AWS Academy Cloud Architecting


Every week


40 hours


AWS Academy Cloud Architecting covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course teaches students how to optimize use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions.

Duration: 40 hrs

Teaching methodsOnline classes

Assessments methods: Hands-on labs, quizzes



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

• Make architectural decisions based on AWS architectural principles and best practices
• Use AWS services to make infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
• Use AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
• Increase performance and reduce cost of a cloud infrastructure built on AWS
• Use the AWS Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures that use AWS solutions


To ensure success in this course, students should have:

• Completed AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (ACF) or have equivalent experience
• A working knowledge of distributed systems
• Familiarity with general networking concepts
• A working knowledge of multi-tier architectures
• Familiarity with cloud computing concepts


• Lecture materials with activities and demonstrations
• Online multiple-choice knowledge checks
• Lab exercises
• Lab assessments
• Digital lesson content
• Video demos
• Optional Capstone project
• Example solutions


Module 1 – Welcome to AWS Academy Cloud Architecting
Module 2 – Introducing Cloud Architecting
Module 3 – Adding a Storage Layer
Module 4 – Adding a Compute Layer
Module 5 – Adding a Database Layer
Module 6 – Creating a Networking Environment
Module 7 – Connecting Networks
Module 8 – Securing User and Application Access
Module 9 – Implementing Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring
Module 10 – Automating Your Architecture
Module 11 – Caching Content
Module 12 – Building Decoupled Architectures
Module 13 – Building Microservices and Serverless Architectures
Module 14 – Planning for Disaster
Module 15 – Bridging to Certification

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