Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Nearly 13 hours of video instruction on Amazon Web Services with coverage on cloud computing and available AWS services, as well as a guided hands-on look at using services such as EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), S3 (Simple Storage Service), and more.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Course Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) LiveLessons from Pearson is a unique video product designed to provide a solid foundational understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure-as-a-service products. The course covers concepts necessary to understand cloud computing platforms, working with virtual machines, storage in the cloud, security, high availability, and more. You can also use this video as a secondary resource to help you study for the AWS Solutions Architect Exam exam. Since the first edition of this course, AWS has added many new services to their offerings, as well as many new features to existing services. The AWS web-based management console has also seen significant updates and improvements. In this second edition, many of those new services and features are covered, and all new diagrams have been provided to... Read More »

Amazon Web Services (AWS) LiveLessons from Pearson is a unique video product designed to provide a solid foundational understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure-as-a-service products.

The course covers concepts necessary to understand cloud computing platforms, working with virtual machines, storage in the cloud, security, high availability, and more. You can also use this video as a secondary resource to help you study for the AWS Solutions Architect Exam exam.

Since the first edition of this course, AWS has added many new services to their offerings, as well as many new features to existing services. The AWS web-based management console has also seen significant updates and improvements. In this second edition, many of those new services and features are covered, and all new diagrams have been provided to more accurately represent those you will see in a real-world scenario. The new edition also includes all new demos to account for changes in the AWS management console user interface.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) LiveLessons contains 14 independent video lessons totaling almost 13 hours of instruction. The videos contain in-depth instruction using live demos, slide instruction, and video captures. Demonstrations of Amazon Web Services and third-party cloud solutions are included to provide necessary context and experience for further study and use of AWS.

What you will learn:

  • Get started with AWS, including networking, computing, storage, managing databases, and security
  • Understand cloud-computing platforms, and how AWS fits into them
  • Use EC2, CloudWatch, S3 Buckets, and more
  • Use IAM, VPC, NACLs, AMI, ECS, EKS, EBS, and other various tools
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Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Software Developers
  • System Administrators
  • Solution Architects who want to migrate or build applications natively in the cloud, and those who are pursuing the AWS certification

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital and Print

Professional Association/Affiliation

This certificate is issued by Pearson LearnIT

Method of Obtaining Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Outline

In Lesson 1, “AWS Overview,” AWS global infrastructure is discussed, and there is a review of some very foundational terms and concepts that apply to everything covered in the remainder of the course. In this lesson, AWS data centers and their locations around the world, as well as a high-level overview of the kinds of services offered, are also covered.
Lesson 2, “Identity and Access Management,” dives into how to secure your accounts and credentials, and ensure proper access to resources. This lesson discusses the Identity and Access Management service, as well as the features and options that can be leveraged to secure access to AWS environments.
In Lesson 3, “Networking in AWS,” one of the most important aspects to learn and become proficient at, is discussed in detail. To a seasoned IT professional many things in AWS will be familiar, yet many things will also be new concepts or work in significantly different ways. In this lesson, creating isolated networks with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, subnets, routing, firewalls, and more are discussed.
Lesson 4, “Computing in AWS,” covers the compute options offered by Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, serverless computing, and container-based applications. It also includes several great demos on these areas.
In Lesson 5, “Storage in AWS,” the wide variety of storage options is covered, as well as review demos of creating and using services like Amazon Simple Storage Service and Amazon Elastic Block Store. There are also reviews of backups, snapshots, archiving, and more.
Lesson 6, “Databases in AWS,” explores highly available traditional databases on Amazon Relational Database Service, the nosql database Amazon DynamoDB, data warehousing with Amazon Redshift, as well as services for in-memory cache and graph databases.
In Lesson 7, “High Availability in AWS,” Amazon Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling are explored. There is also a discussion of concepts pertinent to achieving a superior degree of high-availability and fault-tolerance.
Lesson 8, “Analytics in AWS,” covers the exciting technologies AWS offers, such as real-time stream processing with Amazon Kinesis, big data processing with Amazon EMR, and Athena. Tools that make it easy to move and transform data between various and destinations are reviewed, as well as a use case highlighting business intelligence by making use of several various services.
Lesson 9, “Management Tools,” reviews monitoring and log collection, user activity tracking, inventory and change tracking, and tools to help build a more secure approach to configurations management.
Lesson 10, “Developer Tools,” reviews several services related to coding, version control, deployments, and debugging.
Lesson 11, “Mobile and Application Services,” explores the various tools offered by AWS along with other exciting technologies that ease the development of mobile applications.
In Lesson 12, “Security in AWS,” controlling access to data, encryption, and other services that can secure our environment through automation are reviewed.
Lesson 13, “Cost Management and Billing Options,” reviews the cost models and highlights often-overlooked cost contributors for various services, as well as tools that can be used to understand and manage those costs.
Lesson 14, “Course Wrap Up,” provides some overarching thoughts about Amazon Web Services, and a few notes about the Solutions Architect exam.

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