AWS Well-Architected Best Practices

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you make informed decisions about your customers’ architectures cloud-focused way and understand the impact of design decisions. By using the WellArchitected Framework, you will understand the risks in your architecture and ways to mitigate them. This course provides a deep dive into the AWS Well-Architected Framework and its six pillars. This course also covers the Well-Architected review process and using the AWS Well-Architected Tool to complete reviews.


This course includes presentations, case studies, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks.

  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 1 day

Course objectives

  • Identify the AWS Well-Architected Framework features, design principles, design pillars, and common uses
  • Apply the design principles, key services, and best practices for each pillar of the WellArchitected Framework
  • Use the AWS Well-Architected Tool to conduct Well-Architected reviews

Intended audience

• Technical professionals involved in architecting, building, and operating AWS solutions.


We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Knowledge of core AWS services (Course: AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials)
  • Knowledge of AWS management interfaces (Course: AWS Technical Essentials)
  • Knowledge of core AWS design and architecture (Course: Architecting on AWS)

Course outline

Module 1: Well-Architected Introduction
• Brief history of AWS Well-Architected
• AWS Well-Architected pillars
• Design principles
• Applying the AWS Well-Architected Framework
• AWS Well-Architected Tool

Module 2: Operational Excellence
• Operational Excellence design principles
• Case study
• Hands-On Lab: Operational Excellence

Module 3: Reliability
• Reliability design principles
• Hands-On Lab: Reliability

Module 4: Security
• Security design principles
• Hands-On Lab: Security

Module 5: Performance Efficiency
• Performance Efficiency design principles
• Hands-On Lab: Performance Efficiency

Module 6: Cost Optimization
• Cost Optimization design principles
• Hands-On Lab: Cost Optimization

Module 7: Sustainability
• Sustainability design principles
• Sustainability best practices
• Sustainability pillar resources

Module 8: Course Summary
• Recap
• Resources
• Continue your learning




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