Migrating to AWS Training

Learn about various cloud migration strategies from an expert AWS instructor and how to apply each step of the migration process, including portfolio discovery, application migration planning and design, conducting a migration, and post-migration validation and application optimization. Practical labs reinforce learning, and each lab is designed to provide you with the understanding and foundation necessary to complete migration tasks in your organization.
Course Details


3 days


  • Familiarity with enterprise IT infrastructure (hardware and software)
  • Completed the AWS Technical Essentials or Architecting on AWS classroom training
  • Achieved your AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (optional)

Target Audience

  • Solutions architects
  • Software engineers
  • IT project managers
  • Operation leads
  • Other individuals involved in the planning and running of migration projects

Skills Gained

  • Recognize the common business and technical drivers for migrating to the cloud
  • Summarize the three phases of a migration and associated objectives, tasks, and stakeholders for
  • each
  • Describe AWS architecture, tools, and migration best practices
  • Distinguish between the various cloud migration strategies and when each is most appropriate
  • Determine an organization's application migration readiness
  • Discover a portfolio and gather data necessary for migration
  • Plan and design an application migration strategy
  • Perform and validate application migration to the cloud
  • Optimize applications and operations after migrating to the cloud
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Migrating to AWS
  • What Is a Cloud Migration?
    • Summarize the drivers and desired outcomes of a cloud migration
    • Identify the elements of a successful migration journey
    • Describe the three-phase AWS migration process
  • Assessing Migration Readiness
    • Summarize the activities and goals of the assess phase
    • Evaluate tools for assessing your organization’s cloud readiness
    • Describe Migration Readiness Assessments (MRAs) and their importance
    • Group Exercise: Assess cloud migration readiness with AWS Cloud Adoption Readiness Tool
  • Preparing for a Migration and Understanding Related Workstreams
    • Summarize the mobilize phase of the process
    • Discuss the eight unique migration-related workstreams
  • Discovering Landing Zones and Their Benefits
    • Explain the function of a landing zone
    • Discuss best practices for creating a custom landing zone
    • Describe how you would use AWS Control Tower to create a landing zone
  • Building a Landing Zone
    • Summarize the process of building a landing zone
    • Determine the best multi-account structure, governance policies, and connectivity plan for a landing zone
  • Discovering the Portfolio and Understanding Migration Strategies
    • Explain the activities of the detailed portfolio discovery workstream
    • Describe how to assess an application’s migration readiness
    • Summarize the seven migration strategies
    • Group Exercise: Choose the best strategy (scenario-based)
  • Understanding and Choosing Portfolio Discovery Tools
    • Summarize the various discovery tools available
    • Distinguish which tools are best to use based on scenario
  • Planning and Designing a Migration
    • Describe the planning and design process
    • Summarize how to set up a migration factory
    • Choose and finalize an application migration strategy
  • Performing the Migration to AWS
    • Explain the server migration process
    • Discuss the various migration automation and governance tools available
    • Evaluate server migration tools for compatibility with your environment
    • Hands-On Lab: Migrating an Application to AWS
  • Understanding Database and Data Migration Services
    • Summarize the significance of database and data migration
    • Discuss the various data migration tools available
    • Hands-On Lab: Migrating an Existing Database to Amazon Aurora
  • Understanding Additional Migration Support Options
    • Discuss additional migration support options
    • Summarize AWS Managed Services and AWS Marketplace
    • Describe SAP on AWS and services offered for Windows
  • Integrating, Validating, and Cutting Over Applications
    • Discuss the process and benefits of integrating, validating, and cutting over applications
  • Modernizing and Optimizing an Application Migration
    • Identify post-migration opportunities for modernization and optimization
    • Understand cost and security optimization processes
    • Explore tools available to support these processes
  • Understanding Operations Tools, Integration Testing, and Automation
    • Summarize operations in the cloud
    • Discuss four functions of operations and their domains
    • Review operations automation and relevant support tools
  • Migration Best Practices
    • Course review and key takeaways
    • Summarize and reinforce AWS best practices for migrating
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $2,090
Online Virtual Class
Date: Jun 17 - 19, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
USD $2,090
Online Virtual Class
Date: Jul 22 - 24, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
USD $2,090
Online Virtual Class
Date: Sep 9 - 11, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET