We designed this learning path to give students a solid foundation in I.T. and AWS fundamentals that will serve as a springboard into intermediate certification and deep dive courses. When you complete this learning path, you will have the required knowledge and skills to enroll in any AWS Certification (associate level) course.
We designed this learning path to for those who are new to I.T. and AWS, but who want to learn the basics and get certified as quickly as possible. When you complete this learning path, you will have the required knowledge and skills to sit for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect (associate) level exam.
In this learning path, you’ll improve your skills so that you’re ready to transition into an intermediate AWS cloud engineering role. You’ll start by learning how to migrate existing workloads into the AWS ecosystem, followed by hands-on deep dives into CloudFormation and ECS, two key services that you’ll use often as an engineer. Next, you’ll explore a number of automation strategies using Lambda, and finally, you’ll prepare for a professional level DevOps engineering certification. When you finish, you’ll be well qualified for an intermediate level engineering job working with AWS. As a mid-level AWS cloud engineer, you will be responsible for creating cloud-based solutions within an AWS environment. You’ll develop new workloads, improve existing ones, and optimize applications so that they work efficiently within a complex system. Your job responsibilities may include developing new tools to automate infrastructure, manage configuration and resources as code, and working with other engineering teams to optimize the organization at multiple levels. You may also be heavily involved with deployments and migration efforts. To be successful as an AWS cloud engineer, you should have 1-3 years experience as a junior cloud engineer, devops engineer, or equivalent experience working in a hands-on AWS environment.
In this entry level learning path, you’ll prepare for your first role as an AWS cloud engineer. You’ll begin with by learning Linux, the operating system that powers much of the cloud. Next, you’ll be introduced to core concepts of cloud computing and gain a better understanding of the purpose of platforms like AWS, before diving into Python, a programming language that will help you work with the different services you’ll interact with as a cloud engineer. Finally, you’ll learn AWS in depth, preparing for two associate level certifications that will help you earn your first job working in the cloud. As an entry level AWS cloud engineer, you’ll help implement basic features, maintain existing infrastructure, and assisting in managing your organization’s cloud infrastructure. Your job responsibilities may include writing code to join various parts of your organization’s systems, implementing solutions that have been designed by senior engineers, and working with various departments within the company, both technical and non technical, to maintain a reliable, scalable system. This is an entry level learning path, so all you need is a basic understanding of how to use a personal computer, and an interest in developing new skills. Prior experience in a technical role is helpful but not required.