Cloud Cadet: Level 1

Cloud Cadet: Level 1

Cloud Cadet: Level 1

☁️ What is Cloud Cadet?

The Cloud Cadet program is designed to guide learners through the deep world of cloud computing with AWS. The cloud cadet program has three levels designed to prepare learners for one of the three levels of AWS certifications. Cloud Cadet Level 1 will prepare you for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification but will also get you started in understanding how we Engineer within the AWS cloud platform

❓Why Cloud Cadet?

Cloud and Code go hand in hand. The cloud is where our application live and understanding how to effectively manage the cloud will allow our applications to be as performant and available as possible all while managing costs. While we offer training in the major 3 cloud platforms(Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform) AWS is our recommended cloud plarform due to its massive market share and plentiful job opportunities

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Who is this for?

This course is designed for people entering a digital engineering field who want a general understanding of cloud concepts with specific knowledge in AWS. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Support Engineers
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Master/Project Managers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Solutions Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Site Reliability Administrators
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Platform Engineers
  • Systems Administrators
  • System Engineers
  • Network Engineers


This course, like many of our courses dive deep into a specific technology. While you may be able to grasp the concepts of the technology, to get the most out of this course its best you have learned or performed the following:

  • Basic knowledge of how to operate a modern computer OS and Browser
  • Beginner to Intermediate CLI knowledge


Course Outline: Beginner AWS Engineering

  1. Introduction to AWS
    • Overview of AWS services and offerings
    • Understanding the AWS Management Console
  2. AWS Fundamentals
    • Understanding the AWS global infrastructure
    • Creating and managing AWS accounts
    • Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  3. Compute Services
    • Introduction to Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)
    • Launching and managing EC2 instances
    • Load balancing and auto-scaling with Amazon EC2
  4. Storage Services
    • Introduction to Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
    • Creating and managing S3 buckets
    • Implementing data backup and restore with Amazon S3
  5. Database Services
    • Introduction to Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)
    • Launching and managing RDS instances
    • Configuring database backups and high availability
  6. Networking Services
    • Introduction to Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)
    • Creating and configuring VPCs, subnets, and security groups
    • Network connectivity options with AWS
  7. Monitoring and Management
    • Understanding AWS CloudWatch for monitoring and logging
    • Configuring alarms and notifications
    • Introduction to AWS CloudFormation for infrastructure as code
  8. Security and Compliance
    • Best practices for AWS security
    • Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles
    • Overview of AWS compliance programs
  9. Deployment and Automation
    • Introduction to AWS Elastic Beanstalk for application deployment
    • Implementing continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) with AWS CodePipeline
    • Infrastructure automation with AWS CloudFormation and AWS CLI
  10. Cost Optimization
    • Cost management and optimization strategies
    • Understanding AWS billing and pricing models
    • Budgeting and cost monitoring tools in AWS

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