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AWS Certification BootCamp for Solutions Architect – Associate: SAA-C02

Amazon Web Services

Duration: 4 Days


This course from CloudThat is a hands-on course on Amazon Web Services (AWS), where candidates are provided with in-depth education and training into the advance architecture and design patterns used on the AWS infrastructure by performing labs.

Taking up this course will help clear the AWS Solutions Architect – Architect certification exam – SAA-C02 and become an AWS certified. We will have sample tests at the end of the course to help you gain experience and practice.

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) examination is ideal for individuals who perform in a solutions architect role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies.

Why You Need to Become AWS Certified?

  • With 31% market share in Cloud computing, AWS is undoubtedly a leader among Cloud service providers. Therefore, holding an AWS certification can prepare you for the
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  • To attain a deep knowledge of AWS infrastructure and design patterns on developing applications on AWS.
  • To attain skills to clear the AWS Certification Exam – SAA-C02. More info about the certification here.

Who Should Attend

  • IT Professionals who want to learn to develop highly scalable, available, cost-efficient and failure tolerant system on AWS.
  • IT Professionals who want to clear the AWS Certification exam – SAA-C02.


This is NOT a beginners AWS class. Prior experience with AWS is necessary.

  • Should have hands-on experience in S3, EC2, ELB, RDS, Auto-Scaling.

Course Outline

Day 1 

Fundamentals of Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

  • Regions 
  • Availability Zones and data centers 
  • AWS Credentials  
  • Review of major AWS services 

Amazon S3 

  • Fundamental APIs: PUT, GET, LIST, DELETE 
  • Consistency Model
    • Types of consistency model for distributed storage
    • S3’s consistency model
    • Understanding eventual consistency
  • S3 Namespace 
  • Access Control List 
  • Bucket Policy. 
  • S3 Access Points. 
  • Cross Origin Resource sharing. 
  • Pre-signed URL 
  • Multipart upload. 
  • Storage Classes for S3. 
  • Life Cycle Policies. 
  • Understanding Pricing for S3 

Hands-on: S3 Lab; Creating Buckets, objects, and managing access control 

  • Data encryption with S3 
  • Multipart upload 
  • Understanding Pricing for S3 
  • Data encryption with S3 
  • AWS Import/Export Service 
  • Server side logging 
  • Versioning of data in S3 
  • Architecture case study of common Use Cases of S3 

Amazon EC2 

  • EC2 Architecture 
  • EC2 Instance Types
    • Hardware differences
    • On-Demand Instances
    • Reserved Instances
    • Spot Instances
    • Saving Plan
    • Dedicated Instances
    • Dedicated Host
  • Data Persistence Models 
  • Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
    • Solid State Drive
    • Hard-Disk Drive
    • EBS Optimized Instance
  • Amazon Machine Image (AMI) 
  • EC2 Image Builder 
  • EC2 Security Model
    • Security Credentials
      • Sign-in Credentials
      • Key Pairs
      • X.509 Certificate
      • Access Keys
    • EC2 Security Groups
  • AWS Compute Optimizer. 
  • Placement Group. 
  • Generating Custom AMIs 
  • Working with EC2 Console 
  • Monitoring Instances with Amazon CloudWatch 
  • Amazon Elastic IP 

Hands-on: Hosting an Application on EC2.

Day 2 

Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS) 

  • Core advantages of RDS 
  • Starting an RDS database instance 
  • Starting read-replica of database 
  • High fault tolerant multi AZ deployment. 
  • AWS Database Migration Service. 
  • AWS Schema Conversion Tool. 

Hands-on: Deploying and scaling and application using RDS.

Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) 

  • Fundamentals of a Load Balancing 
  • Starting a load balancer instance 
  • Sticky sessions 
  • SSL termination on ELB 

Hands-on: Scaling the Application using Amazon ELB 

Amazon CloudWatch 

  • Architecture of CloudWatch 
  • APIs and Use Cases 
  • Canned metrics  
  • Custom metrics 
  • CloudWatch logs. 
  • CloudWatch events. 


  • Understanding auto-scaling 
  • Auto-scaling Fundamentals 
  • Setting up auto-scaling rules 

Use Case Study and Lab: Deploying an auto-scaling app on the cloud using auto-scaling, EC2, RDS, ELB.

