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    About this Course

    This course is for individuals who seek an understanding of how to plan and migrate existing workloads to the AWS Cloud. You will learn about various cloud migration strategies and how to apply each step of the migration process, including portfolio discovery, application migration planning and design, conducting a migration, and post-migration validation and application optimization. Hands-on labs reinforce learning, and each lab is designed to provide you with the understanding and foundation necessary to complete migration tasks in your organization.

    Skills Gained:

    • Recognize the common business and technical drivers for migrating to the cloud
    • Summarize the three phases of a migration and associated objectives, tasks, and stakeholders for each
    • Describe AWS architecture, tools, and migration best practices
    • Distinguish between the various cloud migration strategies and when each is most appropriate
    • Determine an organization’s application migration readiness
    • Discover a portfolio and gather data necessary for migration
    • Plan and design an application migration strategy
    • Perform and validate application migration to the cloud
    • Optimize applications and operations after migrating to the cloud

    Audience Profile

    • Solutions architects
    • Software engineers
    • IT project managers
    • Operation leads
    • Other individuals involved in the planning and running of migration projects

    At Course Completion


    Day 1

    • Module 1: What Is a Cloud Migration?
    • Module 2: Assessing Migration Readiness
    • Module 3: Preparing for a Migration and Understanding Related Workstreams
    • Module 4: Discovering Landing Zones and Their Benefits
    • Module 5: Building a Landing Zone
    • Module 6: Discovering the Portfolio and Understanding Migration Strategies

    Day 2

    • Module 7: Understanding and Choosing Portfolio Discovery Tools
    • Module 8: Planning and Designing a Migration
    • Module 9: Performing the Migration to AWS
    • Module 10: Understanding Database and Data Migration Services

    Day 3

    • Module 11: Understanding Additional Migration Support Options
    • Module 12: Integrating, Validating, and Cutting Over Applications
    • Module 13: Modernizing and Optimizing an Application Migration
    • Module 14: Understanding Operations Tools, Integration Testing, and Automation
    • Module 15: Migration Best Practices


    • Familiarity with enterprise IT infrastructure (hardware and software)
    • Completed the AWS Technical Essentials or Architecting on AWS classroom training
    • Achieved their AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (optional)
    Delivery Method
    This course is delivered through a mix of:
    • Classroom training
    • Hands-on labs
    Hands-On Activity

    This course allows you to test new skills and apply knowledge to your working environment through a variety of practical exercises.


    2 days

    Intended Audience
    This course is intended for:
    • Solutions Architects and engineers who perform cloud migrations and have completed AWS Technical Essentials or Architecting on AWS
    • IT Project Managers who are involved in projects related to migrating existing workloads to the AWS Cloud and have completed AWS Technical Essentials or Architecting on AWS
    • Individuals who are part of an organization€™s cloud Center of Excellence (CoE)
    Course Objectives
    In this course, you will learn 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
    We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:
    • Courses taken: AWS Technical Essentials or Architecting on AWS
    • Certifications achieved (optional): AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    • Familiarity with enterprise IT infrastructure (hardware and software)

    Course Outline

    This course covers the following concepts:

    Day 1

    • Migrating to AWS – An Overview
    • Discovery, Analysis, and Planning
    • Migration Planning and Design

    Day 2

    • Migration, Integration, and Validation
    • Optimizing Applications and Operating in the AWS Cloud


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F