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Technical Bootcamp for Partners: AWS for Windows

Are you a Standard-tier or higher APN Consulting Partner, interested in learning how to help customers run Windows Server workloads in AWS?

AWS is running a series of Level 200-300 technical bootcamps for APN Consulting Partners. The goal of this training is to help you prepare to work with new and existing customers who are looking to run or are currently running Windows Server workloads in AWS. We find that many organizations are eager to migrate on-premises Windows workloads to the cloud. This constitutes a large opportunity for APN Partners, and this training will enable you to better design, migrate, deploy and manage Windows workloads in AWS. A working lunch is provided. Students must bring their own laptops to complete the hands-on labs during the class.

Our bootcamps will help you learn about running Windows Server in AWS, and relevant services, including Windows PowerShell, Remote Desktop Gateway, AWS Directory Service, Microsoft Active Directory, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS CloudFormation, and Amazon EC2 Run Command.

Bootcamp Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 Arrival and pass out qwikLAB tokens
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction and Kickoff
9:15 – 10:15 AWS for Windows 101: EC2, VPC, Security Groups, EBS, IAM
10:15 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 DevOps with AWS CloudFormation
11:00 – 12:00 qwikLAB: Import Windows Server, BYOL, and Launch Dedicated Host
12:00 – 12:20 Get Lunch
12:20 – 12:40 Working Lunch: Licensing, Dedicated Hosts, Workspaces, general Q&A
12:40 – 1:00 AWS Tools for Visual Studio
1:00 – 2:00 Microsoft workloads on AWS, with a drilldown on SharePoint
2:00 – 2:20 BREAK
2:20 – 2:50 Managing Windows: VMware, Systems Center, EC2 RunCommand
2:50 – 3:20 Running Active Directory, and Directory Service on AWS
3:20 – 3:50 SQL Server on Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS
3:50 – 5:00 qwikLAB: Administering SQL Server in Amazon RDS

*This schedule is subject to change.

Intended Audience

This is a Level 200-300 technical course intended for: Windows IT Pros, Architects, DBAs, and .NET Developers.

How to Register

Take a look at the following list of cities and dates to find a training time that works for you. Then, just click the hyperlink to go to the registration page. Note that you will need to log in to your APN Portal account. Registration is FREE, but seating capacity is limited.

We hope to see you there!