Course Curriculum

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    1. Introduction - Welcome To The Career Development Program

    • Welcome to the Program

    • Disclaimer

    • Joining The Weekly Zoom Meetings

    • Hands On Labs Ideas

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    • New Enrollment Onboarding Walkthrough 1

    • New Enrollment Onboarding Walkthrough 2

    • New Enrollment Onboarding Walkthrough 3

    • New Enrollment Onboarding Call March 22nd

    • Communications in the Program

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    Class Recordings

    • Class Recordings

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    Cloud Services from an Architecture Perspective

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    • AWS Availability Zones

    • AWS Local Zones

    • AWS Edge Locations

    • Concept of VPC

    • Hybrid Cloud

    • Pure Cloud

    • Multi Cloud

    • Hybrid Cloud

    • OSI Model

    • IP Addresses

    • Private Addresses

    • IP Address Classes

    • Subnetting

    • Supernetting

    • IPV6

    • Connecting to the Cloud

    • VPN

    • IPSec VPN

    • VPN Pros and Cons

    • VPNs with AWS

    • Asymmetric Routing

    • Load Sharing

    • Multi-Site VPN

    • Setting Up A VPN

    • Direct Connections

    • What It Looks Like

    • What Makes This Possible

    • Direct Connect Partners

    • Public and Private Interfaces

    • High Availability Connections

    • Direct Connect Gateway

    • Load Sharing 2

    • Link Aggregation Groups

    • Intro to Storage

    • Block Storage

    • Object Storage

    • File Storage

    • Intro to S3

    • Securing S3

    • Storage Tiers

    • Standard Storage

    • Intelligent Tier and Glacier

    • Lifecycle Management

    • S3 Versioning

    • MFA Delete

    • Encrypt Data

    • Encrypting Data

    • Tuning S3

    • Instance Storage

    • Elastic Block Storage

    • More EBS

    • EBS Volume Types

    • RAID

    • More RAID

    • EFS

    • FSx

    • Storage Gateway

    • Volume Gateway Stored Mode

    • Volume Gateway Cached Mode

    • Tape Gateway

    • Other Transfer Options

    • Amazon Work Docs

    • Computing On AWS

    • Types of Instances

    • More About AMIs

    • Instance Purchasing Options

    • Securing EC2 Access

    • More Securing EC2 Access

    • Relational Databases

    • Relational Databases 2

    • Types of Relational Databases

    • Intro To NoSQL

    • Dynamo DB

    • Datawarehouses

    • Amazon Redshift

    • AWS Glue

    • Data Lakes

    • High Availability Databases

    • Database Storage

    • Database Backups

    • Database Encryption

    • Scaling Databases

    • Read Replicas

    • Caching

    • Database Queuing

    • More Database Queuing

    • VPC

    • Routing Tables

    • Dynamic Routing

    • Internet Gateway

    • Egress Only Internet Gateway

    • NAT Instances

    • Network Interfaces

    • Elastic IP Addresses

    • VPC Endpoints

    • Gateway Endpoints

    • Interface Endpoints

    • Private Link

    • Shared VPCs

    • VPC Peering

    • VPC Peering Architectures

    • Scaling VPC Peering

    • Network ACL

    • Security Groups

    • VPC Flow Logs

    • Placement Groups

    • More Placement Groups

    • Enhanced Networking

    • DNS

    • DNS Zones

    • DNS Hierarchy

    • DNS Record Types

    • AWS Route 53

    • Types of Records

    • More Route 53

    • Even More Route 53

    • Load Balancers

    • Network Load Balancers

    • Application Load Balancers

    • Load Balancer Concepts

    • Security on AWS

    • IAM

    • IAM Users

    • IAM Roles

    • More IAM Roles

    • Scaling with IAM

    • More Federation

    • A&A

    • Creating IAM Policies

    • Multi-Account Strategies

    • Firewalls

    • AWS WAF

    • DDOS Attacks

    • AWS Shield

    • More Security

    • AWS SQS

    • More AWS SQS

    • SNS

    • SWF

    • EMR

    • Elastic Beanstalk

    • CloudWatch

    • CloudTrail

    • AWS Config

    • AWS Lambda

    • Rekognition and CloudFormation

    • AWS Certificate Manager

    • Kinesis

    • Kinesis Video and Data Streams

    • Kinesis Data Stream Concepts

    • Kinesis Firehose

    • Kinesis Firehose Concepts

    • Kinesis Data Analytics

    • Containers on AWS

    • ECS

    • EKS

    • CloudFront

    • More AWS CloudFront

    • CloudFront Concepts

    • Setting Up CloudFront

    • Cost Management

    • Improving Cost Controls

    • AWS Budgets

    • High Availability Designs

    • High Availability Designs 2

    • High Availability Designs 3

    • Passing the Exam

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    2. Getting To Know Yourself

    • Integrity

    • Patience

    • Trust

    • Mental Toughness

    • Submitting Assignment Instructions

    • Finding Your Cloud Career Goals - Worksheet

    • About Me Assignments

    • Overcoming Obstacles Worksheet

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional Textbook

    • Video Content to Help You

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    3. Determining The Best Cloud Architect Career Options For You

    • Building Your Career Development Plan

    • What Type Of Cloud Architect Is Best For Me?

