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☑ Learn general cloud computing concepts
☑ Learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
☑ Gain an understanding of the fundamental systems on which the cloud is based
☑ Develop hands-on skills using core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services
☑ Build knowledge from beginner level to advanced concepts
This introduction to cloud computing on Amazon AWS course takes you from the AWS basics to being a competent AWS cloud practitioner. You'll learn general cloud computing concepts and AWS from fundamentals right through to advanced concepts. You'll also build hands-on skills using many of the core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services. Ideal for beginners - absolutely no cloud computing experience is required!
We use a highly visual and effective method of teaching cloud computing and AWS concepts using diagrams and animations (no bullet-point slides!). There are lots of hands-on exercises using an Amazon Web Services (AWS) free tier account to give you practical experience.
If you're interested in moving into a high-paying career working with cloud computing services - this is the best way to get started. You'll build knowledge from beginner level to advanced concepts, with plenty of opportunities to practice what you're learning.
Here's a snapshot of some of the awesome skills you'll learn using this course:
Learn fundamental concepts of cloud computing and including storage, database, networking, virtualization, containers, and cloud architecture
Create an AWS Free Tier account and launch your first virtual servers (Amazon EC2 instances) on the AWS Cloud
Configure elasticity, high availability and fault tolerance using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
Create and configure storage services and upload files and objects using Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS and Amazon S3
Launch a relational database on Amazon RDS and a NoSQL database using Amazon DynamoDB
Automatically deploy infrastructure using code through AWS CloudFormation
Create a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Learn how to use DevOps tools on AWS to automate a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline
Implement serverless computing and Docker containers on AWS using AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS
Create serverless event-driven architectures on Lambda
Create loosely coupled services with Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS
This is a great way to get started with cloud computing and also a great starting point for those planning to earn their AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect certifications (you will need additional courses aimed at those AWS certifications).
In this ultimate guide to cloud computing on AWS the topics you'll learn include:
Section 2 - The Building Blocks of Cloud Computing
Gain an understanding of the fundamental systems on which the cloud is based, including:
Client / server computing
Storage concepts: block, file, and object
IP addressing and subnetting basics
Networking: routers and switches
Application programming interfaces (APIs)
Section 3 - Introduction to Cloud Computing
Learn about the key cloud computing concepts:
Legacy / traditional IT vs cloud computing
The advantages of cloud computing services
Cloud computing examples
Cloud computing service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
Cloud computing deployment models (private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, multicloud)
Section 4 - Demystifying Cloud Computing Architecture
Complex cloud computing architecture concepts are made easy for you to understand:
Stateful vs stateless services
Scaling up vs scaling out
High availability and Fault tolerance
Monolithic vs microservices architectures
Section 5 - AWS Basics
In this section you'll learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and setup your free tier account:
AWS Global Infrastructure
Setting up a free tier account
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Cloud networking - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Cloud computing security - security groups and network ACLs
AWS Public and Private services
Section 6 - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Learn how to use Amazon AWS's IaaS platform and launch virtual servers on Amazon EC2:
Launching Amazon EC2 instances
Create a website on Amazon EC2
Using IAM Roles with EC2
Scaling with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Add high availability with Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
Section 7 - AWS Storage Services
Use block, file, and object storage on AWS:
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Section 8 - AWS Databases
Use managed database services in the AWS Cloud:
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Section 9 - Automation on AWS
Learn how to automate deployment and management on AWS:
Deploy infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation
Deploy a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Section 10 - DevOps on AWS - Creating a Code Pipeline
Build a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline
Use AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeStar
Section 11 - Content Delivery and DNS Services
Use Amazon Route 53 for DNS resolution and domain registration
Use the Amazon CloudFront content delivery network (CDN)
Section 12 - Containers and Serverless Computing
You'll learn about Docker containers and serverless computing:
Using AWS Lambda functions
Microservices (Docker Containers) on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
Section 13 - Application Integration and Loose Coupling
Implement loose coupling best practices with AWS services:
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
Section 14 - Get certified on AWS
Learn how to take the next step in your career with an AWS Certification such as the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate.
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"Great experience, clearly presented and lots of hands on practice demos"
"Awesome, the flow of the session is very good; the trainer started from basics and then gradually moved to advance topics. Highly recommended"
"I am a second-year CS student at one of the best unis in the UK. This lecturer explained my whole network module in literally 20 mins and I understood more than in my uni lectures. lol"
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Hi, my name is Neal Davis - I'll be your instructor for this course. Cloud Computing is my Passion - which is why I founded Digital Cloud Training - offering AWS training resources that represent a higher quality standard than is otherwise available in the market. I created this beginner's course to help you understand core cloud computing concepts & the basics of AWS. I enjoy teaching on Udemy as it allows me to leverage my knowledge and hands-on experience that I have built over the last 20 years…Yes, I've been working in the Cloud space since its very inception!
