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AWS Certified Developer - Associate Tutorial - Step 1

Learn how to get started with the basics of application development on AWS
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Last updated 5/2017
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up your AWS environment
  • Get an overview of AWS Services
  • See how to use IAM to manage access to your users and resources
  • Find out how to use EC2 and ELB
  • Discover how to use S3 to store and manage your objects
  • Explore other storage options on AWS and know when to use them
  • Be introduced to Cloudfront
  • Understand the core concepts through an application written in Python
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  • This course will show you how to get started with some of the core technologies available on AWS, including Identity Access Management (IAM), the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the Simple Storage Service (S3), and load balancing applications with Amazon's Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)

With the current rapid adaptation of the cloud platform, the need for cloud certification has also increased worldwide. This guide is your one-stop solution to going from zero to certified in AWS. This course will help you gain technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform.

We begin with a quick introduction to AWS and the prerequisites to get you started. Then, we’ll ensure you have a fair understanding of core AWS services, use cases, and basic architecture. Next, we’ll teach you how to design, develop, and deploy cloud-based solutions using AWS.

The main portion of the video explores topics such as Simple Storage Service, DynamoDB, VPC, Simple Queue Service, Simple Notification Service, Simple Workflow Service, Elastic Beanstalk, and CloudFormation. Finally, we cover practice questions and mock tests, giving you the confidence to clear your AWS exam. By the end of this video, you will be able to pass the AWS exam and develop and manage your application on the AWS platform.

About the Author

Colibri Ltd. is a technology consultancy company founded in 2015 by James Cross and Ingrid Funie. The company works to help their clients navigate the rapidly changing and complex world of emerging technologies, with deep expertise in areas such as Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Cloud Computing.
Over the past few years, they have worked with some of the world's largest and most prestigious companies, including a tier 1 investment bank, a leading management consultancy group, and one of the world's most popular soft drinks companies, helping each of them to better make sense of their data and process it in more intelligent ways.

The company lives by their moto: Data -> Intelligence -> Action.

Our author, Raluca Bolovan is a DevOps Engineer, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and AWS Certified Developer.

She graduated with a first class honours MEng degree in Computing (Software Engineering) from Imperial College London. She worked in Investment Banking for three years with technologies such as Python, Java, and Spring. She then moved into the FinTech industry and has written microservices running on Docker on AWS.
Raluca has several years of experience architecting and implementing new solutions on the AWS platform. She has built, among others, a serverless ETL and data warehousing solution using AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, Redshift, and S3 as the principal components.
She is also interested in new technologies. She has worked in her career so far in most aspects of technology roles ranging from front-end development with JavaScript and Django to back-end with microservices in Java 8 and Postgres, and more recently in DevOps on AWS. If the technology could be the solution for the task at hand, she will definitely try it.

Who is the target audience?
  • This video is for IT professionals and developers looking to clear the AWS Certified Developer – Associate 2017 exam. You’ll also find this book useful if you’re a developer looking to develop and manage your applications on the AWS platform. No prior AWS experience is needed.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Introduction to AWS
5 Lectures 34:14

This video will give an overview of entire course

Preview 03:46

This video introduces you to the AWS Certified Developer Associate Course and explains what you need to do to setup your environment.

Installation and Setup

The aim of the video is to familiarize you with the requirements and structure of the AWS Certified Developer Associate Exam.
Introduction to the Course, Setting Expectations, and the Exam Blueprint

This video covers a brief history of AWS and how the AWS global infrastructure looks like, with examples to illustrate the new concepts.

AWS History and a 10,000 Foot Overview

This video is a quiz for you to verify the knowledge you have gained in the Overview section.

Quiz: Introduction and Overview Review
Identity Access Management
5 Lectures 43:01

This video offers an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Identity Access Management.

Preview 05:37

Learn how to work with the IAM console by following recommended security steps.

Hands on with IAM: Creating Users, Roles, and Groups

In this video, we will cover the concept of identity federation with Active Directory using IAM roles from a theoretical perspective.

Active Directory Federation Role

Introduce Web Identity Federation and how it works.
Web Identity Federation Role

Summary of the IAM section and a quiz to verify the knowledge gained.

Quiz: IAM, Roles, and When to Use Them
7 Lectures 01:30:09

This video will cover the fundamental concepts of EC2 including the available instance types, storage options, pricing, and intro to AWS CLI.

Preview 20:44

A hands-on tutorial on how to create a new EC2 instance, connect to it via the terminal, perform operations on the instance, and then terminate it.

How to Create EC2 Instances and Connect to Them

This video demonstrates how roles work with EC2 by creating a new role with specified permissions and interacting with the instance and allowed services via the terminal.

How to Use Roles with EC2

This video introduces the concept of instance metadata and shows how to launch instances using the AWS CLI.

How to Access EC2 Metadata and What It’s Useful for

Learn about how to configure your instance automatically with user data scripts. Cover snapshots, AMIs, deploying to other regions.

Installing Python and PIP on Your EC2 Instance

Introduction to the Elastic Load Balancing service and its benefits. We will discuss trade-offs for maintaining session data.

Introduction to the Elastic Load Balancer

Summarize the concepts learned in the EC2 section followed by a quiz to verify the knowledge gained in this section.

Quiz: EC2 and ELB
S3 and Cloudfront
9 Lectures 01:38:08

Overview of fundamental S3 concepts.

Preview 08:14

Learn how to create an S3 bucket via the AWS console and how to interact with the service hands on.

Creating an S3 Bucket through the Control

General overview of the available storage options and the applicability of each.

S3 Storage Options

Learn about version control and how to apply it to your buckets.

S3 Version Control

Learn about how to automatically transition your data to other S3 types of storage depending on your needs using lifecycle rules.

LifeCycling with S3 and Glacier

Learn about how to transfer data into and out of AWS.

Getting Data into AWS: Snowball and Transfer Acceleration

Introduction to Cloudfront and a hands-on experience on creating a new distribution.
Introduction to Cloudfront

Overview of the security processes that can be put in place for S3.

CORS, Bucket Policies, ACLs, and Encryption

Overview of what was covered in the S3 section, followed by a quiz to verify the knowledge gained.
Quiz: S3 and Cloudfront
Tying It all Together
2 Lectures 56:08

Reinforce the concepts you learned from the previous sections using a Django Python application that interacts with S3.

Preview 24:04

Learn to scale out the Django application using EC2 instances and ELB.

Deploying and Load Balancing the Application (Using Roles for Permissions)
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