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Configuration management and automation of server configuration using OpsWorks, determining how servers are configured, managed and deployed across EC2 instances, creating a virtual machine using Amazon Machine Image (AMI), introduction to the Domain Name Registration service AWS Route 53, how to route internet traffic to resources, checking health of resources automatically, provisioning of infrastructure resources using AWS CloudFormation.

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Course Content

Introduction to Cloud Computing & AWS

What is Cloud Computing, how AWS is the leader in the cloud domain, various cloud computing products offered by AWS, introduction to AWS S3, EC2, VPC, EBS, ELB, AMI, getting a detailed understanding of the AWS architecture and the AWS Management Console, introduction to AWS EC2, comparing Public IP and Elastic IP, demonstrating how to launch an AWS EC2 instance, what is auto scaling, AWS EC2 best practices and cost involved, understanding various concepts of backup services in AWS.

Hands-on Exercise – Setting up of AWS account, how to launch an EC2 instance, process of hosting a website and launching a Linux Virtual Machine using an AWS EC2 instance.

Database services

Elastic Block Storage (EBS) for block level persistent storage volumes with S3 buckets, understanding Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora which are relational databases, Amazon DynamoDB which is a NoSQL database, understanding Amazon Redshift which is a data warehousing product, Amazon ElasticCache which is an in-memory data store, deploying AWS database migration service.

Hands-on Exercise – How to create an Amazon RDS instance, creating a Read Replica instance of RDS, creating Table in master RDS, how to add data to master RDS, adding data to replica RDS, using Aurora to create a PostgreSQL and MySQL instance, within DynamoDB creating a NoSQL table and running queries.

Object Storage

Introduction to AWS storage, AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service), creating an AWS S3 bucket, AWS Storage Gateway, understanding the Command Line Interface (CLI), hosting a static website using Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier storage for long-term data backup and archiving and Amazon Snowball for data import/export.

Hands-on Exercise – How to run an AWS CLI command, deploying the AWS Storage Gateway for connecting cloud-based storage with the on-premise software.

Autoscaling and load balancing

Understanding Fault Tolerance in AWS, in-depth study of Elastic Load Balancing, the types of Load Balancers viz. Classic and Application, AWS Auto Scaling mechanism, understanding AWS Management Console, how to access the Elastic Load Balancing, studying AWS SDK, AWS CLI and Https Query API.

Hands-on Exercise – How to create an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), configuration of auto scaling group and familiarizing with the Management Console.

Virtual Private Cloud

What is Amazon VPC, VPC as a networking layer for EC2, getting started with VPC, examples, VPC and Subnets, default and non-default VPCs, components of VPC networking, IP addressing, security, VPN connections, accessing the internet, using AWS PrivateLink to access the services and VPC supported platforms.

Hands-on Exercise – Create a Virtual Private Network for an AWS EC2 instance and access it over the internet and via a private network using AWS PrivateLink.

Application services, AWS Lambda and CLI

Introduction to various AWS application services, Elastic Beanstalk, Simple Email Services (SES), Simple Notification Service (SNS), AWS Lambda, Elastic OpsWorks and CLI.

Hands-on Exercise – How to run an app using AWS Elastics Beanstalk, deploying SES to send email, enabling and generating notification service, using AWS Lambda to copy object, modeling and provisioning your app with AWS OpsWorks.

IAM and monitoring

Authentication (who can use) and Authorization (level of access), IAM Policies – JSON structure, users, groups and their Roles, IAM HTTPS API, logging IAM events with AWS CloudTrail, monitoring and managing AWS resources using CloudWatch, deploying configuration alerts and notifications with CloudWatch, billing for CloudWatch.

Hands-on Exercise – How to create a JSON document using which the access policy for groups and users in defined, logging IAM events using AWS CloudTrail.

Configuration management and automation

Configuration management and automation of server configuration using OpsWorks, determining how servers are configured, managed and deployed across EC2 instances, creating a virtual machine using Amazon Machine Image (AMI), introduction to the Domain Name Registration service AWS Route 53, how to route internet traffic to resources, checking health of resources automatically, provisioning of infrastructure resources using AWS CloudFormation.

Hands-on Exercise – How to register a domain using Route 53, routing internet traffic to the resources and automatically checking health of resources.

Exam Details

AWS Exam: SAA-C01 - AWS Solutions Architect - Associate

Amazon AWS - Certified Solutions Architect Associate - CSAA

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