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Amazon Web Services

AWS Snowball Edge Logistics and Planning

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This course covers the logistics for a Snowball Edge job, and job planning. The logistics topics introduce students to AWS Snowball Edge availability, shipping practices, and pricing to help them understand the logistics and costs associated with a Snowball Edge job for planning purposes. Students have the opportunity to apply logistics and practice information to use case scenarios.The job planning topics introduce students to access and network planning, planning large data transfer jobs, planning a proof of concept, and compute planning.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Cloud administrators
  • Storage administrators
  • Cloud Architects
  • Migration engineers

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Identify where an AWS Snowball Edge device can be used
  • Apply AWS Snowball Edge shipping restrictions and limitations based on AWS Regions
  • Discuss AWS Snowball Edge pricing components
  • Explain the long-term pricing model
  • Identify networking, infrastructure, and access requirements
  • Describe data transfer and data access requirements
  • Discuss dataset preparation and data transfer activities
  • Explain Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, and AWS Lambda compute preparation activities
  • Illustrate preparation actions for each Snowball Edge job type


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

  • Completed AWS Snowball Edge Getting Started course
  • Physical and cloud storage foundational skills
  • Foundational AWS skills (CPE certified equivalent)
  • General knowledge of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
  • General knowledge of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • General knowledge of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)
  • General knowledge of AWS Lambda
  • General knowledge of AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS)

Delivery Method

This course is delivered through:

  • Digital training


  • 85 minutes

Course Outline

This course covers the following concepts:

Module One – AWS Snowball Edge Logistics

  • AWS Snowball Edge availability
  • AWS Snowball Edge processing timeline
  • Understanding AWS Snowball Edge pricing

Module Two – AWS Snowball Edge Job Planning

  • Common planning components
  • Data transfer planning
  • Other job planning considerations


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