Introduction to AWS

By Nick Triantafillou

This short course for beginners will teach you everything that you need to know about the "how" and "why" of AWS.

5.5 hours
  • 39 Lessons
  • 4 Hands-On Labs

About the course

This Amazon Web Services tutorial for beginners is for absolutely anyone seeking to learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Even if you have never logged into the AWS console before, we’ll guide you through the fundamental services that make up the AWS platform.

Together we’ll look at the history of Amazon Web Services at a 10,000 foot view, and then dive into the different pillars which make AWS what it is today. You’ll come away from this course with an understanding of the major services in AWS and how they fit together.

We take an "explain-it-like-I’m-5" approach by explaining things simply, without industry jargon.

We know you’re here to learn, so no programming knowledge is needed, and no prior AWS experience is required. We will walk you through the basics one step at a time.

By the end of this Amazon Web Services tutorial for beginners, you’ll understand the basics of cloud computing with AWS.

  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 3:20

    Course Introduction

    3:20
  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons Overview of AWS 20:23

    What is AWS?

    4:40

    A Brief History of AWS

    4:01

    The 10,000 Foot Overview

    7:51

    Regions and Availability Zones

    3:51
  • Chapter 3 5 Lessons Security and Identity 59:53

    Seeking Security and Identity

    3:49

    Illustrating IAM

    4:49

    Summarizing Secrets Manager

    2:39

    Demonstrating Directory Service

    3:36

    Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    45:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 4 Lessons Compute 15:13

    Considering Compute

    3:47

    Exploring EC2

    3:52

    Clarifying Containers

    3:28

    Learning Lambda

    4:06
  • Chapter 5 5 Lessons Storage 45:26

    Studying Storage

    4:46

    Selecting S3 and S3 Glacier

    4:21

    Explaining EFS

    2:43

    Solving Storage Gateway

    3:36

    Introducing Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 4 Lessons Databases 13:13

    Defining Databases

    3:06

    Reviewing RDS

    2:58

    Discussing DynamoDB

    3:48

    Evaluating ElastiCache

    3:21
  • Chapter 7 5 Lessons Networking 45:59

    Negotiating Networking

    2:44

    Valuing VPC

    4:20

    Choosing CloudFront

    4:26

    Revising Route 53

    4:29

    Create And Configure Basic VPC Components in AWS

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 8 5 Lessons Management and Governance 1:13:20

    Memorizing Management and Governance

    2:56

    Composing CloudFormation

    4:40

    Collecting CloudWatch

    2:46

    Applying Auto Scaling

    2:58

    Getting Started with CloudFormation

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 9 4 Lessons Machine Learning 15:55

    Managing Machine Learning

    4:43

    Recognizing Rekognition

    3:22

    Driving DeepRacer

    4:09

    Comparing CodeGuru

    3:41
  • Chapter 10 2 Lessons Conclusion 6:20

    Completing Case Studies and AWS Architecture

    4:52

    Summary and Further Learning

    1:28

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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