Building on concepts introduced in the Architecting on AWS course, the Architecting on AWS Advanced Concepts course is designed for individuals who are experienced with designing scalable and elastic applications on the AWS platform. In this course, we cover how to build more complex solutions which incorporate data services, infrastructure configuration management, and security on AWS. This course introduces more specialized AWS services, including Amazon Elastic MapReduce, AWS OpsWorks, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk, as well as demonstrates design components for building scalable, elastic, secure, and highly available applications on AWS.

Target Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Individuals who are responsible for designing cloud infrastructure and reference architectures
  • Individuals who have attended Architecting on AWS course
  • Systems Engineers and Developers who are responsible for designing and implementing advanced architectures on AWS


It is recommended that attendees of this course have:

  • Working knowledge of architectural design
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts
  • Experience with general network architectures and services
  • Experience with core AWS products and services, such as Amazon EC2 , Amazon S3, and Amazon RDS

Course Objectives

This course is designed to teach you how to:

  • Build more complex solutions with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Leverage bootstrapping and auto configuration in your designs
  • Architect solutions with multiple regions, plus learn when and how to use Availability Zones for high availability and fault tolerance
  • Employ Auto Scaling design patterns
  • Become familiar with Amazon CloudFront for caching
  • Become familiar with big data services including AWS Data Pipeline, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Plan for application management services including AWS Elastic Beanstalk and AWS OpsWorks
  • Improve security with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Associated Certification & Exam

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Academi attendance certificate.

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level exam (PR000024) validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Example concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Selecting appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrating complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Designing and deploying enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implementing cost control strategies

Eligible candidates for this exam have:

  • Achieved AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level
  • Two or more years hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.
  • Abilities to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS.
  • Capabilities to provide best practices guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications, projects, or the enterprise.