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Description

Learning Path Overview

Fundamentals of AWS is a specific training course for AWS beginners. This Learning Paths consists of Courses, Laboratories and three Exams. Each module deals with a specific topic theory, which is then put to the test, in an applied environment, with our hands-on Laboratories.

AWS is a huge player in the cloud computing world, so if you want to become a cloud architect, AWS Fundamentals is a great place to start. But it's about much more than AWS: this path will introduce you to some core cloud principles like distributed storage, concurrent computing, redundancy, and security.

In this course, you will learn the core AWS skills and concepts needed to begin working with AWS and to get AWS certified.

At the end of the Learning Path we will present you with a Certificate of Excellence.

What you will learn?

At the end of these 15 hours, covering the AWS basics, you will be able build a cost-effective, scalable, and reliable infrastructure on the AWS platform

Prerequisites

To get the most from this training path, make sure you are already familiar with the basics of Cloud Computing, in particular infrastructure as a service (IAAS), as well as Microsoft and Linux essentials, including DNS and DHCP, networking essentials, virtualization and storage. 

Updates

  • April 6, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
  • 20th May 2019 - Compute Fundamentals for AWS updated to include content on Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) & Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)
  • 18th June 2019 - Added resources AWS Global Infrastructure: Availability Zones, Regions, Edge Locations, RegionalEdge Caches & AWS Shared Responsibiity Model
  • 18th June 2019 - Added course: Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC & AWS: Overview of AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM)
  • 18th June 2019 - Removed outdated content: Technical Fundamentals of AWS / Networking Fundamentals of AWS / Security Fundamentals of AWS

Q&A

  • What is AWS Web Services?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud platform that offers database storage, content delivery, and compute power to personal and business users. Having seen exponential growth in the sector, AWS allows users to build sophisticated applications at a scalable through leveraging AWS cloud products and solutions.

  • How does AWS Cloud work?

Put simply, Amazon Web Services is a collection of Cloud Computing services that allow users to 'rent' their services, creating a seamless approach for many business models. Many allow AWS to run their websites or apps for reasons including: cost, storage, efficiency and security.

  • What are the different types of Cloud Computing?

There are three different types of cloud computing: Software-as-a-Service (Saas), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). These make up the Cloud Computing stack with Software ranked highest, followed by Platform and Infrastructure.

Certificate

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Learning Path Steps

2 labs

By completing this hands-on lab, you will be able to create your first Amazon EC2 instance using the AWS Management Console.

3 labs

You will learn the steps to launch and configure a Windows virtual machine using Amazon AWS.

4 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Compute Fundamentals

5 description

An explanation of the core components that make up the AWS Global Infrastructure

7 labs

Learn to create your first Amazon S3 bucket, create a logical folder for organizational purposes, and upload content to it and set custom metadata using the S3 console

8 labs

EC2 instances can use multiple storage volumes, learn how to add and manage them using EBS.

9 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Storage Fundamentals

11 labs

Learn how to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

12 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC

14 labs

You will learn the steps to create and use the MySQL Relational Database using Amazon RDS.

15 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS

16 description

Understand where your security responsibility starts and ends with the shared responsibility models

18 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Overview of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

19 exam-filled

Exam: Fundamentals of AWS

About the Author

Students62271
Courses90
Learning paths40

Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe.  His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups. 

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