Storage Fundamentals of AWS for Cloud Practitioner


AWS Data Services
Course Summary
1h 39m

To be prepared for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam, this course will enable you to demonstrate Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Glacier, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) and Amazon CloudFront storage solutions, and help you identify when to apply AWS solutions to common business scenarios.

This course covers a range of different services, including:

  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon DynamoDB, ElastiCache, and Redshift
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • AWS Import/Export Disk
  • AWS Import/Export Snowball
  • AWS Storage Gateway

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the basic functions that each storage service performs within a cloud solution
  • Recognize basic components and features of each storage service
  • Identify which storage service would be most appropriate to a general use case
  • Understand how each service utilizes the benefits of cloud computing, such as scalability or elasticity

Intended Audience

This course is designed for:

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


Before taking this course, you should have a general understanding of basic cloud computing concepts.


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Hello and welcome to this course, which will introduce you to the wide variety of AWS storage services that are available for you to use, depending on your requirements and use case. When it comes to the type of data you need to store and how durable or sensitive this data needs to be, it can greatly affect your chosen solution and ultimately which AWS storage service you would use. 

Before we start, I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Stuart Scott, I am one of the trainers here at CloudAcademy, specializing in AWS, Amazon Web Services. Feel free to connect with me with any questions using the details shown on screen, alternatively you can always get in touch with us here at CloudAcademy by sending an email to, where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question. 

This course is designed as an introduction to the AWS storage services and methods of storing data, as a result, this course is suitable for those who are starting out on their AWS journey, to understand the various services that exist and their use case, storage engineers responsible for maintaining and storing data within the enterprise, security engineers who secure and safeguard data within AWS and those who are looking to begin their certification journey with either the AWS Cloud practitioner or one of the three associate level certifications. 

This course is comprised of the following lectures, AWS Storage Services, this lecture looks at why there is such a range of different AWS storage services, the remainder of the lectures within this course will provide an overview of the storage services and its main features and use cases, starting with Amazon Simple Storage Service, known as S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon EC2 instance storage, Amazon Elastic Block Store, EBS, Amazon Elastic File System, EFS and Amazon CloudFront. The next two lectures will focus on methods of transferring data for storage into and out of AWS, this includes AWS Storage Gateway and AWS Snowball. Finally, there will be a lecture summarizing the key points of this course. 

The objectives of this course are to provide an overview and introduction to the different AWS storage services, an understanding of how to transfer data into and out of AWS and the knowledge to confidently select the most appropriate storage service for your needs. This is an entry-level course to AWS storage services and so no prior knowledge of these services are required, however, a basic understanding of Cloud Computing and awareness of AWS would be beneficial, but not essential. For more information on Cloud Computing concepts and principles, please see our existing course here. Please note, for any lectures that do include links in the slides, then I'll add these links into the transcript for each individual lecture. 

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That brings us to the end of this lecture, coming up next, we start off by looking at how storage is used within the AWS Cloud.

About the Author
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Andrew is fanatical about helping business teams gain the maximum ROI possible from adopting, using, and optimizing Public Cloud Services. Having built  70+ Cloud Academy courses, Andrew has helped over 50,000 students master cloud computing by sharing the skills and experiences he gained during 20+  years leading digital teams in code and consulting. Before joining Cloud Academy, Andrew worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe.