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.

Course description

Begin at the beginning with this course on AWS foundations and services. Starting off with an overview of AWS itself (and some of the terminology that might trip you up), you’ll look at creating an AWS account, exploring the management console, creating an S3 bucket, creating an EC2 instance (or virtual machine) and other useful services and tools.


So You Wanna be an AWS Rock Star?

Video — 00:08:23

Have you heard the term ‘cloud’ and wondered just what it means in relation to computers and applications? If so, this episode will give you the low down on cloud computing and what it’s all about.

What’s in a Name?

Video — 00:05:09

What does the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud have to offer? In this episode, you’ll learn about the key services offered by AWS and how Amazon makes these services available all over the world.

Ready, Set, Go

Video — 00:05:17

Where do I start? It’s the most common question when first getting into Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this episode, you’ll begin by creating a free AWS account that you can use to explore and learn all about this amazing cloud service.

Exploring the Management Console

Video — 00:07:23

Learning a new interface can be challenging. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has much to offer, which can make the console hard to understand at first; however, in this episode, you’ll gain an understanding for the console and its components so that you can navigate the interface with ease.

Creating an S3 Bucket

Video — 00:13:21

The Simple Storage Service (S3) gives you storage in the cloud at any scale and with varying costs. This episode introduces the creation of S3 buckets (containers for your storage in the cloud).

Creating an EC2 Instance

Video — 00:14:04

What if you could run a server in the cloud and fully manage it the way you want? You can do exactly that with Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances and this episode shows you how.

AWS Databases

Video — 00:09:54

You’ve probably used dozens or hundreds of databases in your life — even if you didn’t know you were. It’s a place to put your data. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a rich database solution that you’ll explore in this episode.

Other Cool Services

Video — 00:11:14

In addition to storage, compute and database services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers scalability and monitoring. In this episode, you’ll learn about the services that offer this in the cloud.

Meet the author

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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