About the Program

  • What are the course objectives?

    The Cloud Architect program is designed to make you an expert in cloud applications and architecture. It will enable you to master the core skillsets required for designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on two of the top Cloud platform providers — Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. 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 and more. You’ll acquire the knowledge and skills for passing cloud architect certifications such as AWS Architect and Azure Architect.
     
    This program consists of a structured learning path designed by leading industry experts. You will have access to 60+ live instructor-led online classrooms, 100+ hours of self-paced video content, simulation exams, a community moderated by experts, and other resources that ensure you follow the optimal path to your desired role of Cloud Architect. The course includes 16+ real-world industry projects that let you work your way through the technical challenges associated with cloud computing.

     

  • Why become a Cloud Architect?

    With the increasing focus on cloud computing and infrastructure over the last several years, 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.
     
    According to a study by Goldman Sachs, cloud computing is one of the top three initiatives planned by IT executives as they make cloud infrastructure an integral part of their organizations. According to Forbes, enterprise IT architects with cloud computing expertise are earning a median salary of $137,957.

  • What projects are included in this course?

    This Cloud Architect Master's 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 WordPress blog for your organization using defined specifications with Amazon Cloudformation, AMI and Auto scaling
     
    Scenario: You have been asked to set up a WordPress blog for your company to meet their defined specifications. During business hours (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), the blogging team would like to use their own development copy of the WordPress instance so that any changes don’t impact the live copy.
     
    Goals of the project: Use CloudFormation to create an EC2 instance to run WordPress with the following specification:
    • Instance Type: T2.micro
    • Create a new AMI of the WordPress instance
    • Configure Auto Scaling to launch a new WordPress instance
     
    Project 2:  Linux instance for testing new applications using EC2
     
    Scenario: Your development team needs you to create a small Linux instance for testing a new application. You must create the EC2 instance per defined specifications. A few days later, the development team informs you that they want to move the instance into production, so they want you to change the specifications of the instance.
     
    Goals of the project: Create an EC2 instance with the following specifications:
    • AMI: Amazon Linux
    • Instance Type: T2.nano
    • Volume Type: 8GB Magnetic
     
    Reconfigure the instance to achieve the following specification:
    • Instance Type: Scale to a T2.small
    • Volume Type: Increase to 12GB General Purpose SSD
    • Verify whether the root volume on the EC2 instance is displaying the correct size.
     
    Project 3: Content Distribution using S3, Cloudfront, Geo restriction and logging
     
    Scenario: Your company wants to distribute content in the form of a website to their global offices. However, due to legal restrictions, you cannot distribute the content in France and Australia. You must find a way to prevent these offices from accessing the data. The content does not change very often; however, some of the files are very large, and you must find a solution to minimize end user latency. The last requirement is that the audit department wants to track those who access the website.
     
    Goals of the project:
    • Set up a static website using Amazon S3.
    • Create a bucket and enable static website hosting.
    • Enable logging.
    • Set up a CloudFront distribution for the static website with Access Logs enabled.
    • Set up Geo Restrictions to prevent users in France and Australia from accessing the data.
    • Verify that logging is working.

     

    Project 4: Hosting Web Applications and Performance Monitoring

    Scenario: The OsCrop Corporation wants to build a highly available web application. As it lacks the team to manage the environment, it is exploring the option of Azure PaaS (Web Apps) for its web hosting. The user pattern for this application is sporadic in nature; it can expect a spike in traffic at any moment. OsCrop’s management is looking to utilize Azure Auto Scaling capabilities.

    OsCrop’s management is also looking to have a proper monitoring mechanism to keep an eye on the details of application performance. To achieve this, the team has been tasked to integrate application insights as well.

    Goals of the Project: 

    • Create Azure Web Apps in US East regions
    • Enable Autoscaling for web apps
    • Deploy sample application from Visual Studio with application insights enabled
    • Set monitoring on Azure application insight

     

    Project 5: Provision Dev Environment & Secure Azure Web Applications

    Scenario:  The Oscrop Corporation’s management is looking to use Azure as their development platform for the new.Net MVC application they are building. They have identified Visual Studio 2017 as their development framework. They are looking to test Azure Virtual machine to host the development editor. You have been given the task of validating the Community edition of Visual Studio 2017 on Azure VM. As Oscrop’s development team is in Eastern US, they are exploring this as the region for this deployment.

    The operations team at Oscrop is looking to offload the application's authentication to Azure AD. Any user who is part of an Active directory should be allowed to log in to the application. They want you to validate this using a sample MVC application.

