Course Title: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Certification Preparation

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare individuals for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification exam. It covers the foundational knowledge and skills required to design and deploy scalable and reliable AWS cloud solutions. Participants will learn key concepts, best practices, and hands-on experience with various AWS services, architecture design, and cost optimization strategies. By the end of this course, students should be well-equipped to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to AWS and Cloud Computing

  • Understanding Cloud Computing
  • Introduction to AWS
  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • AWS Management Console
  • AWS Free Tier

Module 2: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • IAM Basics
  • Users, Groups, and Roles
  • Policies and Permissions
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • IAM Best Practices

Module 3: AWS Compute Services

  • Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)
  • Amazon EC2 Instance Types
  • Auto Scaling and Load Balancing
  • Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS Lambda

Module 4: AWS Storage Services

  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
  • Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store)
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Storage Gateway
  • Data Transfer and Backup

Module 5: AWS Networking

  • Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)
  • Subnets, Route Tables, and Security Groups
  • Direct Connect and VPN
  • Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
  • Route 53 (DNS Service)

Module 6: Database Services

  • Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Redshift and Aurora
  • Database Scalability and High Availability
  • Database Best Practices

Module 7: Content Delivery and CDN

  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Content Delivery Best Practices
  • Using AWS WAF and Shield

Module 8: Security Best Practices

  • Shared Responsibility Model
  • Data Encryption
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Security
  • AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
  • Security Groups and Network ACLs

Module 9: Application Integration

  • AWS Simple Queue Service (SQS)
  • AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  • AWS Step Functions
  • AWS Application Integration Best Practices

Module 10: Monitoring and Management Tools

  • AWS CloudWatch
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS Config
  • Trusted Advisor
  • AWS Organizations

Module 11: Designing for High Availability

  • Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery
  • Multi-AZ and Multi-Region Architectures
  • Backup and Restore Strategies
  • Best Practices for High Availability

Module 12: Cost Optimization

  • AWS Cost Explorer
  • AWS Budgets and Cost Allocation
  • Reserved Instances
  • Trusted Advisor for Cost Optimization
  • Cost Optimization Best Practices

Module 13: Architecting Best Practices

  • Well-Architected Framework
  • AWS Best Practices
  • Design Principles
  • Case Studies and Architectural Patterns
  • Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization, and Operational Excellence

Module 14: Practice Exams and Exam Strategies

  • Sample Questions
  • Time Management
  • Exam Tips
  • Review and Q&A

Module 15: Final Exam and Review

  • Comprehensive Review of Course Material
  • Mock Exam
  • Q&A and Clarifications

Course Duration: The course is typically designed to be completed in 6-8 weeks, with a recommended pace of 8-10 hours of study per week.

Please note that this outline is a general guideline, and the specific content and order of topics may vary depending on the instructor and the learning resources used. Additionally, it's important to supplement this course with hands-on practice and additional study materials for the best chance of success in obtaining the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification.