Operational Excellence with AWS Course

In this final course, you will learn to implement operational excellence with resilient, performant, secure and cost-optimizing design.

1 hour, 16 minutes

Course description

The final course in the AWS Certified Security Architect – Associate path covers operational excellence, focusing on making sure that your architecture design is resilient, performant, secure and cost-optimized and that best practices are always followed during the design process.


General best practices

Video - 00:07:00

In the final episode of this course, you will review best practices related to high availability, scaling and continued learning. Consider this an important checkpoint in the learning process. If you do not fully understand any of the concepts in this episode, go back and review the chapters and episodes related to the concept in question. As the close to the course, this episode is your measurement of knowledge gained and a great foundation point for designing well-architected AWS solutions.
Cost-optimization scenario

Video - 00:05:00

It's time to take the final pass at our design for Widget Makers. In this episode, we will see how we can keep costs down while accomplishing availability, performance and security for the AWS solution.

Video - 00:07:00

So, we have availability, performance, and security, but, are we accomplishing it with the least cost? In this episode, you will see how to design for cost-optimization in AWS.
Secure design scenario

Video - 00:05:00

Now that you know the best practices for secure design, let's see how we can apply them to Widget Makers' needs in this episode.
Secure design

Video - 00:08:00

As you know, availability and performance are important, but it's also important to ensure security of the implemented solution. In this episode, you will explore the AWS best practices for secure design.
Performant design scenario

Video - 00:06:00

With an understanding of performant design, it's time to apply it to Widget Makers. In this episode, see how you can implement a well-performing solution for the intended AWS uses of Widget Makers.
Performant design

Video - 00:09:00

Performance is vital in any modern organization. An organization needs to get the information to its users as expediently as possible. In this episode you will explore the concepts and practical implementation methods available for AWS solution that meet performance goals. See how to offer performant design for getting information to those who need it when they need it.
Resilient design scenario

Video - 00:05:00

Now that you understand resilient design, you will apply it to the Widget Makers requirements. See how to offer resilient design for processing, databases, storage and more.
Resilient design

Video - 00:08:00

Resiliency is important in any modern application. Organizations require that their applications and services be there when they need them. In this episode you will explore the concepts and practical implementation methods available to architect a resilient AWS solution.
Widget Makers scenario

Video - 00:07:00

In this episode, we present a scenario that will be used throughout this chapter. Widget Makers needs an AWS solution and we're going to help them implement it with some solid design recommendations.
The operational excellence process

Video - 00:08:00

Buzzwords abound in Information Technology. Well-architected framework. Operational Excellence. These are just two such phrases and they are covered in this episode to ensure you grasp what they mean and why they are important.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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