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Architecting on AWS covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course is designed to teach solutions architects how to optimise the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions.

Because architectural solutions may differ depending on industry, type of applications, and size of business, this course emphasises AWS Cloud best practices and recommended design patterns to help students think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS.

It also presents case studies throughout the course that showcase how some AWS customers have designed their infrastructures and the strategies and services they implemented. Opportunities to build a variety of infrastructures via a guided, hands-on approach are also provided.

This course also prepares candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam.


This is an intermediate level, instructor-led live class. It features hands-on labs to allow you to test new skills and apply knowledge to your working environment through a variety of practical exercises.


It is recommended that attendees have the following:

  • Working knowledge of distributed systems
  • Familiarity with general networking concepts
  • Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures
  • A sound knowledge of Cloud Computing as covered in ALC's Cloud Computing Foundation course

Learning outcomes

This course teaches you how to:

  • Make architectural decisions based on the AWS-recommended architectural principles and best practices
  • Leverage AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Leverage AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
  • Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient in order to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions.

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • Solutions Architects
  • Solution Design Engineers

Course contents

Day 1

  • Core AWS Knowledge
  • Core AWS Services
  • Designing Your Environment
  • Making Your Environment Highly Available

Day 2

  • Forklifting an Existing Application onto AW
  • Event-Driven Scaling
  • Automating
  • Decoupling
  • Build a new environment

Day 3

  • The Well-Architected Framework
  • Troubleshooting Your Environment
  • Large-Scale Design Patterns and Case Studies

Course fees

Fees per person

Architecting on AWS (3 days)

  • $2450 + gst

Fees include:

  • Course presentation
  • Printed course workbook
  • Exclusive iPad/tablet version of workbook for maximum convenience after the course
  • Full catering including sit-down lunch each day


This course provides full preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam.

The exam has to be purchased separately.