AWS Essentials
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AWS Essentials

Learn from AWS technical instructors about the AWS Platform, global infrastructure, security, and the core services.
4.3 (8,522 ratings)
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29,461 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2017
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS Management Console.
  • Grasp the foundational servers, including Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).
  • Learn about the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
  • Use AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database (RDS).
  • Understand AWS management tools, including Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Trusted Advisor.
Requirements
  • Fundamental understanding of IT, storage, databases, and networking.
Description

Introduction to AWS Core Services introduces you to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides IT technical end users with basic fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements.

This course has been developed by AWS, and is delivered by AWS technical instructors who teach cloud computing courses around the globe. Whether you are just starting out, building on existing IT skills, or advancing your Cloud knowledge, this course is a great way to expand your journey in the Cloud.

Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. A Cloud services platform such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), owns and maintains the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provision and use what you need via a web application.

AWS began offering its technology infrastructure platform in 2006. At this point, AWS has over a million active customers using AWS in every imaginable way. 

This course is approximately 4.0 hours long in total, and will be delivered through a mix of:

  • Instructor lectures
  • Video demonstrations
  • Knowledge checks
Who this course is for:
  • Individuals interested in learning how to get started with using AWS.
  • SysOps administrators, solution architects and developers interested in using AWS services.
  • Individuals responsible for articulating the technical benefits of AWS services to customers.
Course content
Expand all 61 lectures 03:22:59
+ Welcome and Course Overview
1 lecture 03:10

The lecture provides a course overview with learning objectives and a layout of the course modules.

Preview 03:10
+ Welcome and Course Overview
1 lecture 01:45

Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist of AWS, introduces the course.

Preview 01:45
+ Module One: Introduction to AWS Cloud Computing
5 lectures 18:56

This lecture discusses the AWS pace of innovation and the growing customer base.

Preview 03:50

This demonstration provides an overview of the AWS Management Console to access services, regions, and resources.

Preview 05:17

Learn about the benefits of AWS cloud computing.

Benefits of Cloud Computing
04:46

Learn about the layers of the AWS platform, such as platform services, foundation services, and infrastructure.

AWS Platform
02:52

This lecture discusses the AWS global infrastructure and breaks it down in to regions, availability zones, and the content delivery network.

Global Infrastructure
02:11
Knowledge Check: Module 1
1 question
Knowledge Check: Module 1
1 question
+ Module Two: AWS Foundational Services
20 lectures 01:17:17

Jeff Barr returns to introduce the next section, AWS Foundational Services.

Introduction to AWS Foundational Services
01:07

Learn about Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), launching EC2 instances, choosing instance types, and configuring the network.

Amazon Compute Services
02:45

The lecture discusses Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and choosing and deploying EC2 instances.

AMIs and Instances
03:10

This lecture differentiates Amazon instance store and Amazon Elastic Block Store, as well as the lifecycle of an instance launched from an AMI.

Instance Store and EBS
04:29

Learn about the AWS Marketplace, which enables qualified partners to market and sell their software to AWS Customers.

AWS Marketplace
00:58

Learn about the different types of instances that can be optimized for different types of work loads.

Choosing the Right Amazon EC2 Instance
05:05

This lecture discusses adding, using, and retrieving instance metadata and user data.

Instance Metadata and User Data
03:31

Learn about the Amazon EC2 purchasing options for optimizing performance and cost.

Amazon EC2 Purchase Options
03:52

To find out the private and public IP addresses for an Amazon EC2 instance, you retrieve the instance metadata.  http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/

Knowledge Check: Module 2
1 question
Knowledge Check: Module 2
1 question

This lecture discusses the essential concepts and features of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

Amazon Storage Services: Amazon S3
15:33

This lecture continues discussing Amazon S3 and includes topics such as pricing, buckets, and object keys.

Amazon S3: More Concepts
03:02

Learn about Amazon S3 security, such as access control lists, bucket policies, and Identity and Access Management.

Amazon S3 Security
03:02

Learn about Amazon S3 versioning to preserve, retrieve, and restore every version of every object stored in an Amazon S3 bucket.

Amazon S3 Versioning
00:41

This lecture reviews the different classes of storage for Amazon S3.

Amazon S3 Storage Classes
01:50

Learn how to manage objects in Amazon S3 during their lifetime and learn about Amazon Glacier for low cost archiving.

Amazon S3 Object Lifecycle
02:49

Learn the essentials of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).

Amazon EBS
03:34

This lecture discusses the essentials of Amazon EBS pricing and volumes.

Amazon EBS Pricing and Volumes
01:54

Learn the significant differences between Amazon EBS and Amazon S3.

Amazon EBS and S3
00:47

This lecture covers the fundamental information about Amazon EC2 Instance store, and what happens when you reboot, stop, or terminate your instance.

