AWS Concepts

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Thomas Haslett
Thomas Haslett is an enthusiast of cutting edge technology. Cloud computing, virtual/augmented reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are what he considers "fun & cool". Tom's background includes years of experience creating and designing proprietary business applications, virtual reality game development, and Android app development. Tom currently holds three AWS certifications: AWS Solutions Architect (Associate) AWS SysOps Admin (Associate) AWS Developer (Associate) LinkedIn: Twitter: @thaslett

Course Introduction

Getting Started

AWS Concepts Course Introduction
Course Features and Tools

A Conceptual Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS & the Cloud

Understanding AWS

Introduction to Core AWS Services

Understanding VPCs
Understanding EC2 (Part 1)
Understanding RDS
Understanding S3
Understanding EC2 (Part 2)

AWS Global Infrastructure

Understanding How AWS is Physically Set Up
Live-Environment-Challenge: QUIZ: AWS Concepts

Course Conclusion

Final Steps

What's Next?
Get Recognized!


This course is for the absolute beginner. Have you ever wanted to know, in very simple terms, the answer to the following questions?: What is the cloud? What is AWS? What are AWS's core services? Why do we use AWS? If you answered yes to any of these, then this course is for you. Our goal with this course is to provide a simple, conceptual introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, and it's core services. There are no technical explanations or definitions to memorize — this course is visual, and strictly conceptual. When you are done with this course, you will have the conceptual foundation to move forward onto more advanced AWS courses. By having the frame-of-reference understanding from this course, you will be more prepared to tackle the more complex technical concepts and terminology.


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Study Guides

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