AWS Concepts

Course

December 31st, 2017

Intro Video

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Thomas Haslett

Vice President of Product

Length

01:24:05

Difficulty

Beginner

Course Details

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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Syllabus

Course Introduction

Getting Started

AWS Concepts Course Introduction

00:01:14

Lesson Description:

Welcome to Linux Academy's AWS Concepts course.

Course Features and Tools

00:03:37

Lesson Description:

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

Understanding AWS

00:16:38

Lesson Description:

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

Understanding VPCs

00:06:37

Lesson Description:

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)

00:05:33

Lesson Description:

What is EC2? In this video, we set out to explain the concept of EC2 in the most simplistic way possible.

Understanding RDS

00:12:54

Lesson Description:

What is RDS? In this video, we set out to explain the concept of RDS in the most simplistic way possible.

Understanding S3

00:04:49

Lesson Description:

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)

00:03:50

Lesson Description:

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

00:06:36

Lesson Description:

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

00:15:00

Course Conclusion

Final Steps

What's Next?

00:06:11

Lesson Description:

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/

Get Recognized!

00:01:01

Lesson Description:

How to get recognized for your certification.