AWS Cloud Essentials for Business Leaders – Financial Services

This course is for business leaders who seek an overall understanding of the fundamental concepts of cloud computing. Learn how a cloud strategy can help you meet business objectives. In this half-day, instructor-led course, you’ll explore the possibilities of cloud computing in banking, insurance, capital markets, payments, and financial technology. The course dives into the business value of the cloud through customer examples, exploring industry trends, and the Cloud Value Framework, which helps you understand the business value of building on AWS by assessing cost and value impact.

Duration: 0.5 days

Who is it for: This course is for Line of Business owners, IT leaders and executives

Layout: This course includes presentations, case studies, role play, group exercises, and knowledge checks.


  • Explain the role of information technology (IT) in an organization for business transformation
  • Explain the customer value proposition for using the cloud in the financial services industry (FSI)
  • Define key characteristics of cloud computing
  • Explain the cloud business model
  • Identify key Financial Services Industry (FSI) security practices of cloud computing
  • Frame the cloud business value using the Cloud Value Framework


Course Introduction

  • Information Technology for Business Transformation
  • Role of IT in an organization for business transformation
  • Brief history of IT
  • Legacy approach to IT
  • What drives customers to move from traditional infrastructure to the cloud

Cloud Computing

  • Define cloud computing
  • Key characteristics of cloud technology
  • The cloud business model
  • Key security practices within the cloud

Business Value of the Cloud

  • The customer value proposition
  • Identify who is using cloud computing
  • Industry trends
  • Customer examples

The Cloud Value Framework

  • Introduction to the Cloud Value Framework
  • Cost Savings
  • Staff Productivity
  • Operational Resilience
  • Business Agility

Business Value Activity

  • Using a fictional customer case study, we review and apply lessons learned from the course

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