AWS Essentials (2019)

Get started using AWS' core services
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (6,721 ratings)
67,582 students
AWS Essentials (2019)
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (6,721 ratings)
67,603 students
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.

As an added bonus to all who enroll, we have made a select group of Linux Academy's Hands-On Labs and flashcards available for free to all students who wish to take advantage of them.  Instructions on how to access these bonus features will be provided during the course.  (NOTE: These bonus features are not a required part of the course. they are an addition you can choose if you so wish).

Who this course is for:
  • No prior AWS experience required
  • Looking for a simplified course on the basics of AWS
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)
  • Account Basics Overview
  • AWS Free Tier
  • Create an AWS Account
  • How to Navigate the AWS Console
  • Creating a Billing Alarm
  • AWS Documentation
  • Wrap It Up - Account Basics
  • Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • What is IAM?
  • IAM Initial Setup and Configuration
  • IAM Users and Policies
  • IAM Groups and Policies
  • IAM Roles
  • Wrap It Up - IAM Summary
  • AWS IAM Essentials
  • Overview of Network Services
  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • VPC Basics
  • Internet Gateways (IGW)
  • Route Tables (RTs)
  • Network Access Control List (NACLs)
  • Subnets
  • Availability Zones (VPC Specific)
  • Wrap It Up - VPC Summary
  • VPC Essentials
  • Summary of AWS Compute Services
  • EC2 Basics
  • Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
  • Instance Types
  • Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Security Groups
  • IP Addressing
  • Launching and Using an EC2 Instance
  • Connecting to an EC2 Instance from a Windows PC
  • Wrap It Up - EC2 Summary
  • EC2 Essentials
  • Summary of AWS Storage Services
  • S3 Basics
  • Buckets and Objects
  • Storage Classes
  • Object Lifecycles
  • Permissions
  • Object Versioning
  • Wrap It Up - S3 Summary
  • S3 Essentials
  • Summary of AWS Database Services
  • RDS and DynamoDB Basics
  • Provisioning a RDS Aurora Database (MySQL Compatible)
  • Wrap It Up - Database Summary
  • RDS and DynamoDB Essentials
  • Summary of AWS Services for Monitoring, Alerts, and Notifications
  • SNS Basics
  • Using SNS
  • Wrap It Up - SNS Summary
  • Introduction to Management Tools
  • CloudWatch Basics
  • CloudWatch Metrics and Alarms
  • CloudTrail Basics
  • Wrap It Up - Management Tools Summary
  • SNS, CloudWatch, and CloudTrail Essentials
  • Introduction to Load Balancing, Elasticity and Scalability
  • ELB Basics
  • Creating an ELB
  • Wrap Up - ELB Summary

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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. 

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