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Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers: 1 Cloud Concepts

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Get a beginner-level introduction to Amazon Web Services. Learn the basic concepts about cloud computing while you explore the AWS platform and services.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)—and cloud computing in general—can be difficult for people without technical backgrounds to decipher. This introductory course is a bridge between non-engineers and the cloud. It is the first in a four-part series designed to help professionals in non-technical roles, including finance teams, project managers, and marketers, make the best use of AWS. Instructor Hiroko Nishimura—founder of Intro to AWS for Newbies—provides a brief history of cloud computing, an overview of cloud deployment models, and a summary of cloud design principles. She then shows how to create an account and start using the AWS Free Tier to gain hands-on experience with AWS products and services. Plus, get exam tips and learn about resources for professionals studying for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.Note: This course also maps to the first domain of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Taking all four courses in the Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers series will help you prepare for the exam.


  • How did we get in the cloud?
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam
  • Cloud Concepts domain
1. Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • What is the cloud?
  • What is cloud computing?
  • A brief history of the cloud
  • Cloud computing in daily life
  • Wrapping up: Cloud computing
2. Cloud Computing Concepts
  • Advantages of cloud computing
  • Cloud computing models
  • Cloud computing deployments
  • Design principles of cloud computing
  • Study break: Reviewing cloud computing
3. Introduction to AWS
  • A brief history of AWS
  • What is AWS?
  • Big companies using AWS
4. Diving into AWS
  • Popular services offered in AWS
  • Create an AWS account
  • Exploring the AWS dashboard
  • AWS Free Tier
  • Use case: AWS Free Tier
  • Study break: Exam tips and resources
  • Next steps

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Hiroko Nishimura

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