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AWSF: AWS Technical Essentials

Code: AWSF
Length: 1 Day

Learn the foundations of cloud computing, storage, and networking on AWS in this one-day course.

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In this introductory course, you will learn about AWS products, services, and common solutions. You will learn the fundamentals of identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements.

We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Working knowledge of distributed systems
  • Familiarity with general networking concepts
  • Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures

In this course, you will:

  • Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS
  • Management Console.
  • Understand the foundational services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon Elastic Block Store
  • (EBS).
  • Understand the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access
  • Management (IAM).
  • Understand AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational
  • Database Service (RDS).
  • Understand AWS management tools, including Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load
  • Balancing (ELB), and AWS Trusted Advisor


This course is intended for:

  • Individuals responsible for articulating the technical benefits of AWS services
  • Individuals interested in learning how to get started with using AWS
  • SysOps Administrators, Solution Architects and Developers interested in using AWS services 

Module 1: AWS introduction and history

  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • Demonstration: AWS Management Console

Module 2: Compute, network and storage services

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  •  Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Demonstration: Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Hands-on lab: Build your VPC and launch a web server

Module 3: AWS Security, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Demonstration: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Module 4: Databases (RDS, DynamoDB)

  • SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Data storage considerations
  • Hands-on lab: Build your database server and connect to it

Module 5: AWS elasticity and management tools

  • Auto scaling
  • Load balancing
  • Cloud Watch
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Hands-on lab: Scale and load balance your architecture

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