AWS Cloud Services Overview

This course provides a detailed overview of AWS Cloud Services.

Course description

Learn about cloud computing, its benefits and different models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS). Then, take a deep dive into the different types of services offered by the AWS platform, including compute services, storage services, database services, and networking services.


Cloud Computing Defined

Video — 00:08:13

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 Computing

Video — 00:09:36

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 Models

Video — 00:06:37

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.


Video — 00:06:59

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.


Video — 00:05:44

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

Video — 00:09:58

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

Video — 00:07:41

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.

Security and Compliance

Video — 00:06:47

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 Availability

Video — 00:06:31

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

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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