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Foundations Of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The Amazon AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certification

The Foundations of AWS (Amazon Web Services) covers the concepts of Cloud Computing needed to pass the AWS (CSA) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification. This Associate Certification is designed to provide employers with a trusted way of knowing their staff understands Cloud architecture and can build secure, reliable, efficient systems on the Amazon cloud.

The utilization of the cloud to host applications and websites is expanding at an exponential rate and businesses large and small need expertise to help them understand and navigate the cloud. IT professionals’ ability to clearly relay and execute solutions on the cloud that ensure security, reliability, performance, and cost optimization is critical in today’s IT landscape.

Hands-on labs will allow students to learn how the Cloud differs from traditional server virtualization by building out highly-available and auto-scaling architecture directly on the Amazon cloud. Students will be provided Amazon Cloud as part of the class fee so they can apply the topics they are learning directly in the Amazon Cloud infrastructure.



  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • DynamoDB
  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Glacier
  • Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
  • Auto Scaling
  • Lamdba

  • Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  • Cloud Watch
  • Simple Queue Service (SQS)
  • Route 53
  • Inspector
  • CloudFront
  • Key Management Service (KMS)
  • CloudTrail
  • Config
  • CloudFormation


  • Make architectural decisions based on the AWS-recommended architectural principles and best practices
  • Leverage AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Leverage AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
  • Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient in order to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions

Registration for this course is TBD.

To Register For This Course

Visit the Foundations Of Amazon Web Services registration page.

Benefits of Attending Foundations Of Amazon Web Services

You will learn how to optimize the use of the AWS cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions. Because architectural solutions may differ depending on industry, type of applications, and size of business, this course emphasizes AWS cloud best practices and recommended design patterns to help you think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS. It also presents case studies throughout the course that showcase how some AWS customers have designed their infrastructures and the strategies and services they implemented. You will have an opportunity to build a variety of infrastructures via a guided, hands-on approach.

Who Should Attend

Solutions architects and solutions design engineers, or anyone who will be managing infrastructure using Amazon Web Services.




Boise State Meridian Center, 2950 Magic View Drive, Suite 188, Meridian, Idaho. View a map to Meridian Center for location and driving directions.


Brian Merrick – Attended Boise State University and received his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Computer Science. He currently teaches as an adjunct in the Boise State Computer Science department and works for the Office of Information Technology on campus as a integration/architect.

Ryan Gravette – Ryan Gravette has worked in the technology industry for the past 16 years as a network technician, data integration specialist and currently as technology director for Idaho Digital Learning. At Idaho Digital Learning he led the organization “All In” transition to the Amazon cloud in 2014. In addition to the AWS CSA, he has taught Cisco CCNA courses and holds other industry certifications including Security+, CNA, and Six Sigma Greenbelt. He has a Bachelors in Psychology from Westmont, and an MBA from Boise State.


$1,500 per person, includes all materials


Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization for the same course at the same time. Call (208) 426-1709.

Contact Us For More Information About Boise State Center for Professional Development

Phone: (208) 426-1709
Address: 2950 Magic View Dr., Ste. 188, Meridian, ID 83642

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