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AWS Fundamentals: Going Cloud-Native

This course will introduce you to Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services and infrastructure. Through demonstrations you'll learn how to use and configure AW...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 2h 5m
Language: English

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This course will introduce you to Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services and infrastructure. Through demonstrations you’ll learn how to use and configure AWS services to deploy and host a cloud-native application.

Early in the course, your AWS instructors will discuss how the AWS cloud infrastructure is built, walk you through Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Lightsail compute services. They’ll also introduce you to networking on AWS, including how to set up Amazon Virtual Public Cloud (VPC) and different cloud storage options, including Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Elastic File Service (EFS). Later in the course you’ll learn about AWS Database services, such as Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon DynomoDB. Your instructors will also walk you through how to monitor and scale you application on AWS using Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon EC2 Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Auto Scaling. Lastly, you’ll learn about security on AWS, as well as how to manage costs when using the AWS cloud platform.

In this course, you won’t be required to complete hands-on exercises, but we strongly suggest you take advantage of the AWS Free Tier to follow along as the instructors demonstrate the AWS services. Class forums will also allow you to ask questions and interact with AWS training instructors. After completing this course, you’ll have the basic fundamentals to get started on AWS.

This course has been developed by AWS, and is delivered by AWS technical instructors who teach cloud computing courses around the globe.

You will learn

✓ Learn AWS fundamental concepts including Regions, Availability Zones, and Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)
✓ Learn how to use AWS compute, storage, database, and security services via the AWS Console
✓ How to make an applications durable, distributed, and highly available


There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Cloud Computing knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.
AWS Training and Certification
Amazon Web Services
Allen Goldberg, leads the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS). Previously he was a Technical Trainer with AWS, teaching classes worldwide on Architecting, Systems Operations, Data Warehousing, and Big Data and Analytics. Prior to joining AWS, Allen worked in academia and as a technologist and trainer. He has a broad background working with commercial clients and in manufacturing technology. Allen is a graduate of New York University.
Platform: Coursera
Video: 2h 5m
Language: English

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