Amazon EC2 Instance Store and Reboot
01:00
Knowledge Check: Section Three
1 question

Learn about provisioning a virtual private, isolated network in the cloud with Amazon VPC.

Networking
04:03
Knowledge Check: Module 2
1 question

This demonstration shows you how to build your application and add static files to your application.  You will see how to provision a virtual private network, using Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon EBS.

Demo: Build Your VPC and Launch a Web Server
14:05
+ Module Three: Security and Identity & Access Management
14 lectures 28:42

Jeff Barr introduces the next module, Security and Identity & Access Management.

Introduction to Security and Identity & Access Management
00:47


This lecture covers the Shared Responsibility Model which defines the areas of the Cloud AWS is responsible for, and what areas the customer is responsible for.

Shared Security Model
03:53

Learn about how AWS conducts itself from a physical security standpoint.

Physical Security
01:17
Hardware, Software, Auditing and Compliance
02:43

Learn about configuring Security Groups for instance firewall security.

Security Groups
01:20

This lecture explains AWS mult-tier Security Groups.

Security Groups Explained
01:51

This lecture discusses the Amazon VPC layer of security.

Amazon VPC
00:45

Learn about AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), including authorization, access keys ,and groups.

AWS IAM Authorization
02:48

This lecture explains AWS IAM policies, and assigning them to users, groups, and roles.

Policies
03:30

Learn how an AWS IAM user can assume a role and the associated temporary credentials

Assume Role
03:23

Learn how an AWS IAM user can assume a role and the ability to access the resources of the role.

Assume User
01:29

This lecture explains the use of temporary security credentials and the use of IAM authorization and authentication.

Security Credentials and IAM Authorization
01:56

Learn about AWS IAM best practices, such as using roles, groups, rotating credentials, and monitoring activity.

Security Best Practices
02:06

Learn about assigning policies directly to the AWS resource.

AWS Resource-Based Policies
00:54
Knowledge Check: Module 3
1 question
+ Module Four: AWS Databases
11 lectures 29:44

Jeff Barr introduces the next module, AWS Databases.

Introduction to AWS Databases
01:11

This lecture provides an overview of the AWS managed database services.

AWS Databases
02:43

Learn the essentials of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Amazon RDS Concepts
03:22

This lecture explains running database instances in a VPC, using security groups, and AWS IAM policies for granting access to Amazon RDS instances.

Database Security
01:44

This lecture discusses a simple application architecture with an Amazon RDS database instance

Amazon RDS Architecture
02:01

This lecture explains the use of database parameter groups and options for customizing the database configuration.

Database Parameters
00:58

Learn about Amazon RDS best practices, including monitoring your usage, multi-AZ deployments, and optimizing the I/O capacity of a DB instance.

Amazon RDS Best Practices
01:33

Learn the essentials of Amazon DynamoDB.

Amazon DynamoDB
03:54

This lecture discusses provisioning the throughput capacity of for read and writes, and the supported operations of Amazon DynamoDB.

Supported Operations
01:56

This lecture compares Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB for different types of applications.

Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB
01:20
Knowledge Check: Module 4
1 question
Knowledge Check: Module 4
1 question

This demonstration shows you how to build your database server, deploy an application to your application server, and create an AWS IAM role, using Amazon RDS and AWS IAM.

Demo: Build Your Database Server
09:02
+ Module Five: Elasticity and Management Tools
9 lectures 43:25

Jeff Barr introduces the final module of the course, Elasticity and Management Tools.

Introduction to Elasticity and Management Tools
00:21

Learn about the AWS triad of services that help you manage elasticity in your environment.

Elasticity and Management Tools
01:26

Learn the essentials of Auto Scaling to automatically scale your Amazon EC3 capacity.

Auto Scaling
06:14

Learn about Elastic Load Balancing to evenly distribute traffic across multiple instances.

Elastic Load Balancing
04:14

Learn about Amazon CloudWatch to monitor AWS Cloud resources and the applications your are running.

Amazon CloudWatch
04:30

Learn about Trusted Advisor, the best practice and recommendation engine that performs checks for cost optimization, security, fault tolerance, and performance improvement.

Trusted Advisor Part 1
05:23

This lecture continues the explanation of Trusted Advisor in the areas of fault tolerance and performance improvement.

Trusted Advisor Part 2
03:01
Knowledge Check: Module 5
1 question
Knowledge Check: Module 5
1 question

This demonstration shows you how to scale and load-balance your web application and associate a domain name with your website.  Services used include, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon Route 53.

Demo: Scale and Load-Balance Your Web Application
17:50

Jeff Barr concludes this module and course.

Conclusion
00:26