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Course Covers Architect, Sysops Administrator, Developer Certification Content with Hands on, 450+ Exam Prep Questions
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Created by Chandra Lingam
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 15.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 34 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain Solid Understanding of Amazon Web Services Cloud Platform
  • Ace Exam Questions on Networking, Compute, Storage, Security, Monitoring, Load Balancing, Auto Scaling and Cost Estimation
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Requirements
  • Experience with Application Architecture and Solution Development
Description

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Become An Expert In AWS - Concept, Handson, 450+ Exam Prep Questions, In-depth Coverage

Brand New Course 2017: up-to-date content. 

Step-By-Step introduction to AWS and best way to pass the certification Exam!  

REVIEWS

Thanks Chandra for your efforts in creating this invaluable content, this definitely contributed to achieve a score of 92% in AWS exam

I passed the AWS solutions architect associate exam last Friday. I scored 87%. Thanks so much Chandra for your wonderful course!!

This is simply fantastic course. Instructor explains each topic in great details, it helps to clear concepts & boost confidence. Also, You get responds to your questions on lab/lecture immediately. I cleared my AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate level exam after watching this course and completing all labs

Very objective study materials that deep dives into the options available with AWS. Really liked Chandra's style of diving straight to the point.

This is the BEST AWS (CSA) Training I have seen so far

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Guide & Question Bank - I provides a structured introduction to AWS and prepares you to get certified at the Associate Level.

This is part I of a two part course series. (NOTE: Part 2, the concluding part, is available:  Look for the course 2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Guide & Question Bank)

This course covers services that form the foundation of AWS - Network, Compute, Load Balancing, Elastic Scaling, Storage, Monitoring, Security and Cost Estimation.

Each topic is covered with concepts, hands-on activity, practice exams

Question bank consists of 300+ exam like practice quizzes.

Students would be able to download lecture presentation slides for offline review.


Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to get certified at Solutions Architect - Associate Level
  • Who want to learn AWS Cloud Platform from scratch
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Curriculum For This Course
244 Lectures
15:26:48
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Networking Primer
6 Lectures 20:53

Primer covers essential background on network and subnet addressing convention and evolution of Classless Inter Domain Routing (CIDR)

Preview 04:00

Historical Context on Class based addressing

Preview 04:44

Classless Inter Domain Routing addressing convention and how to use it

Preview 02:52

How to carve out subnet address space from a network space

Preview 04:08

Private address space ranges and purpose.  How they are used in AWS VPC

Preview 01:17

NetMask usage in a network.

Preview 03:52

Classless Inter Domain Routing
5 questions
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Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) - Networking Infrastructure
31 Lectures 01:30:07

Overview of AWS networking infrastructure.  Create your own private cloud

Introduction
02:02

Relation between Region, Availability Zone and VPC

VPC, Region and Availability Zones
03:21

Different things that you can do with your VPC

VPC Connectivity Options
02:33

How to protect your resources deployed in a VPC.  Types of firewall that are available

VPC Firewall and Security
01:17

Architecture of where firewall sits in the stack and what level the traffic is controlled

VPC Firewall - Security Group and Access Control List (ACL)
02:06

How to manage who can administer a VPC - Create and Manage a VPC

VPC Security - Resource Access
01:35

Before VPC, how did AWS Cloud network look like?

EC2 Classic - Before VPC
01:45

Quick overview of different components that are available for you to use in a VPC.

Customize your VPC with these components

Components of VPC
04:39

Overview of AWS Management Console - VPC Console

Demo - VPC Console - Quick Overview
09:24

How to quickly launch a VPC using pre-defined configuration that is provided by AWS

Demo - VPC Wizard Launch Configuration
02:45

Overview of Default VPC provided by AWS for each account. Overview of architecture and route configuration.

Default VPC Network Architecture
03:07

Overview of customer created VPC. Overview of architecture and route configuration.

Non-Default VPC Network Architecture
04:48

In this demo, we will create a new VPC and launch an EC2 instance in that VPC.

To connect to the instance, pre-requisite steps are covered in Section:

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) - Compute Service

  1. Demo -  Linux EC2 Connectivity Putty , Key Pair Setup
  2. Demo - EC2 Management Console Overview and Launch Instance

You can also follow along, complete VPC and EC2 lectures and then try this demo

Demo 1 - Create Public VPC, Launch EC2 Instance and Connect
11:10

Network configuration with NAT Gateway added to the mix. Overview of architecture and route configuration.

Private Subnet with NAT Gateway - VPC Network Architecture
03:25

Network configuration with NAT instance added to the mix. Overview of architecture and route configuration.

