Course #:WA2724

AWS Technical Essentials Training

This one day course is designed for IT administrators, engineers and architects with general knowledge of IT services to familiarize themselves with the AWS environment. The course provides students with a broad overview of AWS services and allows them to get hands on experience with AWS through built in labs.


Upon completion of the AWS Technical Essentials Training, students will be able to:

  • Efficiently discriminate between the core AWS foundational technologies
  • Explain the value proposition of the learned AWS services
  • Make informed decisions about creating AWS-based solutions
  • Start working on AWS


This is a general introduction course for architects, system integrators, software engineers, and technical support staff.


Basic familiarity with cloud computing concepts.


1 day

Outline of AWS Technical Essentials Training

1. Amazon Web Services Overview

  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • AWS Value Propositions
  • Regions and Availability Zones
  • The Shared Responsibility Model
  • Overview of AWS Services
  • AWS Management Console

2. VPC and EC2

  • Introduction to VPC
  • Configuring Networks
  • Connecting to the internet and other networks
  • Managing Network Security
  • Introduction to EC2
  • Instance Types, Instance Store and EBS
  • Accessing Instances
  • EC2 Block Storage
  • EC2 Pricing Models
  • EC2 and VPC service limits

Lab 1: Introduction to EC2

3. AWS Identity and Access Management

  • Introduction to IAM
  • Users, Groups, Roles and Policies
  • IAM Authentication and Authorization
  • Identity Federation

4. Storing Content in AWS

  • Introduction to S3
  • Working with Buckets
  • Working with Items
  • Versioning and Life-cycling
  • Introduction to Glacier
  • S3 service limits

Lab 2 – Introduction to S3

5. Caching and CDN

  • Introduction to CloudFront
  • Introduction to ElastiCache

6. Databases in AWS

  • SQL vs NoSQL
  • Introduction to RDS
  • Introduction to DynamoDB
  • RDS Database Types
  • RDS Use Cases
  • RDS service limits

Lab 3 – Introduction to RDS

7. AWS Management Tools

  • AWS Well Architected Framework
  • AWS CloudWatch
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS Trusted Advisor


Lab 1: Build your VPC and Launch a Web Server Module 2 (Storage services): S3, EBS

Lab 2: Build your Database Server and Connect to it

Lab 3: Scale and Load Balance your Architecture

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.