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Technical Essentials of AWS

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This Course is for beginners; for those who are ready to begin their journey into the AWS cloud.   

For some, this is a choice full of excitement and possibility. For others, the choice has been made for them and it comes with a feeling of uncertainty. It's easy to feel overwhelmed. AWS has thousands of services and features available and it can be challenging to figure out the first steps to take.

Cloud Academy is here to help with a Course that covers AWS and its foundational services of compute, storage, networking, and databases.    

Intended Audience

This Course is ideal for anyone looking to learn more about the AWS cloud and is ready to start learning how to use it.

Learning Objectives

Following this course you will have a better understanding of:

  • The AWS global infrastructure
  • On-demand virtualized computing with EC2
  • Networking using a Virtual Private Cloud
  • Creating highly available environments
  • Amazon S3: The Simple Storage Service
  • Identity and Access Management with IAM
  • The Amazon Relational Database Service
  • The NoSQL database Amazon DynamoDB
  • Load Balancing and Auto Scaling to create elastic environments
  • Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch and the AWS Trusted Advisor


There are no prerequisites required before taking this Course. 

It will be advantageous to have a basic understanding of concepts such as computer virtualization, data storage, and IP-based networking.  

However, these skills are not required.  


We welcome all feedback and suggestions!

If you are unsure about where to begin or if you would like help getting started, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com

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About the Author

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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.

To date, Stuart has created 250+ courses relating to cloud computing reaching over 1 million+ students.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.

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