AWS Essentials (2019)

Get started using AWS' core services
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (10,818 ratings)
98,109 students
English [Auto], French [Auto]
Understand and use core services of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Understand and use Identity & Access Management (IAM)
Understand and use Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Understand and use Simple Storage Service (S3)
Understand and use Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2)
Understand and use RDS/DynamoDB (databases)
Understand and use Simple Notification Service (SNS)
Understand and use CloudWatch (monitoring)
Understand and use Elastic Load Balancing (distributing traffic)
Understand and use Auto Scaling (scalable & elastic architecture)
Understand and use Route 53 (domains & DNS)


  • You should have a desire to learn AWS and get Hands-on experience using their cloud platform
  • Having your own AWS account is not required, but will be beneficial
  • You should have fundamental understanding of what Cloud Computing is
  • There are no official course prerequisites


Linux Academy's AWS Essentials course is designed for those who want to learn the core services, features, and benefits of AWS, while also gaining valuable hands-on experience.  This course covers all the basics, including:

  • Creating an AWS Account

  • Configuring Access Management

  • Virtual Networking, Routing, and Security

  • Compute, Storage, and Database services

  • Monitoring and Metrics

  • Fundamental Cloud/AWS terminology

If you are brand new to I.T. or AWS and want to get hands-on experience, this course is for you.  Start your AWS journey with us, and by the end of the course, you will fully understand how to build, maintain, and operate basic cloud infrastructures.

There are no prerequisites or additional materials required - all beginners are welcome.  Just come ready to learn new skills and areas of expertise.

Your learning will be reinforced with real-world examples, and quizzes will be used to help check your understanding of the presented topics.

Who this course is for:

  • No prior AWS experience required
  • Looking for a simplified course on the basics of AWS

Course content

14 sections78 lectures7h 32m total length
  • Course Introduction
  • Project Omega 2.0!
  • How to Use the Interactive Guide
  • New to IT? This Video is Just for You
  • AWS Free Tier: Usage Tracking and Billing Widget
  • Free Linux Academy Community Account (required for bonus labs and flashcards)


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Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. We strive to change lives by teaching Linux and cloud technology. Students can learn new skills, get certified, and advance in their career. 

Our full-time, expert instructors create content on AWS, Linux, OpenStack, DevOps, Azure, and Big Data.