Introduction to Cloud Computing on AWS for Beginners [2022]

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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).

Watch the intro video to learn how this course will help you gain a solid understanding of Cloud Computing on AWS.

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

Section1: The building blocks of cloud computing

1. Introduction

2. Basic Architect of a computer

3. Server Vs Desktop

4. Client Server Computing


6. Storage

7. IP Addressing

8. Networking

9. Databases

10. Virtualization

11. API

Section2: Introduction to Cloud Computing

1. Introduction

2. Traditional IT

3. Cloud Computing

4. Launching Cloud Services

5. Cloud Computing service models

6. Cloud Computing Deployment Models

Section3: Demystifying Cloud Architecture

1. Introduction

2. Stateful VS Stateless Services

3. Horizontal VS Vertical Scaling

4. Load Balancing

5. Fault Tolerance

6. Loose Coupling

7. Monolithic and Microservices architecture

8. Event-driven Architecture

Section4: AWS Basics

1. Introduction

2. AWS Overview

3. AWS Global Infrastructure

4. AWS Pricing

5. Setup your AWS Free Tier Account

6. Create a Billing Alarm

7. IAM Overview

8. Create IAM user and group

9. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

10. Security groups and Network ACLs

11. Install the AWS Command Line Interface

12. CLI part-2

Section5: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2))

1. Introduction

2. Amazon EC2 overview

3. Launching an Amazon EC2 Instance

4. Connecting to Amazon EC2 instances

5. Create a Website using User Data

6. Using IAM Role with EC2

7. Add load balancing with Amazon ELB

8. Scale Elastically with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Section6: AWS Storage services

1. Introduction

2. AWS Storage Service Overview

3. Create and Attach EBS Volume

4. Instance Store Volumes

5. EBS Snapshots and AMI

6. Create Amazon EFS Filesystem

7. Amazon S3 Create Bucket and Make Public

8. Working with S3 Objects from the AWS CLI

Section7: AWS Databases

1. Introduction

2. Amazon RDS Overview

3. Create Amazon RDS

4. RDS Multi-AZ and Read Replica

5. Install WordPress on EC2 with RDS Database

6. Amazon DynamoDBB

Section8: Automation on AWS

1. Introduction

2. Cloud Formation

3. How to deploy infrastructure using AWS CloudFormation

4. Elastic Beanstalk

5. Deploy an application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Section9: DevOps on AWS

1. Introduction

2. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

3. CodePipeline

4. Create AWS CodeStar Project

Section10 : DNS Service & Content Delivery

1. Introduction

2. Amazon Route 53 Overview and Routing Policies

3. Register domain using Route 53

4. Create Amazon CloudFront distribution with S3 static website


Section11: Containers & Serverless Computing

1. Introduction

2. Docker Containers

3. ECS ECR EKS & Fargate

4. Lab on ECS

5. Serverless with AWS Lambda

Section12 : Application Integration & Loose Coupling

1. Introduction

2. Amazon SNS

3. Amazon SQS

4. Lab on Amazon SNS and SQS

5. AWS Lambda to Amazon SQS Event Source Mapping

Section13: How to get Certified on AWS

1. How to get certified on AWS

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What Will You Learn?

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

Course Content

Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Introduction


Introduction to Cloud Computing

Demystifying Cloud Architecture

AWS Basics

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2

AWS Storage Services

AWS Databases