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Become an AWS Cloud Architect

via Udacity Nanodegree


With the global public cloud computing market topping $250 billion in 2019, and more than 80% of all organizations projected to migrate to the cloud by 2025, Cloud Computing is a massively growing business. Professionals with cloud architecture expertise, and the ability to design, build and migrate applications are in high demand. Cloud Architects are the drivers of an organization’s cloud architecture strategy, determining the best plan to build and deploy reliable, scalable, and secure cloud services. With Udacity’s new AWS Cloud Architect Nanodegree program, students learn to plan, design, and implement secure cloud infrastructure in AWS at scale. AWS is the world’s largest systems business and a Cloud Architect earns an average salary of $159,000!
Lead your organization's cloud computing strategy as an AWS Cloud Architect. Plan, design, and build secure, high availability cloud infrastructure.


  • Design for Availability, Reliability, and Resiliency
    • In this course, you will use the highly available constructs within AWS to create highly available and resilient systems and networks. Then, you will build with AWS services and understand their redundant capabilities. You will explore the connection between the technical aspects of these systems and business operations and objectives. Finally, you will practice what to do when things fail and how to handle these situations.
  • Design for Performance and Scalability
    • In this course, you will use AWS tools to identify and implement best practices for cost, and identify and understand the elements required to design and architect scalable infrastructure. You will be able to modify traditional infrastructure for performance, and identify architectures and workloads where serverless infrastructure should be considered to meet cost and performance goals. Finally, you will be able to provision and destroy infrastructure from the command line using the AWS CLI and Terraform.
  • Design for Security
    • In this course, you will explore best practices and strategies around securing access to cloud services and infrastructure. You will also use tools and methods available with public cloud ecosystems - such as AWS - to ensure that data stored in the cloud is protected. Finally, you will investigate security practices around monitoring and defending cloud based applications and environments.

Taught by

Tom Verbiscer, Leslie Bell and Mehdi Razvi


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