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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy Cloud Foundations

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Course Code
LA18226
Location
Yale
Duration
Part Time, 10 weeks – Wed 18:00-21:00
Department
Digital Technologies, Computing & IT
Start Date
02 Apr 2025
End Date
25 Jun 2025
Course Overview
This introductory course is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

Completing and passing this course will enable you to sit the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam, (sat externally), which you will be supported to achieve. The course includes the cost of this exam.

Course overview -

Course Introduction
● Course objectives and overview
● AWS Certification exam information
● AWS documentation

Module 1: Cloud Concepts Overview

● Introduction to cloud computing
● Advantages of the cloud
● Introduction to AWS
● Moving to the AWS Cloud
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 2: Cloud Economics and Billing

● Fundamentals of pricing
● Total cost of ownership
● Activity: Simple Monthly Calculator
● Delaware North case study
● AWS Organisations
● AWS billing and cost management
● Billing dashboards
● Technical support models
● Activity: Support Plan Scavenger Hunt
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 3: AWS Global Infrastructure Overview

● AWS global infrastructure
● Demo: AWS global infrastructure
● AWS services and service categories
● Activity: AWS Management Console Clickthrough
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 4: Cloud Security

● AWS shared responsibility model
● Activity: AWS Shared Responsibility Model
● AWS IAM
● Demo: AWS IAM Console
● Securing a new AWS account
● Lab: Introduction to AWS IAM
● Securing accounts
● Securing data
● Working to ensure compliance
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 5: Networking and Content Delivery

● Networking basics
● Amazon VPC
● VPC networking
● Activity: Label This diagram
● Demo: Amazon VPC Console
● VPC security
● Activity: Design a VPC
● Lab: Build a VPC and Launch a Web Server
● Route 53
● CloudFront
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 6: Compute

● Compute services overview
● Amazon EC2 part 1
● Amazon EC2 part 2
● Amazon EC2 part 3
● Demo: Amazon EC2
● Lab: Introduction to Amazon EC2
● Activity: Amazon EC2 Versus Managed Services
● Demo: Amazon EC2 Part Console
● Amazon EC2 cost optimization
● Container services
● Introduction to AWS Lambda
● Activity: AWS Lambda
● Introduction to AWS Elastic Beanstalk
● Activity: AWS Elastic Beanstalk
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 7: Storage

● AWS EBS
● Demo: Amazon Elastic Block Store Console
● Lab: Working with EBS
● AWS S3
● Demo: AWS S3 Console
● AWS EFS
● Demo: AWS EFS Console
● AWS S3 Glacier
● Demo: AWS S3 Glacier Console
● Activity: Storage Technology Selection
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 8: Databases

● Amazon RDS
● Demo: Amazon RDS Console
● Lab: Build a Database Server
● Amazon DynamoDB
● Demo: Amazon DynamoDB
● Amazon Redshift
● Amazon Aurora
● Activity: Database case study
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 9: Cloud Architecture

● AWS Well-Architected Framework design principles
● Activity: AWS Well-Architected Framework Design Principles
● Operational excellence
● Security
● Reliability
● Performance efficiency
● Cost optimization
● Reliability & high availability
● AWS Trusted Advisor
● Activity: Interpret AWS Trusted Advisor Recommendations
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check

Module 10: Automatic Scaling and Monitoring

● Elastic Load Balancing
● Activity: Elastic Load Balancing
● Amazon CloudWatch
● Activity: Amazon CloudWatch
● Amazon EC2 auto scaling
● Lab: Scale & Load Balance your Architecture
● Activity: Sample Exam Question
● Knowledge check
Ongoing assessment via tasks and tutor monitoring. A variety of learning resources are used, such as –
● Lecture materials
● Online multiple-choice knowledge checks
● Lab exercises
● Digital training
● Video introductions
● Video demos
● Example solution
No prior knowledge is required other than a familiarity with the standard workings of a computer and standard software systems – however, past experience or familiarity with general IT and business systems is desirable.

Learn the technical skills you need to help you reach your goals and to give you the skills and tools you need for success.
The course provides you with the necessary knowledge and tools to help you learn how to understand the principles of cloud computing. Completing and passing this course can help prepare you to sit the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam, (sat externally to this course), should you wish to do so. You will also be eligible for a voucher for 50% off the cost of the exam.
£159 or free if eligible for PLA funding. To be eligible, you must be over 19, employed and earning under £30,596 per year or a furloughed worker (any salary) or self-employed
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