Solutions Architect—Associate Certification for AWS (2016)

AVG Duration18h


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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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 46m
Technical Fundamentals for AWS
This course is the introduction to Cloud Academy's comprehensive Amazon Web Services learning tracks series.
Course - Beginner - 55m
Compute Fundamentals for AWS
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.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Create Your First Amazon EC2 Instance (Linux)
By completing this hands-on lab, you will be able to create your first Amazon EC2 instance using the AWS Management Console.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Create Your First Amazon EC2 Instance (Windows)
You will learn the steps to launch and configure a Windows virtual machine using Amazon AWS.
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Amazon EC2
Amazon EC2
Course - Beginner - 1h 24m
Storage Fundamentals for AWS
This course covers the wide range of storage services within AWS, their key features, and when and why you would use them.
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Amazon Glacier
Amazon Glacier
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 50m
Create Your First Amazon S3 Bucket
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
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Managing Instance Volumes Using EBS
EC2 instances can use multiple storage volumes, learn how to add and manage them using EBS.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 30m
Creating an EBS-Backed Linux AMI
You will learn how to create custom Amazon Machine Images (AMI) starting from a customized EC2 instance.
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
Course - Beginner - 19m
Networking Fundamentals for AWS
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.
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Amazon VPC
Amazon VPC
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Introduction to Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Learn how to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Course - Beginner - 1h 17m
Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC
This course gives you an overview of the AWS Virtual Private Cloud and its associated networking components.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h 35m
Securing your VPC using Public and Private Subnets
Learn how to increment the network security creating a public and private subnet on VPC and filter traffic using network ACL
Quiz - Intermediate - 5m
Amazon VPC
Amazon VPC
Course - Beginner - 1h 9m
Database Fundamentals for AWS
This course provides you with an introduction to the cloud database services offered by AWS and how to use them.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Create Your First Amazon RDS Database
You will learn the steps to create and use the MySQL Relational Database using Amazon RDS.
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 10m
Introduction to DynamoDB
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.
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB
Course - Beginner - 1h 16m
Security Fundamentals for AWS
This course covers the most important topics of the AWS Shared Responsibility model, the AWS Acceptable Use policy, and penetration testing rules.
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Storage for AWS
Storage for AWS
Course - Intermediate - 32m
Working with Amazon CloudFront
This course explains the various features and use cases of Amazon CloudFront and includes a walkthrough of how to create a Web Distribution.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Serve your files using the CloudFront CDN
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 commitments.
Quiz - Beginner - 4m
Amazon CloudFront
Amazon CloudFront
Course - Advanced - 1h 30m
Solutions Architect Associate Level Certification for AWS (2016)
This course covers all the skills you'll need to make effective use of Amazon's wildly popular AWS platform.
Quiz - Intermediate - 5m
Storage for AWS
Storage for AWS
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Introduction to CloudWatch
CloudWatch is a monitoring service that AWS provides. You can use it to monitor AWS resources or custom resources, inside or outside AWS.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Creating your first Classic Load Balancer
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
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h
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.
Certification - Intermediate - 0m
Solutions Architect for AWS Associate
Solutions Architect for AWS Associate