Architecting on AWS

This course focuses on the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. You will learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. Best practices and design patterns are covered to help you architect optimal IT solutions on the AWS Cloud. Build and explore a variety of infrastructures through guided discussions and hands-on activity.

This course is designed to teach you how to:

  • Make architectural decisions based on AWS 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 infrastructure based on AWS more efficient to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions


27 Aug3EUtrecht 2095 EUR (exempt from VAT)
27 Aug3Eweb based 2095 EUR (excl. VAT)
02 Sep3EEindhoven 2095 EUR (exempt from VAT)
02 Sep3Eweb based 2095 EUR (excl. VAT)
14 Oct3Eweb based 2095 EUR (excl. VAT)
15 Oct3EUtrecht 2095 EUR (exempt from VAT)
04 Nov3EEindhoven 2095 EUR (exempt from VAT)
04 Nov3Eweb based 2095 EUR (excl. VAT)
16 Dec3Eweb based 2095 EUR (excl. VAT)

Intended for

This course is intended for (1) Solutions Architects; (2) Solution Design Engineers; (3) Anyone who needs to understand the scope of cloud architectures.


We recommend that attendees of this course have attended the AWS technical essentials course. Moreover they should have:

  • Working knowledge of distributed systems and multi-tier architectures
  • Familiarity with general networking and cloud computing concepts

Main topics

Day One

  • Module 1: Introduction

The Well-Architected Framework - AWS Global Infrastructure

  • Module 2: The simplest architectures

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) - Amazon S3 Glacier - Choosing AWS Regions for your architectures

Hands-on lab: Hosting a Static Website

  • Module 3: Adding a compute layer

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) - Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) - Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) - Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) - Amazon FSx

  • Module 4: Adding a database layer

Database layer considerations - Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) - Amazon DynamoDB - AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)

Hands-on lab: Deploying a Web Application on AWS

  • Module 5: Networking in AWS – Part 1

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) - Network security in the cloud - Hands-on lab: Creating a VPC

Day Two

  • Module 6: Networking in AWS – Part 2

AWS VPN connections - AWS Direct Connect (DX) - VPC peering AWS Transit Gateway - Load balancing on AWS - Amazon Route 53

  • Module 7: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Account users and AWS IAM - Federating users - Amazon Cognito - AWS Organizations

  • Module 8: Elasticity, high availability, and monitoring

Amazon CloudWatch - AWS CloudTrail - Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling - Scaling your databases

Hands-on lab: Creating a highly available environment

  • Module 9: Automation

AWS CloudFormation - AWS Systems Manager - AWS OpsWorks - AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Hands-on lab: Automating infrastructure deployment with AWS CloudFormation

Day Three

  • Module 10: Caching

Caching on AWS with Amazon CloudFront - Session management - Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) - Amazon ElastiCache

  • Module 11: Building decoupled architectures

Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) - Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)

  • Module 12: Microservices and serverless architectures

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) - AWS Fargate - AWS Lambda - Amazon API Gateway - AWS Step Functions

Hands-on lab: Implementing a serverless architecture with AWS Managed Services

  • Module 13: RTO/RPO and backup recovery setup

Disaster planning - Data replication - Recovery strategies - AWS Storage Gateway

  • Module 14: Optimization and review

Best practices for optimization - Review questions

Training method

Training with immersive exercises and hands-on activities. It also covers the best practices and lessons learned.


3 days.

Course leader

Fast Lane, official AWS training partner.