AWS Cloud Foundations


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.

Curriculum Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Define the AWS Cloud
  • Explain the AWS pricing philosophy
  • Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS
  • Describe the security and compliance measures of the AWS Cloud, including AWS Identity and
    Access Management (IAM)
  • Create a virtual private cloud (VPC) by using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Demonstrate when to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, and
    AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Differentiate between Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Block
    Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), and Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier (Amazon S3 Glacier)
  • Demonstrate when to use AWS database services, including Amazon Relational Database
    Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Aurora
  • Explain the architectural principles of the AWS Cloud
  • Explore key concepts related to Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon EC2
    Auto Scaling.

Learning resources

Lecture materials :

  • Online multiple-choice knowledge checks
  • Lab exercises
  • Digital training (optional)
  • Video introductions
  • Video demos
  • Example solutions
AWS Academy
Sunrise Institute
Start Date
45hrs (Weekend 2pm - 5pm and Mon-Fri 6pm - 8pm)