AWS Cloud Architecting Training

This course will prepare students for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate certification.



Training Dates Coming Soon


Online course.  Participants will be able to enter and complete at their own pace, must have completed by deadline. 16-week semesters.


$822.00 for In-state students

$872.00 for Out-of-State students


Field of Interest
Prepares students to design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS as well as troubleshooting AWS strategies and services.

Students who successfully complete the course requirements will earn Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification, as well as college credit from Arizona Western College.

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of the class students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of Amazon Web Services and the way cloud services transform IT systems.
  • Integrate the principles when migrating or designing new applications for the cloud, including security, reliability, high-performance, and cost efficiency.
  • Identify the design patterns and architectural options applied in a variety of use cases.
  • Configure systems for high availability, fault tolerance, scalability, and how to avoid single points of failure. 
  • Identify the benefits of Infrastructure as Code.
  • Create, manage, provision, and update related resources using AWS CloudFormation to support automation.
  • Articulate the importance of making systems highly cohesive and loosely coupled to support the distributed nature of applications built for the cloud.
  • Compare structured query language (SQL) databases with NoSQL databases for storing and deploying web-accessible applications.
  • Evaluate the business impact of design decisions and how the AWS Well-Architected Framework improves cloud-based architectures.
  • Apply design principles and best practices of the Operational Excellence pillar.
  • Utilize the appropriate tools and services to provide security-focused content at every layer in the application.
  • Apply design principles and best practices of the Reliability pillar.
  • Select storage, compute, database, and networking resources to improve performance and evaluate metrics for applications.
  • Demonstrate best practices to eliminate unneeded costs or suboptimal resources.
  • Troubleshoot common errors when deploying or modifying Amazon Web Services.

Who should take the course? 

Displaced workers looking for valuable training to re-enter the workforce.

Registration Process: Because students earn college credit from Arizona Western College, application and admission to AWC is required.   Interested students will meet with an AZ Quest Grant Coordinator to determine eligibility for the program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Arizona Quest Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant, funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The funding amount for FY23/24 is $2,647,694.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.