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Course Download - Code, Files, and Slides
The Building Blocks of Cloud Computing
Basic Architecture of a Computer
Servers vs desktops and laptops
Client - Server Computing
Hard Drives - HDDs and SSDs
Storage - block vs file vs object
IP Addressing Primer
Networking - Routers and Switches
Networking - Firewalls
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Legacy IT or Traditional IT
What is Cloud Computing
Example Cloud Application Deployment
Launching Cloud Services
Cloud Computing Service Models
Cloud Computing Deployment Models
Demystifying Cloud Architecture
Stateful vs Stateless Services
Scaling Up vs Scaling Out
Monolithic and Microservices Architectures
Amazon Web Services Overview
AWS Global Infrastructure
Setup your AWS Free Tier Account
Create a Billing Alarm
Create IAM user and group
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Security Groups and Network ACLs
AWS Public and Private Services
Install the AWS Command Line Interface
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Amazon EC2 Overview
Launching an Amazon EC2 Instance
Connecting to Amazon EC2 instances
Create a Website using User Data
Using Access Keys with EC2
Using IAM Roles with EC2
Scale elastically with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Create a Target Tracking Scaling Policy
Add load balancing with Amazon ELB
AWS Storage Services
AWS Storage Services Overview
Create and Attach EBS Volume
Instance Store Volumes
EBS Snapshots and AMIs
Create Amazon EFS Filesystem
Amazon S3 Create Bucket and Make Public
Working with S3 Objects from the AWS CLI
Amazon RDS Overview
Create Amazon RDS Multi-AZ
Add an Amazon RDS Read Replica
Install Wordpress on EC2 with RDS Database
Automation on AWS
How to deploy infrastructure using AWS CloudFormation
Create simple Stacks with AWS CloudFormation copy
Create complex Stack with AWS CloudFormation
Deploy an application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk
DevOps on AWS - Creating a Code Pipeline
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
AWS CodePipeline with AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Create AWS CodeStar project
Content Delivery and DNS Services
Amazon Route 53 Overview and Routing Policies
Register domain using Route 53
Create Amazon CloudFront distribution with S3 static website
Add an SSL/TLS certificate and Route 53 Alias record
Containers and Serverless Computing
Docker Containers on Amazon ECS
Serverless with AWS Lambda
Application Integration and Loose Coupling
Amazon SNS and Amazon SQS
AWS Lambda to Amazon SQS Event Source Mapping
Serverless application - Amazon SQS, SNS, and Lambda
Get Certified on AWS
The AWS Certification Paths
Bonus Lesson: Coupon Codes for our other courses
I really liked the knowledge, content and the pace of the instructor. The course covers all the necessary new topics/tools (in just about enough detail to get a basic understanding/purpose) that are in demand in any enterprise software development. Moreover the instructor covers these topics in a very good pace (not too fast, not too slow). Would definitely recommend to new junior/mid level professionals out there.
If you are a bigginer to AWS then please go throgh with this course. Very understandable way of teaching. Thank You...
The course starts from the basics of a computer and I like that approach of teaching i.e. from known to unknown.
Great course. Highly detailed and in depth. I won't use all of the concepts initially but the exposure to them will help greatly in my new role with Cloud services. Thanks!
Good presentation. My only gripe is that Windows approach is not adequately covered and the teaching assistant always refers you to AWS documentation to read and figure out and this can prove to be very frustrating. I have done several courses at Udemy and good lectures always show both the Mac and Windows approach on video.
Great introduction to AWS and Cloud Computing basics. Excellent hands on approach helps to fully understand the concepts.
it's a well balanced course, the presentation is simple with great example, to someone who want to solidify the basics of cloud computing it was a good help. Coming from Azure it shows the similarity to AWS.
Neil does a good job of balancing between explaining the concepts and hands on work on the AWS Console. Highly recommend this class.
Great course. I started with only a light familiarity with AWS and now feel comfortable in the admin console. The production and audio on this course is very good, and the teaching content is top notch. Thanks for offering.
I am about 60% done and this is a great course to start my journey of becoming certified in AWS. I have Cisco certifications but I wanted to extend my ability to be hired for multiple positions. This is definitely worth every second spent watching.
Excelente curso, muy bien explicado y no se necesita tener conociemientos avanzados en IT para entender todo lo que comprende el curso, recomiendo ampliamente.
As a non-techie I never thought I would ever say that I'm enjoying a course about cloud computing, but here I am! The teacher does a wonderful job of breaking down complicated concepts, and the slides add even more clarity to the lesson. Best course I've taken so far on Udemy.
Great instruction and really informative. This is a great course for gaining an understanding of what cloud computing is and how it works. Also teaches lots about AWS from simple stuff to difficult subjects, always delivered in an easy to understand format. Thanks for an amazing introduction to cloud computing and AWS!
Thorough discussion of cloud computing concepts. I'm learning a lot of new stuff and getting to grips with AWS is fun
Best course on Udemy for learning about cloud computing and AWS. Great slides and very clear and easy to understand