Migrating to AWS focuses on planning and migrating existing workloads to the AWS Cloud. The course covers various cloud migration strategies with a detailed discussion on each phase of the migration process, including portfolio discovery, application migration planning and design, migration execution, and post-migration validation and application optimization. This course is designed for Solutions Architects and Engineers who perform cloud migrations, have an understanding of core AWS services and design patterns covered in Architecting on AWS. This course is also available to IT project managers involved in the planning of those migrations who have completed AWS Technical Essentials This course may earn a Credly Badge.


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Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach you how to:

Explain the various cloud migration strategies
Assess cloud migration readiness
Discover your portfolio and plan for migration
Plan and design your application migration strategy
Perform and validate application migration to the cloud
Optimize your applications and operations after migrating to the cloud

  • Module 1- Migrating to AWS - Overview

  • Migration process 'Mental Model'
    Cloud Migration Strategies
    Comparing Cloud Migration Strategies
    Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE)
    Cloud Migration Readiness Assessment
    AWS Cloud Migration Process
    Group activity- Creating a high-level migration plan

  • Module 2- Discovery and analysis

  • Migration Process Roadmap
    AWS Migration Methodology
    AWS Application Discovery Service
    Portfolio Analysis
    Hands-on lab 1- Performing discovery

  • Module 3- Migration planning and design (part I)

  • AWS Migration Hub
    Pricing and Availability
    Group activity- Creating a detailed migration plan

  • Module 3- Migration planning and design (continued)

  • Application migration ordering
    Application prioritization criteria
    Defining success criteria
    Migration methodology
    Designing for migration

  • Module 4- Migration, integration, and validation

  • Migration considerations
    Data migration
    AWS Snow Services
    AWS Data Migration Service (DMS)
    Server migration
    Demonstration- Server migration service
    Hands-on lab 2 - Migrating databases to AWS EC2
    Hands-on lab 3 - Migrating databases to Amazon Aurora

  • Module 5- Operations and optimization

  • On premises vs. cloud
    IT operations
    Optimizing in the AWS Cloud
    Case study- Optimizing an application


This course is intended for Solutions Architects and Engineers who perform cloud migrations, and IT Project Managers who are involved in projects related to migrating existing workloads to the AWS Cloud.




We recommend that attendees of this course have: Taken AWS Technical Essentials or Architecting on AWS classroom training Achieved AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification Familiarity with enterprise IT infrastructure (hardware and software)


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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