AWS Cloud Services Overview Course

In this course, you will learn what cloud computing and AWS are, what they can do, and how to use them.

1 hour, 23 minutes

Course description

Starting with definitions of the cloud and the history of Amazon Web Services (AWS), this course moves into the plethora of compute, database and networking services AWS currently provides, and its security and compliance features.


Regions and availability

Video - 00:06:00

Where is Amazon Web Services (AWS)? The answer is: everywhere. AWS is deployed in various regions around the globe with datacenters in these regions. Additionally, many regions have multiple Availability Zones (AZs). This episode explains the terminology of regions and AZs.
Security and compliance

Video - 00:07:00

Have you wondered how you can secure the solutions you run in Amazon Web Services (AWS)? This is a valid concern and you will begin to learn the answer to this important question in this episode.
Services, part 3

Video - 00:16:00

This episode continues the AWS offerings tour and looks at the most recent additions within the AWS system.
Services, part 2

Video - 00:08:00

This episode continues the Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings tour finishing up where we left off in the last episide. By the end of this episode, you will have a birds-eye view of the AWS services.
Services, part 1

Video - 00:10:00

In this first part of two episodes, you will begin exploring the Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings. By browsing through the services list in the AWS console, we can explore everything AWS has to offer.

Video - 00:06:00

Throughout this course, you will hear about compute services, storage services, database services, and networking services. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform provides all of these and this platform is explored in this episode.

Video - 00:07:00

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been around for more than a decade. To understand where we are, it is often helpful to see from where we've come. This episode takes you on a historic tour of AWS.
Cloud computing models

Video - 00:06:00

You may be wondering how you can use the cloud. Do you have to move everything to the cloud or just some solutions? What do the buzzwords like IaaS, Paas, and SaaS mean? You will find out in this episode.
Benefits of cloud computing

Video - 00:09:00

Why move to the cloud? This episode provides an overview of the benefits of cloud computing. You can save money, time and headaches when moving to the cloud.
Cloud computing defined

Video - 00:08:00

What exactly is cloud computing? In this episode, you will learn the answer to this important question and discover some examples of cloud computing service providers.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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