Private Subnet with NAT Instance - VPC Network Architecture
01:48

Source, Destination Check flag and configuration in a NAT instance

NAT Instance - Source/Destination Check
02:02

Network configuration with VPN Components added to the mix. Overview of architecture and route configuration.

VPC and Corporate Data Center - Secure Connection using VPN
03:25

Network configuration with VPC acting as a hub to connect your sites.

VPC as a Cloud Hub for Your Infrastructure
02:25

AWS Direct Connect
00:21

If there are multiple routes in the route table, which route is selected?

VPC Routing Priority
01:07

Network configuration with IPv6 added to the mix. Overview of architecture and route configuration.

IPv6 Configuration on VPC
02:46

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 1
5 questions

Demo - How to enable IPv6 and Network configuration changes

Demo 2- Enable IPv6
03:12

Network configuration with Egress Only Gateways added to the mix. Overview of architecture and route configuration to support outbound IPv6 traffic

IPv6 Egress Only Gateways
01:52

How are VPC Services charged?

VPC Pricing
01:05

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 2
5 questions

Relationship between other AWS Services and how they can be deployed in a VPC

Deploying Other AWS Services on VPC
03:22

How to link two or more VPCs in a region and make them as part of one logical network

VPC Peering Connection
00:55

Overview of architecture and route configuration with different peering scenarios

VPC Peering Scenarios - Network Architecture
01:12

Overview of architecture and route configuration with more peering scenarios

VPC Peering Scenarios - Flying V, Mesh, Star Configuration
01:17

How to handle scenarios where you have to peer a VPC with two other VPCs that have overlapping CIDR blocks

VPC Peering Scenario - Partial Access
01:35

In this demo, we will establish peering connection between two VPCs, update route configuration.

In the next step, we will launch EC2 instances in both the VPCs and demonstrate how these instances can talk to each other using private address.

This demo has a pre-requisite:

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) - Compute Service
  1. Demo - Bastion Host VPC Setup with Public and Private Subnets
  2. Demo - Bastion Host Security Group, Launch Private and Public Instances
  3. Demo - Bastion Host Credential Forwarding and Connecting to Instances

You can also follow along and try this demo after completing VPC and EC2 lectures

Demo 3 - Access EC2 Instance Over a Peering Connection
07:00

Summary of what we have learned so far with VPC

Wrap-up - Power of Software Defined Network and VPC
00:46

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 3
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 4
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 5
6 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 6
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 7
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 8
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 9
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 10
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 11
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 12
5 questions

Virtual Private Cloud Quiz - 13
5 questions
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Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) - Compute Service
46 Lectures 03:01:22

Introduction to Compute instances and multi-tenant infrastructure of the AWS Cloud.  

Introduction
02:52

Types of storage available for boot devices

Storage - Instance and Elastic Block Store (EBS)
02:43

How are resources in a physical host divided among the customer instances.

Multi-tenant Infrastructure - Dedicated and Shared Resource
01:02

Virtualization options available as part of EC2 service

Virtualization Types - Hardware VM, ParaVirtual VM, ParaVirtual on Hardware VM
04:44

OS Choices and pre-built Amazon Machine Images

Operating System (OS) and Amazon Machine Images (AMI)
03:09

Different Types of Compute Instances that are available as part of EC2 Service

Instance Family and General Purpose Instances
03:42

Compute Optimized Instances
01:32

Memory Optimized Instances
00:57

Accelerated Computing Instances
01:19

Storage Optimized Instances
02:01

Resizing Instances
02:14

Instance Root Access - Secure Login Key Pairs
01:35

Physical Location - Region, Availability Zone and Virtual Private Cloud
02:55

Demo to complete pre-requisites to connect to a Linux instance from Windows system.

Setup Login key pairs and putty tool

Demo - Linux EC2 Connectivity Putty , Key Pair Setup
10:14

How to launch EC2 instances using AWS Management Console

Demo - EC2 Management Console Overview and Launch Instance
11:56

Steps to connect to an EC2 instance, root access and install software

Demo - Connect to EC2 Instance, Update Patch, Install Webserver
06:43

Demo - Stop, Start Instances and Public IP Address
02:29

Demo - Elastic IP Address - Static Public IP Address
06:19

Demo - Resize Instances
00:55

Demo - Release Elastic IP Address
01:04

Demo - Launch Windows EC2 instances
06:39

Placement Group
01:27

Elastic Block Store (EBS) Optimized Instances
01:17

Bastion Host
02:34

Firewall - Introduction to Security Group and Network Access Control List (ACL)
01:38

Demo - Bastion Host VPC Setup with Public and Private Subnets
08:57

Demo - Bastion Host Security Group, Launch Private and Public Instances
05:03

Demo - Bastion Host Credential Forwarding and Connecting to Instances
04:32

Demo - Bastion Host Cleanup
01:14

Security Group In Depth
10:43

Network Access Control List (ACL)
07:06

Access Control - IAM, Key Pairs and Sharing AMI
01:37

Grant permissions using IAM Roles to your EC2 instance to access other AWS services.

IAM Roles - Access Other AWS Services From EC2
01:54

Demo - EC2 Instance with IAM Roles to Access S3
05:51

EC2 now supports replacing or attaching an IAM role to an existing instance

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/easily-replace-or-attach-an-iam-role-to-an-existing-ec2-instance-by-using-the-ec2-console/

** NEW ** Attaching IAM Role to an Existing Instance
00:18

Elastic IP and Elastic Network Interface
03:30

Lifecycle of EC2 Instance
07:00

Recover Instance - Handle AWS Infrastructure, Host and Instance issues
01:36

Instance Purchasing Options
09:31

Pricing - EC2, Network, Data Transfer and AWS Simple Calculator
10:46

Managing Instance, OS, Users
02:46

Managing Instance with EC2 Instance Manager, Processor State Control
04:21

User Data - Customize Instance at Launch
02:10

Instance Metadata - Query Instance Attributes at Runtime
01:22

Demo - Customize Instance with User Data
03:41

Demo - Query Instance Metadata
03:24

EC2 - Network And Security: Quiz - 1
10 questions

EC2 - Network And Security: Quiz - 2
10 questions

EC2 - Network And Security: Quiz - 3
10 questions

EC2 - Network And Security: Quiz - 4
20 questions

EC2 Quiz - 1
10 questions

EC2 Quiz - 2
10 questions

EC2 Quiz - 3
10 questions

EC2 Quiz - 4
10 questions

EC2 Quiz - 5
10 questions

EC2 Quiz - 6
10 questions

EC2 Quiz - 7
10 questions

EC2 Quiz - 8
11 questions

EC2 Quiz - 9
10 questions
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CloudWatch - Monitoring Service for the Cloud
13 Lectures 01:20:25
Architecture, CloudWatch Log, CloudWatch Events
07:19

Data Retention, Related AWS Services
02:30

Concepts and Terminology
05:37

Dimension Overview
03:01

Statistics, Percentiles
04:24

Alarms
03:39

Monitoring EC2 Instances - Metrics, Status Checks, Basic and Detailed Monitoring
06:12

Demo - Monitoring CloudWatch Dashboard
11:48

Demo - Alarm - Billing Alarm, Shutdown Idle Instance, Recover Instance
07:52

Demo - Metrics - Percentiles
01:59

CloudWatch Log Architecture and Concepts
06:48

Demo - CloudWatch Log - Configure Log Group and Stream
03:11

Demo - CloudWatch Log - Publish Events, Metric Filters for Count, Errors, Plot
16:05

CloudWatch Quiz - 1
10 questions

CloudWatch Quiz - 2
10 questions

CloudWatch Quiz - 3
5 questions
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Storage for EC2 Instances
16 Lectures 01:08:06
Introduction to Instance Store, EBS, Snapshot, EFS and S3
04:06

Storage Units
01:29

Storage Technology Comparison
06:47

Storage - EC2 Instance Store
00:18

Pricing
13:20

Encryption of Elastic Block Store Volume
02:57

Volume Type Comparison - Elastic Block Store
06:43

Throughput Vs IOPS
02:12

EBS Optimized Instances
01:43

Snapshot - Backup solution for EBS Volume
03:25

Snapshot Best Practices, Sharing Snapshot, Modifying Volume
04:04

Monitoring EBS Volumes
02:15

Demo - Storage Monitoring
01:22

Demo - Storage Create Snapshot, Launch Volume from Snapshot
02:49

Demo - Create Amazon Machine Image (AMI) From Snapshot, Launch Instance, Encrypt
04:33

Demo - Attach New Volume to an Instance, Encrypted Volumes
10:03

Storage Quiz - 1
10 questions

Storage Quiz - 2
10 questions

Storage Quiz - 3
10 questions

Storage Quiz - 4
10 questions

Storage Quiz - 5
10 questions

Storage Quiz - 6
7 questions
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Elastic Load Balancing - Load Balancer for the Cloud
23 Lectures 01:26:07
Introduction to Elastic Load Balancers
02:18