    • Cloud Architect Career Mini-Presentation

    • Cloud Architect Tech Mini-Presentation

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    4. Building Your Cloud Architect Career Development Plan

    • Building Your Professional Development Plan

    • SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)

    • Setting Up SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results Oriented, Time-based)

    • Steps To Success - Building Your Career Plan Timeline

    • Building Your Professional Development Timeline

    • Cloud Architect Questionnaire

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    5. Let's Get Technical

    • Required Reading

    • Cloud Basic Principles

    • Tech: What is Cloud Computing

    • Tech: Intro to Networking

    • Tech: Intro to BGP

    • Tech: Intro to Security

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    Technical Content Instructions

    • Technical Content Instructions

    • LABS: Accessing the Labs Remote labs

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    6. Becoming the Ultimate Cloud Architect

    • LABS: Cloud Computing Infrastructure Labs - Getting Cloud Competent

    • LABS: Accessing The Labs

    • LABS: How To Set Up VPN Access To Our Labs

    • LABS: What is Virtualization & How To Set Up A Virtualized Server

    • LABS: Setting Up Server Virtualization - Step by Step

    • LABS: What Is A Container & How To Set Up A Container

    • LABS: How To Install Linux & Suggested Linux Labs

    • LABS: How To Install An Apache Web Server

    • LABS: Install Apache Commands

    • 4 E's of Leadership

    • Business Acumen

    • Emotional Intelligence & Controlling Your Emotions With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) For Cloud Architects

    • Emotional Intelligence & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Meditation For Could Architects

    • Developing Empathy

    • Non Technical Assignments, Disclaimer, CPT Handout and Thought Record Form

    • Box Breathing Exercise

    • Pranayama Breathing Exercise

    • Native Yoga Slow Flow Yoga Session

    • Native Yoga Athletic Yoga 60 Minutes

    • Completion

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    7. Learning To Capitalize On Your Strengths

    • LABS: How To Set Up MySQL Server

    • LABS: How To Set Up MySQL Commands

    • LABS: How To Set Up PHP

    • LABS: How To Set Up PHP Commands

    • LABS: Setting Up A Firewall On Ubuntu (UFW)

    • LABS: Setting Up A Network File System (NFS) Share

    • Bring Up Your Weaknesses

    • Play to Your Strengths

    • Self-Assessment Form

    • Peer Assessment Form

    • Special Skills Assessment Form

    • Mini-Presentation

    • Tech Essay

    • Life Experience Essay

    • Completion

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    8. Improving Verbal Communication

    • Emotional Intelligence

    • Becoming Open Minded

    • Non-Judgementalness

    • Empathy Assignment

    • Open-Mindedness Assignment

    • Reading People

    • Learning Styles

    • Learn How To Leverage Meetings To Enhance Your Career

    • LABS: How To Set Up A Linux File Server Using Samba

    • LABS: How To Set Up A Linux Based (OpenVPN) VPN Concentrator

    • LABS: Setting Up Active Directory - Learn Enterprise Identity & Access Management

    • LABS: How To Build Your Own OpenStack Ansible Cloud

    • LABS: How To Build Your Own Cloud with Openstack

    • Completion

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    9. Delivering The Right Message To The Right Audience

    • Executive Presence

    • Becoming CEO Relevant

    • Becoming CIO Relevant

    • Becoming Hiring Manager Relevant

    • Becoming Peer Relevant

    • Intro To The Architecture Projects

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Healthcare Institution

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Healthcare Institution Submission

    • LABS: Architecture Project - Financial Firm Desiring A High Performance Hybrid Cloud Solution

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Financial Firm Submission

    • Completion

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    10. Building Your Personal Brand

    • How To Build Your Professional Brand

    • Developing Your Brand Building Content Calander

    • Social Media Cleanup

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Large Enterprise

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Large Enterprise

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Working With External Partners

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - External Partners Submission

    • Completion

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    11. How To Get Your Resume In The Hands Of The Hiring Manager

    • Getting Your Resume Directly In The Hands Of The Hiring Manager

    • Resume Assignment

    • Sample CV

    • Tech Recruiter Feedback

    • Integrating Recruiter Feedback

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Extreme Performance Systems

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Extreme Performance Systems Submission

    • Completion

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    12. Authority Hacking - Learning To Leverage Experts To Build Your Professional Brand

    • Getting Your Expertise Noticed

    • Getting Published

    • LABS: Capstone Architecture Project

    • LABS: Cloud Architecture Project - Capstone Architecture Submission

    • Completion

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    13. Learn To Interview Like A Champion

    • Mastering The Interview

    • Thank You Note Sample

    • Post Interview Action Items

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    14. Practice Interviews - Technical Interviews

    • Practice Interviews

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    15. How & When To Negotiate A Higher Salary

    • Salary Negotiating Techniques

    • Pre-Negiotiation Checklist

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    Putting The Pieces Together For Your Ultimate Cloud Computing Career

    • Next Steps & Getting Hired