Course Summary
Credit Type:
20 hours (Self-Paced)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Cloud Architecture I


The course objective is to prepare students in becoming a certified associate in the design and deployment of applications and systems on the AWS platform.

Learning Outcomes:

  • deploy and configure VPCs, subnets and Elastic IPs to address cloud network needs
  • deploy and manage Linux and Windows EC2 instances, use common remote management tools, and manage instance hibernation and monitor performance
  • deploy network security solutions to minimize the impact of network security threats to AWS resources
  • use AWS encryption key and PKI services to secure network connectivity and protect data at rest
  • create and manage IAM users and groups to secure AWS authentication and authorization
  • select the best directory service solution to accommodate user authentication needs and configure the appropriate network security firewall solutions to meet AWS service and app needs
  • manage multiple AWS accounts centrally, manage instance inventory tracking, and automate cloud deployments through CloudFormation
  • use AWS services to proactively plan for the minimization of service disruption and data corruption
  • outline cost-saving techniques and track monthly spending using AWS tools
  • deploy and manage S3 bucket creation, object management and object storage tiers, as well as when to use Storage Gateway and CloudFront

General Topics:

  • Architecture & Tools
  • Data Storage Services
  • Managing S3 Buckets
  • Managing Network Infrastructure
  • Connectivity & Name Resolution
  • Managing EC2 Instances
  • Compute & Data Analysis Services
  • App & Coding Services
  • Security & Data Privacy
  • AWS Cryptography & PKI
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Directory Services Authentication
  • Network Security Services
  • Governance & Automation
  • Data & Service Availability
  • Cost Management
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials