AWS Academy Cloud Foundations

Course Code: AWS101
This is an AWS Academy course, created by AWS subject matter experts and delivered by an AWS Academy accredited educator. It is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand the global infrastructure components of AWS, security and compliance measures, and be able to create a virtual private cloud. The course also helps students prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Although this is an introductory course, students should possess general IT technical and business knowledge.

This course may be started any time and requires approximately 20 hours of student work. There are no scheduled lectures, and students may work through the material according to their own schedule. However, the instructor is available to answer questions and provide support throughout the course. Coursework must be completed within 3 months.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Define the AWS Cloud.

2. Explain the AWS pricing philosophy.

3. Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS.

4. Describe the security and compliance measures of the AWS Cloud, including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Anyone with some inclination towards understanding the cloud and eventually implement it.
No required textbook
Santosh Lawoo Gawande
Santosh L. Gawande holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree from Mumbai (Bombay) University, India, and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate. He is also Sun certified Java Programmer and Architect -1.

Currently he works in the financial sector as an Information Technology professional. During his entire professional career he primarily worked for Engineering, Insurance, E-Commerce and in financial domains developing various products using primarily Java, J2EE, C, C++, VB, Spring, UML, Oracle and other RDBMS along with Open-Source tools on Cloud, Unix, Linux and Windows platforms. His hobbies are researching, playing Chess, listening to music, hiking, sketching and animation.