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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


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. 


  • 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  • 18th June 2019 - Removed outdated content: Technical Fundamentals of AWS / Networking Fundamentals of AWS / Security Fundamentals of AWS


  • 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.


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

1 courses

Understanding the fundamentals of AWS is critical if you want to deploy services and resources within the AWS Cloud.  The Compute category of services are key resources that allow you to carry out computational abilities via a series of instructions used by...

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

6 courses

Course Description One of the core building blocks of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is that of storage, and AWS provides a wide range of storage services that allow you to architect the correct solution for your needs.  Understanding what each of thes...

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

10 courses

This course has been designed to give you an overview of the AWS Virtual Private Cloud and its associated networking components.  This will help you to architect and build your VPC for a variety of different work loads and use cases.  The topics covered wit...

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

13 courses

Overview This course will provide you with an introduction to the cloud database services offered by AWS. In this course we will first we explore the fundamentals of cloud databases, outline the cloud databases provided by AWS before exploring how to get st...

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

17 courses

This course looks at one of the key Security services within AWS, Identity & Access Management, commonly referred to IAM. This service manages identities and their permissions that are able to access your AWS resources and so understanding how this service ...

18 exam-filled

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

19 exam-filled

Exam: Fundamentals of AWS


Jun 18 2019

Removed the following outdated content: 

  • Technical Fundamentals for AWS
  • Networking Fundamentals for AWS
  • Security Fundamentals for AWS

The following content has been added:

  • AWS Global Infrastructure: Availability Zones, Regions, Edge Locations, Regional Edge Caches
  • AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC
  • AWS: Overview of Identity & Access Management (IAM)

About the Author

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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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