AWS CloudFormation - Introduction Course
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AWS CloudFormation - Introduction Course

This is an Introductory course for AWS CloudFormation
4.0 (121 ratings)
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1,053 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write your very own CloudFormation templates
  • Have a proficient understanding about each piece of CloudFormation
  • Deploy and run your stacks in multiple regions
  • Automate your application deployment in no time
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  • A little bit of coding experience helps - i.e. understanding what a function and a variable are, etc
  • Some experience using the command-line/terminal helps
  • You will need to set up an AWS Account (you can use the free tier for this course)
  • A Windows, Linux or Mac PC/Laptop

With AWS CloudFormation you can deploy resources in AWS quickly, in an organised fashion, and - most importantly - across multiple regions!

This course will teach you how to write, deploy and understand CloudFormation templates and use the AWS CloudFormation service.

After this course, you will be able to architect solutions and re-use the course templates to save you time and money.

In this course, we will start with the very basics of CloudFormation, understanding how a template is formed. And there will be several hands-on labs to enable you to get familiar with the service.

The hands-on labs will show you how to deploy and modify your stacks. We will create a complete network stack, S3 Buckets and a 3-tier application infrastructure using a CMS, as well as using nested templates and CLI tools.

Who is the target audience?
  • AWS beginners with some knowledge about the cloud
  • Developers who want to build massive scalable systems
  • Solution architects (not just developers) who want to understand more about CloudFormation
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
Introduction to CloudFormation
10 Lectures 01:36:51

In this lesson I introduce CloudFormation and discuss the major benefits and ways you can use it.

Preview 05:48

Understanding AWS CloudFormation templates.

Preview 05:20

Properties, Functions, Helper Scripts and Pseudo Parameters.

Properties and Functions

Creating your first CloudFormation Stack using an S3 Bucket.

Preview 09:56

VPC Network Stack Automation.

Infrastructure as a Service

3-tier Architecture Application deployment.

My Wordpress Template

Creating stacks using nested templates.

Nested Templates

Tools for creating, visualizing and deploying AWS CloudFormation Stacks

AWS Cloud Designer

Using AWS CLI Tools to deploy your stacks.

AWS CLI - CloudFormation

The end of the course and a wrap up!

About the Instructor
Fernando Hönig
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Principal Cloud Evangelist

Hola!, yo soy Fernando y estoy certificado como Arquitecto de Soluciones AWS, Administrador SysOps AWS y Desarrollador AWS, trabajando actualmente en Londres, Reino Unido como Cloud Evangelista. He trabajado anteriormente en grandes empresas como Rackspace, Intel y en el mundo de la nube desde 2010. Cuento con mas de 15 años de experiencia en el rubro IT, desde instalar servidores físicos en un cuarto de máquinas, hasta escribir código en PHP, Python o Chef. 

Realmente me gusta enseñar y mostrar a mi audiencia como lograr sus tan deseados objetivos. Siempre empiezo los cursos desde lo más básico, pero para el final del mismo serás capaz de entender y estar preparado para enfrentar los desafíos que la nube te plantea.

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I am an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Sysops Administrator & AWS Certified Developer, working in London, UK as a Principal Cloud Evangelist. I am ex-Rackspace in London and ex-Intel in Argentina and have been working in the cloud space since 2010. I have 15 years experience in IT, from cabling servers in a Datacenter to coding PHP, Python or Chef. I really enjoy teaching and showing my audience how to achieve their goals. I always start with the basics but by the end of my course you will be proficient as a Cloud Guru. Feel free to add me on Linked In.

Ryan Kroonenburg
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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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