AWS Academy Cloud Foundations | SMART short course

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This is an introductory (level 100) course and is intended for AWS Academy member institutions. The course is 21 hours over 3 days.

All successful participants will receive two UOW credit points.

Course date: July 17, 24 and 31. This course will run on three consecutive Fridays from 9am to 5pm
Delivery mode: Delivered online in real time with recordings available after each session
Cost: $1800

Available discounts:

  • 20% off for students
  • 10% off for UOW Staff and registered Alumni. Register as UOW alumnus

Special discounts are available if you book two or more courses, or if you have a group booking of 10 or more. To discuss please contact Lynda Hezemans at

Course Benefits

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the six advantages of cloud computing and discuss three cloud deployment models
  • Understand the AWS pricing philosophy and the elements of Total Cost of Ownership
  • Understand and discuss the different AWS compute services, AWS storage services, as well as virtual networking in the cloud with Amazon VPC.
  • Provide an overview of different SQL/NoSQL database services, and their availability differences, in the cloud.
  • Understand high availability and reliability and the ability of Auto Scaling to launch servers in response to workload changes.
  • Understand best security practices and describe the AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • Describe the business impact of design decisions

Course pre-requisite

This is an entry-level course, but students should possess:

  • General IT technical knowledge
  • General IT business knowledge

Course outline

Day 1 – Welcome and AWS Cloud Overview

  • Module 0 - Welcome to AWS Academy
  • Module 1.1 - Cloud Concepts Overview
  • Module 1.2 - Cloud Economics
  • Module 1.3 - AWS Infrastructure Overview

Days 2 – AWS Core Services

  • Module 2.1 - AWS Core Services: Compute
  • Module 2.2 - AWS Core Services: Storage
  • Module 2.3 - AWS Core Services – Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
  • Module 2.4 - AWS Core Services: Databases
  • Module 2.5 - AWS Core Services: Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudWatch, and Auto Scaling

Day 3 – Cloud Security and Architecture

  • Module 3 - AWS Cloud Security
  • Module 4 - Cloud Architecting
  • Module 5 - Cloud Billing and Support


The assessment comprises of a combination of in-class quizzes (20% weight) and a final assessment to write a short research report (maximum 500 words, 80% weight) outlining the design of a cloud-based solution for an application of your choice and its critical evaluation, in terms of availability, performance, reliability and security.