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How to start learning Amazon Web Services
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The best path to learn Amazon Web Services
We are working on a feature called Learning Paths to give you a precise path to start learning based on your actual knowledge. In the meantime, I wanted to create a specific path to start learning Amazon Web Services:
Virtualization is the forerunner and foundation of cloud computing. Here you will learn how cloud instances are different from virtualized systems, which evolved to become the cloud.
A straightforward course in Cloud Computing where you’ll learn specifically why Cloud is so important and about each of the different
types of cloud-based systems.
A series of short courses that instruct you in the most important aspects and features of AWS.
As an intermediate to advanced course, you will need some previous experience with AWS to fully understand it. Basic knowledge about EC2 and IAM will be taken for granted, and in particular, you should have a good knowledge of the TCP/IP stack to fully understand the topics that are shown in this course.
If you need to boost your knowledge about EC2 and AWS in general, check out our courses. Also, you may want to take a look at our VPC quizzes if you want to test your knowledge after watching this course. They will help you improve your skills thanks to the Learning Statement associated with each quiz.
Storage is a central part of any computing infrastructure. Amazon provides many services on the cloud to replace traditional, on-premises storage systems, ranging from short-term storage for running instances who are doing computation on small batches of data, up to long-term archives saved in redundant disks or even tapes.
In this course, the Computer Engineer and Cloud Expert Mohammad Ali Tabibi will give you an overview of the AWS storage services like EBS, S3, Glacier and Storage Gateway, to better understand what they are thought for, how they are built, how they can be taken advantage of, and you can get started with them.
Although all of the AWS services can be completely managed just by using a browser opened on the AWS Management Console, or via the APIs commonly used for programmatical access, there is a third way that can be very useful in any situation, that is the Command Line Interface. AWS has a program available for Linux, MacOS, and Windows that allows you to manage the main AWS services from the command line, which might come in handy in many different situations.
In this course you will find all the needed steps to start using Amazon Web Services: we start creating an instance and then giving you all the information to create a LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) stack to host your website. You will find all the details related to the configuration of your web server using EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) and RDS (Amazon Relational Database) to power your MySQL instance.
In this course, the expert Cloud Architect Kevin Felichko will show one of the many possible alternatives to build a high availability application, architecting the whole infrastructure with a design for failure approach. You will see how to take advantage of AutoScaling, ELB and VPC to run a standard Ruby on Rails application on a EC2, with data stored on an RDS-backed MySQL database and assets stored on S3. Also, Kevin will touch some advanced topics like using CloudFront for content delivery and how to distribute the application across multiple AWS regions.
In this course, the experienced System Administrator and Cloud Expert David Clinton will talk about implementing such as data management and backup system using EBS, S3, and Glacier, and taking advantage of the S3 LifeCycle feature and of data pipeline for the automation of data transfers among the various pieces of the infrastructure. This system can be enabled easily and cheaply, as it is shown in the last lecture of the course, where the matter of costs is discussed.
You will see how to handle accesses to your instances with IAM and Multi-Factor Authentication, how to encrypt your storage, how to keep updated with security patches the software installed on your Linux instance, how to monitor your system and your network to ensure that nobody is using your resources out of your permit, and eventually you will learn the basic principles of penetration testing and how to use nmap to ensure that your security group is properly configured.
That’s all! Make sure you refresh your knowledge while you watch a course with our Quizzes and Explanations about Amazon Web Services.
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Are you looking to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Cloud Security, Python, Java, or another technical skill? Then you'll want to mark your calendars for August 23, 2019. Starting Friday at 12:00 a.m. PDT (3:00 a.m. EDT), Cloud Academy is offering c...