • Monitoring
  • Flexibility with auto-scaling 
  • CloudWatch with a slide on CloudTrail and VPC flow logs
  • Scaling databases in both read and write
Automation
  • CloudFormation
  • Infrastructure as code (IaC) and repeatability
  • AWS Quick Starts
  • Automating the deployment of applications
  • Updating your fleet
  • AWS Systems Manager and AWS OpsWorks
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Deployment Methods
  • Blue-green and canary deployments
  • CloudFormation StackSets, weighted routing, and systems manager
  • CI/CD overview
Caching
  • Reasons for Caching
  • Caching from the perspective of the data’s journey through architecture
  • CloudFront to solve caching problems
  • Caching the Web Tier
  • DynamoDB Accelerator and ElastiCache using Redis/Memcached
Data Security
  • Shared responsibility model
  • Data classification
  • Amazon’s encryption services like KMS and CloudHSM
  • Guard Duty and Macie
Building Decoupled Architectures
  • Creating a decoupled architecture
  • SQS, SNS, MQ, and Kinesis
Optimizations and Review
Microservices
  • ECS and the Application Load Balancer
  • AWS Fargate
Serverless
  • Lambda
  • API Gateway
  • DDoS protection
Building for Resilience
  • Becoming more resilient to failure
  • DDoS and how to mitigate that with WAF
Networking in AWS Part 3
  • Improving your EC2 network performance
  • Elastic Network Adapter
  • Maximum transmission units
  • Global Accelerator and site-to-site VPN
  • Transit Gateway
Understanding Costs
  • Simple monthly calculator and Trusted Advisor
  • Right-sizing your instances
  • Solving a problem and the costs involved
  • Converting an already built architecture into a more resilient and cheaper solution
  • Ten cost questions someone should look at when designing and implementing their architectures
Migration Strategies
  • A high-level overview of migration strategies and operations
RTO/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup
  • Storage Gateway as a backup solution
  • Helpful tips
Final Review and Conclusion

Training Materials:

All AWS training students will receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

A modern web browser and an Internet connection free of restrictive firewalls, so that the student can connect by SSH or Remote Desktop (RDP) into AWS virtual machines.



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