AWS Certification

AWS Certification

Course Overview

This course will teach students about AWS cloud computing, AWS foundational services, Security and Identify the access management, AWS Databases and Elasticity and management tools. The AWS certification is mainly targeted to those candidates who interested in learning how to get started with using AWS, SysOps administrators, solution architects and developers interested in using AWS services and Individuals responsible for articulating the technical benefits of AWS services to customers. The AWS exam verifies that the candidate possesses the fundamental knowledge and proven skills in the area of AWS platform.

Course Objectives

The main objective of this course is to prepare aspiring IT professionals with job roles such as Operational Support Engineer, Cloud Software Engineer, System Integrator- Cloud, Cloud Developer, DevOps Engineer, AWS Solution Architect and AWS SysOps Administrator.


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Pass the AWS Platform certification exam with confidence
  2. Understand AWS, its functions, and its components
  3. Become an effective IT (cloud) technician in a business environment
  4. Performing basic Amazon Web Services

CompTIA Certification

Security +

Associate Level


Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 1  Introduction

Module 2 Introduction to AWS Cloud Computing

Module 3 AWS Foundational Services

Module 4 Security and Identity Access Management

Module 5 AWS Databases

Module 6 Elasticity and Management Tools

Module 17 Conclusion

Course Learning Syllabus

Introduction Lecturer Introduction

Importance of this course

What you will learn in this course

Introduction to AWS Cloud Computing Topic A:

AWS pace of innovation and the growing customer base

Overview of the AWS Management Console to access services, regions, and resources

Benefits of AWS cloud computing

Layers of the AWS platform, such as platform services, foundation services, and infrastructure

AWS global infrastructure

AWS Foundational Services Topic A:

Introduction to AWS Foundational Services

Learn about Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Launching EC2 instances

Choosing instance types

Configuring the network

Amazon Machine Images 

Choosing and deploying EC2 instances

Differences of Amazon instance store and Amazon Elastic Block Store

AWS Marketplace

Different types of instances

Adding, using, and retrieving instance metadata and user data

Amazon EC2 purchasing options for optimizing performance and cost

Topic B:

Essential concepts and features of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Amazon S3 and includes topics such as pricing, buckets, and object keys

Amazon S3 security, such as access control lists, bucket policies, and Identity and Access Management

Amazon S3 versioning to preserve, retrieve, and restore

Different classes of storage for Amazon S3

How to manage objects in Amazon S3 

Amazon Glacier for low cost archiving

Essentials of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Essentials of Amazon EBS pricing and volumes

Significant differences between Amazon EBS and Amazon S3

Fundamental information about Amazon EC2 Instance store

What happens when you reboot, stop, or terminate your instance

Provisioning a virtual private, isolated network in the cloud with Amazon VPC

Demo: Build Your VPC and Launch a Web Server

Topic A: 

Introduction to Security and Identity & Access Management

Shared Security Model 

How AWS conducts itself from a physical security standpoint

Hardware, Software, Auditing and Compliance

Configuring Security Groups for instance firewall security

AWS mult-tier Security Groups

Amazon VPC layer of security

Topic B:

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), including authorization, access keys ,and groups

AWS IAM policies, and assigning them to users, groups, and roles

How an AWS IAM user can assume a role and the associated temporary credentials

How an AWS IAM user can assume a role

Use of temporary security credentials

Use of IAM authorization and authentication

AWS IAM best practices, such as using roles, groups, rotating credentials, and monitoring activity

Assigning policies directly to the AWS resource

AWS Databases Topic A: 

Introduction to AWS Databases 

Overview of the AWS managed database services

Essentials of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Running database instances in a VPC

Using security groups

AWS IAM policies for granting access to Amazon RDS instances

Simple application architecture with an Amazon RDS database instance

Use of database parameter groups and options for customizing the database configuration

Topic B: 

Amazon RDS best practices, including monitoring your usage, multi-AZ deployments, and optimizing the I/O capacity of a DB instance

Essentials of Amazon DynamoDB

Provisioning the throughput capacity of for read and writes, and the supported operations of Amazon DynamoDB

Comparing Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB for different types of applications

How to build your database server

Deploy an application to your application server

Create an AWS IAM role, using Amazon RDS and AWS IAM

Elasticity and Management Tools

Topic A: 

Introduction to Elasticity and Management Tools

Elasticity and Management Tools

Essentials of Auto Scaling to automatically scale your Amazon EC3 capacity

Elastic Load Balancing to evenly distribute traffic across multiple instances

Amazon CloudWatch to monitor AWS Cloud resources and the applications your are running

Topic B: Demo: Scale and Load-Balance Your Web Application

How to scale and load-balance your web application and associate a domain name with your website

Services used include, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon Route 53

Conclusion Wrap-Up