LP Intro: Managing AWS Compute (EC2) & Block Storage (EBS)


Learning Path Introduction
Managing AWS Compute (EC2) & Block Storage (EBS)

This brief course introduces the Managing AWS Compute (EC2) & Block Storage (EBS) learning path and what you can expect to learn by the end of it!


Hello and welcome to this learning path which contains our courses and hands-on labs which will focus on two key services, these being Amazon EC2 and the Elastic Block Store service (EBS). These 2 services are often used in conjunction with each other, while EC2 provides compute processing power for your applications, EBS offers persistent block-level storage through its seamless integration. 

My name is Stuart Scott and I'm the AWS Content Director here at Cloud Academy. Feel free to connect with me to ask any questions using the details shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question. 

The content set out in this learning path is ideal for architects designing new solutions, systems administrators who are responsible for fleet management and maintaining AWS environments, and anyone looking to develop their knowledge across Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS, especially when preparing for an AWS certification.

This learning path will start by covering Amazon EC2 in depth, providing you with a solid understanding of the service, and the opportunity to get hands-on with the service through a series of labs. You will also learn about the EC2 image builder which allows you to build and define a pipeline for creating your EC2 images.

We then dive into Amazon EBS, looking at its use cases, the different types of volumes available, its security features, and EBS Multi-Attach. Again, you will be given the opportunity to implement and manage EBS using a series of hands-on labs.

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.

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