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AWS Training Update – Revised AWS Technical Essentials and Architecting on AWS Courses

We continuously enhance our technical courses to stay current with the pace of AWS platform updates and incorporate student feedback.  We have made substantial updates to our two most popular foundational training courses, AWS Technical Essentials and Architecting on AWS, to better provide students with actionable knowledge to get started creating solutions with AWS and a path to advanced learning.

AWS Technical Essentials – What’s New
This is a one-day course for solutions architects, developers, sysops administrators, and anyone who wants to get started using AWS. It covers the foundations of cloud computing, storage, and networking.  It’s also used as the content for AWSome Days.  The updated course now addresses 18 AWS services, with in-depth coverage of 10 core services: EC2, S3, EBS, IAM, Auto Scaling, ELB, RDS, DynamoDB, Auto Scaling, and CloudWatch.  New, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises and instructor-led demonstrations help students learn how to get started creating real-world solutions on the AWS platform.  The updated course also provides students with a clearer path to continue their education with more advanced courses such as Architecting on AWS and Systems Operations on AWS. You can read the course description to learn more.

Architecting on AWS – What’s New
This is a three-day course for solutions architects and solution design engineers. It aligns with the changes to AWS Technical Essentials, making the concepts learned in that course a prerequisite.  The updated course now focuses on cloud best practices, architecture patterns, case studies, and other practical ways of thinking about how to architect infrastructure on AWS.  Hands-on lab exercises walk you through how to build complete application environments on AWS using a variety of AWS services, including Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, AWS Lambda, and more.  New content also addresses automating and de-coupling infrastructures using architectures less dependent on servers, troubleshooting commonly misconfigured architectures, and concepts from the Well-Architected Framework.  Read the course description to learn more.

Accessing the Courses
These classes (and many more) are available through AWS and our Training Partners.  You can find upcoming classes in our global training schedule or learn more at AWS Training.