• Next cohort Starts19th Jul, 2024
  • Learning FormatOnline Bootcamp
  • Course duration11 Months
  • Next cohort Starts19th Jul, 2024
  • Learning FormatOnline Bootcamp

Why Join this Program

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    Exam Voucher

    Get access to an MS Azure exam voucher for any one Azure course 

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    MS Learn Certificate

    Earn a course completion badge/certificate on the MS Learn portal 

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    Official Transcript

    Get a Microsoft course completion transcript validating program completion 

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    Industry Relevant Skills

    Advance your career with 40+ in-demand skills and 25+ services 

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Industry Hiring Demand

Cloud computing is rapidly expanding, driving high demand for cloud professionals. As per Verdict, the largest share of cloud-related new job postings in the industry in Q1 2024 was in the US with 39.66%, followed by India (26.16%) and the UK (3.42%).

Industry Hiring Demand

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Jobs growth from 2021 to 2031


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Cloud Architect Course Overview

This AWS-authored self-learning course delves deep into designing, deploying, and managing scalable solutions across AWS platforms, preparing you for success in today's dynamic tech environment.

Key Features

  • Get access to an MS Azure exam voucher for any one Azure course
  • Earn a course completion badge/certificate on the MS Learn portal
  • Get access to AWS authorized self learning content
  • Earn an official Microsoft course completion transcript, validating your successful program completion
  • Learn 40+ In-Demand Skills & 25+ Services
  • Get lifetime access to self-paced videos & class recordings
  • Get access to global teaching assistance
  • Get hands-on with tools like AWS Lambda, Azure Container Services, AWS IAM, Amazon Inspector, Azure Block Bob & many more
  • Content aligned to AWS SAA-C03 exam

Cloud Architect Course Advantage

This Cloud Architect Certification prepares you for the AWS & Azure certifications. Practice with hands-on labs and capstone projects and gain proficiency with AWS and Azure tools. Leverage Job assistance services and enhance career prospects.

  • Program Certificate

    Earn your Cloud Certification

    • Industry recognised certificate by Simplilearn
    • Certificates for every course in the Learning Path
  • Azure Training Certificate

    Partnership with Microsoft:

    • Get an official course completion badge/certificate hosted on the Microsoft Learn portal
    • Acquire an official Microsoft course completion transcript

About Cloud Architect Course

What benefits do learners receive through Simplilearn’s collaboration with Microsoft Azure?

Upon completing the Microsoft Azure courses at Simplilearn, learners will gain the following advantages:

  • They'll earn an official course completion badge/certificate on the Microsoft Learn portal.

  • Students can obtain an official Microsoft course completion transcript, validating their successful program completion.

What are the Cloud Architect course objectives?

The Cloud Architect Certification program is designed to help you become an expert in cloud applications and cloud computing architecture. It will enable you to master the core skill sets required for designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on three top cloud platform providers — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The program will give you an in-depth understanding of cloud computing solutions such as AWS Cloud formation, Azure resource manager, EC2, S3, Route53, VPC, Azure App Services, GCP, and more. You’ll acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully acquire in-demand cloud architect certifications such as AWS and Azure Architect.

Why become a Cloud Architect?

With the increasing focus on cloud computing and infrastructure over the last several years, Autoscaling cloud architects are in great demand worldwide. Many organizations have moved to cloud platforms for better scalability, mobility, and security, and cloud solutions architects are among the highest-paid professionals in the IT industry.

What projects are included in this Cloud Architect course?

This Cloud Architect Certification program includes real-world, industry-based projects on different domains to help you master the concepts of Cloud Architecture. Sample projects include:

Project 1: Setting up a WordPress blog for your organization using defined specifications with Amazon Cloudformation, AMI and Autoscaling

Project 2:  Linux instance for testing new applications using EC

Project 3: Content Distribution using S3, Cloudfront, Geo restriction and logging

Project 4: Hosting Web Applications and Performance Monitoring

Project 5: Provision Dev Environment & Secure Azure Web Applications

Project 6:  Create two Amazon S3 Buckets

What is the difference between a DevOps role and Cloud Architect (AWS)?

A Cloud Architect guides stakeholders and translates business requirements into scalable, secure, and reliable cloud solutions. They are experts in designing and implementing solutions on cloud platforms. On the other hand, a cloud DevOps professional has expertise in working with people, technologies, tools and processes that enable businesses to implement automation solutions on the cloud.

What jobs can I pursue with a Cloud Architect certification?

After you achieve this cloud architect certification, you will become eligible for some of the rewarding career opportunities as a solutions architect, network architect, software architect, and cloud engineer

Do cloud architect certifications expire?

