AWS Business Essentials

By Mark Nunnikhoven

Learn the business fundamentals of Amazon Web Services.

2 hours
  • 24 Lessons

About the course

Hello Cloud Gurus,

What is the ‘cloud’? What is ‘cloud computing’? This course will answer these questions, and more. AWS Business Essentials is designed to help business leaders, executives, and non-technical staff understand the advantages of cloud computing and build a cloud strategy to meet your business goals. The course will review the business and financial benefits of cloud computing and the fundamentals of AWS. In this course, you’ll also learn about the cloud adoption framework to help design a strategy to successfully deploy the AWS platform within your business.

There are no prerequisites for this course as its been designed exclusively for those with no previous cloud experience. You’ll start with an introduction to the cloud and AWS, and we’ll explain the benefits to your business and how those benefits will transform your IT rapidly compared with traditional IT. Then you’ll explore how the cloud is far more agile and elastic compared to traditional IT, and also explain the benefits of a pay-as-you-go pricing strategy – a revolution in IT pricing. This course will help you plan your adoption and migration to the cloud. We’ll introduce you to AWS’ Cloud Adoption Framework, as well as the Well-Architectured Framework to help technical teams make decisions that align with business goals. It will also introduce you to the AWS Partner Network so you know where to go to connect to technology and consulting organizations who can help your organization in its cloud adoption journey. You’ll also learn about how your data will be kept safe in the cloud, and how your business can manage and control your data effectively. And finally, this course will demystify some of the terms in AWS, helping you become familiar and conversant in the critical concepts and features.

AWS Business Essentials explains key concepts clearly. By the end of the course you’ll understand:

  • The cloud and how it will help your business.
  • The basic economics of cloud computing.
  • How security and compliance work in the cloud.
  • An overview of the cloud migration process so you can confidently make IT decisions that align with your business goals.

Join us in this course and get started on your cloud journey today. Keep being awesome, Cloud Gurus!

  • Chapter 1 5 Lessons Start here 22:35



    The First Question You Should Ask


    The Key Innovation of AWS


    The Four Benefits of The AWS Cloud


    What is the Cloud? Answered.

  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons What the Cloud Can Do for You 27:10

    What Agility does for your Business


    Why Going Global Changed the Game


    How Elasticity Transforms IT


    How Pay-as-you-go Creates Opportunity

  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons How to get to the AWS Cloud 16:57

    Adding the AWS Cloud to your Current Deployment


    Migrating Everything to the AWS Cloud


    Creating New Solutions in the AWS Cloud


    How to Pick an Adoption Strategy

  • Chapter 4 5 Lessons Tools to Help Build Better in the AWS Cloud 30:24

    The Cloud Adoption Framework


    The Well-Architected Framework


    Modern Application Development


    The AWS Partner Network


    Calculating Total Cost of Non-Ownership

  • Chapter 5 3 Lessons How Safe is your Data in the AWS Cloud? 18:58

    How Everything Works in the AWS Cloud


    Who Owns the Data?


    How Secure is the AWS Cloud?

  • Chapter 6 3 Lessons The AWS Cloud in a Nutshell 8:08

    The AWS Cloud. Summarized.


    AWS Terms you Need to Know




What you will need

  • None

What you can expect

  • You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of why cloud computing is the engine of digital transformation.

  • You will be able to display a working knowledge of the basic economics of cloud computing as it relates to your business.

  • You will be able to show an understanding of how security and compliance work in the cloud.

  • You will gain an awareness of the cloud migration process.

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