AWS Essentials

Introduction to the AWS Well-Architected Framework AWS Well-Architected Framework provides a consistent set of best practices to evaluate architectures, and provides a set of questions you can use to evaluate how well an architecture is aligned to AWS best practices. It is based on five pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization.

Compare AWS Support Plans Description of different support plans AWS offers. Support plans are designed to give you the right mix of tools and access to expertise so that you can be successful with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control.

Software Development

Software Development Handbook – Transforming for the Digital Age Outline of relevant business and change management issues related to organization structure, culture shift and operations. (by McKinsey)

Technology

AWS Compute Services Overview This course provides an overview of AWS Compute services that empower you to build and run your business from the cloud in a way that suits your application needs. These AWS cloud compute services are easy to scale, simple to manage, and enable flexible configurations and control.

Microservices

Microservices Essentials for Executives: The Key to High Velocity Software Development Whether the term microservices is vaguely familiar or something you haven’t encountered yet, this article will cover what it is, why it matters, and what will change in your company when you adopt it. (by Richard Li)

Security

How Should We All Think About Security Security must be at the forefront for any online business. At AWS, security is priority number one. Stephen Schmidt, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, shares his insights into cloud security and how AWS meets customers’ demanding security and compliance requirements—and in many cases helps them improve their security posture. Stephen, with his background with the FBI and his work with AWS customers in the government, space exploration, research, and financial services organizations, shares an industry perspective that’s unique and invaluable for today’s IT decision makers.

Managed Service

AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog: The Future of Managed Services in the Cloud IT Managed Services is an area that has seen substantial changes in the last few years, thanks to the growing popularity of cloud services. This area is served by what the industry calls MSPs (Managed Service Providers), and this group’s role and business model is rapidly evolving. This post explores a few things your enterprise may want to consider in light of this shift.

Avoid 5 Common Managed Services Mistakes If your company doesn’t already have a managed services (MS) strategy, you’re probably behind the curve. However, rushing to market with managed services offers can lead to mistakes that can be severely detrimental to the success of your MS business. (by TSIA)

AI/ML

Enablement

AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog: How to Create a Cloud Center of Excellence in Your Enterprise The best practice, which is arguably the hardest to implement, but also the most impactful when it comes to creating change in your organization: creating a cloud center of excellence (CCoE).

AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog:  Common Responsibilities for Your Cloud Center of Excellence Remember to start small: you only need to solve for the issues you face in your current projects rather than needing to boil the ocean. You can experiment, measure, and learn as you go.

AWS Certification

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam This examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications. The exam can be taken at a testing center or from the comfort and convenience of a home or office location as an online proctored exam.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Guide Review the exam guide, which contains the content outline and target audience for the certification exam. Perform a self-assessment to identify your knowledge or skills gaps.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner sample questions Review the sample questions, which demonstrate the format of the questions used on the exam.

Optional Content

AWS Essentials

The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework AWS Professional Services created the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) to help organizations design and travel an accelerated path to successful cloud adoption. The guidance and best practices provided by the framework help you build a comprehensive approach to cloud computing across your organization, and throughout your IT lifecycle. Using the AWS CAF helps you realize measurable business benefits from cloud adoption faster and with less risk.

Security

Overview of Security Processes This document is intended to answer questions, such as How does AWS help me ensure that my data is secure? Specifically, this paper describes AWS physical and operational security processes for the network and server infrastructure under the management of AWS.

AI/ML

How to innovate your software with Machine Learning (AWS Summit Berlin 2019) In this session several ISVs – fme AG, 4FriendsOnly.com, Haufe and Can Do – present use-cases how they used AWS services such as AWS Translate, Polly and Quicksight to innovate their software. (by Dr. Jürgen Nützel, Markus Oponczewski, Dr. Konstantin Troshin, Thomas Schlereth and Raul Firu)

Reference

One Year with Sagemaker: enhancing SaaS products based on custom Deep Learning with Econda GmbH In this Software Builders Connect webinar, AWS customer econda GmbH presents will share their journey and learnings of leveraging ML to capture greater business value. (by Dennis Weyland, econda GmbH)

Cloud Finance and Metrics

Introduction to AWS Billing and Cost Management A basic overview of the AWS Billing and Cost Management service and dashboard. Different AWS cost tools, such as Cost Explorer and Budgets, are covered in this introduction. A discussion on the AWS Free Tier is also included in this course.

DevOps

DevOps at Amazon: A Look at Our Tools and Processes Learn about Amazon’s transition to a service-oriented architecture over a decade ago. We share lessons learned, processes adopted, and the tools built to increase both agility and reliability. Learn more about DevOPs and AWS: http://amzn.to/2hZMrxH

AWS Certification

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner 2020 This training is designed for the Certified Cloud Practitioner preparation for non-technical personnel in sales, support, and managerial roles who need to understand AWS at a high level, but don’t need to know each service on a technical level. (by CloudGuru, 7 hrs video material)

Timed practice exam on aws.training Test your knowledge online in a timed environment.