    Goals of the Project:

    • Create a Virtual Network and Resource Container
    • Create the Development Virtual machine
    • Configure the Virtual machine for development
    • Create Azure AD for application authentication

    Project 6:  Create two Amazon S3 Buckets

    Scenario: Create two Amazon S3 Buckets in Mumbai region. Bucket Names will be “testoct28” and “testoct28log”. After creating both the buckets, upload any sample file to the bucket “testoct28”. Then enable Logging in for the bucket “testoct28”. Ensure that log is saved in the bucket name “testoct28log”; also enable the versioning in the bucket “testoct28”. Then Enable the Transfer Acceleration in the Bucket “testoct28”.

    Goals of the Project:

    • Create an Amazon S3 Bucket Name "testoct28" in Mumbai Region
    • Create an Amazon S3 Bucket Name "testoct28log" in Mumbai Region
    • Upload sample file to testoct28 bucket
    • Enable Logging in for bucket "testoct28"
    • The log should be saved in bucket "testoct28log"
    • Enable Versioning in the bucket "testoct28"
    • Enable Transfer Acceleration in bucket "testoct28"

Tools Covered

amazon ec2amazon ecsapp servicesaws lambdaazure container serviceazure functionselastic beanstalkvirtual machinesamazon dynamo dbamazon rdsazure cosmos dbazure SQL databaseaws cloud formationaws cloudwatchazure resource managerazure visual studio team serveramazon inspectoraws IAMaws kmsazure IAMazure key vaultazure security centeramazon elbamazon route 53azure dnsload balancer application gatewayamazon efsamazon elastic block storageamazon s3azure block blobazure storage disk

Learning Path

  • Course 1

    AWS Technical Essentials

    This AWS Technical Essentials Certification Training course will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform and ensure that you are fully proficient in identifying AWS terminologies, concepts, benefits and deployment options to meet your business requirements. You’ll learn to navigate the AWS management console; understand AWS security measures, storage and database options; and gain expertise in web services such as EC2, S3, RDS and EBS.

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  • Course 2Online Classroom Flexi Pass

    AWS Developer Associate

    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.

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  • Course 3Online Classroom Flexi Pass

    Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate: AZ:203

    This Azure Developer certification training is aligned with the latest 2018 edition of Azure Developer Certified Associate exam AZ-203, which is a combination of AZ-200 and AZ-201 announced by Microsoft. This course curriculum will show you are verified by Microsoft to select, develop, and implement Azure cloud technology solutions, including cloud storage, Platform as a Service (PaaS), cloud security, cloud integration, and develop Azure Cognitive Services, Bot, and IoT solutions.

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  • Course 4Online Classroom Flexi Pass

    AWS Solutions Architect

    The AWS certification training is designed to help you gain an in-depth understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) architectural principles and services such as IAM, VPC, EC2, EBS and more. The course is aligned with the latest exam announced by AWS, and you will learn how to design and scale AWS Cloud implementations with best practices recommended by Amazon. AWS certified solutions architects command average salaries of $129,000 per year, so get started in this exciting field today.

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  • Course 5Online Classroom Flexi Pass

    Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: AZ:300

    This Microsoft Azure certification training will establish you as an expert Azure Solutions Architect and help you ace the AZ-300: Azure Architect Technologies Exam. You will learn to deploy and configure infrastructure, implement workloads and security, create and deploy apps, and develop for the cloud and Azure storage.

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  • Master's Program Certificate

  • Electives

    Big Data and Hadoop Administrator

  • Electives

    Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

  • Electives

    Java Programming for Absolute Beginners

  • Electives

    CompTIA Network+

  • Electives

    AWS Database Migration

  • Electives

    AWS SysOps Associate

  • Electives

    Linux Training

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FAQs

  • 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 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

    Course Completion Certification

    Simulation Exam

    Project Certificate

    AWS Tech Essentials

     Required

     Score > 60% 

    NA

    AWS Developer Associate

     Required

     Score > 60%

     Required

    Developing on Azure Platform

     Required

     Score > 60%

     Required

    AWS Solutions Architect Associate

     Required

     Score > 60%

     Required

    Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

     Required

     Score > 60%

     Required

    MongoDB Developer and Administrator

     Elective

     

     Score > 60%

     Required

    Big Data Hadoop Administrator

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

    CompTIA Network +

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

    AWS Developer

     

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

    Basics of Python

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

    Java Programming for Absolute Beginners

     Elective

     Score > 60%

     Not Required

  • How do I enroll for the online training?

    You can enroll for this training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:

    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal 

    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • What does this training include?

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

  • Where and how can I access the e-learning content? Are there any limitations?

    Once you register for this course, you will have 24/7 access to the e-learning content on our website. An automated course purchase confirmation will guide you through the process.

  • I am not able to access the 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.

  • Who are our instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified trainers are industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • Do you provide a money back guarantee for the training programs?

    Yes. We do offer a money-back guarantee for many of our training programs. Refer to our Refund Policy and submit refund requests via our Help and Support portal.

  • How can I learn more about this training program?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrolment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administrative fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

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