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AWS Essentials Security and Costs

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

4 videos  //  40 minutes of training

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Course description

Before getting too deep into anything, it’s important to know what your limits are and what you can expect. Explore two of the most critical parts of any plan with this course covering AWS security, cost, documentation and the certification path.

Course syllabus

IAM... What?Duration: 12:59

When you start using Amazon Web Services (AWS), you'll begin with a single account. Eventually, you'll need many more accounts as you grow. Identity and Access Management (IAM) services give you what you need to manage these accounts and you'll discover the basic concepts in this episode.

AWS CostsDuration: 8:22

You want to spend as little as possible to get the services you need. In this episode, you'll explore cost options within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how you can keep those costs down.

AWS DocumentationDuration: 9:25

In this course, you've started down the path to learning about Amazon Web Services (AWS); however, you may need more help and information as you go. AWS documentation is just what the doctor ordered and this episode will show you how to use it.

AWS Certification PathDuration: 9:02

At this point, you're probably wondering what certification might look like in relation to Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS certifications are hot right now and you'll understand the various certifications available, and their differences, in this episode.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter


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.

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