Course Curriculum

  • 1

    1. Introduction - Welcome To The Career Development Program

  • 2

    Weekly Group Coaching Calls

    • Not Required Before Starting Section 2

    • Group Coaching Call March 5th 2021

    • Group Coaching Call March 12, 2021

    • Group Coaching Call March 15, 2021

    • Group Coaching Call March, 26 2021

    • Monday AWS Tech Call April 5th 2021

    • Group Coaching Call April, 10 2021

    • Monday AWS Tech Call April, 12, 2021

    • Group Coaching Call April 16, 2021

    • Monday April 19th, 2021 Tech Architecture Call

    • Great Sources Of Tech Information

    • Group Coaching Call April 23, 2021

    • Monday AWS Tech Call April 27, 2021

    • Group Coaching Call April 30, 2021

    • Monday May 3rd, 2021

    • Student Lead Architecture Case Study - Go Cloud Architects May 7, 2021

    • Discussing Technology May 14, 2021

    • Healthcare Architecture Discussion May, 24 2021

    • Fin-tech Discussion May 25, 2021

    • Slack Demo - Please Watch this ASAP - May 28th, 2021

    • Interview Practice - May 31, 2021

    • Datascience Interview Architecture - June 4, 2021

    • Retail Architecture Discussion - June 7, 2021

    • Retail Bank & Skills Discussion - June 11, 2021

    • Retail Lift and Shift - June 14, 2021

    • AWS Hiring Manger Perspective & Financial Lift and Shift - June 18, 2021

    • Executive Communication Skills Training - June 21, 2021

    • Healthcare Architecture - Internal and External Apps - June 22, 2021

    • Global Retailer With Cranky CIO - June 25sure

    • Active Listening & Architecture - June 28, 2021

    • Massive Healthcare Organization With High Availability & High Security Requirements - July 2, 2021

    • Describing Technology & Retail Architecture July 12, 2021

    • Healthcare Industry & Healthcare Architecture

    • High Performance Investment Banking Architecture

    • Building Your Brand - Large Retail Enterprise With Substantial Networking - July 23, 2021

    • Networking Training & Soft Skills Training July, 27 2021

    • Cloud Architect Sample Architecture Interview Assignment 7/30/21

    • Interview Skills & Executive Communication Skills 8/2/2021

    • Architecture Fundamentals - Three Tier Web Apps & Enterprise Grade Cloud Security Aug 6, 2021

    • Complex Networking With Multi-cloud Architectures August, 9 2021

    • Soft Skills, Interview Questions, and Student Questions August 13, 2021

    • Extensive Network & Servers All Moving To The Cloud - August 16, 2021

    • August 20, 2021

    • August 23, 2021

    • August 30, 2021 Resume Review and Architecture Fundamentals

    • September 3, 2021 Live Walkthrough of Docker on Linux

    • September 3, 2021 Healthcare Big Data Architecture

    • September 3, 2021 Healthcare Big Data Architecture

    • Bid Data Architecture - September 10, 2021

    • Group Architecture Whiteboard Session

    • Group Architecture Whiteboard Session, September 17, 2021

    • Interview Architecture Practice - Sept 24, 2021

    • Global Organization - Scalability concerns - Multi-cloud Sept 28, 2021

    • Discussing Technology Like an Architect - October 2, 2021

    • Oct 12, 2021 Group Architecture New Deployment

    • Global Tech Manufacturer Architecture - October 15, 2021

    • Resume Building - Architecture Discussion Oct 19, 2021

    • Architecture Discussion October 22, 2021

    • Social Media Company Architecture October, 26, 2021

    • New Online Global Retailer - Oct 29, 2021

    • Architecture fundamentals & soft skills November 2, 2021

    • Interview Practice - Nov 5, 2021

    • Group Architecture With Big Data - Nov 16, 2-21

    • New Enrollment Welcome November 18, 2021

    • Unified Communications & Multi-cloud Web Applications, November 23, 2021

    • New Video Game Company & Big Data Design, November 30, 2021

    • New Enrollment Welcome December 2, 2021

    • Company Updates - Student Updates - Supermarket of the Future

  • 3

    Cloud Services from an Architecture Perspective

    • Not Required Before Starting Section 2

    • 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

  • 4

    2. Getting To Know The Cloud Architect Career Development System

    • What Is The Ideal Cloud Architect Candidate

    • Gaining Competency & Exposure the Right Way

    • Gaining Exposure, Bypassing HR, & The Criticality Of Good Soft Skills & Emotional Intelligence

    • Submitting Assignment Instructions

    • Finding Your Cloud Career Goals - Worksheet

    • About Me Assignments

    • Overcoming Obstacles Worksheet

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional Textbook

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    3. Determining The Best Cloud Architect Career Options For You

    • Which Cloud Architect Career Is Right For Me & Introductory Cloud Architect Career Planning

    • What Type Of Cloud Architect Is Best For Me?

