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Cloud Computing

Explore cloud computing in AWS with this course covering cloud computing models, AWS history and more.

9 videos  //  68 minutes of training

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Course description

Plant yourself firmly with this course on cloud computing in AWS. Beginning with a plain definition and the benefits of cloud computing, you’ll look at cloud computing models, AWS history and the platform itself, services, security and compliance, and regions and availability.

Course syllabus

Cloud Computing DefinedDuration: 8:12

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.

Benefits of Cloud ComputingDuration: 9:35

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 ModelsDuration: 6:35

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.

HistoryDuration: 6:58

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.

PlatformDuration: 5:43

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.

Services (Part 1)Duration: 10:02

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.

Services (Part 2)Duration: 7:41

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

Security and ComplianceDuration: 6:46

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.

Regions and AvailabilityDuration: 6:30

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.

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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