AWS Academy Cloud Foundations


Every week


20 hours

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

Duration: 20 hours 

Teaching methodsOnline classes

Assessments methods: Hands-on labs, quizzes


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the AWS Cloud
  • Explain the AWS pricing philosophy
  • Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS
  • Describe the security and compliance measures of the AWS Cloud, including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Create a virtual private cloud (VPC) by using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Demonstrate when to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Differentiate between Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), and Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier (Amazon S3 Glacier)
  • Demonstrate when to use AWS database services, including Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Aurora
  • Explain the architectural principles of the AWS Cloud
  • Explore key concepts related to Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
This is an entry-level course, but students should possess:

  • General IT technical knowledge
  • General IT business knowledge
  • Lecture materials
  • Online multiple-choice knowledge checks
  • Lab exercises  Digital training (optional)
  • Lecture or Video introductions
  • Lecture or Video demos
  • Example solutions
Module 1 – Cloud Concepts Overview
Module 2 – Cloud Economics and Billing
Module 3 – AWS Global Infrastructure Overview
Module 4 – Cloud Security
Module 5 – Networking and Content Delivery
Module 6 – Compute
Module 7 – Storage
Module 8 – Databases
Module 9 – Cloud Architecture
Module 10 – Automatic Scaling and Monitoring


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