Day 3 

Amazon VPC 

  • Deep Dive into AWS networking infrastructure 
  • VPC Networking Fundamentals 
  • Private and Public Subnets 
  • Allocation of IP Addresses 
  • CIDR Notation 
  • Elastic Network Interface (ENI) 
  • Network ACL 
  • Routing inside VPC 
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) 
  • Internet Gateways 
  • Configuring Routes 
  • VPN tunnels to VPC 
  • VPC Peering. 
  • VPC Endpoints.  
  • Direct Connect. 
  • Transit Gateway. 

Hands-on: Hosting secure applications using public and private subnets 

Identity & Access Management (IAM)  

  • Understanding IAM 
  • Groups and Users 
  • Application “Roles” in IAM 
  • Access Policies 
  • Federated Authentication on IAM. 
  • AWS Cognito. 
  • AWS Organizations 

Hands-on: Generating groups, users, access policies and control 


  • Deep Dive on DNS Architecture 
  • Using Route53 for your Domain Name 
  • Creating Name Server Entries 
  • Setting up Health Checks. 
  • Routing Policies. 
  • Configuring for Multi-Location application 
  • Master – Slave Configuration 
  • Master – Master Configuration 
  • Weighted Round Robin 
  • Geo-location Aware Routing 

Hands-on: Moving an existing domain name to Route53 and configuring multi-location Routing 

Day 4 

Cloud Formation  

  • Infrastructure as Code 
  • Understanding the Cloud Formation template sub-sections 
  • Generating template for our Infrastructure 
  • Deploying using Cloud Formation. 
  • AWS Quick starts. 

Hands-on: Generating and Deploying Cloud Formation Templates 


  • CDN Fundamentals 
  • Using CloudFront for Public Data 
  • Using CloudFront for Access Controlled Data 

Hands-on: Setup CloudFront CDN for an Application 

Other Services 

  • System Manager 
  • AWS Opsworks 
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk. 
  • Elastic Container services. 
  • Elastic Container Registry. 
  • AWS Lambda. 
  • API Gateway. 
  • Step Functions. 
  • SNS. 
  • SQS. 
  • Well Architected Framework. 
  • Disaster Recovery Strategy 

AWS Frequently Used Design Patterns 

  • Architecting on AWS 
  • For Batch Processing 
  • For Online Applications 
  • For Disaster Recovery 
  • Data Security

Career Path

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About The Trainer

Prarthit Mehta

Prarthit Mehta Subject Matter Expert – Cloud

Prarthit has been involved in various large and complex projects for global clients. He has experience in AWS, Microsoft infrastructure technologies, Windows servers, designing Active Directory and managing various domain services. He also has working experience in AWS and Big Data platforms. Having core training and consulting experience, he is involved in delivering training to corporate and individuals on cutting edge technologies. He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and Professional Levels
  • Microsoft Certified Architecting Azure Solutions
  • Legacy Microsoft Technologies such as Server 2003 and 2007
AWS Solutions Architect Associate AWS Solutions Architect Professional Microsft Solutions Azure Solutions

Bhavesh Goswami Founder & CEO


Bhavesh Goswami the Founder & CEO of CloudThat Technologies, is a leading expert in Cloud Computing space with over a decade of experience. He was in the initial development team of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle. He honed his Cloud Computing skills at Amazon where he helped ship the first version of S3 in 2006. Later he moved to Microsoft after over three years at Amazon to take up the challenge to help manage Cosmos, the Cloud storage and Big Data computational engine that powers all of the Microsoft’s Online Services, including Bing. After living in the USA for over 10 years, he came to India in search of a challenge and Co-Founded CloudThat Technologies. He has personally trained over thousands of people on various Cloud technologies like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine and more since early 2012. Bhavesh has spoken at various Cloud and Big Data conferences and events like ‘7th Cloud Computing & Big Data’ and have been the Key Note Speaker at ‘International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics’. He has authored numerous research papers and patents in various fields. He is passionate about technology and keeps the company up to date on latest Cloud technologies & market trends. He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Level
  • MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)
  • MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer)

AWS Solutions Architect Professional AWS DevOps Engineer Professional
Microsft Certified Trainer Microsft Certified Solutions Deveoper

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