December 31st, 2017
Vice President of Product
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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AWS Concepts Course Introduction
Welcome to Linux Academy's AWS Concepts course.
Course Features and Tools
This lesson will review the different teaching tools used in this course, and demonstrate where and how to access everything.
A Conceptual Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS & the Cloud
What is the cloud? What is Amazon Web Services? We set out to answer these questions in the most simplistic way possible. No technical terms, no technical definitions. Just some easy-to-understand examples of what these services are and why people use them. As a useful reference, you can access AWS's official glossary here: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/glos-chap.html
Introduction to Core AWS Services
What is a VPC? Touching on a very important feature of AWS, we set out to explain the concept of a VPC in the most simplistic way possible.
Understanding EC2 (Part 1)
What is EC2? In this video, we set out to explain the concept of EC2 in the most simplistic way possible.
What is RDS? In this video, we set out to explain the concept of RDS in the most simplistic way possible.
What is S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service)? In this video, we set out to explain the concept of S3 in the most simplistic way possible.
Understanding EC2 (Part 2)
We return to EC2 to discuss another example of how and why it is used.
AWS Global Infrastructure
Understanding How AWS is Physically Set Up
We take a visual look at how AWS is set up around the globe. We start with a global map, and drill down to a local data center. For the latest on AWS Infrastructure, see: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/
QUIZ: AWS Concepts
With AWS basics down, learn what the next steps are to expand your AWS knowledge. For the latest on AWS Certification, see: https://aws.amazon.com/certification/
How to get recognized for your certification.