Introduction to Amazon Web Services
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Introduction to Amazon Web Services

Comprehensive step-by-step journey into the most commonly used products of the AWS platform.
2.8 (4 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2018
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This course includes
  • 12 hours on-demand video
  • 35 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Master the basic concepts needed to start a career path as a cloud architect.
  • Design simple to mid-complex cloud IT architectures using AWS resources.
  • Determine which AWS products and services are most applicable to the solution of your problems and why.
Requirements
  • You should have at least a minimal understanding of IT architectures. In particular, you should know how to structure a simple web application.
  • A PC running Windows, MacOS or Linux
  • Internet access
  • An email address to create the AWS account
  • A valid credit card to create the AWS account (you will not be charged a penny if you follow the activity instructions)
  • A phone on which you can receive calls to activate your AWS account
Description

This course is designed as a step-by-step journey into the most commonly used products of the AWS platform. You will apply the best practices of cloud computing architecture design, deploying a high-available, scalable sample web application on AWS.

The course features:

  • 8 sections
  • 83 videos
  • 13 practical activities
  • A whopping 12 hours of video!

You will find all you need to become proficient in the AWS cloud platform.

If you are involved in IT (sysadmin, developer, etc.) or you would just like to dive into cloud computing, this course is for you. You will be able to design simple to mid-complex IT architectures using AWS resources.

You should have at least a minimal understanding of IT architectures. In particular, you should know how to structure a simple web application.

Have fun learning!

       Andrea

Who this course is for:
  • The student is a person working in IT (sysadmin, developer, etc.) or aspirant.
  • The student should be excited and curious about the advantages that cloud computing can bring to the delivery of IT services.
Course content
Expand all 83 lectures 12:01:02
+ Cloud computing and AWS
12 lectures 01:21:35
I have a problem
11:49
What is the cloud?
04:31
Pros and cons of cloud computing
06:38
Software as a Service
04:32
Overview of AWS services
03:23
AWS resource administration
04:04
Regions and availability zones
05:41
Activity: Create an AWS account
13:35
AWS free tier
10:36
Activity: Activate the billing alarm
09:36
AWS and the cloud
03:20
+ Your first application in the cloud
18 lectures 02:53:43
Security in the cloud: Amazon IAM
08:05
Best practices of Amazon IAM
05:42
Activity: Create an administrative user with IAM
14:55
AWS Compute products
06:04
Infrastructure as a Service
04:49
Introduction to Amazon EC2
05:20
Characteristics of Amazon EC2
05:35
Amazon Machine Images
09:01
Pricing of Amazon EC2
03:34
What are key pairs?
07:01
Activity: Create a key pair
13:27
Activity: Create an EC2 instance
19:56
Introduction to Amazon EBS
06:05
Storage perfomance
04:08
Characteristics of Amazon EBS
07:08
Activity: Deploy the web application on an EC2 instance
32:26
The computing world in the cloud
04:54
+ Virtual networks
11 lectures 01:57:58
AWS network products
10:47
Overview of AWS VPC
09:23
AWS VPCs and subnets
06:48
Route tables
09:04
AWS network security
09:14
Internet gateways
06:02
Activity: Divide a VPC into a public and a private subnet
28:05
NAT gateways
04:29
Pricing of AWS VPCs
03:28
Activity: Create a database server in the private subnet
26:34
Networking in the AWS platform
04:04
+ AWS database services
10 lectures 01:22:49
AWS database products
07:12
Platform as a Service
06:09
Amazon RDS
04:37
Features of Amazon RDS
07:50
Advantages of Amazon RDS
10:21
Setting up Amazon RDS
06:20
Best practices of Amazon RDS
05:55
Pricing of Amazon RDS
04:08
Activity: Installing MySQL using Amazon RDS
26:08
Databases on AWS
04:09
+ Operations made easy
7 lectures 01:10:29
Elastic Beanstalk
06:15
How Elastic Beanstalk works
05:28
How to use Elastic Beanstalk
08:03
Best practices of Elastic Beanstalk
05:36
Activity: Deploy the web application on Elastic Beanstalk
22:48
Activity: Configure the autoscaling options of your Elastic Beanstalk applicatio
17:23
The benefits of the cloud in action
04:56
+ A convenient storage service
16 lectures 01:50:37
Overview of AWS storage products
05:05
How to get data into AWS
04:36
Benefits of AWS storage products
05:20
Characteristics of Amazon S3
05:23
Amazon S3 storage classes
06:19
Benefits of Amazon S3
07:05
Use cases of Amazon S3
05:51
Working with Amazon S3
07:24
Analysis tools for S3
05:15
Monitoring Amazon S3
03:49
Amazon S3 best practices
07:09
Activity: Serve static content from an S3 container
21:13
Block storage services
09:43
Amazon Glacier
04:14
AWS Storage Gateway
06:48
S3 Vs. EBS
05:23
+ Serverless computing with AWS Lambda
6 lectures 01:07:18
Overview of serverless products
09:05
Introduction to AWS Lambda
06:14
Use cases and benefits of AWS Lambda
07:07
Details of AWS Lambda
08:18
Activity: Load data from S3 objects into the database
30:44
Opportunities given by AWS Lambda
05:50
+ Final considerations and next steps
3 lectures 16:33
How you progressed
02:56
Final considerations
10:15

This is the last lecture in the course. 

Congratulations for having reached this point!

Please take the final course survey to help me improve my courses. The link is in the resources section.

Best of luck for your learning and have fun!

Bonus lecture: conclusions and next steps
03:22