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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level (2018)

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Wayde Gilchrist
Wayde is a veteran of the cloud industry, from both a practical and teaching perspective. Holding six (6) AWS certifications, Wayde has been teaching courses on AWS for over four years. His combination of AWS expertise and instructional design make him an excellent Linux Academy Training Architect.

Course Introduction

Getting Started

Course Introduction

00:02:08

About the Training Architect

00:00:51

Introduction to the Orion Papers

00:03:05

About the Exam

00:06:30

What is a Solutions Architect?

00:03:42

Introduction to the Well Architected Framework

00:03:40

Course Features and Tools

00:02:59

AWS Free Tier: Usage Tracking and Billing Widget

00:03:56

AWS Structure and Organization

AWS Account and Physical Organization

Exploring the AWS Account and Services Layer

00:06:08

Exploring the AWS Physical and Networking Layer

00:12:13

Essential CSA Terminology

00:06:32

Shared Security Responsibility Model and Attributes

00:03:58

Access Management

Interacting with AWS

Console Tour and Navigation: Settings and Account Management

00:08:05

IAM (Identity and Access Management)

IAM Essentials

00:13:22

IAM Policies

00:07:22

IAM Users

00:09:54

IAM Groups

00:03:50

IAM Roles

00:09:29

IAM API Keys

00:09:12

Identity Federation

00:06:58

AWS Organizations

00:03:35

Learning Activity: Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

00:30:00

QUIZ: AWS IAM Fundamentals for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Server-Based Compute Services

EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)

EC2 Essentials

00:13:08

EC2 AMIs and Virtualization

00:07:50

EC2 Instance Types

00:10:26

Instance Details and Bootstrapping

00:16:18

EC2 Storage Options

00:20:31

Security Groups and Key Pairs

00:10:05

EBS Snapshots

00:07:23

EC2 Placement Groups

00:05:33

EC2 Purchasing Options

00:12:50

Learning Activity: Provisioning a Linux EC2 Instance in AWS

00:30:00

Learning Activity: Create a Custom AMI in AWS

00:30:00

Elastic File System (EFS)

EFS Essentials

00:05:11

EC2 Quiz

QUIZ: AWS EC2 Fundamentals for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Introduction to AWS VPC Networking

VPC Essentials

00:20:04

VPC Network Routing Basics

00:14:39

VPC Security Basics

00:13:08

Learning Activity: Building an AWS VPC from Scratch

01:00:00

QUIZ: AWS VPC Fundamentals for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

High Availability

Highly Available and Fault Tolerant VPC Networking

Elastic Load Balancing

00:20:56

Serving Traffic To and From Private Subnets

00:09:19

VPC Endpoints

00:06:58

Autoscaling

00:19:08

Making your Applications Stateless

00:06:52

High Availability versus Fault Tolerance

00:04:46

Learning Activity: Create an Auto Scaling Group and Application Load Balancer in AWS

00:30:00

Learning Activity: Creating a Secure Web Application from Scratch with a Bastion Host, NAT Gateway and Application Load Balancer in AWS

01:00:00

QUIZ: High Availability on AWS for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

DNS, CDN, and Failover Networking

Route 53 Essentials

00:12:25

Route 53 DNS Failover

00:04:04

CloudFront

00:18:59

Learning Activity: Managing DNS Records with AWS Route 53

00:30:00

Learning Activity: Configuring an AWS CloudFront Distribution

00:30:00

QUIZ: AWS Route 53 and CloudFront Concepts for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Database Services

Database Concepts

Database Terminology

00:09:18

RDS (Relational Database Service)

RDS Essentials

00:14:29

Learning Activity: Creating and Configuring Secure AWS RDS Instances with Read Replicas and Backup Solutions

01:00:00

DynamoDB

DynamoDB Essentials

00:12:26

Neptune

Neptune Essentials

00:03:40

ElastiCache

ElastiCache Essentials

00:05:08

Redshift

Redshift Essentials

00:05:55

Databases Quiz

QUIZ: Databases on AWS for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Storage Services

S3 (Simple Storage Service)

S3 Essentials

00:11:14

S3 Components

00:13:53

S3 Features

00:12:10

Website Hosting with S3

00:04:04

Glacier

00:06:01

Transferring Data into S3

00:10:57

Learning Activity: Configuring Amazon S3 Buckets to host a Static Website with a Custom Domain

00:30:00

Learning Activity: Configuring AWS Backup and Archiving Solutions in S3 with Lifecycle Policies and Versioning

