A team of Amazonians will guide you to your next career step.

Welcome to BeSA program

This is a unique opportunity for you to be mentored by AWS Solution Architects to acquire skills to become a Solutions Architect.

Many people reach out to us to get started on learning AWS to become Solutions Architect, or, simply need help with achieving certifications for career progression. In this free program, we will focus on technical and behavioural concepts for becoming a successful Solutions Architect, help you upskill for certifications, and provide interview coaching support for opportunities inside and outside AWS.


Session Format:

For the first 8 weeks each session will consist of 3 parts:

For the final 4 weeks the sessions will be focused on the behavioural aspect of being a solutions architect.

Agenda: Week 1 to Week 8

Week Technical Track Specialist Track - Networking Hands On
Week 1 (11-Feb) Introduction to Cloud The binary choice - OSI Model & IP Addressing Activity
Week 2 (18-Feb) Amazon S3 It’s all connected - Amazon VPC Activity
Week 3 (25-Feb) Amazon EC2 Hold the door - NACL & Security Group Activity
Week 4 (04-Mar) AWS IAM Cloud and beyond - VPN and Direct Connect Activity
Week 5 (11-Mar) Amazon RDS Peer to Peer - VPC Peering & Transit Gateway Activity
Week 6 (18-Mar) Amazon DynamoDB What’s in a name? - Route 53 & DNS Resolver Activity
Week 7 (25-Mar) Amazon Cloudwatch The tool box - Flow Logs & Reachability Analyer Activity
Week 8 (01-Apr) Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Shed the Load - ALB, NLB & GWLB  

Agenda: Week 9 to Week 12

Week Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Week 9 (08-Apr) Amazon ECS Demo My career journey - Sanchit Jain  
Week 10 (15-Apr) How I obtained 70+ cloud certifications? - Sammy Cheung Getting hired at FAANG companies - Holly Lee  
Week 11 (22-Apr) Personal Branding and Networking - Neeraja Ganesh Learn by Teaching - James Eastham Journey to become a Solutions Architect - Victory Uchenna
Week 12 (29-Apr) Hacking the Job Hunt - Liz MacKay Startups on AWS - Giuseppe and Jamila  

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Session schedule

Check out our Twitch channel to find our schedule. We broadcast on Saturdays at 9 AM UK Time.

Meet the team

Alex Paramonov


Alex is a Solutions Architect at AWS based in Germany specialising on prototyping. He has a passion for using technology to drive innovation with customers on niche projects. Alex has a background in full stack software development, serveless and containers. Besides work he likes spending time with his family, building cool things at home and play video games.

Ashish Prajapati


Ashish Prajapati is a technical instructor based in London, UK. He delivers a wide range of technical trainings to AWS customers across EMEA. Ashish has a deep background as a virtualization and cloud migration expert for companies of all sizes. This allows him to leverage his field knowledge into classroom by bringing real world examples to his students. He has created various technical resources which are listed on this website - Analogies Cloud.

Jamila Jamilova


Jamila Jamilova is a Solutions Architect helping Manufacturing and Industrials customers to transform their businesses by solving complex technical problems. She is an active member of Technical Field Community with focus on Internet of Things (IoT). In her spare time she is playing piano, practicing karate and enjoys playing racing cars.

Prasad Rao


Prasad Rao is a Principal Partner Solutions Architect for AWS based out of UK. His focus areas are .NET Application Modernization and Windows Workloads on AWS. He leverages his experience to help AWS Partners across EMEA for their long term technical enablement to build scalable architecture on AWS. He also mentors diverse people who are new to cloud and would like to get started on AWS.

James Eastham


James Eastham is a Cloud Infrastructure Architect for AWS Professional Services based out of the UK. His main area of interest is helping people build serverless applications using .NET on AWS. He is an active membeer of both the Serverless and Microsoft Technical Field Communities. Outside of work, James spends a lot of time out in the hills with his 3 year old Labrador or training for an ultra-endurance run or cycling event.

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