AWS Essentials

By Tia Williams

AWS Essentials is a course for those who are completely new to AWS.

16 hours
  • 88 Lessons
  • 7 Hands-On Labs
  • 11 Course Quizzes

About the course

AWS Essentials is a course for those who are completely new to AWS. No prior AWS experience is required. We will introduce you to AWS, provide an overview of the core AWS services, and walk through the process of setting up your own AWS account. Your learning will be reinforced with real-world scenarios and hands-on activities using our live environment. Our curated quizzes will help check your understanding of the presented topics.

  • Chapter 1 8 Lessons Getting Started 31:36

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    Course Introduction

    4:02

    Project Omega 2.0!

    2:46

    How to Use the Interactive Guide

    5:54

    Course Features and Tools

    7:14

    New to IT? This Video is Just for You

    4:26

    AWS Essentials Plus AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner For Certification

    2:16

    AWS Free Tier: Usage Tracking and Billing Widget

    3:39
  • Chapter 2 7 Lessons Account Basics 37:04

    Account Basics Overview

    1:43

    AWS Free Tier

    7:47

    Create an AWS Account

    4:58

    How to Navigate the AWS Console

    8:37

    Creating a Billing Alarm

    7:02

    AWS Documentation

    4:21

    Wrap It Up - Account Basics

    2:36
  • Chapter 3 9 Lessons Identity and Access Management (IAM) 58:06

    Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    1:48

    What is IAM?

    3:02

    IAM Initial Setup and Configuration

    15:26

    IAM Users and Policies

    7:46

    IAM Groups and Policies

    5:53

    IAM Roles

    5:58

    Wrap It Up - IAM Summary

    3:13

    QUIZ: AWS IAM Essentials

    15:00 Quiz

    Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 2 Lessons Summary of AWS Network Services 6:43

    Overview of Network Services

    1:35

    AWS Global Infrastructure

    5:08
  • Chapter 5 9 Lessons Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 1:16:21

    VPC Basics

    10:10

    Internet Gateways (IGW)

    7:32

    Route Tables (RTs)

    7:53

    Network Access Control List (NACLs)

    13:56

    Subnets

    11:10

    Availability Zones (VPC Specific)

    8:45

    Wrap It Up - VPC Summary

    1:55

    Creating a Basic VPC and Associated Components

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    QUIZ: VPC Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 1 Lesson Compute Services Overview 1:07

    Summary of AWS Compute Services

    1:07
  • Chapter 7 11 Lessons Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) 1:27:46

    EC2 Basics

    11:22

    Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)

    6:41

    Instance Types

    4:39

    Elastic Block Storage (EBS)

    9:38

    Security Groups

    9:55

    IP Addressing

    7:21

    Launching and Using an EC2 Instance

    13:39

    Connecting to an EC2 Instance from a Windows PC

    6:43

    Wrap It Up - EC2 Summary

    2:48

    Create a Windows EC2 Instance and Connect using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    QUIZ: EC2 Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 8 1 Lesson Storage Services Overview 2:10

    Summary of AWS Storage Services

    2:10
  • Chapter 9 10 Lessons Storage Services 1:03:47

    S3 Basics

    11:17

    Buckets and Objects

    6:08

    Storage Classes

    9:09

    Object Lifecycles

    7:39

    Permissions

    7:51

    Object Versioning

    4:58

    Wrap It Up - S3 Summary

    1:45

    Creating Amazon S3 Buckets, Managing Objects, and Enabling Versioning

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating a Basic Amazon S3 Lifecycle Policy

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    QUIZ: S3 Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 10 1 Lesson Database Services Overview 2:43

    Summary of AWS Database Services

    2:43
  • Chapter 11 4 Lessons Databases 41:22

    RDS and DynamoDB Basics

    8:17

    Provisioning RDS (MySQL)

    16:22

    Wrap It Up - Database Summary

    1:43

    QUIZ: AWS Essentials: RDS/DynamoDB Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 12 1 Lesson Overview of Monitoring, Alerts, and Notifications 1:10

    Summary of AWS Services for Monitoring, Alerts, and Notifications

    1:10
  • Chapter 13 4 Lessons Simple Notification Service (SNS) 34:17

    SNS Basics

    6:32

    Using SNS

    11:33

    Wrap It Up - SNS Summary

    1:12

    QUIZ: SNS Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 14 7 Lessons Management Tools 38:32

    Introduction to Management Tools

    1:32

    CloudWatch Basics

    5:25

    CloudWatch Metrics and Alarms

    9:11

    CloudTrail Basics

    5:57

    Wrap It Up - Management Tools Summary

    1:27

    Monitoring and Notifications with CloudWatch Events and SNS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    QUIZ: CloudWatch and CloudTrail Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 15 5 Lessons Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) 32:28

    Introduction to Load Balancing, Elasticity and Scalability

    3:22

    ELB Basics

    5:59

    Creating an ELB

    7:21

    Wrap Up - ELB Summary

    0:46

    QUIZ: ELB Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 16 5 Lessons Auto Scaling 47:31

    Introduction to Auto Scaling

    2:03

    Auto Scaling Basics

    6:53

    Using Auto Scaling

    7:47

    Wrap It Up - Auto Scaling Summary

    0:48

    QUIZ: Auto Scaling Essentials

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 17 6 Lessons Route 53 46:59

    Introduction to Route 53

    1:27

    Route 53 Basics

    9:30

    Using Route 53

    11:46

    CloudFront Basics

    8:19

    Wrap It Up - Route 53 Summary

    0:57

    QUIZ: Route 53 Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 18 6 Lessons Lambda 29:18

    Introduction to Lambda

    1:03

    Lambda Basics

    7:13

    Lambda Test

    5:30

    Wrap It Up - Lambda Summary

    0:32

    Creating a Basic Lambda Function to Shut Down an EC2 Instance

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    QUIZ: Lambda Essentials

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 19 2 Lessons Final Steps 15:51

    What We Learned

    4:16

    What's Next?

    11:35
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