AWS Technical Essentials

Programme Code D79
Cloud Infrastructure
Learning Partner(s)
Amazon Web Services
0.5 Day
Format Online
Cloud Application Engineering Cloud Application Architecture Cloud Infra
Job Roles
Software Engineer ICT&SS Professional Digital Service Manager Digital Business Analyst DevOps Engineer Cloud Infrastructure Engineer Cloud Infrastructure Architect Solutions Architect


Discover essential Amazon Web Services (AWS) features and common solutions. This programme covers the fundamental AWS concepts in computing, database management, storage, networking, monitoring, and security. Dive into hands-on experiences with AWS right from the start.

Gain a deep understanding of AWS services essential for making informed decisions about solutions tailored to your business requirements. Throughout the programme, you'll learn to build, compare, and implement highly available, fault-tolerant, scalable, and cost-effective cloud solutions.

Experience a variety of learning methods including presentations, hands-on labs, demonstrations, videos, and knowledge checks.

Key Takeaways

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:
  • Describe terminology and concepts related to AWS services
  • Navigate the AWS Management Console
  • Articulate key concepts of AWS security measures and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Distinguish among several AWS compute services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)
  • Understand AWS database and storage offerings, including Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
  • Explore AWS networking services
  • Access and configure Amazon CloudWatch monitoring features

Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles section. 
  • ICT&SS Professionals responsible for articulating the technical benefits of AWS services to customers or in a SysOps Administrator, Solution Architect or Developer role. 
  • Public Service officers interested in learning how to get started with AWS.


No prior cloud computing or AWS experience is required. However, we recommend that you have the following prerequisites:

  • IT experience.
  • Basic knowledge of common data centre architectures and components (servers, networking, databases, applications, and so on).

Programme Structure

This programme is delivered virtually and will cover the following topics:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Amazon Web Services
  • Module 2: AWS Compute
  • Module 3: AWS Networking
  • Module 4: AWS Storage
  • Module 5: Databases
  • Module 6: Monitoring, Optimisation, and Serverless
  • Module 7: Programme Summary


This programme is complimentary.

  • There is currently no certification exam tagged to this programme.
  • AWS currently schedules bi-monthly runs for the complimentary half day seminars (no programme materials or labs) versions of the AWS Technical Essentials or “AWS Technical Essentials Day”. If you wish to schedule a full day (chargeable) session for your team and have a minimum of 10 pax, please get in touch with The Digital Academy to arrange for a session with AWS with 2-4 weeks’ notice.

Upcoming Classes

Class 1
28 Jun 2024 to 28 Jun 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Jun - 28
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm
Class 2
23 Aug 2024 to 23 Aug 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Aug - 23
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm
Class 3
25 Oct 2024 to 25 Oct 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Oct - 25
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm
Class 4
13 Dec 2024 to 13 Dec 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Dec - 13
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm

How To Register



Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.


This is a good introductory programme to Cloud, where cloud jargons are well explained even for officers who have no knowledge of cloud. 


There were live drawings provided during the programme which were useful in providing good explanations and illustration on the concepts taught.


The facilitator was quite engaging and it's useful for me. It's good to understand on the overall knowledge on AWS.