AWS Technical Essentials

In this online training course, students will be introduced to Amazon Web Services (AWS) products, services, and common solutions. Students will be provided with fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that they can make well-informed decisions about IT solutions based on their business requirements.

Instructor: Raymond Lacoste

Skills Learned

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS Management Console
  • Understand foundational services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3),
    and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Understand the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Understand AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Understand AWS management tools, including Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Trusted Advisor

Who Should Attend This Course

AWS Tech Essentials is intended for professionals responsible for articulating the technical benefits of AWS to customers and those that are interested in learning how to get started with AWS. This course is also meant for SysOps admins, Solution Architects and developers interested in using AWS services.

Prerequisites

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic e-mail usage skills

Course Outline

(Course Outline is subject to change)

  • Introduction and History of AWS
  • AWS Foundational Services: EC2, VPC, S3, EBS
  • AWS Security, Identity, and Access Management (IAM)
  • AWS Databases: RDS, DynamoDB
  • AWS Management Tools: Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing, Trusted Advisor

Hands-On Labs

Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • Explore the Users and Groups
  • Add Users to Groups
  • Sign-In and Test Users

Introduction to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Create an Amazon VPC
  • Setting up a Security Group
  • Launching an Amazon EC2 instance
  • Attaching an Internet Gateway to your VPC

Introduction to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) with Windows Server

  • Create an Amazon VPC
  • Setting up a Security Group
  • Launching an Amazon EC2 instance
  • Attaching an Internet Gateway to your VPC
  • Deleting your Amazon VPC

Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • Create an Amazon Linux Instance from an AMI
  • Connecting to your Amazon EC2 Instance

Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with Windows Server

  • Create an Amazon EC2 instance running Windows Server
  • Connecting to your Amazon EC2 Instance

Introduction to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

  • Create a Bucket in Amazon S3
  • Adding an Object to Amazon S3
  • Viewing an Object in Amazon S3
  • Deleting an Object and Bucket in Amazon S3

Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • Creating an Elastic Block Store Volume
  • Adding an EBS Volume and Increasing Performance

Introduction to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) (Linux)

  • Creating a Relational Database Service (RDS) Instance
  • Create an Amazon Linux Instance from an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
  • Connect to your Amazon EC2 Instance
  • Install MySQL client in your instance
  • Connecting to RDS instance

Introduction to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) (Windows)

  • Creating a Relational Database (RDS) Instance
  • Connecting to the RDS Instance with Client Software

Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB

  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding and Modifying Table Data
  • Modify an Existing Item in the Table
  • Querying the Table
  • Deleting the Table

Introduction to Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  • Create a Launch Configuration
  • Create an Auto Scaling Group

Introduction to Elastic Load Balancing

  • Creating an Elastic Load Balancer