Welcome to the AWS Technical Essentials Course!
In this hands-on technical course, you will learn about core AWS services and products. You will also gain hands-on experience through our step-by-step video demonstrations on how to build common cloud solutions. With this fundamentals course, you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements and start learning how to build highly available, fault tolerant, scalable and cost effective cloud solutions.
Whether you are a business looking to migrate your applications to the cloud or an IT Professional wanting learn more about the AWS platform, this course is a foundation starting point. You can then go on to take further certification courses to specialize for different job roles and starting building cloud solutions for your organization and clients.
April 2021 - Latest Updates
Our courses are regularly updated to ensure we are aligned to the official AWS Technical Essentials Curriculum and also to offer additional knowledge and hands-on experience in core technologies. The following videos have either been updated or newly added to this course:
Section 3 - Amazon Simple Storage Service
Section 3-9 Amazon S3 Lifecycle Management [Updated]
Section 3-10 Amazon S3 Static Website Hosting [New]
Section 3-11 Demo - Create an S3 Static Website [New]
November 2020 - Updates
AWS have recently changed some of their User Interface (UI) and added a number of additional features. As part of our regular updates, the following videos were updated:
Section 3 - Amazon Simple Storage Service
Section 3-2 Introduction to Amazon Simple Storage Service Part 2
Section 3-3 Create an S3 Bucket - Lab
Section 3-6 Amazon S3 Versioning Lab
Section 3-8 Amazon S3 Cross Region Replication Lab
Section 3-9 Amazon S3 Lifecycle Management
Section 5 - AWS Compute Services
Section 5-7 Create an Elastic Load Balancer - Lab
Section 5-9 Configure Auto Scaling Lab Part 1
Section 5-10 Configure Auto Scaling Lab Part 2
Section 8 - Project Assignment
Section 8-6 Project Implementation - The Vegan Studio - S3 Resource Bucket
Section 8-7 Project Implementation - The Vegan Studio - IAM Role
Section 8-10 - Project Implementation - The Vegan Studio - Auto Scaling
This AWS course will help you learn and understand the following:
AWS platform terminology and cloud concepts
The AWS Global Infrastructure and use cases
Basic AWS cloud architectural principles
Cloud security concepts and AWS security
AWS storage concepts
AWS networking concepts
AWS compute services with block storage
AWS Database concepts and managed database services
Deployment and Management options
The course comprises of core theoretical concepts as well as several hands-on demonstrations to help you build your practical experience on the AWS platform. By the end of the course, you will gain confidence in architecting, designing and implementing solutions on AWS to support a wide range of applications.
The course also includes a Project Assignment, where we look at a typical real world scenario and learn how to fulfill a business requirement. The Project Assignment section will walk you through architecting a solution for the given scenario and demonstrate complete end-to-end implementation. At the end of the project section, you will requested to carry out the project in your own AWS Free Tier account and submit your assignment to your instructor. Your instructor will then check your assignment and grade your work.
Note: Completion of the assignment is mandatory if you would like to receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.
Individuals responsible for articulating the business benefits of AWS services
IT Professionals new to AWS
Sysops administrators and developers who are interested in using AWS services
Section 1 – Introduction to Cloud Computing, AWS Services and History of AWS
Section 2 – AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and other security concepts
Section 3 – Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Section 4 – AWS Networking Services
Section 5 – AWS Elastic Compute Cloud and EBS, Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling
Section 6 - AWS RDS and DynamoDB NoSQL Databases
Section 7 - AWS Management Tools - CloudWatch and Trusted Advisor
Section 8 - Project Assignment - Design and Implement a cloud solution on AWS for a typical business use case