Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Amazon Web Services

AWS Snowball Edge Getting Started

Amazon Web Services and Amazon via AWS Skill Builder


Limited-Time Offer: Up to 75% Off Coursera Plus!
7000+ certificate courses from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and many more.

In this course, you learn about the Snowball Edge device types and job types for your use cases. You examine the challenges for data transfer and the Snowball Edge use cases. You also learn how to configure a job, and you become familiar with all the features of the device. You also explore the AWS services that integrate with Snowball Edge to provide compute, block storage, notification services, and encryption.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Business decision makers
  • Cloud administrators
  • Storage administrators
  • Cloud architects
  • Migration engineers

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Differentiate among the Snowball Edge device types
  • Choose the appropriate Snowball Edge job type
  • Explain the integration of Snowball Edge with other AWS services


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with AWS core services
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Delivery Method

This course is delivered through:

  • Digital training


  • 1 hour 45 minutes

Course Outline

This course covers the following concepts:

  • Module One – AWS Snowball Edge Process Overview and Use Cases
    • Data transfer challenges and use cases
    • Compute and storage use cases
    • Use cases not recommended for Snowball Edge
    • Snowball Edge job configuration process
    • Snowball Edge use processes
  • Module Two – Understanding AWS Snowball Edge Features
    • External features
    • Security features
    • Connectivity, storage, and data transfer
    • Device type comparison
    • Applying device types to use cases
  • Module Three – AWS Snowball Edge Integration with Other AWS Services
    • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) on Snowball Edge
    • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) on Snowball Edge
    • AWS Lambda on Snowball Edge
    • AWS CloudTrail integration
    • AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) with Snowball Edge
    • Snowball Edge integration with AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)


Start your review of AWS Snowball Edge Getting Started

Never Stop Learning.

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Someone learning on their laptop while sitting on the floor.