Protection against Denial Of Service attacks, Reducing Footprint, SSL offloading

Security Benefits of an Elastic Load Balancer
02:47

Internet Facing and Internal Load Balancers
03:10

Classic and Application Load Balancer Types
02:23

WebSocket and HTTP/2 - What is it?
01:59

Cross Zone Load Balancing - Concept
02:17

Internet Facing Classic Load Balancer - Objectives and Infrastructure

For Cleanup, Watch 

Demo - Cleanup Lecture

Instructions are also provided in the DemoLinux-ELBInstances.txt file as part of this lecture

Demo - Internet Facing Classic Load Balancer Setup
01:54

Demo - Create VPC with Public and Private Subnets in Two Availability Zones
07:38

Demo - Launch Web Servers, Bastion Host and Configure Security Groups
08:43

Demo - Test Private Web Server Instances from Bastion Host
01:45

Demo - Launch Classic Load Balancer - Configure Health Checks
05:03

Demo - Attach EC2 Instances to Load Balancer, Test Load Balancer, Metrics
03:47

Demo - Simulate Error Conditions and Verify How Load Balancer Handles Failures
03:24

Internal Use Load Balancer that is accessible using private IP Address inside a VPC

Demo - Internal Load Balancer, Testing Load Balancer
05:43

Configuration To Support HTTP, HTTP2, TCP, SSL over TCP

How to Identify Requesting Client IP with HTTP and TCP Traffic

Identifying Client IP, Listener Configuration For Classic Load Balancer
04:41

Access detailed log about the request with detailed request level metrics

Load Balancer Access Logs
02:48

Application Load Balancer Designed for Micro Services and Container Based Applications

Application Load Balancer - Architecture and Concept
04:21

Demo - Application Load Balancer Setup and Usage
07:12

Demo - Path Based Routing, Monitoring and Metrics
04:37

How to cleanup all the resources that were created for the demo

Demo - Cleanup
02:38

Demo - Review Billing Dashboard
01:22

Billing - Load Balancer Charges - How are they calculated?
01:20

Summary - Classic and Application Load Balancer
04:17

ELB Quiz - 1
10 questions

ELB Quiz - 2
10 questions

ELB Quiz - 3
10 questions
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Auto Scaling
19 Lectures 01:18:31
Introduction to Auto Scaling
01:02

Scenarios and Examples where you can use Auto Scaling
05:05

CloudWatch Alarms - Trigger for Auto Scaling
01:03

Auto Scaling Terminology
02:47

Demo - Auto Scaling Interface, Constant Fleet Size Maintenance
13:47

Demo - Auto Scaling Instance Termination Test
03:29

Demo - Auto Scaling Availability Zone Test
03:30

Demo - Auto Scaling with Elastic Load Balancer Test
04:49

Demo - Auto Scaling With Load Balancer Health Check
05:04

Demo - Auto Scaling with Application Load Balancer
03:54

Demo - Auto Scaling Adjust Desired Capacity Test
03:14

Rebalance Across Availability Zones
01:36

Lifecycle of an Auto Scaling EC2 instance
06:39

Triggers for Scale Out and Scale In
01:38

Demo - Dynamic Scaling with Simple Scaling Policy
09:30

Demo - Dynamic Scaling with Step Scaling Policy
04:41

Summary - Scaling Options - Constant, Manual, Scheduled, Dynamic
02:14

Summary - Multiple Scaling Policies and How concurrent trigger is handled
01:38

Summary - Scale In - Process for Identifying Instance to Terminate
02:51

Auto Scaling - Quiz 1
10 questions

Auto Scaling - Quiz 2
10 questions

Auto Scaling - Quiz 3
10 questions

Auto Scaling - Quiz 4
10 questions

Auto Scaling - Quiz 5
5 questions
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Identity and Access Management - Security - Manage Access to Services
21 Lectures 01:12:58
Introduction to Identity and Access Management
03:01

IAM Roles
03:03

Policy - Types
02:35

User Types - Root, IAM Users
02:36

Corporate Network Federated Users
01:43

Internet Identity Federated Users
03:36

Service Users
00:43

Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
03:56

Demo - Setup IAM Users Needed For Testing
04:25

Demo - Setup S3 Bucket, Policy & Test Files and Resource Level Policy Structure
02:42

Demo - Policy Generator and Test Resource Level Policy
05:09

Demo - Cross Account Access Using Bucket Level Policy
01:43

Demo - User Inline Policy
02:59

Demo - Maintaining an Inline Policy
03:44

Demo - Managed Policy
05:22

Demo - Policy Variables and User Home Directory
08:20

Demo - Policy Conditions To Restrict Access By Source IP Address and CIDR Block
06:17

