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AWS Solutions Architect

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Develop your technical skillset online and boost your earning potential with a credential from RMIT Online and your AWS Solutions Architect – Associate Certificate.

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Next start date1 Jun 2020

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Time commitment
6 weeks (8-10 hours per week) 100% online
A$ 1600 incl GST

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Why do this course?

A report by Global Knowledge found that certified IT professionals earn more than their non-certified counterparts, with each additional certification resulting in a salary bump. The report found that the "big money is in cloud computing certifications”, with AWS certifications amongst the highest paid certifications worldwide.* Complete this course and boost your earning potential.

Designed by RMIT Online in close collaboration with industry leader AWS, the course is AWS and RMIT certified. You will get 60 hours of cutting-edge course content, and 1:1 feedback from our industry mentors as you learn.

Take the fast route to success, and learn everything you need to prepare you for the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect - Associate exam in just 6 weeks.

*Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.


How does it work?

As part of the course, you’ll be working on a project based on a case study organisation, allowing you to apply your new credentials immediately.  You’ll walk way with a practical assignment you can use to showcase your skills to current or potential employers.  The course runs 100% online so you can fit it in and around your work and life schedule, with a mix of tutorials, interactive webinars and 1:1 mentor support from some of the best in the business.

You’ll also get all the knowledge you need to be able to pass the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect - Associate exam, including access to a mock exam to practice your skills. Your exam fees are included as part of your course, saving you $150 USD.  

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however completion of the RMIT Online Cloud Practitioner course would be an advantage.  


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Course Structure

Module 1

Solutions architecture

Cloud computing fundamentals and its relevance for business.

The make-up of the cloud sector.

Core components and technologies within cloud.

Module 2

Business impacts

Business benefits and risks associated with cloud solutions architecture.

The business goals which can be addressed by cloud solutions architecture.

Module 3

Environments and availability

Design effective cloud environments for business requirements.

Enable scalable architecture.

Enable highly available architecture.

Module 4

Infrastructure and web-scale media

Automate architectural infrastructure.

Effectively decouple infrastructure.

Design and enable web-scale media.

Module 5

Well architectured framework 1

Design and enable operational excellence.

Design and implement secure environments.

Prepare highly reliable environments.

Module 6

Well architectured framework 2

Design and prepare highly efficient environments.

Optimise costs of operations and architecture.

Details and relevance of well architecture frameworks.

Module 7

Troubleshooting and design patterns

Effective troubleshooting processes and procedures.​

Design patterns for optimised operational efficiency.

Module 8

High Performing Solutions Architects

The fundamentals of a high-performing solutions architect​.

Critical considerations for effective solutions architecture​.

Effective ways of working for high-performance solutions architecture.​

Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business

Josh LopezTechnical Director, Cloud Migration

Josh is a versatile, results-oriented technologist with over 15 years experience in roles ranging from cloud transformation, solutions architecture and development leadership. He currently is a Technical Director for Cloud & Migrations at Versent and also an AWS APN Ambassador. He’s passionate about driving forward technology and enabling businesses to utilise cloud platforms to drive innovation. Josh holds a number of AWS certifications including AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate, AWS Developer – Associate, AWS Solutions Architect – Associate.

Marcos Nino-RuizSenior Cloud/DevOps Engineer

Marcos has 15+ years of experience creating software solutions for local and international businesses. Currently employed by Versent in the role of Senior Cloud/DevOps engineer, Marcos consults to a number of high profile clients in the finance, telecommunications, media, public sector, and utilities industries. Marcos has extensive AWS credentials including AWS Certified Security – Specialty, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional (SAP), AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA), AWS Certified Developer – Associate.

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