AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (ACF)

Duration: 20 hours

  • AWS Academy Cloud Foundations is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

  • Intended Audience

    This introductory (Level 100) course is intended for AWS Academy member institutions.

  • Prerequisites

    This is an entry-level course, but it assumes the following:

    • General IT technical knowledge
    • General IT business knowledge
  • Delivery Method

    This course is delivered through a mix of:

    • Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
    • Videos
    • LMS-hosted content
    • Assessments
    • Hands-On Labs
  • Hands-On Activity

    This course allows you to test new skills and apply knowledge to your working environment
    through a variety of practical exercises.

  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Cloud Concepts

    • What is Cloud Computing?
    • Introduction to Cloud Economics
    • AWS Global Infrastructure Overview

    Module 2: AWS Core Services

    • Core Service Introduction
    • Compute Services
    • Storage Services
    • Amazon VPC
    • Database Services

    Module 3: AWS Security

    • AWS Shared Responsibility Model
    • AWS Access Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    • AWS Trusted Advisor
    • AWS CloudTrail
    • AWS Config
    • AWS Day One Best Practice Review
    • AWS Security and Compliance Programs
    • AWS Security Resources

    Module 4: AWS Architecting

    • Introduction to the Well-Architected Framework
    • Well-Architected Design Principles
    • Understanding Reliability and High Availability

    Module 5: Cloud Support

    • Overview of AWS Technical Support Plans and Costs