Designing for Disaster Recovery & High availability in AWS - Level 1

AVG Duration1h


This learning path has been designed for those looking to enhance their skills to design for disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) in AWS at an introductory level, specifically for those who have less than 6 months of active use on AWS . Using a combination of on-demand courses and hands-on labs you will be introduced to a number of different AWS services and features that can be configured to provide a level of DR and HA across your AWS solutions. Using the new skills obtained from this learning path you will be able to effectively design for DR and HA in AWS at a foundational level.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this learning path you will:

  • Understand the different AWS architecture design principles, such as design for failure, decoupled components, and event-driven architectures
  • Understand how high availability is achieved through the use of multiple AWS Availability Zones
  • Evaluate when to consider the use of multiple AWS Regions
  • Understand at a high level the benefits of AWS Edge Locations


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Resource - Beginner - 10m
AWS Global Infrastructure: Availability Zones, Regions, Edge Locations, Regional Edge Caches
An explanation of the core components that make up the AWS Global Infrastructure
Course - Beginner - 52m
Designing for Disaster Recovery & High availability in AWS - Level 1
This course covers the core learning objective to meet the requirements of the 'Designing for Disaster Recovery & High availability in AWS - Level 1' skill
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 1h
Implement Amazon VPC High Availability Best Practices
In this lab challenge, you will be assessing your practical ability to design for high availability and identify single points of failure in a production-like AWS environment.
About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

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.

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