Getting Started With NGINX

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This Learning Path provides an overview of NGINX, it's primary use cases and key features. We start by exploring the origins of NGINX in the "Getting Started Module". Next, we learn how to go about installing NGINX on various operating systems and with different options. In Module 2, 3, and 4 we explain the basics of the configuration language of NGINX - and how to set up NGINX as a Web server.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the most common use cases of NGINX
  • Describe the differences between NGINX F/OSS and NGINX Plus
  • Execute basic NGINX commands
  • Locate your NGINX configuration file(s)
  • Describe the role of contexts, blocks, and directives in your configuration file(s).
  • Identify the server block that will respond to a request
  • Identify the location block that responds to requests, identify location processing rules, and configure a simple web server that serves static pages and images.

Intended Audience
This Learning Path is intended for people who need to be familiar with NGINX use cases and the high-level capabilities it brings to its end users.

In order to successfully complete this course we recommend:

  • Having a general understanding of Web servers and how they work.
  • Be familiar with Linux and how to move between directories on the command line.
  • Be able to edit files with a command-line editor such as nano, vi or vim. Our labs use the vim editor.
  • Understand the basics of HTTP and TCP/IP
  • Basic knowledge of networking.

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Training Content

Course - Intermediate - 50m
This course provides an overview of NGINX, it's primary use cases and key features.
Exam - 30m
Final Exam: NGINX Core
Final Exam: NGINX Core
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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.

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