Architecture Fundamentals of AWS for Cloud Practitioner
In addition to the the many services covered on the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, you should be familiar with concepts and best practices designed to help AWS users succeed with cloud computing, and understand how AWS structures its services across the globe.
This course begins with a lecture covering the different types of AWS global infrastructure, which includes regions, availability zones, edge locations and regional edge caches. What we’re talking about here is AWS data center hardware, and how it is organized around the world. Understanding how AWS organizes its infrastructure, how AWS infrastructure works, and how to use it to your benefit is essential AWS knowledge.
Next we discuss the AWS’ Well-Architected Framework, a set of best practices established by experienced AWS solution architects. To be clear - knowledge of how to technically configure well-architected solutions is outside the scope of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. However, you should be familiar with the fundamental best practices of cloud architecture, which we will introduce in this course.
Finally, we discuss basic techniques for disaster recovery. There are well-established methods for restoring AWS services, in the unlikely event of an outage. This course will not discuss the step-by-step process of disaster recovery, which is addressed in other courses. This course will provide an overview of each different method, and how each one balances the competing business needs of high availability and cost optimization.
- Understand how the different components of AWS global infrastructure work, and can impact AWS cloud solutions
- List and describe the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
- Summarize the standard disaster recovery methods, and how a business would select a method based on its service needs
This course is designed for:
- Anyone preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
- Managers, sales professionals and other non-technical roles
Before taking this course, you should have a general understanding of basic cloud computing concepts.
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About the Author
Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to more recently cloud architecture and implementation.
He is a Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP), with his latest achievements gained within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) field.
He currently holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification as well as accreditations as an AWS Business and Technology Professional and in TCO and Cloud Economics.
In January 2016 Stuart was awarded 'Expert of the Year Award 2015' from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.
Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.