AWS Concepts
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AWS Concepts

This course is to provide a simple, conceptual introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services.
4.5 (27,129 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
157,151 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2019
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Price: Free
This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Have the conceptual foundation to move forward onto more advanced AWS courses
  • Be more prepared to tackle the more complex technical concepts and terminology

Requirements
  • No requirements, you can get started now
Description

This course is for the absolute beginner. Have you ever wanted to know, in very simple terms, the answers to the following questions: 

  • What is the cloud?

  • What is AWS?

  • What are AWS's core services? 

  • Why do we use AWS? 

If you answered yes, then this course is for you. Our goal with this course is to provide a simple, conceptual introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, and it's core services. There are no technical explanations or definitions to memorize - this course is visual, and strictly conceptual. When you are done with this course, you will have the conceptual foundation to move forward onto more advanced AWS courses. And by having the frame-of-reference understanding from this course, you will be more prepared to tackle the more complex technical concepts and terminology.

As an added bonus to all who enroll, we have made a select group of Linux Academy's Hands-On Labs and flashcards available for free to all students who wish to take advantage of them.  Instructions on how to access these bonus features will be provided during the course.  (NOTE: These bonus features are not a required part of the course. they are an addition you can choose if you so wish).

Who this course is for:
  • The AWS Concepts course is for the absolute beginner
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 01:27:34
+ Course Introduction
2 lectures 11:56
AWS Concepts Course Introduction
01:14
Free Linux Academy Community Account (required for bonus labs and flashcards)
10:42
+ AWS & the Cloud
1 lecture 16:38

What is the cloud? What is Amazon Web Services?  We set out to answer these questions in the most simplistic way possible.  No technical terms, no technical definitions.  Just some easy-to-understand examples of what these services are and why people use them.  

Understanding AWS
16:38
+ Introduction to Core AWS Services
5 lectures 33:43

What is a VPC?  Touching on a very important feature of AWS, we set out to explain the concept of a VPC in the most simplistic way possible. 

Understanding VPCs
06:37

What is EC2?  In this video, we set out to explain the concept of EC2 in the most simplistic way possible.

Understanding EC2 (Part 1)
05:33

What is RDS?  In this video, we set out to explain the concept of RDS in the most simplistic way possible.  

Understanding RDS
12:54

What is S3?  In this video, we set out to explain the concept of S3 in the most simplistic way possible.  

Understanding S3
04:49

We return to EC2 to discuss another example of how and why it is used.

Understanding EC2 (Part 2)
03:50
+ AWS Global Infrastructure
1 lecture 06:36

We take a visual look at how AWS is set up around the globe.  We start with a global map, and drill down to a local data center.  

Understanding How AWS is Physically Set Up
06:36
+ What's Next
1 lecture 08:29

In this lesson we will discuss additional (free) courses offered by Linux Academy here on Udemy - and how you can continue learning about AWS by following our course roadmap.  

What course should I take next?
08:29
+ Bonus Section (optional): Linux Academy Hands-On Labs
0 lectures 00:00
This Hands-On Lab has been provided so that you can practice logging into and navigating the AWS Console, including: -How to access the AWS Console sign-in page -Navigating the AWS Console -Accessing various AWS services
Hands-On Lab "Access and Tour the AWS Console" (optional)
1 question
This lab environment has been provided so that you can practice using AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), including: -How to create a bucket -How to upload an object -How to set and change Storage Classes -How to set proper permission and share an object publicly
Hands-On Lab "Create an Amazon S3 Bucket and Upload an Object" (optional)
1 question