Managing AWS Compute (EC2) & Block Storage (EBS)

AVG Duration6h


This learning path is focused on two key services, these being Amazon EC2 and the Elastic Block Store service. These two services are often used in conjunction with each other, EC2 provides you with compute processing power for your applications, while EBS offers persistent block-level storage through its seamless integration with EC2. 

Intended Audience

The content set out in this learning path is ideal for Architects designing new solutions, System 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.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this learning path, you will have an understanding of:

  • Amazon EC2 and its configurable components
  • How to create EC2 instances
  • EC2 Image Builder for building and testing images
  • EBS use cases
  • EBS volume types and security controls
  • EBS Multi-Attach


To get the most from this learning path it would be advantageous if you have a basic understanding of AWS


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 2m
LP Intro: 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!
Course - Beginner - 32m
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
This course covers the fundamentals of the Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute service, commonly known as EC2.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Create Your First Amazon EC2 Instance (Linux)
By completing this hands-on lab, you will be able to create your first Amazon EC2 instance using the AWS Management Console.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Create Your First Amazon EC2 Instance (Windows)
You will learn the steps to launch and configure a Windows virtual machine using Amazon AWS.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h
Using EC2 Spot Instances
In this lab, you will learn how to create EC2 spot instances, how they can be used in AWS, and how to handle instance interruptions.
Course - Beginner - 7m
Using EC2 Image Builder to Build and Maintain Secure Images
This course explores EC2 Image Builder, a service designed to help automate the creation and updating of images for your EC2 instance.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 1h 30m
AWS Basic EC2 Challenge
In this lab challenge, you'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of AWS EC2 and other related AWS tools.
Course - Beginner - 19m
Introduction to Amazon EBS and EC2 Instance Storage
This course will introduce you to the foundations of AWS storage, plus the Amazon Elastic Block Store, known as EBS and Amazon EC2 Instance storage.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Managing Instance Volumes Using EBS
EC2 instances can use multiple storage volumes, learn how to add and manage them using EBS.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 30m
Creating an EBS-Backed Linux AMI
You will learn how to create custom Amazon Machine Images (AMI) starting from a customized EC2 instance.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Expanding EBS Volumes on Linux Instances
Learn to increase the storage space of an existing EBS volume without losing the data on the volume in this hands-on lab on expanding EBS Volumes on Linux Instances.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Expanding EBS Volumes on Windows Instances
You can increase the storage space of an existing EBS volume without losing the data on the volume. To do this, you migrate your data to a larger volume and then extend the file system on the volume to recognize the newly-available space. After you verify that your new volume is working properly,...
Course - Intermediate - 7m
Working with Amazon EBS Multi-Attach
This course discusses Multi-Attach, a feature of the Amazon Elastic Block Store which allows multiple instances to access the same volume.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 40m
Amazon Elastic Block Store Challenge
Put your Amazon Elastic Block Store skills to the test as you create and attach volumes in this hands-on, real-environment, challenge lab.
Exam - 35m
Final Exam: Managing AWS Compute (EC2) & Block Storage (EBS)
Final Exam: Managing AWS Compute (EC2) & Block Storage (EBS)
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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.

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