Tom Carpenter

CTO, CWNP

Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate.

Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry.

Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential.

Content from Tom Carpenter

AWS Essentials & Solutions Architect Associate
Learning Path
AWS Essentials & Solutions Architect Associate

AWS Essentials & Solutions Architect Associate

The AWS Essentials & Solutions Architect Associate certification path begins by building your knowledge of essential AWS terminology, concepts and services before preparing you to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

CompTIA Cloud+
Learning Path
CompTIA Cloud+

CompTIA Cloud+

The CompTIA Cloud+ certification path introduces you to a variety of information security concepts that affect the cloud. You'll learn about system requirements, cloud storage, security, troubleshooting and more.

AWS Essentials Foundations and Services
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AWS Essentials Foundations and Services

AWS Essentials Foundations and Services

Start off strong with a course on AWS foundations and services such as account creation, bucket creation, using the management console and more.

AWS Essentials Security and Costs
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AWS Essentials Security and Costs

AWS Essentials Security and Costs

Explore AWS cost and security with this course and prepare yourself for your certification journey.

AWS Cloud Services Overview
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AWS Cloud Services Overview

AWS Cloud Services Overview

This course provides a detailed overview of AWS Cloud Services.

AWS Storage Design
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AWS Storage Design

AWS Storage Design

Keep your organization organized with this course on storage services in AWS.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
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Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

This course covers the concept and configuration of the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Compute Services Design
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Compute Services Design

Compute Services Design

This course introduces EC2 — the AWS cloud computing service.

Compute Services Implementation
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Compute Services Implementation

Compute Services Implementation

This course walks through launching and configuring EC2 instances.

Compute Services Management
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Compute Services Management

Compute Services Management

Explore the ins and outs of the ongoing EC2 instance management.

Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Learn how to control access to your AWS account and the services running in it with Identity and Access Management (IAM).

IAM Best Practices
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IAM Best Practices

IAM Best Practices

Explore practical application of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Auto Scaling Solutions
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Auto Scaling Solutions

Auto Scaling Solutions

Explore the options for dynamically growing or shrinking a set of servers in AWS.

Virtual Network Services
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Virtual Network Services

Virtual Network Services

This course focuses on DNS configuration and also explores Access Control Lists (ACLs) and flow logs.

AWS Application Deployment
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AWS Application Deployment

AWS Application Deployment

This course covers an array of AWS application and deployment services, from Lambda to Trusted Advisor.

AWS Database Design
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AWS Database Design

AWS Database Design

Learn how to architect and secure databases in AWS.

Database Deployment
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Database Deployment

Database Deployment

Practice creating and managing databases in AWS in this hands-on course.

Additional AWS Services
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Additional AWS Services

Additional AWS Services

Get familiar with various AWS services developed to serve specific needs.

Operational Excellence with AWS
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Operational Excellence with AWS

Operational Excellence with AWS

This scenario-based course illustrates the concepts of operational excellence.

About AWS and the Exam
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About AWS and the Exam

About AWS and the Exam

This course introduces Amazon Web Services (AWS) and discusses the AWS CSA-A exam.

Introducing the Cloud
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Introducing the Cloud

Introducing the Cloud

Learn what the cloud is, how to set up various cloud accounts, and different cloud service providers.

System Requirements for Cloud Deployments
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System Requirements for Cloud Deployments

System Requirements for Cloud Deployments

Learn about cloud components, how to deploy the cloud and testing plans.

Cloud Storage
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Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

Learn about different storage types, how to manage storage and what to do in case the worst should happen.

Cloud Compute
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Cloud Compute

Cloud Compute

Learn about cloud computing and how to run service and applications within the cloud.

Cloud Networking
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Cloud Networking

Cloud Networking

Learn the ins and outs of cloud networking.

Cloud Security
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Cloud Security

Cloud Security

Take a deep dive into cloud security, the rules and regulations governing security and various tools and services needed to protect the cloud.

Migration Types
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Migration Types

Migration Types

Migrating to the cloud requires planning and precision. Learn tools and techniques to consider when planning for migration.

Planning Patch Management
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Planning Patch Management

Planning Patch Management

Get to grips with patch management and how to plan and implement patches from deployment to retirement.

Troubleshooting Cloud Solutions
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Troubleshooting Cloud Solutions

Troubleshooting Cloud Solutions

Learn everything you need to know about how to troubleshoot in the cloud.

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