Simplilearn’s cloud architect certification does not expire. However, as technology advances, continuous upskilling is highly recommended.

Cloud Architect Certification Learning Path

This AWS-authored self-learning course delves deep into designing, deploying, and managing scalable solutions across AWS platforms, preparing you for success in today's dynamic tech environment.

Learning Path

  • Attend this course at your own pace to dive deep into the basics of AWS. This optional course will help you establish a strong foundation in AWS and AWS Cloud, which will serve as a benchmark for your upcoming courses.

  • This course offers a comprehensive introduction to key concepts and practical skills in Google Cloud platform. By the end of this course, students will have a solid foundation in these essential Google Cloud technologies, equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in cloud-based environments.

  • Get hands-on exposure to the highly scalable Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform with the AWS SysOps Associate certification training program. This course will help you attain valuable technical expertise in deploying, managing, and operating fault-tolerant systems on AWS.

  • Enhance your proficiency with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform to develop and deploy robust cloud applications with an AWS Developer Associate Certification. This course helps you implement cloud security best practices and understand what it takes to become an AWS Developer Associate.

  • This Azure Developer Certification training aligns with the latest (2020) edition of Azure Developer Certified Associate exam AZ-204. AZ-204 is the updated version of the existing exam for the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate:AZ-203. This exam verifies your ability to select, develop, and implement Azure cloud technology solutions.

17+ Skills Covered

  • Identity and Access Management
  • VPC Design and Implementation
  • AWS solution planning
  • Designing resilient AWS implementations
  • AWS implementation optimization
  • AWS architecture best practice
  • AWS cost estimation
  • AWS data IO
  • Azure architecture and services
  • Azure deployment and monitoring
  • Azure management and governance
  • Azure subscriptions and governance
  • Account Configuration amp Storage
  • Azure Resource Monitoring
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Virtual Machines creation
  • Azure IaaS based server apps

21+ Tools Covered

app servicesaws lambdaazure container serviceelastic beanstalkvirtual machinesazure cosmos dbazure SQL databaseamazon inspectoraws IAMaws kmsazure IAMamazon elbamazon route 53azure dnsload balancer application gatewayamazon efsamazon elastic block storageamazon s3azure block blobazure storage diskamazon ec2


  • Project 1

    Implement the Azure IaaS

    To create test virtual machines in two Azure virtual networks, establish the connectivity between both networks via VNet peering.

  • Project 2

    Using Azure Portal to Implement Security and PaaS Service

    To assign a Custom RBAC role to an employee on Azure’s Active Directory to read the network, and configure storage along with VM.

  • Project 3

    Azure Function Listening to a Queue 02

    To introduce a serverless functionality to a company’s application workload using Azure function & Storage queue.

  • Project 4

    Automating Workloads with ARM Templates

    To test an ARM template for a company to bring infrastructure as code into practice.

  • Project 5

    Migrate SQL Server Database to MySQL Using AWS DMS

    To install the AWS Schema Conversion Tool and use it to verify the effort required to migrate the SQL Server source database.

  • Project 6

    Custom Virtual Private Cloud VPC Creation

    Create a custom VPC with public and private subnets on two availability zones and launch instances into each subnet.

  • Project 7

    Load Balancer Configuration

    Launch two web servers and configure a load balancer and auto-scaling.

  • Project 8

    RD Gateway Configuration

    Configure an RD Gateway on a VPC with a public and private subnet.

  • Project 9

    Deploying an Online Movie Watching Application on Cloud

    To deploy a company’s website on the cloud for an online entertainment provider.

  • Project 10

    Deploying an Online Doctorrsquos Clinic Application on Cloud

    As a cloud architect, deploy the LiveDocApp website on the cloud for a healthcare company.

  • Project 11

    Deploying a Restaurant Application to Cloud

    As a cloud architect, deploy a restaurant application on the cloud.

  • Project 12

    Deploying Cart Management Application to Cloud

    As a cloud architect, deploy the Cart Management Application on the cloud for an e-commerce company.

Disclaimer - The projects have been built leveraging real publicly available data-sets of the mentioned organizations.


Join the growing Cloud industry

The demand for people with Cloud Computing skills is growing rapidly with a 23.1% year-over-year increase over the past 12 months. The typical turnover rate for employees with these skills is 42%, suggesting robust hiring demand in Cloud Domain.

Job Icon$675 Billion

Is the estimated public cloud spending by 2023

Source: Gartner
Job Icon$130K

Is the average annual salary of a cloud computing professional in the U.S.

Source: Glassdoor
Job Icon19.1% CAGR

Expected between 2023 And 2028

Source: Business Wire

Batch Profile

This program caters to working professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds; the diversity of our students adds richness to class discussions and interactions.

