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Cloud Solutions Architect

Master the technical skills to design, prepare, and optimise cloud computing environments. Effectively engage with stakeholders and accelerate your career towards becoming one of the top 10 most in-demand jobs as a solutions architect.

LinkedIn, ‘The Top Promising Jobs of 2019’, 2019

Next start date
11 Oct 2021

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


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Course Structure

Module 1

Solutions architecture

  • Understand the fundamentals of cloud computing and solutions architecture is shaping business
  • Identify critical characteristics of a successful solutions architect
  • Distinguish advantages of solutions architecture and identify potential risks for various use cases
  • Align various cloud systems with possible use cases in a business
  • Understand the business imperative of the cloud, the importance of stakeholder management and scoping strategic architecture projects

Module 2

Environment and availability

  • Design an effective cloud environment considering key influencing factors and elements that contribute to effective architecture design
  • Design and scale your AWS environment for high availability including connecting load balancers to your cloud environments and implement improvements to the fault tolerance of your system

Module 3

Infrastructure and web-scale media

  • Optimise AWS Cloud Formation to create templates and automate your infrastructure deployment
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of decoupling infrastructure and how to improve scalability and performance by identifying bottlenecks in resource capacity
  • Determine ways to implement architectural designs that scale over time

Module 4

The AWS well-architected framework

  • Comprehend the core concepts of AWS Well-Architected Framework and its Five Pillars of solutions to architecture excellence
  • Design and construct successful AWS environments within the Operational Excellence pillar
  • Identify appropriate tools and services to provide security focused content and design best practices
  • Describe how a system can recover from and mitigate service disruptions, network issues, and misconfigurations
  • Identify compute, storage, database, and network resources to improve the performance of your architecture, and identify design principles to achieve performance efficiency
  • Optimise your cloud architecture to improve ongoing performance

Module 5

Troubleshooting and design patterns

  • Identify and troubleshoot common errors and understand AWS support options for different pricing tiers
  • Understand high-availability design patterns and review scenarios with examples of sample architectures

Module 6

Become a high-performing Solution Architect

  • Distinguish the critical skills required for a solutions architect
  • Comprehend critical considerations for business and solutions architecture in today’s digital age
  • Identify the biggest opportunities for business in adopting 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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