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Migrating to the AWS Cloud

Learn how to migrate your on-premises applications and workloads to the AWS Cloud to help improve security and productivity.

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Migrating to the AWS Cloud

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Master the fundamentals of migrating to AWS

Many businesses are realising the benefits of moving to the cloud – from reducing costs and downtime to enhancing security and productivity.

This four-week course will arm you with the expertise and tools to seamlessly migrate your workload to the AWS Cloud.

You’ll learn how to analyse your current environment, plan your migration, and navigate the commonly used AWS services.

You’ll then be guided through the actual migration steps, and have the opportunity to complete hands-on labs, to ensure you can successfully migrate to the AWS Cloud.

Delve into AWS services

You’ll start by taking the necessary steps to prepare for your migration. To do this, you’ll conduct portfolio discovery and analyse your infrastructure and workloads.

Next, you’ll unpack different AWS services and learn how to translate your work into AWS effectively.

Understand the AWS Migration Hub

You’ll then be introduced to the AWS Migration Hub as your single place for planning your migration.

Within this, you’ll explore scaling considerations and discover how to track the status of each application through your migration.

Improve your processes with the AWS Cloud adoption framework

Finally, you’ll unpack what is meant by migrating and modernising as you learn how to migrate applications, servers, and databases.

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by the specialists at AWS Training and Certification. With their expertise, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge and confidence to follow the AWS Cloud adoption framework and successfully migrate to the AWS Cloud.


  • Week 1

    Introduction and Background

    • Welcome to the Course

      This course starts by providing a context for migrations, and we also introduce you to the instructors who will guide you through the course.

    • Introduction and Background

      In this section, we define the structure for migrations as a way to frame your exploration of these topics throughout the course.

  • Week 2


    • Assess

      During this section about the assess phase, you will learn about key tools that can help with this phase of your migration. Additionally, you will receive guidance about useful practices and mindsets for migrations.

  • Week 3


    • Mobilize

      The section about the mobilize phase will focus around adjusting your migration plan and preparing for the actual migration. You will also learn about various services and tools to help with this migration phase.

  • Week 4


    • Migrate/Modernize

      For this section of this course, you will learn about the migrate and modernize phase by exploring some useful resources for migrating various types of data.

    • Course Close

      This final section closes the course with a review of what you have learned during this course.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Discuss rehosting an application
  • Create a migration plan
  • Explain the three phases of the AWS migration process
  • Summarise AWS Prescriptive Guidance
  • Explain what is assessing
  • Discuss migration plan considerations
  • Classify what is migrate and modernize

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in migrating to the AWS Cloud.

It will be most beneficial for those involved in planning and running migration projects as well as solutions architects, software engineers, IT project managers, and operation leads.

Who will you learn with?

I've been using and working for AWS for over a decade, primarily focused on creating approachable and educational content.

I am an IT professional with over 10 years of experience working in the industry. I've spent my career migrating companies of all sizes to the AWS cloud.

Who developed the course?

AWS Training and Certification

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

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