  • The class consists of learners from excellent organizations and diverse industries
    Information Technology - 24%Technology - 21%BFSI - 14%Consulting - 17%Electronics - 14%Energy & Utilities - 10%
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Cloud Architect FAQs

  • What is a Cloud Architect?

    A Cloud Architect is a skilled professional responsible for designing, developing, and implementing cloud computing strategies and solutions. This professional organizes cloud systems, develops cloud strategies, evaluates cloud hardware and applications, monitors cloud security, and, most importantly, manages the operational needs of an organization. A skilled Cloud Architect must possess in-depth knowledge of cloud systems, cloud computing technologies, and various cloud platforms and stay up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry.

  • Who should become a Cloud Architect?

    Becoming a Cloud Architect is a highly desirable goal for those seeking to fast-track their careers in cloud computing. With the number of Cloud solutions architect opportunities on the rise, the following roles will benefit from this learning path:

    • Product managers

    • Systems administrators and IT managers

    • IT administrators and operators

    • IT engineers

    • Cloud engineers

    • Software developers

    • Software architects

  • How do I earn the Master’s Program certificate?

    When you complete the Cloud Architect course requirements outlined in the table below, you will be eligible to receive the Master’s Program certificate that verifies you’ve acquired the Cloud Architect’s skill set.


    Course Completion Certification

    Simulation Exam

    Project Certificate

    AWS Tech Essentials


    Score > 60% 


    AWS Developer Associate


    Score > 60%


    Developing on Azure Platform


    Score > 60%


    AWS Solutions Architect Associate


    Score > 60%


    Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions


    Score > 60%


    MongoDB Developer and Administrator


    Score > 60%


    Big Data Hadoop Administrator


    Score > 60%

    Not Required

    CompTIA Network+


    Score > 60%

    Not Required

    AWS Developer


    Score > 60%

    Not Required

    Basics of Python


    Score > 60%

    Not Required

    Java Programming for Absolute Beginners


    Score > 60%

    Not Required

  • What comes after the Cloud Architect Certification Course?

    We recommend you upgrade your knowledge after you have completed this Cloud Architect Certification Program. Consider taking a Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing as the next step in your learning journey and take your career to even greater heights.

  • What are the cloud architect career paths and salary expectations?

    A Cloud Architect certification can open doors to various job opportunities. Some of the best roles a cloud-certified professional can fulfil are:

    • Cloud Engineer

    A professional responsible for building and maintaining cloud infrastructures. Cloud engineers can fulfil the roles of a solutions architect, Cloud Architect, cloud developer, etc. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 5.2 Lakhs


    • Cloud Architect

    A skilled professional Cloud Architect is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing cloud computing strategies and solutions. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 22.1 Lakhs


    • Cloud Developer

    This skilled professional is responsible for building software and computer applications. Cloud developers use various techniques and tools for maintaining cloud infrastructures. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 8.5 Lakhs


    • Cloud Administrator

    Professionals with specialized roles and cloud administrators are responsible for maintaining the functionality and infrastructures of an organization’s cloud structures.

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 6.0 Lakhs


  • I am not able to access the Cloud Architect online course. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link or contact Help & Support.

  • Do you provide any practice tests as a part of this Cloud Architect master's course?

    Yes, we provide a practice test as part of our Cloud Architect program to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this free Cloud Architect Free Practice Test to understand the type of questions that you would encounter in the actual exam and gain expertise in the concepts that are part of this master’s program.

  • Does the Cloud Architect role require coding knowledge?

    Yes, if you want to become a cloud architect, you need to at least have basic coding skills.

  • What are the prerequisites for pursuing this Cloud Architect course?

    Learners need to possess an undergraduate degree or a high school diploma. No experience is required however, having a basic idea of Azure administration, Azure development, or DevOps will be helpful.

  • What are the job opportunities after completing this Cloud Architect course?

    Upon completing this Cloud architect course, you can seek job opportunities as a cloud architect, remote infrastructure analyst, information security analyst, cloud engineer, application architect, and cloud developer.

  • Will this Cloud Architect course help me to become a Cloud Architect?

    Simplilearn’s Cloud Architect certification course equips you with the core skill sets required for designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on three of the top Cloud platform providers — AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Furthermore, the program will give you an in-depth understanding of cloud services such as AWS Cloud formation, Azure resource manager, EC2, S3, Route53, VPC, Azure App Services, GCP, and more. You’ll acquire the required knowledge and skills for successfully attemptin Cloud Architect certifications such as AWS Architect and Azure Architect and easily become a Cloud Architect.

  • What is the pay scale of Cloud Architect across the world?

