AWS Migration Essentials (AWSME)

Do you need to learn how to migrate data and applications to the AWS Cloud? The AWS Migration Essentials course is led by an expert AWS instructor who will help you learn to plan and perform lift and shift migrations to the AWS Cloud. This one-day, fundamental-level course will help you learn the methodologies for discovering, planning, performing, and tracking migrations by using various AWS tools and services. You will learn to use AWS Services to assess, mobilize, migrate, and modernize your data, databases, and applications. You can practice new skills in a real AWS environment with hands-on labs that cover database and application migration.

Who should attend

Technical roles with limited to no knowledge on cloud migration including:

  • Solutions architects
  • Developers
  • Administrators


We recommend that attendess of this course have taken:

  • AWS Technical Essentials (AWSE)

Course Objectives

  • Determine cloud readiness and migration strategies using assessment tools and services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Articulate the key tasks involved in planning and mobilizing migrations
  • Describe, at a high level, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) services, resources, and tools necessary for migrations of data and databases
  • Describe, at a high level, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) services, resources, and tools necessary for migrations of applications
  • And much more

Course Content

Module 0: Course Introduction

  • Introductions
  • Course overview

Module 1: Assess

  • Migration phases
  • Migration drivers and outcomes
  • Cloud Adoption Readiness Tool (CART)
  • Migration Readiness Assessment (MRA)
  • Migration Evaluator
  • Migration Portfolio Assessment (MPA)

Module 2: Mobilize

  • Landing zones
  • AWS Application Discovery Service
  • Migration strategies
  • AWS Migration Hub

Module 3: Migrate and Modernize: Database and Data Migration

  • AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)
  • Data migration
  • Lab 1: Database Migration with AWS DMS

Module 4: Migrate and Modernize: AWS Application Migration Service

  • Migrate servers with AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN)
  • Modernization phases
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework for migration
  • Application optimization
  • Lab 2: Application Migration with AWS MGN

Module 5: Course Summary

  • Course summary