00:30:00

QUIZ: Amazon Storage Service Concepts for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Hybrid Environments

Hybrid Environments & VPC Peering

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

00:09:19

AWS Direct Connect

00:07:15

VPC Peering

00:06:05

Learning Activity: Implementing VPC Peering on AWS

01:00:00

QUIZ: AWS Hybrid Environments for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Application and Messaging Services

SNS (Simple Notification Service)

SNS Essentials

00:06:43

Learning Activity: Configuring SNS Push Notifications on S3 Bucket Events inside of the AWS Console

00:30:00

SQS (Simple Queue Service)

SQS Essentials

00:13:01

Amazon MQ

Amazon MQ Essentials

00:06:00

SWF (Simple Work Flow)

SWF Essentials

00:05:40

API Gateway

API Gateway Essentials

00:09:08

Application Services Quiz

QUIZ: AWS Application Services for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Serverless Architectures

Service Oriented Architectures

Introduction to Service Oriented and Serverless Architectures

00:07:58

Lambda

Lambda Essentials

00:11:57

Learning Activity: Creating a Serverless Text Message Reminder Service in AWS using Lambda

00:30:00

QUIZ: Serverless Architectures on AWS for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Monitoring

CloudWatch & CloudTrail

CloudWatch Essentials

00:12:56

CloudTrail Essentials

00:06:12

Learning Activity: AWS Access Control Alerts with CloudWatch and CloudTrail

00:30:00

Network Flow Logs

VPC Flow Logs and Access Logs

00:04:39

Monitoring Quiz

QUIZ: Monitoring on AWS for the Solutions Architect

00:15:00

Deployment Services

CloudFormation

CloudFormation Essentials

00:16:16

Learning Activity: Deploying a Scalable Serverless API with AWS CloudFormation

00:30:00

Container Services

Elastic Container Service (ECS) Essentials

00:07:10

Elastic Beanstalk

Elastic Beanstalk Essentials

00:06:56

Learning Activity: Deploying a Simple Flask Application in the AWS Console with Elastic Beanstalk

00:30:00

Analytics

Kinesis

Kinesis Essentials

00:12:51

Elastic MapReduce

EMR Essentials

00:10:59

AWS Well Architected Framework

Operational Excellence Pillar

Best Practices and Key Services for Operational Excellence

00:13:13

Reliability Pillar

Design Principles and Key Services for Reliability

00:09:38

Encryption Key Management on AWS

00:07:11

Disaster Recovery Design Patterns

00:11:13

Learning Activity: Route 53 DNS Failover of Website from EC2 Instance to Static Website Hosted on S3

01:00:00

Security Pillar

Design Principles and Key Services for Security

00:16:53

Performance Efficiency Pillar

Design Principles and Key Services for Performance Efficiency

00:07:57

Cost Optimization Pillar

Design Principles and Best Practices for Cost Optimization

00:07:34

Conclusion

Final Steps

How to Prepare for the Exam

00:02:36

What's Next After Certification?

00:01:44

Get Recognized

00:01:01

Practice Exam: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

01:30:00

Share and Connect with Us!

Community and LinkedIn

00:02:21

Details

Welcome to Linux Academy's all new AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate prep course. This course prepares you to take the AWS Solutions Artchitect Certification exam released February 2018.  This course has been developed to provide you with the requisite knowledge to not only pass the AWS CSA certification exam but also gain the hands-on experience required to become a qualified AWS Solutions architect working in a real-world environment.


As part of this course, you will make use of our unique interactive learning tool - The Orion Papers. The Orion Papers is a non-linear, visual, interactive guide designed to enhance your learning and understanding of AWS. This guide can be used independently of the video lessons, but is meant to be supplemental and used in conjunction with the video lessons and live labs provided on cloudassessments.com. 


Access the Orion Papers: https://bit.ly/2KC2qow


 


Join the Linux Academy community slack for chat here: https://linuxacademy-community-slack.herokuapp.com/ and join the #aws channel.

Study Guides

Link: The Orion Papers

Use this link to access The Orion Papers: https://www.lucidchart.com/documents/view/e19c1195-f416-4f55-9be8-9dfacc3bb9e7

CSA 2018 Exam Blueprint

The official exam blueprint from aWS

AWS Best Practices

Architecting for the Cloud Best Practices

AWS Well Architected Framework

Whitepaper describing the five pillars of the Well Architected Framework

Instructor Deck

Community

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