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Preparing for AWS Certification/ Advanced Security Training

An overview of more in-depth AWS Certification and Training available to help you further your career, with expert Q&A.

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  1. 1. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Preparing for AWS Certification JIM FARRELL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MGR. AWS TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION jimfarr@amazon.com
  2. 2. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Agenda Why Training? The Value of Training AWS Customer Training & Certification Training Tracks Certification prep AWS Security Training Next Steps
  3. 3. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved AWS Pace of Innovation New features and/or services 61 82 159 280 516 722 1017 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  4. 4. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved AWS Training and Certification helps build cloud skills to make your transition to the AWS Cloud easier so you can get the most out of your investment, faster. Production applications Time 1st Training Delivered 1400 students trained 11 months Jan 2015 Sept 2016 0 100
  5. 5. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved WHY TRAINING?
  6. 6. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Impact of Training on Security • “Training Helps Overcome Adoption Concerns. Some organizations have concerns that could impact broad organizational adoption of cloud. The most significant concern cited by organizations across the cloud journey is related to security. About 60% of organizations include security among the top three concerns their organization has regarding adopting cloud...” • “comprehensively trained organizations are better able to realistically assess security concerns, to implement security safeguards, and to build improved or additional security processes or procedures” • 3.7x more likely to overcome IT governance concerns • 1.8x more likely to resolve security concerns upfront • *IDC “ * “Train to Accelerate your Cloud Strategy” OCT 17
  7. 7. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Training as a journey Cloud adoption: Foundation Migration Optimization Phase 1: Cloud awareness and essentials training for a very broad range of employees Phase 2: Role-based foundational training for technical employees and key lines of business Phase 3: Associate certification for select technical staff with relevant experience Phase 4: Advanced and specialty training for technical staff as required Phase 5: Professional certification for select technical staff with relevant experience ~Months 1-3 ~Months 3-6 ~Months 6-9 ~Months 9-12 ~Months 12+
  8. 8. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Who we design training for Architects • Create a cloud business case • Determine migration strategy • Determine integration strategies • Design highly available, elastic, and secure applications Operators • Provision cloud environments and automate implementations • Manage backup and DR • Monitor availability and performance • Manage troubleshooting Developers • Develop applications using scripts, SDKs, and/or compiled code • Program against APIs • Perform application and solution testing • Implement automation services to optimize performance, availability, scale, and maintenance
  9. 9. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved What does AWS offer? Instructor-led Training to build technical skills and learn best practices from an accredited instructor Self-paced online labs to learn AWS services and practice skills at low cost AWS Certification to validate knowledge with an industry- recognized credential
  10. 10. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved AWS role-based learning paths
  11. 11. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved AWS Training Courses Building Serverless Data Lake 1 day Container-Enabled Microservices
  12. 12. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Certifications to validate knowledge **AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner now in Beta
  13. 13. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Preparing for AWS Certification Practice Exams + Workshops Exam Guides & Sample Questions AWS Whitepapers & FAQs AWS Documentation & Reference Architectures Visit aws.amazon.com/certification for exam prep resources AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam 1st Edition
  14. 14. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Architecting Learning Path Learn to design applications and systems. Phase 1: Cloud Awareness & Essentials Training (month 1-3) Introduction to AWS Video: What is Cloud Computing? (3 minutes) A short introduction to Cloud Computing. • Whitepaper: Overview of Amazon Web Services An overview of the advantages and benefits of cloud computing • Video: AWS Chicago Summit 2016 Keynote An overview of the AWS ecosystem with customer case studies.
  15. 15. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved “Introduction to…” Videos These videos provide a brief overview of popular services. Watch them to identify which services you’d like to explore further: • Compute: Introduction to Amazon EC2 (4 minutes) • Storage: Introduction to Amazon S3 (3 minutes) • Data Archiving: Introduction to Amazon Glacier (3 minutes) • Development: Introduction to AWS Elastic Beanstalk (3 minutes) • Deployment: Introduction to AWS CloudFormation (3 minutes) • Serverless Computing: Introduction to AWS Lambda (3 minutes) • Database: Introduction to Amazon RDS (3 minutes) • Data Warehouse: Introduction to Amazon Redshift (3 minutes) • Big Data: Introduction to Amazon Elastic MapReduce (3 minutes) • Streaming Data Capture: Introduction to Amazon Kinesis (2 minutes) • Identity and Access Management: Introduction to AWS IAM (2 minutes)
  16. 16. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Introductory Self-Paced Labs These self-paced labs are short introductions to popular AWS services. The labs provide access to the live AWS service, plus step-by-step instructions. They are an excellent way to gain initial hands-on experience with AWS services. • Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) This lab walks you through the steps to launch and configure a virtual machine in the Amazon cloud. You will practice using Amazon Machine Images to launch Amazon EC2 Instances and use key pairs for SSH authentication to log into to your instance. • Introduction to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) This lab demonstrates how to use an Amazon S3 bucket and manage files, or object, that are stored in the bucket. • Introduction to Elastic Load Balancing This lab takes you through how to automatically distribute incoming web traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances by using Elastic Load Balancing. • Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) This lab takes you through how to manage users and user permissions with IAM..
