ITC561 Cloud Basics and Technology - Assessment item 3 - Applied Cloud Concepts in AWS


Read the DTGOV Case Study before you attempt this assignment


This assessment item requires you to produce a short report by investigating and advising technical users of DTGOV on some key topics and aspects of the use of Cloud technologies.


DTGOV is starting to migrate some of its applications and services to a public cloud. Many of the technical staff have had no experience in the Cloud and are concerned about this process. You have been asked to create a WordPress site on AWS where staff can share their experiences and ask other staff members about problems and issues that concern them.
1. You are to produce an instruction manual that describes:

           1. How to create a WordPress instance on AWS (40 marks). This instruction manual must: Describe all the steps that are required to access AWS and create a working WordPress instance, Include screenshots of each step of the process, along with sufficient explanatory text to ensure that another user could follow the instructions without problems.

          2. Your WordPress site should contain brief instructions for users on how to add comments and photos or screenshots to your site (30 marks).

                1. These instructions must also be included in your instruction manual, along with a screenshot of the completed site.

        3. Your instruction manual should also contain brief instructions on:

                1. How to secure your WordPress site (20 marks),

                2. How to provide users with secure access to your WordPress site (10 marks).

You should use your AWS Educate account to create your WordPress instance. AWS has provided a tutorial to take you through the process of creating a WordPress site. This can be accessed at: (

You are not required to create or write any other text on your WordPress site. You are also not required to implement secure access for users, but you must have investigated this process. You are also strongly advised to shut down your site as soon as you have completed all tests and documentation.

Subject learning outcomes

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

• be able to compare and evaluate the ability of different cloud computing architectures to meet a set of given business requirements.

• be able to evaluate a set of business requirements to determine suitability for a cloud computing delivery model.

• be able to identify and design an ICT Risk Management strategy for a cloud computing delivery plan to meet business requirements.


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