    • Video Content to Help You

    • Cloud Architect Career Mini-Presentation

    • Cloud Architect Tech Mini-Presentation

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    4. Building Your Cloud Architect Career Development Plan

    • Building Your Career Development Plan Part 1

    • Building Your Career Development Plan Part 2

    • 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

    • What Technologies Enable Cloud Computing Part 1

    • What Technologies Enable Cloud Computing Part 2

    • Required Reading

  • 7

    Technical Content Instructions

    • Technical Content Instructions

    • LABS: Accessing the Labs Remote labs

  • 8

    5. 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

    • The Ideal Cloud Architect From The Managers Perspective

    • Building Cloud Architect Competency

    • 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

    • Putting The Pieces Together To Be More Desirable To The Hiring Manager

    • 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

  • 9

    6. 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

    • How To Capitalize On Your Strengths - Part 1

    • How To Capitalize On Your Strengths Part 2

    • Self-Assessment Form

    • Peer Assessment Form

    • Special Skills Assessment Form

    • Mini-Presentation

    • Tech Essay

    • Life Experience Essay

    • Completion

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    7. Improving Verbal Communication

    • Improving Verbal Communication Skills

    • Developing Emotional Intelligence - The Biggest Factor For Your Long-term Career Success

    • Learning To Read Body Language To Get Hired and Promoted

    • Empathy Assignment

    • Open-Mindedness Assignment

    • Learn How To Leverage Meetings To Enhance Your Career

    • LABS: How To Build Your Own Cloud with Openstack

    • 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: BGP For Cloud Architects

    • Completion

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    8. Delivering The Right Message To The Right Audience

    • Getting Hired - Delivering The Right Message To The Right Audience

    • 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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    9. Building Your Personal Brand

    • How To Build Your Professional Brand

    • Leveraging Social Media 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. Learn To Interview Like A Champion

    • Mastering The Interview

    • Thank You Note Sample

    • Post Interview Action Items

  • 16

    13. Practice Interviews - Technical Interviews

    • Practice Interviews

  • 17

    14. How & When To Negotiate A Higher Salary

    • Salary Negotiating Techniques

    • Pre-Negiotiation Checklist

  • 18

    Putting The Pieces Together For Your Ultimate Cloud Computing Career

    • Next Steps & Getting Hired

  • 19

    Live AWS Bootcamp - AWS CSA-P, AWS Advanced Networking, AWS Advanced Security - Architecture Training

    • Introduction to Basic Networking Concepts

    • IP Addresses & Subnetting

    • Routers, Switches, and Firewalls

    • Servers & Load Balancers

    • Architecture Design Principles for the Cloud • Lift and Shift, Cloud native, and Hybrid clouds Architectures

    • The Foundation of AWS

    • Connecting to the Cloud • VPNs & Direct Connections

    • Multi-site VPN & VPN Concentrators

    • Direct Connections

    • Direct Connections (cont’d)

    • Storage on the Cloud • Block, Object and File Storage

    • Encrypting & Backing Up Your Data on AWS

    • Encrypting & Backing Up Your Data on AWS (cont’d)

    • How to migrate your data to the cloud? • AWS Storage Gateway • AWS Tape Gateway • AWS Snowball • AWS Snowmobile • Import/Export Service

    • Computing on the AWS Cloud • AWS EC2

    • Databases, Data warehouses, and Data Lakes

    • How to Optimize the Performance of a Database

    • High Availability Database Design

    • VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)

    • VPC Peering

    • Network Performance Optimizations

    • Load Balancers

    • Security on the AWS Cloud

    • AWS IAM

    • IAM Policies

    • AWS Applications & Services

    • Elastic Kubernetes Service

    • AWS Lambda

    • Building High Availability Architectures

    • VPC Networking

    • VPC Endpoints

    • Hybrid Cloud Architectures

    • AWS Advanced Security

    • Common Industry Security Frameworks

    • Event Analysis Correlation •. AWS Security Hub

    • Cloud Architect Interview Skills

    • Advanced security bootcamp Slides

    • Intro To Networking Slides

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional Slides

    • Cloud Architect Client Interview Question List

    • Interview Training 1

    • Interview Training 2

    • Ian Architecture