Getting Started with Migrating to AWS

Duration4h 59m


This is an introductory level learning path designed to help you build a working knowledge of the core migration strategies, project stages and AWS services that can be used in a cloud migration project.

In this learning path we first learn to explain and select the core migration services provided by AWS.

With a working understanding of the services available, we next learn to explain and implement the common migration strategies, roles and requirements often seen in migration projects.

We do this by walking through a migration scenario for a fictitious customer so you have a practical guide for how to go about initiating or contributing to a migration project.

I recommend this learning path to anyone who is looking to get started with migrating services or applications to AWS.

If you are completely new to cloud migration I recommend completing the Benefits of Cloud Technology for Business: Getting Started With Migration -  learning path first. This introductory content will help you build an understanding of the business considerations and benefits of moving applications and services to public cloud services. 

The Learning path includes:

  • 6 hours of high definition video content
  • A knowledge assessment exam 

At the conclusion of this learning path you will be able to:

  • Select and apply migration strategies to practical situations.
  • Select and implement the cloud migration services provided by AWS (AWS Migration Hub, AWS Server Migration Service, Database Migration Service, vmware cloud on AWS).


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

1 courses

Introduction to the Migrating to AWS Learning Path. In this lecture we outlline the learning objectves, intended audience and suggested pre-requisites for the Get started with Migrating to AWS learning path 

2 courses

OverviewIn this course we will learn to recognise and explain the migration services available from AWS and AWS partners, and how to run a migration using the AWS Server Migration Service.  Intended AudienceThis course is suited to anyone running or involv...

3 courses

The purpose of this course is to enable us to recognize and explain what the AWS Database Migration Service is and how the AWS Database Migration Service can be used to migrate data from one database to another. This course will also enable us to recognize ...

4 courses

Course Description In today's world where cloud computing is a key strategy for many organizations, having the right deployment is essential. Some organizations implement private clouds within their own local data center, others host their entire infrastru...

5 courses

Course Description: In this course we will learn practical planning techniques for migrating business applications to public cloud services.  Intended Audience:The course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about how public cloud services can be e...

6 description

Infographic created by Colm Stafford - Managing Director of ERS IT Solutions Ltd.

7 courses

Migrating to AWS - Summary

8 exam-filled

Exam: Getting Started with Migrating to AWS

About the Author

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Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe.  His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups.