Compute Fundamentals of AWS for Cloud Practitioner

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To be properly prepared for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, understanding the fundamentals of AWS is critical. The Compute category of services are key resources that allow you to carry out computational abilities via a series of instructions used by applications and systems. These resources cover a range of different services and features including:

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Auto Scaling
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS Lambda

This lesson will provide the fundamental elements of all of these compute services and features that will allow you to select the most appropriate service for your project and implementations. Each have their advantages by providing something of value that’s different to the others, which will all be discussed.

Learning Objectives

By the time you complete this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Describe the basic functions that each service performs within a cloud IT environment
  • Recognize basic components and features of each compute service
  • Understand how each service utilizes the benefits of cloud computing, such as scalability or elasticity

Intended Audience

This lesson is designed for:

  • Anyone preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Managers, sales professionals and other non-technical roles

Prerequisites

Before taking this lesson, it is recommended that you have a general understanding of basic cloud computing concepts.

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