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Amazon Web Services

AWS Services Overview for IT Professionals

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This foundational course will strengthen your understanding of AWS Services. The instructors will teach basic topics regarding computing, networking, storage, database, monitoring, security, serverless, containers, databases, and cost optimization. We will map AWS Services and features to different technical roles in cloud computing. For example, the instructors will provide an overview of Amazon S3 from the perspective of a Solutions Architect, a Security Analyst and a Data Scientist, highlighting and explaining the top features that these roles will use.


Week 1
Course 2 Introduction
Video: Week Introduction and Recap of Previous Class
Video: Database, Monitoring, and Security
Video: Compute, Networking and Storage

Compute and Networking
Video: The Physical Cloud
Video: Virtual Private Clouds Overview
Video: Elastic Compute Cloud
Video: Going Serverless
Video: Building with Containers
Week 1 FAQs

Week 2:
AWS Storage and Database
Video: Week 2 Introduction
Video: Using the Right Storage for the Job
Video: Object Data Storage
Video: What if I need a filesystem?
Video: How about Managed Databases?
Video: Week 2 Wrap-up
Week 2 FAQs

Week 3:
Monitoring Solutions on AWS
Video: Week 3 Introduction
Video: Introduction to Monitoring and Optimizing Solutions
Video: Monitoring Solutions in the Cloud
Amazon CloudWatch Recap
Video: Logging Account Activity
AWS CloudTrail Recap
Knowledge Check: Monitoring

Optimizing Solutions on AWS
Video: Optimizing Processes to Lower Cloud Costs
Cost Estimation and Process Optimization
Knowledge Check: Processes and Cost Optimization

Securing Cloud Resources
Video: Introduction to Security in the Cloud
Video: AWS Services to Enhance Cloud Security
Security in the Cloud
Knowledge Check: Security in the Cloud
Video: Course Closing

Taught by

Rafael Lopes, Oksana Hoeckele and Alex Galvin


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