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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Foundations Boot Camp

Track Room Location: Heritage Hall, room 137 (section 1 - Jones) and room 139 (section 2 - Inbamuthiah)

NOTE: In order to be eligible to attend this track, attendee's institution must be an AWS Academy member.

The AWS Academy Cloud Foundations boot camp is intended for individuals 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. This boot camp will prepare participants to sit for the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam.

Arrangements are being made to schedule a 12noon certification test on Friday, July 12. For those interested in the exam, please plan your flight home accordingly – the test will take about 90 minutes and should be completed by 3pm Central. Amazon will provide a 50% discount voucher to cut the cost in half; the educator is responsible for the other half which is $50 for the Cloud Practitioner Certification exam (PSI & Pearson Vue).


General AWS Knowledge
General IT Technical Knowledge
General IT Business Knowledge


Chris (CJ) Jones
AWS Academy Technical Program Manager

Chris started his AWS career in January of 2016 inside of the Dallas AWS Premium Support center as a Windows Support Engineer where he quickly became engaged with improving our customer experience. After some months as a mentor and trainer within the Support group, he decided to follow a call back to his academic days and to join the AWS World Wide Public Sector Education team as a Professional Services Advisory consultant. It was during his time as an Advisory consultant that he became further enthralled with developing training and certification plans for customers. Focusing on training and certification ultimately lead him to the opportunity to join the AWS Academy team. Originally from the great white north (Michigan), he has found himself keeping busy with old traditions like boating, kayaking, BBQ and Meat Smoking, as well as just lounging around with his wife and fur-babies.

Lakshmi Inbamuthiah
AWS Academy Technical Program Manager

I’m Lakshmi Inbamuthiah. I am super excited to be a member of the AWS Academy team as a Technical Trainer/TPM, and to be a part of the mission to work with educators (like yourselves), to better prepare students for a career in cloud technology. I joined AWS as a specialist partner solutions architect focused on Alexa for Business early this year. Previously I was part of a horizontal DevOps enablement team at Capital One. Most of my career I have been in Financial Services as an analyst and technologist. Outside work, I spend a lot of time in my garden growing herbs and vegetables in summer (which is almost 9 months in Texas). During winter, I try to write and publish story books for children. I really look forward to working with y’all!

Track Objectives
At the completion of this track, the participants will be able to…

  • Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example, compute and analytics)
  • Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud
  • Successfully pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam


DAY 1:
Module 1 - Cloud Concepts
What is Cloud Computing?
Introduction to Cloud Economics
AWS Global Infrastructure Overview

DAY 2:
Module 2 - AWS Core Services
Core Service Introduction
Compute Services
Storage Services
Amazon VPC
Database Services

DAY 3:
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

DAY 4:
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

DAY 5:
Certification Exam Prep

Other Resources
Overview of Amazon Web Services whitepaper, April 2017
Architecting for the Cloud: AWS Best Practices whitepaper, 2018 revision
How AWS Pricing Works whitepaper, March 2016
The Total Cost of (Non) Ownership of Web Applications in the Cloud whitepaper, August 2012
Compare AWS Support Plans webpage

Certification Exam
Discount exam vouchers are available.

Arrangements are being made to schedule a 12noon certification test on Friday, July 12. For those interested in the exam, please plan your flight home accordingly – the test will take about 90 minutes and should be completed by 3pm Central.

Please note the schedule is subject to change or be modified based on the needs of the boot camp participants.

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