Demo - Policy Conditions to Restrict Access To Specific VPC Endpoints or VPC
10:12

IAM Best Practices to Live By (SEC302) - AWS re:Invent 2015
00:08

How to Become an IAM Policy Ninja in 60 Minutes or Less (SEC305)
00:11

IAM - Quiz 1
10 questions

IAM - Quiz 2
10 questions

IAM - Quiz 3
10 questions

IAM - Quiz 4
10 questions

IAM - Quiz 5
10 questions

IAM - Quiz 6
3 questions

Federation, Delegation in-depth with Security Token Service, Cognito, SAML
00:33
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Simple Storage Service (S3) - Cloud Storage
42 Lectures 02:30:20
Introduction to Simple Storage Service (S3)
03:21

Terminology - Bucket, Object, Key, Region
03:16

Consistency Model - How S3 Responds When Changes are Propagated
02:52

Versioning - Concept and Usage Scenarios ADD, DELETE
04:24

Versioning - Usage Scenarios GET Object, List Bucket, Undelete, Restore
03:42

Suspend Versioning - Scenarios
02:44

Demo - S3 Versioning
05:22

Demo - Versioned Object Delete, Un-delete, Permanent Delete of a Version
02:10

Demo - Suspend Versioning
01:43

Storage Class - Standard and Infrequent Access
03:19

Storage Class - Glacier Storage
03:54

Storage Class - Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS)
01:24

Table - Comparison of Storage Classes and Attributes
06:13

Changing Storage Class
01:28

Demo - Storage Class - Specifying Storage Class, Changing It, Version Storage
04:09

Billing - S3 Cost Structure
04:45

Billing - Requester Pays For Transfer Option
01:00

Performance - Multipart Loading For Large Objects and Improved Reliability
03:59

Performance Continued - Content Distribution Network, Key Naming
03:29

Transfer Acceleration & Performance Comparison Tool
04:19

Lifecycle Management - Manage Retention, Storage Class, Cost of S3 Storage
04:40

S3 - Quiz 1
10 questions

Lifecycle Management Rules - Recommended Object Lifecycle Flow
02:49

Lifecycle Behavior - UnVersioned, Version Enabled, Version Suspended Bucket
03:48

Demo - Object Lifecycle Transition and Deletion Policy
04:45

Demo - Version Enabled Bucket Lifecycle Management
02:00

Cross Region Replication (CRR) - Introduction and Usage Scenarios
03:46

CRR - What is Replicated and What is Not Replicated?
03:58

Replication Status - How To Check?
00:50

Demo - Cross Region Replication Setup, Add, Delete, Update Test, Check Status
08:27

Access - When to use Object Access Control List (ACL) and Predefined Groups?
03:49

Access Management - When to use Bucket ACL and Bucket Policies?
02:08

Demo - Object ACL and Bucket ACL
02:37

Encryption Options - Protecting Data at Rest and In-Transit
04:23

S3 - Quiz 2
10 questions

Table - Server Side Encryption (SSE) Types and Comparison
04:26

S3 - Quiz 3
10 questions

S3 - Quiz 4
10 questions

Demo - Encrypting New and Existing Objects with Server Side Encryption
02:34

Static Website Hosting vs REST Based Access
07:23

Presigned URL - Allow Temporary Access To Object and Upload Access
01:57

Event Notification - Send Alerts and Trigger WorkFlows Based on S3 Events
03:20

Monitoring - CloudWatch Metrics and Server Access Logs
03:29

Request Routing in S3 - Handling Errors During RESTful Calls
07:23

BitTorrent Based S3 Content Distribution
02:03

Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) - Serving Javascripts, Images, Videos
02:12

S3 - Quiz 5
10 questions

S3 - Quiz 6
10 questions

S3 - Quiz 7
10 questions

S3 - Quiz 8
4 questions
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About the Instructor
Chandra Lingam
4.4 Average rating
846 Reviews
15,129 Students
6 Courses
Data Scientist and Solutions Architect

Chandra Lingam spent 15 years at Intel, developing and managing systems that handled hundreds of terabytes of worldwide factory data.  

Chandra is an expert on Amazon Web Services, mission critical systems and machine learning.  He has a rich background in systems development in both traditional IT data center and Cloud based infrastructure. For those new to AWS, he is uniquely positioned to guide you to become an expert in AWS Cloud Platform.

He has a Master's degree in Computer Science from ASU and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai