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Deep Dive into Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Amazon and Amazon Web Services via Independent


This 300-level self-paced course provides you with the knowledge to use, manage, secure, monitor, and optimize Amazon S3 for your storage. You explore buckets, objects, security policies, and the storage management capabilities of Amazon S3. You discover other AWS security services and tools and how they can be used to help monitor and secure Amazon S3.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

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

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Use and manage Amazon S3
  • Secure your data in Amazon S3
  • Monitor and analyze your data Amazon S3
  • Optimize performance for Amazon S3


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

  • General AWS knowledge
  • General knowledge of Amazon S3
  • General knowledge of object storage
  • General knowledge of IT storage systems
  • General IT business knowledge



Course Outline

This course covers the following concepts:

Using Amazon S3 (30 minutes)

  • Data consistency model
  • Bucket and Object Operations in Amazon S3
  • Access Your Data
  • Data Transfer
  • Hands-On Simulation with Amazon S3

Managing Access to Amazon S3 (30 minutes)

  • Resource-Based and User-Based Policies
  • Policy Language
  • Access Control Lists

Encryption in Amazon S3 (10 minutes)

  • Data at Rest Encryption
  • Server-Side Encryption
  • Client-Side Encryption
  • VPC Endpoints

Using AWS Security Tools and Services with Amazon S3 (10 minutes)

  • AWS Config
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Amazon Macie

Managing Storage in Amazon S3 (45 minutes)

  • Amazon S3 Bucket Options and Features
  • Lifecycle Policies
  • Cross-Region Replication
  • Automating workflows with events

Monitoring and Analyzing Your Data in Amazon S3 (15 minutes)

  • Storage Class Analysis
  • Amazon QuickSight
  • Amazon CloudWatch

Optimizing Performance in Amazon S3 (15 minutes)

  • Optimizing for High Request Rates
  • Multipart Uploads and Downloads
  • Amazon S3 Select
  • Amazon CloudFront

Course Assessment



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