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Course Description

In this course, students step deeper into the AWS Cloud services to apply optimization and best practices to support a well-architected environment. This class explores high availability services, automation, decoupling, and scaling. Students will explore the Amazon AWS Well-Architected Framework in depth.

Learning Objectives

  • Design resilient architectures with resilient storage, decoupling mechanisms, multi-tier architectures, and high availability
  • Define performant architectures that apply caching, elasticity, and scalability
  • Specify secure architectures using secure application tiers, secure data, and secure networking infrastructure
  • Design cost-optimized architectures
  • Identify the goals and benefits of each pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Apply the Security Pillar to deploy confidentiality and integrity of data, privilege management, protecting systems, and establishing controls to detect security events
  • Apply the Reliability Pillar to prevent and quickly recover from failures
  • Apply the Performance Efficiency Pillar to select the right resource types and sizes based on workload requirements, monitor performance, and make informed decisions to maintain efficiency as business needs evolve
  • Apply the Cost Optimization Pillar to understand and control where money is being spent, select the most appropriate and right number of resource types, analyze spend over time, and scale to meet business needs without overspending
  • Apply the Operational Excellence Pillar to manage and automate changes, respond to events, and define standards to successfully manage daily operations

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.