AWS Technical Essentials

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


This course is delivered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS Technical Essentials introduces you to essential AWS services and common solutions. The course covers the fundamental AWS concepts related to compute, database, storage, networking, monitoring, and security. You will start working in AWS through hands-on course experiences. The course covers the concepts necessary to increase your understanding of AWS services, so that you can make informed decisions about solutions that meet business requirements. Throughout the course, you will gain information on how to build, compare, and apply highly available, fault tolerant, scalable, and cost-effective cloud solutions.

This course includes presentations, hands-on labs, demonstrations, videos, and knowledge checks.

Key Takeaways

At the end of this course, the participants 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 on the left.
  • 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.


We recommend that you have the following prerequisites:

  • IT experience;
  • basic knowledge of common data center architectures and components (servers, networking, databases, applications, and so on);

No prior cloud computing or AWS experience required.

Programme Structure

This course 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, Optimization, and Serverless
  • Module 7: Course Summary


This course is complimentary.


  1. There is currently no certification exam tagged to this course.
  2. AWS currently schedules bi-monthly runs for the complimentary half day seminars (no course 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
23 Jun 2023 to 23 Jun 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Jun - 23
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm
Class 2
25 Aug 2023 to 25 Aug 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Aug - 25
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm
Class 3
20 Oct 2023 to 20 Oct 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Oct - 20
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm
Class 4
08 Dec 2023 to 08 Dec 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Dec - 08
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 course.

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.