    As per PayScale, a Cloud Architect certification can fetch you an average salary of $128,418 in a year.

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of a Cloud Architect?

    A Cloud Architect is a senior-level designation that requires relevant experience working in the cloud space and an understanding of various cloud concepts. They take the major responsibility of overseeing an organization’s cloud computing strategy. They transform the technical requirements of a project into the architecture and design that are expected to guide the final product.
    As a Cloud Architect, you will drive enterprise organizational alignment to ensure successful cloud migration, security, governance, monitoring, and risk management is adhered to. Our Cloud Architect training program can impart the right skills to handle all these responsibilities effectively.

  • How much time does Cloud Architect certification take to complete?

    The time taken to complete the Cloud Architect certification varies based on the type or level of certification chosen. Candidates usually take three to six months to prepare for the examination. The preparation process involves going through study materials, practice tests, and hands-on labs to test practical skills. Most cloud architect certification exams vary from 90 minutes to 3 hours. Some advanced-level certifications also have a longer duration.

  • How long is a Cloud Architect certification valid?

    A Cloud Architect certificate can be of different types and levels; therefore, their validity also varies. Usually, a Cloud Architect certification is valid for about two to three years. In order to keep their certifications up-to-date, professionals choose to renew them by appearing for the recertification examinations. These exams not only help with the renewal of the certificate's validity but also help validate the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the latest trends and ever-evolving technologies.

  • What qualifications and certifications does a Cloud Architect need?

    To fulfill the Cloud Architect role, a candidate must have a high school diploma or a bachelor's degree in fields relating to computer science, operating systems, cloud computing, and so on. To become a certified Cloud Architect, the candidate must maintain a strong background that involves both solid knowledge and experience.
    They must be knowledgeable in cloud environments, cloud technologies, cloud infrastructure, and various cloud platforms. It is also essential to have expertise in programming languages, operating systems, networking, and security.

  • What does a cloud architect do?

    The role of a Cloud Architect is to design and manage an organization's cloud computing infrastructure. These skilled professionals look after organizational needs, choose appropriate cloud services, and design effective cloud-based solutions to ensure a smooth workflow. Cloud Architects are also responsible for designing cloud-based systems and application architecture, ensuring data protection, and optimizing overall performance. With the use of emerging cloud technologies, these professionals can boost an organization's efficiency and enhance their IT infrastructure.

  • Common Roles For Beginning A Career As A Cloud Architect

    Some common job roles that professionals can choose to get established as certified Cloud Architects are as follows:

    • IT Support Technician:

    Organizations appoint these professionals to solve technical issues faced by clients or any individual consumer.

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 3.1 Lakhs


    • Cloud Support Associate

    This is a starting position for any aspiring cloud engineer or architect. These professionals help clients with troubleshooting problems and guide them on issues relating to networking, storage, cloud computing, and SaaS.  

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 5.5 Lakhs


    • Web Developer (Back-End, Front-End, Or Full-Stack)

    Web developers use coding languages like JavaScript, CSS, and HTML to create fully functional websites while also taking care of page speed, user experience, and SEO optimization.  

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 2.8 Lakhs


    • Cloud Engineering Intern

    Cloud engineering interns learn how to maintain cloud infrastructures and work on cloud-based platforms to create dynamic solutions. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹1.0 Lakhs


    • Cloud Engineer

    Cloud engineers can design and create effective cloud-based solutions. Cloud engineers can fulfill the roles of a solutions architect, Cloud Architect, cloud developer, etc. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹ 5.2 Lakhs


    • CMS Manager

    CMS managers are appointed to manage headless content management systems that are adapted for delivering SaaS solutions.

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)



    • Web Editor

    From creating web pages and editing content on them to publishing optimized content, these professionals play an integral role in boosting page visits and website optimization. 

    Average Salary in India (Per Year)

    Average Salary in USA (Per Year)

    ₹1.0 Lakhs


  • What are Cloud Architect Tools?

    Cloud Architects use various tools to perform their day-to-day tasks. These tools help with efficient design and management. Some of the commonly used tools include:

    1. Amazon EC2 and ECS

    2. AWS Lambda

    3. AWS CloudWatch

    4. Azure Functions

    5. Azure Resource Manager

    6. Elastic Beanstalk

    7. Azure Block Blob

    8. Amazon Elastic Block Storage

    9. Virtual Machines

    10. Azure Container Service

    11. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) 

    12. Amazon DynamoDB

  • What does Cloud Architect Training include?

    You will receive access to e-learning content for all learning units, practice tests, and exclusive forums moderated by faculty and industry experts. A Cloud Architect Master’s certification will be earned upon meeting all the program requirements.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.