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Deep Dive into Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon and Amazon Web Services via Independent


In this advanced self-paced course, you gain the required in-depth knowledge and skills to use, manage, and secure Amazon EFS. You learn about performance monitoring and optimization, and pricing models, including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You also explore specialized AWS services, including AWS Direct Connect and Amazon CloudWatch.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Storage engineers
  • System administrators
  • Cloud architects
  • Other IT professionals

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Determine when to use Amazon EFS
  • Create and configure EFS file systems
  • Secure file system data with encryption
  • Control access to EFS file systems
  • Use Amazon CloudWatch to monitor performance


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

  • General knowledge of AWS
  • Knowledge of IT storage systems
  • Knowledge of IT business practices



  • Module One: Amazon EFS Overview
    • What is Amazon EFS
    • When to use Amazon EFS
    • Amazon EFS use cases
  • Module Two: Amazon EFS Architecture
    • Cloud-based NFS DIY vs Amazon EFS architecture
    • Amazon EFS file systems
    • Mount targets
    • AWS Direct Connect
    • Amazon EFS File Sync
  • Module Three: Amazon EFS File System Management
    • Creating an EFS file system
    • Mounting a file system on an Amazon EC2 instance
    • Using the mounted file system
  • Module Four: Securing Your Data in Amazon EFS
    • Security controls
    • Shared responsibility model
    • Security groups and permissions
    • Integrating with AWS IAM
    • Data encryption
  • Module Five: Performance and Optimization
    • Amazon EFS performance modes
    • Amazon EFS throughput modes
    • Bursting and burst credits
    • Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch
  • Module Six: Amazon EFS Cost and Billing
    • EFS pricing model
    • Costs of file storage
    • Example of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Course Assessment: Deep Dive into Amazon Elastic File System

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