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Amazon Web Services

Digital Classroom - AWS Cloud Technical Essentials

Amazon Web Services and Amazon via AWS Skill Builder


AWS  Cloud Technical Essentials introduces you to essential Amazon Web Services and common solutions. The course covers the fundamental AWS concepts related to compute, database, storage, networking, monitoring, and security. You will start working in AWS through hands-on course experiences. The course covers the concepts necessary to increase your understanding of AWS services, so that you can make informed decisions about solutions that meet business requirements. Throughout the course, you will gain information on how to build, compare, and apply highly available, fault tolerant, scalable, and cost-effective cloud solutions. 

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Describe terminology and concepts related to AWS services
  • Navigate the AWS Management Console
  • Articulate key concepts of AWS security measures and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Distinguish between several AWS compute services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS)
  • Describe AWS database and storage offerings, including Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
  • Explore AWS networking services
  • Access and configure Amazon CloudWatch monitoring features

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Individuals responsible for articulating technical benefits of AWS services to customers
  • Individuals interested in learning how to get started with AWS SysOps
  • SysOps administrators, Solutions Architects, Developers


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • IT experience
  • Basic knowledge of common data center architectures and components (servers, networking, databases, applications, and so on)
  • No prior cloud computing or AWS experience is required

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Module 1: Introduction to Amazon Web Services
  • Module 2: AWS Compute
  • Module 3: AWS Networking
  • Module 4: AWS Storage
  • Module 5: Databases on AWS
  • Module 6: Monitoring, Load Balancing, and Scaling
  • End of Course Assessment
  • Course Wrap-up
  • Resources and Next Steps


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