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Migrating to AWS focuses on planning and migrating existing workloads to the AWS Cloud. The course covers various cloud migration strategies with a detailed discussion on each phase of the migration process, including portfolio discovery, application migration planning and design, migration execution, and post-migration validation and application optimization. The first part of the course provides students with an overview of migration planning principles and best practices, and the second half of the class focuses on migration design and implementation with hands-on labs to reinforce concepts. This course is designed for solutions architects and engineers who perform cloud migrations and have an understanding of core AWS services and design patterns covered in Architecting on AWS, and is also available to IT project managers involved in the planning of those migrations who have completed AWS Technical Essentials.


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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.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Solutions Architects 
  • Software Engineers
  • IT Project Managers 
  • Operation leads

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • 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


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)

Delivery Method

This course is delivered through a mix of:

  • Classroom training
  • Hands-on labs


This course includes presentations, hands-on labs, demonstrations, assessments, and group exercises.

Course Outline

This course covers the following concepts:

  • Day One
    • Introduction to Migrating to AWS
    • What Is a Cloud Migration?
    • Assessing Migration Readiness
    • Preparing for a Migration and Understanding Related Workstreams
    • Discovering Landing Zones and Their Benefits
    • Building a Landing Zone
    • Discovering the Portfolio and Understanding Migration Strategies
  • Day Two
    • Understanding and Choosing Portfolio Discovery Tools
    • Planning and Designing a Migration
    • Performing the Migration to AWS
    • Understanding Database and Data Migration Services
  • Day Three
    • Understanding Additional Migration Support Options
    • Integrating, Validating, and Cutting Over Applications
    • Modernizing and Optimizing an Application Migration
    • Understanding Operations Tools, Integration Testing, and Automation
    • Migration Best Practices

Additional information


3 days

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