4.17 out of 5
4.17
1847 reviews on Udemy

AWS Essentials

Learn from AWS technical instructors about the AWS Platform, global infrastructure, security, and the core services.
Instructor:
AWS, a subsidiary of Amazon.com
7,673 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS Management Console.
Grasp the foundational servers, including Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).
Learn about the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
Use AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database (RDS).
Understand AWS management tools, including Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Trusted Advisor.

Introduction to AWS Core Services introduces you to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides IT technical end users with basic fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements.

This course has been developed by AWS, and is delivered by AWS technical instructors who teach cloud computing courses around the globe. Whether you are just starting out, building on existing IT skills, or advancing your Cloud knowledge, this course is a great way to expand your journey in the Cloud.

Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. A Cloud services platform such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), owns and maintains the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provision and use what you need via a web application.

AWS began offering its technology infrastructure platform in 2006. At this point, AWS has over a million active customers using AWS in every imaginable way. 

This course is approximately 4.0 hours long in total, and will be delivered through a mix of:

  • Instructor lectures
  • Video demonstrations
  • Knowledge checks
1
Welcome and Course Overview

The lecture provides a course overview with learning objectives and a layout of the course modules.

Welcome and Course Overview

1
Introduction

Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist of AWS, introduces the course.

Module One: Introduction to AWS Cloud Computing

1
AWS Cloud Computing

This lecture discusses the AWS pace of innovation and the growing customer base.

2
Demo: AWS Management Console

This demonstration provides an overview of the AWS Management Console to access services, regions, and resources.

3
Benefits of Cloud Computing

Learn about the benefits of AWS cloud computing.

4
AWS Platform

Learn about the layers of the AWS platform, such as platform services, foundation services, and infrastructure.

5
Global Infrastructure

This lecture discusses the AWS global infrastructure and breaks it down in to regions, availability zones, and the content delivery network.

6
Knowledge Check: Module 1
7
Knowledge Check: Module 1

Module Two: AWS Foundational Services

1
Introduction to AWS Foundational Services

Jeff Barr returns to introduce the next section, AWS Foundational Services.

2
Amazon Compute Services

Learn about Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), launching EC2 instances, choosing instance types, and configuring the network.

3
AMIs and Instances

The lecture discusses Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and choosing and deploying EC2 instances.

4
Instance Store and EBS

This lecture differentiates Amazon instance store and Amazon Elastic Block Store, as well as the lifecycle of an instance launched from an AMI.

5
AWS Marketplace

Learn about the AWS Marketplace, which enables qualified partners to market and sell their software to AWS Customers.

6
Choosing the Right Amazon EC2 Instance

Learn about the different types of instances that can be optimized for different types of work loads.

7
Instance Metadata and User Data

This lecture discusses adding, using, and retrieving instance metadata and user data.

8
Amazon EC2 Purchase Options

Learn about the Amazon EC2 purchasing options for optimizing performance and cost.

9
Knowledge Check: Module 2

To find out the private and public IP addresses for an Amazon EC2 instance, you retrieve the instance metadata.  http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/

10
Knowledge Check: Module 2
11
Amazon Storage Services: Amazon S3

This lecture discusses the essential concepts and features of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

12
Amazon S3: More Concepts

This lecture continues discussing Amazon S3 and includes topics such as pricing, buckets, and object keys.

13
Amazon S3 Security

Learn about Amazon S3 security, such as access control lists, bucket policies, and Identity and Access Management.

14
Amazon S3 Versioning

Learn about Amazon S3 versioning to preserve, retrieve, and restore every version of every object stored in an Amazon S3 bucket.

15
Amazon S3 Storage Classes

This lecture reviews the different classes of storage for Amazon S3.

16
Amazon S3 Object Lifecycle

Learn how to manage objects in Amazon S3 during their lifetime and learn about Amazon Glacier for low cost archiving.

17
Amazon EBS

Learn the essentials of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).

18
Amazon EBS Pricing and Volumes

This lecture discusses the essentials of Amazon EBS pricing and volumes.

19
Amazon EBS and S3

Learn the significant differences between Amazon EBS and Amazon S3.

20
Amazon EC2 Instance Store and Reboot

This lecture covers the fundamental information about Amazon EC2 Instance store, and what happens when you reboot, stop, or terminate your instance.

21
Knowledge Check: Section Three
22
Networking

Learn about provisioning a virtual private, isolated network in the cloud with Amazon VPC.

23
Knowledge Check: Module 2
24
Demo: Build Your VPC and Launch a Web Server

This demonstration shows you how to build your application and add static files to your application.  You will see how to provision a virtual private network, using Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon EBS.

Module Three: Security and Identity & Access Management

1
Introduction to Security and Identity & Access Management

Jeff Barr introduces the next module, Security and Identity & Access Management.

2
Shared Security Model


This lecture covers the Shared Responsibility Model which defines the areas of the Cloud AWS is responsible for, and what areas the customer is responsible for.

3
Physical Security

Learn about how AWS conducts itself from a physical security standpoint.

4
Hardware, Software, Auditing and Compliance
5
Security Groups

Learn about configuring Security Groups for instance firewall security.

6
Security Groups Explained

This lecture explains AWS mult-tier Security Groups.

7
Amazon VPC

This lecture discusses the Amazon VPC layer of security.

8
AWS IAM Authorization

Learn about AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), including authorization, access keys ,and groups.

9
Policies

This lecture explains AWS IAM policies, and assigning them to users, groups, and roles.

10
Assume Role

Learn how an AWS IAM user can assume a role and the associated temporary credentials

11
Assume User

Learn how an AWS IAM user can assume a role and the ability to access the resources of the role.

12
Security Credentials and IAM Authorization

This lecture explains the use of temporary security credentials and the use of IAM authorization and authentication.

13
Security Best Practices

Learn about AWS IAM best practices, such as using roles, groups, rotating credentials, and monitoring activity.

14
AWS Resource-Based Policies

Learn about assigning policies directly to the AWS resource.

15
Knowledge Check: Module 3

Module Four: AWS Databases

1
Introduction to AWS Databases

Jeff Barr introduces the next module, AWS Databases.

2
AWS Databases

This lecture provides an overview of the AWS managed database services.

3
Amazon RDS Concepts

Learn the essentials of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

4
Database Security

This lecture explains running database instances in a VPC, using security groups, and AWS IAM policies for granting access to Amazon RDS instances.

5
Amazon RDS Architecture

This lecture discusses a simple application architecture with an Amazon RDS database instance

6
Database Parameters

This lecture explains the use of database parameter groups and options for customizing the database configuration.

7
Amazon RDS Best Practices

Learn about Amazon RDS best practices, including monitoring your usage, multi-AZ deployments, and optimizing the I/O capacity of a DB instance.

8
Amazon DynamoDB

Learn the essentials of Amazon DynamoDB.

9
Supported Operations

This lecture discusses provisioning the throughput capacity of for read and writes, and the supported operations of Amazon DynamoDB.

10
Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB

This lecture compares Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB for different types of applications.

11
Knowledge Check: Module 4
12
Knowledge Check: Module 4
13
Demo: Build Your Database Server

This demonstration shows you how to build your database server, deploy an application to your application server, and create an AWS IAM role, using Amazon RDS and AWS IAM.

Module Five: Elasticity and Management Tools

1
Introduction to Elasticity and Management Tools

Jeff Barr introduces the final module of the course, Elasticity and Management Tools.

2
Elasticity and Management Tools

Learn about the AWS triad of services that help you manage elasticity in your environment.

3
Auto Scaling

Learn the essentials of Auto Scaling to automatically scale your Amazon EC3 capacity.

4
Elastic Load Balancing

Learn about Elastic Load Balancing to evenly distribute traffic across multiple instances.

5
Amazon CloudWatch

Learn about Amazon CloudWatch to monitor AWS Cloud resources and the applications your are running.

6
Trusted Advisor Part 1

Learn about Trusted Advisor, the best practice and recommendation engine that performs checks for cost optimization, security, fault tolerance, and performance improvement.

7
Trusted Advisor Part 2

This lecture continues the explanation of Trusted Advisor in the areas of fault tolerance and performance improvement.

8
Knowledge Check: Module 5
9
Knowledge Check: Module 5
10
Demo: Scale and Load-Balance Your Web Application

This demonstration shows you how to scale and load-balance your web application and associate a domain name with your website.  Services used include, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon Route 53.

11
Conclusion

Jeff Barr concludes this module and course.

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!
4.2
4.2 out of 5
1847 Ratings

Detailed Rating

Stars 5
621
Stars 4
766
Stars 3
384
Stars 2
59
Stars 1
23
2c976d9b9de3e8933d9d77f29c591423
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Includes

3 hours on-demand video
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of Completion