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Course descriptions and registration information

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Individuals who want to expand their knowledge and skills for employment-readiness or those who want to successfully prepare for the relevant industry certification exam(s).
Gain a foundational understanding of cloud computing, essential AWS Cloud services, and security concepts. In this course you’ll explore the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud and AWS storage and compute services design, review IAM policies, and demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and manage solutions using architectural best practices. You will also be prepared to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and AWS Certified Solutions Architect exams.
Course Objectives
  1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner:
    • Define cloud concepts
    • Identify security and define compliance
    • Identify technology support resources
    • Recognize available billing resources and compare and contrast AWS pricing models
  2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate):
    • Design resilient architectures
    • Design high-performing architectures
    • Design secure applications and architectures
    • Design cost-optimized architectures
Outline of Instruction
  1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner:
    1. Getting Started
    2. Introduction to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam
    3. The Cloud
    4. Understanding Your AWS Account
    5. Getting Support on AWS
    6. Understanding the AWS Environment
    7. Securing Your AWS Resources
    8. Working with Your AWS Resources
    9. The Core Compute Services
    10. The Core Storage Services
    11. The Core Database Services
    12. The Core Networking Services
    13. Automating Your AWS Workloads
    14. Common Use-Case Scenarios
    15. Certification Exam Preparation
  2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) :

    PART I: The Core AWS Services
    1. Getting Started
    2. Introduction to the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Exam
    3. Cloud Computing and AWS
    4. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon Elastic Block Store
    5. AWS Storage
    6. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
    7. Database Services
    8. Authentication and Authorization—AWS Identity and Access Management
    9. CloudTrail, CloudWatch, and AWS Config
    10. The Domain Name System and Network Routing: Amazon Route 53 and Amazon CloudFront
    11. Simple Queue Service and Kinesis

    PART II: The Well‐Architected Framework
    11. The Reliability Pillar
    12. The Performance Efficiency Pillar
    13. The Security Pillar
    14. The Cost Optimization Pillar
    15. The Operational Excellence Pillar
    16. Certification Exam Preparation
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Website URL
• AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) -
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner:
    • Cloud Concepts
    • Security and Compliance
    • Technology
    • Billing and Pricing
  2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect:
    • Design Resilient Architectures
    • Design High-Performing Architectures
    • Design Secure Applications and Architectures
    • Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
CE to CU Articulation
Prior to course enrollment, students should knowledge in alignment with the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ certification.
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of at least 80% of the course material taught.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Individuals who want to expand their knowledge and skills for employment-readiness or those who want to successfully prepare for the relevant industry certification exam(s).
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Cloud Architect, Solutions Architect
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
According to Burning Glass Technologies, this occupation has a 10-year employment growth projection of 27.5% for the years 2019-2029.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Cloud Architect
  • Solutions Architect
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Course Contact Information
Latisha Alford