Paths

Architecting in AWS

Authors: Mike Pfeiffer, Ben Piper, Fernando Medina Corey, Mike Erickson

AWS has published the Well-Architected Framework as a rubric for how to design and implement architecture on their cloud platform. This path expounds upon the framework and teach... Read more

What you will learn

  • Reliability
  • Security
  • Cost
  • Operational Excellence
  • Performance Efficiency

Pre-requisites

This path is intended for learners who have around one year of experience with AWS as a cloud platform.(www.pluralsight.com)

Beginner

In this section you will begin by learning about architecting in the cloud for reliability.

Architecting for Reliability on AWS

by Mike Pfeiffer

May 16, 2018 / 3h 34m

3h 34m

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Description

Learn how to implement a highly available and reliable application architecture using the patterns and best practices recommended by AWS. In this course, Architecting for Reliability on AWS, you will first explore the key concepts and core services of AWS. Next, you will follow along step-by-step to implement a real-world application that is built with the reliability principles defined within the AWS Well Architected Framework. Finally, you will learn how to further increase the reliability of an application architecture on AWS by implementing multi-region solutions. By the end of this course, you will have a variety of AWS architecture skills for the real world.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Course Introduction6m
  3. Key Concepts and Core Services41m
  4. Architecting for Availability and Fault Tolerance31m
  5. Architecting Reliable Virtual Networks45m
  6. Architecting a Multi-tier Application38m
  7. Minimizing Risk with Deployment Automation33m
  8. Architecting Multi-region Solutions17m

Intermediate

In this section you'll learn about the security and cost implications you will need to consider when architecting a cloud solution.

Architecting for Security on AWS

by Ben Piper

Sep 6, 2018 / 4h 8m

4h 8m

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AWS security architects need to understand how to build security into every AWS deployment at every level. In this course, Architecting for Security on AWS, you’ll learn how to secure your data and your AWS services and resources at multiple levels using a defense-in-depth approach. First, you'll learn how to protect your AWS credentials using identity and access management. Next, you'll see how to capture and analyze logs using CloudTrail, CloudWatch, and Athena. Finally, you'll learn how to implement network and instance security, encrypt data at rest and in-transit, and set up data backup, replication, and recovery. After finishing this course, you'll be ready to granularly control access to your AWS resources.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Protecting AWS Credentials52m
  3. Capturing and Analyzing Logs52m
  4. Protecting Network and Host-level Boundaries53m
  5. Protecting Data at Rest39m
  6. Protecting Data in Transit23m
  7. Configuring Data Backup, Replication, and Recovery25m

Architecting for Cost on AWS

by Fernando Medina Corey

May 10, 2019 / 5h 5m

5h 5m

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Effectively cost-optimizing cloud applications is a challenge for every organization. In this course, Architecting for Cost on AWS, you will gain the knowledge you need to design cost-effective applications. First, you will learn how to avoid common cost-optimization pitfalls with case studies from cloud-adoption failures and success stories. Next, you will discover design patterns to architect applications to match the supply and demand of cloud resources to reduce wasted spending. Finally, you will explore how to develop ongoing cost awareness and optimize your cloud costs over time. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to architect cost-optimized applications on AWS and to optimize existing AWS applications.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. AWS Cost Optimization Basics53m
  3. Tooling and Resources for Cost-effectiveness on AWS1h 23m
  4. Supply and Demand Design Patterns1h 20m
  5. Developing Cost Awareness1h 7m
  6. Optimizing Cost Over Time18m

Advanced

In this final section you'll learn about how to design for operational excellence and performance efficiency in the cloud.

Architecting for Operational Excellence on AWS

by Ben Piper

Mar 28, 2019 / 3h 20m

3h 20m

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Operations in the cloud are fast and frequent, requiring broad knowledge of many AWS services. In this course, Architecting for Operational Excellence on AWS, you will gain the ability to automate many common operational tasks. First, you will learn how to leverage CloudFormation and EC2 Auto Scaling. Next, you will discover how to integrate CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline into your operations. Finally, you will explore how to implement configuration management using AWS Systems Manager, CloudWatch Events, and AWS Config. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of AWS needed to achieve operational excellence.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Automating Infrastructure Builds Using CloudFormation39m
  3. Advanced CloudFormation Concepts39m
  4. AWS Developer Tools: CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline51m
  5. AWS Systems Manager34m
  6. CloudWatch Events and AWS Config33m

Architecting for Performance Efficiency on AWS

by Mike Erickson

Mar 1, 2019 / 3h 18m

3h 18m

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Building applications that take full advantage of the features of running in the cloud can be difficult. In this course, Architecting for Performance Efficiency on AWS, you will gain the ability to make architectural choices to select and implement whichever AWS service will provide the performance your chosen application requires. First, you will learn to review and select the appropriate AWS service. Next, you will understand the importance of automating the creation of your environment to support experimenting with different services. Finally, you will explore how to create a monitoring strategy to identify opportunities to improve the performance of your architecture while the solution is in use. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of AWS performance options needed to design and grow architectures to meet your stakeholders' needs. To benefit from this course, you will need an AWS account.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Understanding the Design Principles13m
  3. Considering Compute Performance Options32m
  4. Reviewing Storage Performance Options30m
  5. Examining Database Performance Options30m
  6. Evaluating Network Performance Options22m
  7. Preparing to Improve Your Architecture27m
  8. Monitoring Your Architecture22m
  9. Understanding the Trade-offs17m
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