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Introduction to Cloud Computing on Amazon AWS for Beginners

Introduction to Cloud Computing on Amazon AWS for Beginners - Learn Cloud Computing concepts and AWS Basics. Master AWS fundamentals and hands-on skills on Amazon Web Services (AWS)


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  • Created by Neal Davis | AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer Associate, Digital Cloud Training | AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Developer Associate
  • English
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What you'll learn

  • Learn general cloud computing concepts
  • Learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Gain an understanding of the fundamental systems on which the cloud is based
  • Develop hands-on skills using core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services
  • Build knowledge from beginner level to advanced concepts


This introduction to cloud computing on Amazon AWS course takes you from the AWS basics to being a competent AWS cloud practitioner. You'll learn general cloud computing concepts and AWS from fundamentals right through to advanced concepts. You'll also build hands-on skills using many of the core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services. Ideal for beginners - absolutely no cloud computing experience is required!
We use a highly visual and effective method of teaching cloud computing and AWS concepts using diagrams and animations (no bullet-point slides!). There are lots of hands-on exercises using an Amazon Web Services (AWS) free tier account to give you practical experience.
If you're interested in moving into a high-paying career working with cloud computing services - this is the best way to get started. You'll build knowledge from beginner level to advanced concepts, with plenty of opportunities to practice what you're learning.
Here's a snapshot of some of the awesome skills you'll learn using this course:
Learn fundamental concepts of cloud computing and including storage, database, networking, virtualization, containers, and cloud architecture
Create an AWS Free Tier account and launch your first virtual servers (Amazon EC2 instances) on the AWS Cloud
Configure elasticity, high availability and fault tolerance using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
Create and configure storage services and upload files and objects using Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS and Amazon S3
Launch a relational database on Amazon RDS and a NoSQL database using Amazon DynamoDB
Automatically deploy infrastructure using code through AWS CloudFormation
Create a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Learn how to use DevOps tools on AWS to automate a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline
Implement serverless computing and Docker containers on AWS using AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS
Create serverless event-driven architectures on Lambda
Create loosely coupled services with Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS
This is a great way to get started with cloud computing and also a great starting point for those planning to earn their AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect certifications (you will need additional courses aimed at those AWS certifications).

In this ultimate guide to cloud computing on AWS the topics you'll learn include:

Section 2 - The Building Blocks of Cloud Computing
Gain an understanding of the fundamental systems on which the cloud is based, including:
Computer architecture
Client / server computing
Storage concepts: block, file, and object
IP addressing and subnetting basics
Networking: routers and switches
Server virtualization
Docker containers
Application programming interfaces (APIs)
Section 3 - Introduction to Cloud Computing
Learn about the key cloud computing concepts:
Legacy / traditional IT vs cloud computing
The advantages of cloud computing services
Cloud computing examples
Cloud computing service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
Cloud computing deployment models (private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, multicloud)
Section 4 - Demystifying Cloud Computing Architecture
Complex cloud computing architecture concepts are made easy for you to understand:
Stateful vs stateless services
Scaling up vs scaling out
Load balancing
High availability and Fault tolerance
Loose coupling
Monolithic vs microservices architectures
Event-driven architectures
Section 5 - AWS Basics
In this section you'll learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and setup your free tier account:
AWS Global Infrastructure
AWS Pricing
Setting up a free tier account
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Cloud networking - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Cloud computing security - security groups and network ACLs
AWS Public and Private services
Section 6 - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Learn how to use Amazon AWS's IaaS platform and launch virtual servers on Amazon EC2:
Launching Amazon EC2 instances
Create a website on Amazon EC2
Using IAM Roles with EC2
Scaling with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Add high availability with Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
Section 7 - AWS Storage Services
Use block, file, and object storage on AWS:
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Section 8 - AWS Databases
Use managed database services in the AWS Cloud:
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Amazon DynamoDB
Section 9 - Automation on AWS
Learn how to automate deployment and management on AWS:
Deploy infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation
Deploy a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Section 10 - DevOps on AWS - Creating a Code Pipeline
Build a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline
Use AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeStar
Section 11 - Content Delivery and DNS Services
Use Amazon Route 53 for DNS resolution and domain registration
Use the Amazon CloudFront content delivery network (CDN)
Section 12 - Containers and Serverless Computing
You'll learn about Docker containers and serverless computing:
Using AWS Lambda functions
Microservices (Docker Containers) on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
Section 13 - Application Integration and Loose Coupling
Implement loose coupling best practices with AWS services:
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
Section 14 - Get certified on AWS
Learn how to take the next step in your career with an AWS Certification such as the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate.

Check out the excellent course reviews from our happy students
Great experience, clearly presented and lots of hands on practice demos
Awesome, the flow of the session is very good; the trainer started from basics and then gradually moved to advance topics. Highly recommended
I am a second-year CS student at one of the best unis in the UK. This lecturer explained my whole network module in literally 20 mins and I understood more than in my uni lectures. lol

Hi, my name is Neal Davis - I'll be your instructor for this course. Cloud Computing is my Passion - which is why I founded Digital Cloud Training - offering AWS training resources that represent a higher quality standard than is otherwise available in the market. I created this beginner's course to help you understand core cloud computing concepts & the basics of AWS. I enjoy teaching on Udemy as it allows me to leverage my knowledge and hands-on experience that I have built over the last 20 years…Yes, I've been working in the Cloud space since its very inception!

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Who this course is for:

Anyone keen to learn more about cloud computing
Ideal for newbies to cloud computing
Professionals keen to explore cloud computing services
Anyone interested in understanding Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Aspiring developers who want to build applications on AWS
Students keen to learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing

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