Mastering AWS: Featuring IAM

Mastert AWS Users, Roles, Groups, and Policies in this course!
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (680 ratings)
28,463 students
1hr 19min of on-demand video
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Learn how to create an AWS account
Create a new AWS User
Create a new AWS Group
Assign AWS Users to AWS Groups
Create AWS Roles
Understand AWS terms: Root User, Users, Groups, Roles, and Polices
Understand how these terms apply to AWS services


  • Basic knowledge of computer sign in


Did you know that Identity and Access Management (IAM) is used by 100% of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Users? Also, did you know that IAM for AWS can provide service level access to users both inside and outside of your network?

My name is Alston Godbolt, and I’ll be your instructor. This course is important to me because it provides me an opportunity to share my knowledge and teaching approach with you, the student. I have over five years of teaching adult students, and mentoring instructors. In addition, I am both an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate and a Certified Developer Associate. Finally, I am a Full Stack Developer working with a number of AWS Services daily. This combination of knowledge and experience makes me well suited to lead you through the wonderful world of Identity and Access Management.

This course is designed for both beginners to AWS and experienced developers. First, after a brief course introduction, we will dive into what AWS provides to its customers. Next, we will take a detailed look at the four major components of IAM: Users, Groups, Roles, and Policies. Each component will feature a definition, a short description, use cases, and a hands-on tutorial.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to identify the right component based on needs, define and discuss: Users, Roles, Groups, and Policies. And Create each of the four components in the AWS management console.

This course takes a no fluff, no filler approach to learning IAM. We will not spend any time discussing any other service outside of IAM.

Thank you, and I’ll see you in the course

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners ew to AWS but not sure where to begin
  • Beginner to Cloud computing
  • Anyone interested in Identity and Access Management


Full Stack Web Developer and AWS certified
Alston Godbolt
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 857 Reviews
  • 34,239 Students
  • 6 Courses

Hello, my name is Alston Godbolt. I have almost 10 years of experience in higher education, including teaching adult students, training instructors, mentoring students, instructors, and peers. Helping others learn new techniques and ideas is one of my greatest accomplishments. 

In addition, I currently work as a Full Stack Web Developer working with the following technologies: MongoDB, Javascript, Node.js, and more. The challenge and creativity of solving problems is why I transitioned into the world of Developement.

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