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AWS Cloud Architecting

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AWS Academy Cloud Architecting

Registration for this track has CLOSED.

Please note that this is not an asynchronous on-line track. Everyone is expected to log in every day all day according to the Winter Working Connections schedule. This is a synchronous track.

This on-line Working Connections event is intended solely for the person who registers. Link sharing is only permitted with the prior approval of the National Convergence Technology Center.


AWS Academy Cloud Architecting covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, or AWS. The course is designed to teach students how to optimize the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions.

Because architectural solutions can differ depending on industry, type of applications, and size of business, this course emphasizes best practices for the AWS Cloud, and it recommends various design patterns to help you think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS. It also presents case studies throughout the course, which showcase how some AWS customers have designed their infrastructures, and the strategies and services that they implemented. Finally, this course also provides opportunities to build a variety of infrastructures via a guided, hands-on approach.

This course helps you to prepare for the AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate Exam and Certification.


Attendees are strongly advised to have completed the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course, and/or have already obtained the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification before this course.


None required. (Some recommendations will be made during course for future reference).

Hardware/software needs

Participants will need a web browser and stable internet connection to access the AWS Canvas website.


Mr. Asad Khan is the Program Support Specialist & Lab Manager of the Computer Sciences Division at Gwinnett Technical College. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor, teaching general computer science courses, as well as an AWS Academy Accredited Educator, teaching AWS Cloud courses. He currently possesses 16 certificates in IT, including 14 in Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, CompTIA, and Oracle Cloud).

Course Objectives

At the completion of this track, the participants will be able to…

  • Understand AWS Cloud and AWS Services, from a solutions architecting perspective.
  • Understand the AWS Canvas LMS, and best practices on how to teach this specific course and certification
  • Understand how to approach the Solutions Architect Associate Certification questions and exam
  • Apply Canvas course lessons and materials to obtain the Solutions Architect Associate Certification


This track will meet on five Fridays from 9:00am Central to 5:30pm Central.

Day 1 (Friday, December 3)
AWS Canvas Welcome and Adding Storage
Module 1 - Welcome to AWS Academy Cloud Architecting
Module 2 - Introducting Cloud Architecting
Module 3 - Adding a Storage Layer

Day 2 (Friday, December 10)
Adding Compute, Database, and Networking
Module 4 - Adding a Compute Layer
Module 5 - Adding a Database Layer
Module 6 - Creating a Networking Environment

Day 3 (Friday, December 17)
Connecting Networks, Securing Access, and Monitoring
Module 7 - Connecting Networks
Module 8 - Securing User and Application Access
Module 9 - Implementing Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring

Day 4 (Friday, January 7)
Automation, Caching, and Decoupling Architectures
Module 10 - Automating Your Architecture
Module 11 - Caching Content
Module 12 - Building Decoupled Architectures

Day 5 (Friday, January 14)
Microservices, Serverless Architecture, and Disaster Planning
Module 13 - Building Microservices and Serverless Architectures
Module 14 - Planning for Disaster
Module 15 - Bridging to Certification

Please note that content is subject to change or modification based on the unique needs of the track participants in attendance.

This course will cover the material in Architecting in AWS, however, this is not a test prep course. Attendees who want to pass the certification test will need to spend time after the course to prepare for the certification test.

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