About Cloud Architect

  • What are the course objectives ?

    The Cloud Architect Certification 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 three of the top Cloud platform providers — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. 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 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.

  • What projects are included in this cloud Architect Certification 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 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"

  • 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 does a cloud architect exactly do?

    A cloud architect is basically tasked with handling the cloud computing architecture of an enterprise. They monitor cloud activity, design applications and migrate them to the cloud, and also define computing loads. They also offer guidance on addressing issues involving high risk. It is a senior-level role that requires the right blend of technical, business, and people skills.

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

    A cloud architect is responsible for guiding stakeholders and translating business requirements into scalable, secure, and reliable cloud solutions. They are expert in designing and implementing solution on cloud platforms. On the other hand, a cloud DevOps role have expertise in working with people, technologies, and processes to continuously deliver business value.

  • What jobs can I pursue with a cloud architect certification?

    After you achieve this cloud architect certification, you become eligible for some of the rewarding career opportunities as a Solutions Architect, Network Architect, Software architect, and cloud engineer. 

  • Can a fresher take the cloud architect certification course?

    Yes, the concepts covered in this program are explained in easy to understand manner by highly qualified trainers at Simplilearn. There are hardly any prerequisites involved in taking this course. This makes the cloud architect course suitable for beginners as well. 

  • Do cloud architect certifications expire?

    Simplilearn’s cloud architect certification does not expire.

  • What are the course objectives for this AWS Cloud Architect training?

    This AWS Cloud Architect certification training will enable you to master the core skills required for designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on one of the top cloud platform providers—Amazon Web Services (AWS). You will learn the fundamentals of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform and become an expert in understanding AWS terminologies, concepts, benefits, and deployment options to meet your business requirements. You will also get an overview of AWS DMS (Database Migration Service), how the AWS Schema Conversion tool works, and the various types of AWS DMS; how to build, implement, and manage scalable and fault-tolerant systems on AWS; and, how to select the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, and security requirements.

  • Who should take this AWS Cloud Architect training?

    Any professional interested in hosting highly scaleable, fault-tolerant applications on the AWS platform should take this AWS Cloud Architect certification course. However, the following roles and disciplines are ideal for this AWS Cloud Architect training:

    • Solutions architects
    • Programmers
    • Cloud developers
    • Cloud software engineers
    • DevOps professionals

  • Is an AWS cloud architect Certification enough to get you a job?

    AWS certifications are among the highest-paying IT certifications and are highly regarded among companies worldwide. So, qualified professionals who earn AWS cloud architect certification have demonstrated cloud skills and can land a job quickly.

  • How do I become an AWS cloud architect?

    You need to crack the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification to become an AWS cloud architect. Our AWS Cloud Architect Master’s Program will prepare you for this exam and you will be able to pass it in a single try.

  • Who can pursue this AWS Cloud Architect Certification?

    All professionals who want to start their career in cloud computing, and especially learn about the AWS cloud platform, can pursue this AWS cloud architect certification. It is also beneficial for those who are seeking a career as an AWS solutions architect associate.

  • Is AWS cloud architect Certification good for freshers?

    If you are a fresher seeking a cloud architect role, then our AWS cloud architect training is suitable for you. However, AWS recommends professionals to have one or more years of work experience related to designing fault-tolerant, cost-efficient, and scalable distributed systems on their platform before applying for the solutions architect associate certification.

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Cloud Architect Learning Path

  • Lesson 1 - AWS Solutions Architect

    AWS Architect Certification Training provide trainees with an in-depth understanding of AWS architecture and its services. This course equip learners with the skills to effectively architect and deploy secure and robust applications using AWS. This training helps in preparation for the  AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Exam.

  • Lesson 2 - AWS SysOps Associate

    AWS SysOps Certification Training help learners to create automatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform using AWS features and tools. This course help trainees in preparation for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Exam. This course equip learners with the ability to leverage AWS resources and services efficiently.

  • Lesson 3 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

    Microsoft Azure Fundamentals course cover the basic concepts of Azure. This course equip trainees with the knowledge to create  the most common Azure services including virtual machines, web apps, features of Azure Active Directory and SQL databases. This training is aligned with the AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Lesson 4 - Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ:104

    Azure Administrator training provide trainees with an in-depth understanding of the administrative lifecycle in Azure. This course also teaches learners in effectively maintaining services related to computing, storage, security and network. This training also help trainees in preparation for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification exam.

  • Lesson 5 - Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: AZ:303

    Azure Solutions Architect course provide trainees with an in-depth understanding of various Azure services like PaaS, SaaS and IaaS features. It also introduces the trainee to the various components of cloud solutions including  Security, Infrastructure Deployment and Network Configuration. It explains in details the roles and responsibilities of a Solutions Architect. This course help trainees in preparation for the Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303) Exam – Part of Azure Solutions Architect Badge (Expert-level)

  • Lesson 6 - Microsoft Azure Architect Design: AZ-304

    This Azure training course provide the trainees with an in-depth understanding of the advanced activities on the Azure like managing Azure resources, configuring and deploying virtual machines and networks and securing data. This training equip learners to build strategies for business infrastructure. This course help trainees in preparation for theAZ-301: Azure Architect Design Exam.

  • Lesson 7 - Google Cloud Platform Architect Training

    Google Cloud Certification Training course provide trainees with an in-depth understanding of all the GCP Services in Networking , Storage , Databases, Containers, Virtual Machines, Security, App Engine. This course help trainees in preparation for the Professional Cloud Architect - Google Cloud Certification.

  • Lesson 8 - Electives

    • AWS Developer Associate

    • AWS Database Migration

    • Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate: AZ:204

    • AWS Technical Essentials