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AWS Academy Cloud Architecting

Design Optimal IT Solutions on Amazon Web Services

Take your cloud computing career to the next level!


Advance your Skill Set with AWS Academy Cloud Architecting!

AWS Academy Cloud Architecting ​builds ​on the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations ​program. This program covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The program is designed to teach Solutions Architects how to optimize their use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud‐based solutions.

This program emphasizes architectural solution best practices for the AWS Cloud that apply to all industries, types of applications, and business sizes. You'll be exposed to various design patterns to help ​you think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS. This program provides opportunities to build a variety of infrastructures through a guided, hands‐on approach.

Upon completion of the AWS Cloud Architecting course, participants will be eligible for a McMaster University Certificate of Completion.

McMaster University Continuing Education is proud to be an approved AWS Academy member. This program is based on the AWS Academy Cloud Architecting course available exclusively to AWS Academy member institutions. 

Why Take This Program?


Acquire In-Demand Skills
Companies of all sizes are investing in the AWS Cloud, creating a high demand for AWS Cloud literate employees.​


Stand Out in the Marketplace

Get hands on experience using real-world scenarios and designing relevant solutions



Prepare for Certification

By earning your Certificate of Completion, you'll have the credentials to get ahead in your career. 

By taking this program you will receive one free practice exam and a 50% discount on the AWS Certification exam!





You'll Learn To: 

  • Describe principles to consider when migrating or designing new applications for the cloud
  • Identify the design patterns and architectural options applied in a variety of use cases
  • Define high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability
  • Evaluate the most important performance metrics for your applications
  • Troubleshoot common errors 

For a complete list of learning outcomes please review the the course outline for your course section.  

Note: It is recommended that participants meet the following requirements:

  • Completed AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (ACF) or have equivalent experience
  • A working knowledge of distributed systems
  • Familiarity with general networking concepts
  • A working knowledge of multi‐tier architectures
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts ​​​


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