Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2: An Introduction

Gain Basic Understanding on AWS Virtual Cloud Servers
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After taking this course, a learner will be able to deploy virtual servers on AWS cloud platform.


  • Familiar with the concept of AWS and have an AWS account. A computer with internet connection.


Overall Course Objective:

Gain a fair introductory level understanding on AWS EC2.

Pre-requisite: A learner needs to have good understanding on Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Computer Networks and IP Addressing. It is also assumed that a learner has an idea on what is Amazon Web Services (AWS), as this course does NOT provide an overview or introduction to AWS. It is also assumed that a learner knows how to create an AWS account and have an active AWS account. A computer with an Internet connection is required.


Learning Outcomes:

1.      Understand what is AWS EC2.

2.      Learn how to deploy virtual network and virtual server on a cloud platform.

3.      Learn how to monitor performance of virtual servers.

4.      Learn how to install web-server on virtual cloud server.

5.      Learn how to allocate IP addresses to virtual cloud servers.


Course Outline:

-          Introduction to AWS EC2.

-          Creating key-pair.

-          Launch a virtual server.

-          Monitor virtual servers.

-          Deploying virtual servers in different geographic location.

-          Install webserver on virtual server.

-          Allocate IP addresses to virtual servers.

-          Demonstration on how to launch a WordPress website quickly with few clicks.


What a Student will learn?


This is a basic course to understand the concepts AWS EC2 in general. This course aims to equip a learner with skills on EC2 to such an extent, so that a learner can master on EC2 through Self-Directed Learning once they successfully complete this course. This course shows how to build virtual cloud infrastructure on AWS. This is a basic and beginner level course on EC2.

Who this course is for:

  • Someone who has conceptual understanding on Cloud Computing and want to learn how Cloud services work in real life.


Experienced Educator
Dr Monjur Ahmed
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 1,493 Reviews
  • 62,410 Students
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Monjur is an educator. He is a Lecturer with about 10 years of teaching experience. He has taught at Universities and other tertiary education institutes in the UK and APAC region. His PhD research was on Cloud  Computing security. At postgraduate level, Monjur studied Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. His major at undergraduate level was Computing & Information Systems. 


Monjur's area of expertise are  Business Systems Analysis, Big Data and Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Computer and Information Security, Database Design and  Development, and IT Project Management.


Monjur's approach  to teaching is to keep it simple and straightforward. Using real life  simple examples in teaching, he aims to establish the fact that  nothing is complex; one super-complex entity is just an amalgamation of  some super-simple things.

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