If you want to be a part of the Cloud Computing revolution, you simply can't afford to ignore the well-integrated services and tools offered by Amazon's AWS. And if you want to demonstrate that you can effectively design and manage application infrastructure using AWS, then earning AWS's own Solutions Architect Associate level certification is the best place to start. This Cloud Academy learning path - drawing on our foundation-level courses for background, and on the brand new Solutions Architect preparation course for the certification-specific principles and skills - can get you ready for the exam.
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Learning Path Steps
This course is the introduction to Cloud Academy's comprehensive Amazon Web Services learning tracks series.
This course offers you an updated introduction to AWS's cornerstone compute services, and provides a foundation as you build your compute skills for AWS.
By completing this hands-on lab, you will be able to create your first Amazon EC2 instance using the AWS Management Console.
You will learn the steps to launch and configure a Windows virtual machine using Amazon AWS.
This course covers the wide range of storage services within AWS, their key features, and when and why you would use them.
Learn to create your first Amazon S3 bucket, create a logical folder for organizational purposes, and upload content to it and set custom metadata using the S3 console
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
EC2 instances can use multiple storage volumes, learn how to add and manage them using EBS.
You will learn how to create custom Amazon Machine Images (AMI) starting from a customized EC2 instance.
Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
This course covers some of the key structural elements of AWS traffic control, as well as critical networking services such as CloudFront, Route53, Auto Scaling, and Load Balancing.
Learn how to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
This course gives you an overview of the AWS Virtual Private Cloud and its associated networking components.
Learn how to increment the network security creating a public and private subnet on VPC and filter traffic using network ACL
This course provides you with an introduction to the cloud database services offered by AWS and how to use them.
You will learn the steps to create and use the MySQL Relational Database using Amazon RDS.
Move your first steps using DynamoDB. Create tables with and withoud secondary indexes, learn how to add new rows and query your data by using the AWS Management Console.
This course covers the most important topics of the AWS Shared Responsibility model, the AWS Acceptable Use policy, and penetration testing rules.
Storage for AWS
This course explains the various features and use cases of Amazon CloudFront and includes a walkthrough of how to create a Web Distribution.
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no minimum usage com...
This course covers all the skills you'll need to make effective use of Amazon's wildly popular AWS platform.
Storage for AWS
CloudWatch is a monitoring service that AWS provides. You can use it to monitor AWS resources or custom resources, inside or outside AWS.
In this lab, we are going to create an Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) within the AWS console. In the next steps, we are going to create a Classic Load balancer to forward the web traffic to a couple of EC2 instances
Working with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Groups and Network Load Balancer
You will learn the steps to automatically scale up or down your EC2 infrastructure using Auto Scaling Groups.
Solutions Architect for AWS Associate