Cyrus Wong
Data Scientist at Hong Kong IVE
Hong Kong

This guide is for re:Invent attendees who are teaching AWS in educational institutions through AWS Educate or AWS Academy. The purpose of this guide is to update your basic AWS knowledge for your teaching on AWS, ultimately enabling you improve the educational offering you provide to your students. Also, those talks will cover the content of AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam which is relevant to share with your AWS Academy students.


  • NET201 - Your Virtual Data Center: VPC Fundamentals and Connectivity Options
    This talk goes through the fundamentals of Amazon VPC, providing a good recap for your VPC knowledge which is an important topic for AWS exams. It includes designing your IP space, subnetting, routing, security, NAT, and much more.
  • SRV201 - Reactive Microservices with AWS Lambda
    Serverless is a popular trend in cloud computing and you’ll need to learn AWS Lambda well as it can help you nearly do anything related to AWS. This talk will cover many serverless design patterns, and it will teach you how to build serverless web applications with AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon DynamoDB. The current versions of AWS exams have included the use of Lambda as it becomes a norm in AWS.
  • ARC205 - Scaling Up to Your First 10 Million Users
    This talk shows you how to evolve a web application Architecture from a few uses to 10 million users. If you are AWS Academy Educator, you’ll find that this talk is the latest version of an AWS Educate module. You can update your course slides based on the latest AWS technique after you attend this talk.



  • NET303 - Advanced VPC Design and New Capabilities for Amazon VPC
    This talk will teach you the new design and capabilities of Amazon VPC and you should update your teaching material to make use of the up-to-date VPC features.
  • NET401 - Network Performance: Making Every Packet Count
    This session uncovers hidden issues that lead to low network performance, and shows you how to overcome them to obtain the best network performance possible.
  • CMP306 - Run Production Workloads on Spot, Save up to 90%
    Attend this session to learn about application requirements for using Spot Instances, best practices learned from thousands of customers, and the services that make it easy to use. It also includes practical examples of how to use Spot for the most common production workloads, the common pitfalls customers run into, and how to avoid them. Students may work on compute-intensive research projects, and you can teach them how to use Spot Instances to save cost and speed up the analysis.