AWS Learning Paths

Learning Paths Based on Roles

Cal Poly AWS learning paths are based on three potential roles within an organization, architect, developer and operations. These paths outline the progressions of courses for you to follow to help advance your skills and prepare you for AWS certification.

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Curriculum

Our curriculum and course format delivers practical and actionable training to you.

Real-world

Our specialized labs reinforce material and immerse you in real-world use cases.

Tailored

Our platform can be tailored to deliver trainings in multiple formats that suit your needs.

Roles

Architect

This role will prepare you as a solution architect, solution design engineer or anyone that wants to understand the AWS ecosystem and how to build solutions by using different AWS services. The path includes a few optional courses to enhance your learning and assist you in your cloud progression.

Architect learning path

100 Level

AWS Technical Essential: 1 day
OR
AWS Academy Cloud Foundations: 8 weeks

200 Level

*Architecting on AWS: 3 days
OR
*AWS Academy Cloud Architecting: 8 weeks

300 Level

Advanced Architecting: 3 days

(Optional) Putting it all together: Real World: Architecting hands-on workshop (1 day)
*These courses are focused on preparing you for the Solutions Architect Associate certification
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Developer
These courses are intended for developers that want to develop applications using the AWS platform. Learn how to use the AWS SDK to develop secure and scalable cloud applications. Explore how to interact with AWS using code and also learn about key concepts, best practices, and troubleshooting tips.

Developer learning path

100 Level

AWS Technical Essential: 1 day
OR
AWS Academy Cloud Foundations: 8 weeks

200 Level

*Developing on AWS: 3 days
OR
*AWS Academy Cloud Developing: 8 weeks

300 Level

Advanced Developing on AWS: 3 days

(Optional) Fundamentals of IIoT: Learn how to build applications that focus on Industrial Internet of Things (1 day)
(Optional) Alexa Skills Day: Join us for a 1 day workshop on building your first Alexa Skill. (1 day)
*These courses are focused on preparing you for the Developer Associate certification
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Operations

These courses are intended for system administrator’s or dev ops engineers that want to operate at scale using the AWS platform. You will learn how to create automate-able and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, in addition to best practices for configuring and deploying systems.

Operations learning path

100 Level

AWS Technical Essential: 1 day
OR
AWS Academy Cloud Foundations: 8 weeks

 

200 Level

*Systems Operations on AWS: 3 days
OR
*AWS Academy Cloud Operations: 8 weeks

(Optional) AWS Academy Data Analytics (1 day)
*These courses are focused on preparing you for the Systems Operations certification
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