Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)


This lesson covers the fundamentals of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud service, commonly known as EC2AWS Compute is a large element of the AWS infrastructure, and it's likely to be one of the first service types that you will use, or are already using. This lesson will focus on a single Compute service, EC2 and it covers all elements from the ground up, ensuring you have a full understanding of each feature discussed

Learning Objectives

Once you have completed this lesson, you will understand what is meant by Compute, and you will have a full understanding of EC2 and be familiar with its configuration

Intended Audience

This lesson has been designed for anyone looking to learn about the EC2 service and its configurable options.  This would also be advantageous to those looking to take any of the Associate level AWS certifications. 


This is a beginner's guide to Amazon EC2 and so no existing knowledge is required of the service.  Any basic knowledge of AWS would be advantageous, but not essential.



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