  17. 17. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Free, Online Training • Job Roles in the Cloud (30 minutes) This self-paced course presents presumed job roles applicable to an enterprise-level AWS Cloud environment. It starts by presenting on-premises roles to be used as a comparison. It also covers what infrastructure as code is and how job roles can evolve depending upon adherence to a DevOps model using infrastructure as code. • AWS Security Fundamentals (3 hours) This self-paced course is designed to introduce you to fundamental cloud computing and AWS security concepts including AWS access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods. It also covers security-related compliance protocols and risk management strategies, as well as procedures related to auditing your AWS security infrastructure. • Big Data Technology Fundamentals (90 minutes) This self-paced course provides baseline general knowledge of the technologies used in big data solutions. It covers the development of big data solutions using the Hadoop ecosystem, including MapReduce, HDFS, and the Pig and Hive programming frameworks. This web-based course helps you build a foundation for working with AWS services for big data solutions. This course is offered at no charge, and can be used on its own or to help you prepare for the Big Data on AWS instructor-led course.
  18. 18. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved • AWS Technical Essentials (1 day) Instructor-Led Learn the foundations of cloud computing, storage, and networking on AWS in this one-day course for anyone who wants to get started using AWS. Phase 2: Architecting Training Self-Explore Resources • Whitepaper: Operational Checklists for AWS This paper is targeted at developers and architects who are looking for operational and architectural guidance from AWS to help assess their application's operational readiness. • Whitepaper: Architecting for the AWS Cloud: Best Practices This whitepaper paper provides prescriptive guidance to cloud architects so that they can build highly scalable and elastic applications optimized to run in AWS cloud. • Whitepaper: AWS Well-Architected Framework The Well-Architected Framework enables you to assess and improve your cloud-based architectures to better understand the business impact of your design decisions.
  19. 19. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Intermediate Instructor-Led Training • Architecting on AWS (3 days) This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course is designed to teach solutions architects how to optimize the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions • Migrating to AWS (2 days) Migrating to AWS focuses on planning and migrating existing workloads to the AWS Cloud. The course covers various cloud migration strategies with a detailed discussion on each phase of the migration process, including portfolio discovery, application migration planning and design, migration execution, and post-migration validation and application optimization.
  20. 20. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Phase 3: Solutions Architect – Associate Exam Preparation and Completion Self-Paced Preparation Resources • Exam Guide See the concepts covered on the exam to get a blueprint of what you need to study. • Sample Questions Check your knowledge and pinpoint concepts and areas requiring more study. • Study Guide The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics.
  21. 21. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved  Whitepapers: Broaden your technical understanding with whitepapers written by the AWS team, independent analysts, and AWS partners. • Architecting for the Cloud: AWS Best Practices • AWS Security Best Practices • Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes • AWS Well-Architected Framework • Development and Test on AWS • Backup, Archive, and Restore Approaches Using AWS • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options • How AWS Pricing Works  Practice Exam Test your knowledge online in a timed environment. Click here to register. Exam Prep Training AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam  Exam Prep Quest We’ve packaged a Self-Paced Labs Quest specifically for the Solutions Architect – Associate exam.  Exam Prep Workshop Learn exam strategies from a certified technical instructor. Enroll in AWS Certification Exam Readiness Workshop: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.
  22. 22. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Course Objectives • This course is designed to teach you how to: • Identify the security and compliance benefits of using the AWS Cloud. • Discuss the AWS Shared Responsibility Model. • Describe the access control and access management features of AWS. • Use services for security logging and monitoring. • Describe data encryption methods to secure sensitive data. • Describe AWS services used to protect network security. • Describe the basic steps to ensure strong governance of your AWS resources. • Identify services used to maintain governance of control environments. • Use the AWS audit features. • Explain how to audit an AWS environment. • Explain the AWS compliance and assurance programs. • Describe how AWS audits and attestations validate that security controls are implemented and operating effectively. AWS Security Fundamentals Online
  23. 23. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Security Operations on AWS 3 DAY Course Objectives • Assimilate and leverage the AWS shared security responsibility model. • Mange user identity and access management in the AWS cloud. • Use AWS security services such as AWS Identity and Access Management, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Key Management Service, AWS CloudHSM, and AWS Trusted Advisor. • Implement better security controls for your resources in the AWS cloud. • Manage and audit your AWS resources from a security perspective. • Monitor and log access and usage of AWS compute, storage, networking, and database services. • Assimilate and leverage the AWS shared compliance responsibility model. • Identify AWS services and tools to help automate, monitor, and manage security operations on AWS. • Perform security incident management in the AWS cloud.
  24. 24. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved Next Steps  Identify an internal business and technical leader, or team, to coordinate your training efforts and timeline – a member of the core “Cloud Team”, with an executive sponsor  Review the “Job Roles in the Cloud” on line training. Take existing team members, analyze current skills, known and future gaps, and decide who on your team should receive what training and in what phases. Cross train?  Work with AWS on an initial training plan and delivery schedule, Including Skills Assesments ( Acct Mgr’s., SA’s, Pro Serve, Tech. Delivery Mgr’s)  Talk with and to your team about this effort and path, so you can begin to build awareness and buy-in for self development and change
  25. 25. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved THANK YOU ! Jim Farrell jimfarr@amazon.com
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