AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate 2017

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  • Length 17 hours
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Are you looking for AWS Training?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certification is fast becoming the must have certificates for any IT professional working with AWS. This course is designed to help you pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect (CSA) - Associate Exam. Even if you have never logged in to the AWS platform before, by the end of our AWS training you will be able to take the CSA exam. No programming knowledge needed and no prior AWS experience required. With this AWS certification under your belt (and optionally after completing our AWS Certified Developer 2017 - also available on Udemy), you will be in high demand by many employers and you can command a superior salary.

In this course we will start with a broad overview of the AWS platform and then deep dive into the individual elements of the AWS platform. You will explore Route53, EC2, S3, Cloud Front, Autoscaling, Load Balancing, RDS, RedShift, DynamoDB, EMR, VPC etc.

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AWS are constantly evolving their platform, in 2016 there have been over 1000 new product releases. As 2017 progresses we will continuously update this course with new content so you will never have to worry about missing out or failing the AWS certification test because of new content. This is the best online AWS training available, at a great affordable rate.

Most lectures are 5 - 12 minutes long, with almost no lecture being over 20 minutes in length. I am an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer and Systems Administrator living in London with over 17 years experience in IT. This course is cheaper than most other courses because I am not doing this as a full time job, rather because I love teaching cloud. So join me in becoming A Cloud Guru today and get your AWS Solutions Architect Associate qualification by completing our AWS online course today!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need to set up an AWS Account (you can use the free tier for this course)
  • Your own domain name (optional, but recommended)
  • A Windows, Linux or Mac PC/Laptop

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Exam
  • Design Highly Resilient and Scaleable Websites on AWS
  • Become Intimately Familiar With The AWS Platform
  • Become Amazon Certified
  • Become A Cloud Guru

What is the target audience?

  • AWS Absolute Beginners. No prior AWS experience necessary
  • Existing Solutions Architects
  • Programmers Interested in Deploying Applications on AWS
  • People interested in hosting highly scaleable, fault tolerant applications (such as Wordpress and Joomla) on the AWS cloud.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction To The Course
Introduction, Overview 2017
Preview
19:13
The Exam Blue Print
Preview
03:29
Getting Started, What you'll need.
Preview
02:49
The free Alexa skill for Amazon Echo
Preview
03:31
The completely optional iphone/android app.
Preview
01:51
Section 2: AWS - 10,000 Feet Overview
The history of AWS so far
Preview
10:54
AWS - 10,000 Foot Overview Part 1
10:47
AWS - 10,000 Foot Overview Part 2
09:44
AWS - 10,000 Foot Overview Part 3
13:21
Mind Overload? Don't Stress!
02:27
10,000 Foot Quiz
20 questions
Section 3: Identity Access Management (IAM)
IAM 101
03:32
My Console Looks Different!
01:57
IAM Lab
18:41
IAM Summary
04:56
IAM - Quiz
10 questions
Section 4: AWS Object Storage and CDN - S3, Glacier and CloudFront
S3 - 101
17:13
Create an S3 Bucket (Lab)
08:53
Version Control (Lab)
12:11
Lifecycle Management & Glacier (Lab)
10:31
CloudFront
09:12
Create a CDN (Lab)
16:09
S3 - Security & Encryption
05:39
Storage Gateway
06:23
Import/Export
06:38
S3 Transfer Acceleration
04:14
S3 Summary of what we've learnt
15:46
S3 Quiz
20 questions
Section 5: EC2 - The Backbone of AWS
20:08

In this lecture we introduce the key concepts and components behind Amazon's flagship product, EC2.

22:21

Time to get hands on! Let's launch an EC2 instance.

How to use Putty (Windows Users Only)
06:31
08:44

In this lecture we explore security groups and how we can use them to help secure our AWS resources.

16:28

In this lecture we'll look at creating volumes and snapshots on the EC2 platform.

Creating a Windows EC2 Instance & RAID Group
15:19
09:30

In this lecture we'll create our first Amazon Machine Image.

AMI's - EBS root volumes vs Instance Store
07:45
10:58

In this lecture we'll look at provisioning an Elastic Load Balancer and how to configure health checks on it.

12:15

In this lecture we'll look at Cloud Watch and how to configure it how to monitor our AWS resources.

11:20

In this lecture we'll explore the AWS command line tool and how we can use it inside an EC2 instance.

07:25

In this lecture we'll see how much easier it is to use the role we created in lecture 8 to utilize the AWS command line.

