Designing Database solutions in AWS - Level 1

AVG Duration3h


This learning path has been designed for those looking to enhance their skills to design database solutions in AWS at an introductory level, specifically for those who have less than 6 months of active use on AWS working with database services. Using a combination of on-demand courses and hands-on labs you will be introduced to a number of different AWS services falling under the 'Database' category of AWS. Using the new skills obtained from this learning path you will be able to effectively demonstrate an overall knowledge of how to design database solutions in AWS.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this learning path you will:

  • Understand the differences between the various AWS Database Types
  • Analyze when to use Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB for a given workload
  • Understand when to install databases on Amazon EC2 instances compared to AWS managed databases


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 1h 36m
Designing Database solutions in AWS - Level 1
This course covers the core learning objective to meet the requirements of the 'Designing Database solutions in AWS - Level 1' skill
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.
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.
About the Author
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Stephen is the AWS Certification Specialist at Cloud Academy. His content focuses heavily on topics related to certification on Amazon Web Services technologies. He loves teaching and believes that there are no shortcuts to certification but it is possible to find the right path and course of study.

Stephen has worked in IT for over 25 years in roles ranging from tech support to systems engineering. At one point, he taught computer network technology at a community college in Washington state.

Before coming to Cloud Academy, Stephen worked as a trainer and curriculum developer at AWS and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in cloud technologies.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys reading, sudoku, gaming, and modern square dancing.