Migrating to AWS (AWSM)

In this course, you will learn strategies for planning and migrating existing workloads to the AWS Cloud, including portfolio discovery, application migration planning and design, migration execution, and post-migration validation and application optimization. The first part provides an overview of migration planning principles and best practices, and the second part focuses on migration design and implementation, with hands-on labs to reinforce concepts.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Solutions architects and engineers who perform cloud migrations and have completed Architecting on AWS or AWS Technical Essentials
  • IT project managers whose projects include migrating existing workloads to the AWS Cloud and who have completed Architecting on AWS or AWS Technical Essentials
  • Individuals who are part of an organization’s Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE)

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Assess cloud migration strategies and 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 migration


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • For IT professionals: Architecting on AWS
  • For IT project managers: AWS Technical Essentials
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (optional)
  • Familiarity with enterprise IT infrastructure (hardware and software)

Hands-on Activity

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

Course Outline

This course covers the following concepts:

  • Overview
  • Discovery, analysis, and planning
  • Migration planning and design
  • Integration and validation
  • Optimizing and operating applications in the AWS Cloud
  • Labs: Discovery, analysis, planning, and migration design and implementation, validation, and optimizing in the AWS Cloud