07:39

In this lecture we'll explore using bashscripts. You can download the text file here;

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/acloudguru/bashscript.txt

Or in the resources section.

EC2 Instance Meta-data
04:37
17:06

Unleash the power of AWS and create your first Autoscaling group.

EC2 Placement Groups - An Exam Must Know!
03:15
EFS - Concepts & Lab
14:43
07:44

Announced at Re-Invent 2014, learn the key concepts behind Lambda. At this stage not in the exam, but good to know.

13:45

In this lecture we'll summarize everything we have learnt in the EC2 section.

EC2 Quiz
9 questions
Section 6: Route53
16:11

A look at Route53 in detail.

Route53 - Lab
09:10
Route53 - Routing Policies
08:31
Route53 - Summary
02:54
Route53 Quiz
5 questions
Section 7: Databases on AWS
13:30

In this lecture we'll introduce the key fundamentals of different database types and how they relate to the AWS platform.

12:39

In this lecture we'll launch our first RDS instance in to a dedicated, private security group.

Backups, Multi-AZ & Read Replicas
17:47
12:26

In this lecture we'll learn all about Amazon's NoSQL DynamoDB and we'll create our own DynamoDB table.

08:38

In this lecture we'll explore the key components of RedShift and what makes it so fast and so cheap compared to other database warehousing solutions.

03:46

In this lecture we'll take a quick over view of Elasticache and learn what engines it supports.

14:27

In this lecture we'll take a quick theoretical overview of Aurora, Amazon's new RDS database engine.

06:45

In this lecture we'll summarize everything we have learnt in the database section.

Databases Quiz
10 questions
Section 8: VPC
16:10

An introduction to AWS Virtual Private Cloud. We'll take a high level over view in this lecture and deep dive in to the technical details in the next lecture.

19:53

In this lecture we will build our own custom VPC

Build Your Own Custom VPC Part 2
08:45
18:24

In this lecture we'll look at Network Address Translation.

17:18

In this lecture we'll explore Network Access Control Lists (ACL's)

ELB's & VPCs
02:30
NATs vs Bastions
03:57
VPC Flow Logs
04:35
VPC Clean Up
05:11
03:54

A summary of what we have learnt.

VPC Quiz
5 questions
Section 9: Application Services
12:45

In this lecture we'll take a look at AWS Simple Queue Service.

06:42

A quick overview of Simple Workflow Service.

08:13

In this lecture we'll look at Amazon's Simple Notification Service.

Elastic Transcoder
02:01
07:39

A summary of the Applications section.

Application Services Quiz
10 questions
Section 10: The Real World - Creating a fault tolerant Word Press Site
Setting Up Our Environment
11:01
Setting Up EC2
18:57
Automation & Setting Up Our AMI
20:26
Configuring Autoscaling & Load Testing
12:06
CloudFormation!
10:27
Want to be a real Solutions Architect? You need to know CloudFormation!
02:30
17:05

In this lecture we'll prepare the necessary components in setting up our Word Press site.

19:51

In this lecture we'll look at how to install Wordpress on our EC2 instance and how to make it highly resilient.

19:23

In this lecture we'll create our default Amazon Machine Image to be used with autoscaling.

11:12

In this lecture we'll finish creating our Amazon Machine Image.

12:00

In this lecture we'll create our Autoscaling group and then test it.

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Instructor Biography

Ryan Kroonenburg, Solutions Architect

I am the founder of A Cloud Guru and an Amazon Web Services community hero. I hold every associate certification and I am a certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional. I am ex-Rackspace, ex-Sungard & ex-Smart421. I have been working in the Cloud space since it's very inception.

I am not just another I.T. trainer. I teach Cloud because I know it. Inside and out. I've worked as a systems administrator, developer, solutions architect & managing director/general manager for some of the biggest companies in cloud. My courses are not just some other IT training course, delivered by some IT trainer. My background is very hands on. I live eat and breath cloud. I will teach you everything that I know. If you want some boring, high level and theoretical cloud training platform, then my courses are not for you! You will love my courses because of my explain it like I'm 5 approach.

I have 17 years experience in IT in total and I am fluent across both Windows and Linux platforms. My courses are all cloud based and will be aimed to accommodate both absolute beginners, as well professionals. I always start with the basics and by the end of my courses you will be proficient as a Cloud Guru. Please add me on Linkedin or follow me on Twitter!

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