Introduction to Cloud Computing on AWS for Beginners 
What you'll learn
- Learn general cloud computing concepts
- Learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Gain an understanding of the fundamental systems on which the cloud is based
- Develop hands-on skills using core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services
- Build knowledge from beginner level to advanced concepts
- This course is designed for Cloud Computing beginners and AWS beginners
- Absolutely no prior experience necessary
UPDATE (November 2023): We're pleased to let you know that we have just published a completely new version of this course! The new course is composed of 100% new lessons and hands-on activities to reflect the latest AWS console and services.
This Introduction to Cloud Computing on Amazon AWS course takes you from the AWS basics to being a competent AWS cloud practitioner. You'll learn general cloud computing concepts and AWS from fundamentals right through to advanced concepts. You'll also build hands-on skills using many of the core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services. Ideal for beginners - absolutely no cloud computing experience is required!
We use a highly visual and effective method of teaching cloud computing and AWS concepts using diagrams and animations (no bullet-point slides!). There are lots of hands-on exercises using an Amazon Web Services (AWS) free tier account to give you practical experience.
If you're interested in moving into a high-paying career working with cloud computing services - this is the best way to get started. You'll build knowledge from beginner level to advanced concepts, with plenty of opportunities to practice what you're learning.
Here's a snapshot of some of the awesome skills you'll learn using this course:
Learn fundamental concepts of cloud computing and including storage, database, networking, virtualization, containers, and cloud architecture
Create an AWS Free Tier account and launch your first virtual servers (Amazon EC2 instances) on the AWS Cloud
Configure elasticity, high availability and fault tolerance using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
Create and configure storage services and upload files and objects using Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS and Amazon S3
Launch a relational database on Amazon RDS and a NoSQL database using Amazon DynamoDB
Automatically deploy infrastructure using code through AWS CloudFormation
Create a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Learn how to use DevOps tools on AWS to automate a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline
Implement serverless computing and Docker containers on AWS using AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS
Create serverless event-driven architectures on Lambda
Create loosely coupled services with Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS
This is a great way to get started with cloud computing and also a great starting point for those planning to earn their AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect certifications (you will need additional courses aimed at those AWS certifications).
Watch the intro video to learn how this course will help you gain a solid understanding of Cloud Computing on AWS.
In this ultimate guide to cloud computing on AWS the topics you'll learn include:
Section 2 - Create a Free Tier Account on AWS
You’ll learn about AWS accounts and how to create your own free tier account so you can follow along with the numerous hands-on lessons in the course and build your practical skills. You’ll also learn how to set a budget that notifies you when your AWS bill reaches a defined threshold to ensure you don’t spend more than you are happy to.
Section 3 - IT Fundamentals
Gain an understanding of fundamental IT concepts, including:
Client / server computing
Storage concepts: block, file, and object
IP addressing and subnetting basics
Networking: routers and switches
Server virtualization and Docker containers
Application programming interfaces (APIs)
Section 4 - Cloud Computing Concepts
Learn about the key cloud computing concepts:
Legacy / traditional IT vs cloud computing
The advantages of cloud computing services
Cloud computing examples
Cloud computing service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
Cloud computing deployment models (private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, multicloud)
Scaling up vs scaling out
High availability and Fault tolerance
Monolithic vs microservices architectures
Section 5 - AWS Access Control and Networking
In this section you'll learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the AWS IAM and Amazon VPC:
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Creating AWS IAM users and groups
Cloud networking - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Creating custom Amazon VPCs
Cloud computing security - security groups and network ACLs
Creating security groups and NACLs
Section 6 - Amazon EC2, Auto Scaling, and Load Balancing
Learn how to use Amazon AWS's IaaS platform and launch virtual servers on Amazon EC2:
Launching Amazon EC2 instances
Create a website on Amazon EC2
Using IAM Roles with EC2
Scaling with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Add high availability with Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
Section 7 - AWS Storage Services
Use block, file, and object storage on AWS:
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) and Instance Stores
Amazon EBS snapshots and AMIs
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Section 8 - AWS Databases
Use managed database services in the AWS Cloud:
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Create Amazon RDS DB with a Read Replica
Create a DynamoDB table
Section 9 - Automation and DevOps on AWS
Learn how to automate deployment and management on AWS and use the AWS Developer Tools:
Deploy infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation
Deploy a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
AWS CodeCommit, CodePipeline, and CodeDeploy
Create an AWS CodePipeline with AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Section 10 - DNS, Caching, and Performance Optimization
Use Amazon Route 53 for DNS resolution and domain registration
Use the Amazon CloudFront content delivery network (CDN)
AWS Global Accelerator
Section 12 -Containers and Serverless Computing
You'll learn about Docker containers and serverless computing:
Docker Containers on Amazon ECS
Serverless computing with AWS Lambda functions
Application integration services and loose coupling
Section 13 - Get certified on AWS
Learn how to take the next step in your career with an AWS Certification such as the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate.
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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Hi, my name is Neal Davis - I'll be your instructor for this course. Cloud Computing is my Passion - which is why I founded Digital Cloud Training - offering AWS training resources that represent a higher quality standard than is otherwise available in the market. I created this beginner's course to help you understand core cloud computing concepts & the basics of AWS. I enjoy teaching on Udemy as it allows me to leverage my knowledge and hands-on experience that I have built over the last 20 years…Yes, I've been working in the Cloud space since its very inception!
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Who this course is for:
- Anyone keen to learn more about cloud computing
- Ideal for newbies to cloud computing
- Professionals keen to explore cloud computing services
- Anyone interested in understanding Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Aspiring developers who want to build applications on AWS
- Students keen to learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing
Hi, my name's Neal. I am the founder of Digital Cloud Training, a highly experienced AWS Cloud Solutions Architect and a successful IT instructor. I've been working in IT for over 20 years in a variety of roles ranging from support to architecture. Over the last 15 years, I have mainly worked as a Solutions Architect in the systems integration space designing solutions for enterprise organizations.
My experience in IT has included working with virtualization and cloud computing since it's inception. In my most recent consulting role I worked as an Enterprise Architect designing Hybrid IT and Digital Transformation solutions.
I have always enjoyed earning IT certifications and they have helped me immensely with moving upwards throughout my career. These days, my passion is to help others to achieve their career goals through in-depth AWS certification training resources.
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