AWS Cloud Foundations (ACF)


This course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

Core Skills covered:
- Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS.
- Describe security and compliance measures of the AWS Cloud including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
- Create an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).
- Demonstrate when to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), AWS Lambda and AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
- Differentiate between Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS and Amazon S3 Glacier.
- Demonstrate when to use AWS Database services including Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Aurora.
- Explain AWS Cloud architectural principles.
- Explore key concepts related to Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon CloudWatch, and Auto Scaling.

To build on the theory concepts, the course provides you with a real environment to do the hands-on practical labs.

This course is intended for people who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles.

This course is at a beginner level.

The course is offered in partnership with Amazon Academy Training and Certification

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  • This course prepares you for the following certification exam: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    You may obtain a Certificate of completion and a Digital Badge on successful completion of the course.

    The Certification exam can be booked through Pearson Vue Test Centre located in Adelaide. You will need to pay for the cost of the certification exam yourself. In some cases, 50% discounted vouchers for the certification exam may be available through TAFE SA. For further information regarding the exam, you will need to contact the Exam supplier.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.



Class Times
Online (self-paced) - up to 6 months in duration.
Accepting enrolments until 1 July 2024.

Please Note - This course commences from 22 January 2024. You will receive further information from lecturer after this date.
Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible



$526.00 GST inc

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