AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level

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Anthony James
Anthony is the founder/CEO of Linux Academy, and instructs courses on AWS, DevOps, and Linux. When not creating and maintaining a variety of courses, he is leading the Linux Academy content & code team.

Course Overview

About This Course

00:05:03

Preparing For The Exam

00:03:27

AWS Certification Essentials

AWS Concepts

AWS Architecture and Terminology

00:17:03

Compute and Networking Services

00:19:08

Storage and Content Delivery Services

00:13:10

Database Services

00:05:09

Analytics Services

00:01:13

App Services

00:07:35

Deployment Services

00:04:32

Management Services

00:03:31

Quiz: Overview

Amazon IAM (Identity And Access Management)

IAM Essentials

00:06:36

IAM Best Practices For New Accounts

00:12:35

API Keys And Roles

00:10:44

IAM Policies

00:11:54

Log IAM Events With CloudTrail

00:06:39

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

AWS S3 Essentials

00:19:03

Getting Started

00:11:22

S3 Permissions

00:11:48

S3 Bucket/Object Versioning And LifeCycle Policies

00:08:40

Website Hosting With S3

00:05:48

Quiz: Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)

EC2 Essentials

00:25:00

Understanding Reserved Instances

00:08:20

Selecting And Building EC2 Instances

00:32:29

EBS Volumes And Snapshots

00:18:05

Working With Public And Private IP Addresses

00:10:57

Cloud-init Userdata And Metadata

00:10:38

Security Groups

00:15:47

CloudWatch And EC2

00:14:05

EC2 Placement Groups

00:05:21

Serving Traffic To Private Web Servers

00:11:54

Using a Bastion Host

00:06:34

Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)

RDS Essentials

00:17:53

Working With RDS

00:15:54

Subnet Groups

00:02:25

RDS Security Groups And Connecting To RDS From EC2

00:08:30

Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) And Networking

Introduction To VPC And AWS Networking

00:12:16

Building A VPC From Scratch

00:30:10

VPC Networking

00:06:20

VPC Security

00:09:55

Configuring A NAT Instance

00:11:30

DB Subnet Groups

00:05:37

Extending The VPC To On-Premise Networks

00:10:59

VPC Peering

00:11:07

High Availability And Fault Tolerant Tools With EC2

Working With Amazon Machine Images (AMI's)

00:20:52

ELB With High Availability Hands On

00:21:43

Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues

00:03:57

Applying Auto Scaling And ELB To Create High Availability And Fault Tolerance

00:21:03

AWS Direct Connect

Understanding AWS Direct Connect

00:11:01

Amazon Kinesis

Learning Amazon Kinesis

00:11:23

IOT Kinesis Example

00:03:09

Amazon Cloudfront

CloudFront Essentials

00:08:52

Architecting Applications With CloudFront

00:20:08

Performance Considerations With CloudFront

00:04:26

Route 53

Route53 and DNS Failover

00:12:24

Latency Based Routing

00:05:02

Weighted Routing Policies In Route53

00:03:22

Amazon SNS (Simple Notification Service)

SNS Essentials

00:03:31

SNS Hands-on

00:05:36

Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service)

SQS Essentials

00:07:49

Using SQS To Build Decoupled Application Architectures

00:11:17

Amazon SWF (Simple Work Flow Service)

SWF Essentials

00:06:40

Amazon EMR (Elastic Map Reduce)

EMR Essentials

00:19:09

Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

Elastic Beanstalk Essentials

00:03:34

Getting Started With Elastic Beanstalk

00:13:18

Amazon CloudFormation

CloudFormation Essentials

00:02:50

Building An S3 Bucket With CloudFormation

00:15:06

AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI)

About The CLI And Getting Setup

00:07:05

AW CLI: Working With EC2

00:11:57

AW CLI: Working With S3

00:13:26

Designing highly available, cost efficient, fault tolerant, scalable systems

Implementation/Deployment

How To Design Cloud Services & Best Practices

00:09:19

Monitoring

00:04:29

Architectural Trade-Off Decisions

00:05:17

Elasticity And Scalability

00:04:50

Data Security

Security Architecture with AWS

Shared Security Responsibility Model And Attributes

00:03:55

AWS Platform Compliance And Security Services

00:05:52

Incorporating Common Conventional Security Products

00:02:35

DDoS Mitigation

00:04:01

Encryption solutions

00:03:06

Complex Access Controls

00:04:03

Amazon CloudWatch For The Security Architect

00:02:05

CloudHSM

00:04:58

Recognize critical disaster recovery techniques and their implementation

Disaster Recovery

00:09:26

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

EC2 Troubleshooting Scenarios

00:04:53

VPC Troubleshooting Scenarios

00:02:47

ELB Troubleshooting Scenarios

00:02:13

Auto Scaling Troubleshooting Scenarios

00:02:23

Creating A Highly Available Fault Tolerant Application Environment

Overview

00:04:19

Building A VPC vs Using The Default VPC

00:07:25

Best Practices For Securing A New AWS Account

00:15:27

Enabling CloudTrail

00:09:26

Building The RDS Instance And Learning More About Subnet Groups

00:19:03

Creating The Required IAM Role For Bootstrapping

00:03:53

Building The EC2 Instance, Installing The App, And Connecting To RDS

00:30:36

Downloading And Installing The W3 Total Cache Plugin

00:07:49

Adding CloudFront CDN For Static Files

00:17:33

Building The AMI

00:11:29

Adding Autoscaling And Bootstrapping

00:27:29

Troubleshooting Environment Issues

00:13:55

Route 53 Routing Policies

00:10:50

Hands On Building A Route 53 Failover

00:17:06

Methods For Deploying Configuration Changes To The OS

00:05:45

Preparing For The Exam And Where To Go Next

How To Prepare For The Exam

00:05:01

Whats Next After Certification?

00:02:11

Quiz: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Practice Exam

Details

This course is carefully crafted to teach you the skills of a Solutions Architect. Starting with core AWS concepts and evolving into understanding the ins-and-outs of AWS services, this AWS CSA Associate level course will teach you how to architect systems for scalability, high availability, and fault tolerance. You will have the ability to make decisions based on real-world requirements including cost, availability, and security requirements. You will also be well-versed in many of the most common AWS services. If you're ready to take your AWS skills to the next level, enroll in this self-paced course with 40+ hours of lessons, hands-on labs based on real scenarios, quizzes, notecards, and downloadable guides.

Study Guides

Overview of Security Processes

This is an Amazon white paper specifically covering security processes on AWS. It is a required reading to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level

AWS Cloud Architectures

AWS Cloud Best Practices

AWS Storage Options

AWS Security Best Practices

AWS EMR Best Practices

Using AWS For Disaster Recovery

White Paper

AWS CSA Slides

PDF Slides/Notes

AWS Exam Blue Print

The official AWS CSA - Associate Exam Blueprint

Building Fault - Tolerant Applications on AWS

AWS Security Best Practices #2

This is a newer security best practices Whitepaper from AWS. The older one (2014) should still be studied in addition to this one.

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