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EC2 Instances

In this course, you'll dive deeper into EC2 with modules on EC2 Windows and Linux instances, shared tenancy and more.

7 videos  //  64 minutes of training

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Course description

Now that you have some experience with EC2, it’s time to take a look at EC2 instances. In this course, you’ll explore modules on launching and configuring an EC2 Linux instance, setting up an EC2 Windows instance, shared tenancy, virtualization, and dedicated hosts and instances.

Course syllabus

Launching an EC2 Linux Instance LabDuration: 12:53

Want to know how to create a Linux-based EC2 instance in AWS? This is the episode for you. You'll see the process from start-to-finish.

Configuring an EC2 Linux Instance LabDuration: 8:22

After implementing the Linux instance, you'll need to know a bit about configuring. This episode takes you through some important instance configuration tasks.

Setting up an EC2 Windows Instance LabDuration: 12:00

How about a Windows instance running in AWS? This episode provides a demonstration of the processes used to instantiate a Windows instance in AWS.

Shared TenancyDuration: 5:08

You may have heard the phrase "shared instance," but what does it mean? You'll understand after watching this episode. Grasp the concept and the way it's implement in AWS here.

Dedicated HostsDuration: 7:54

In addition to shares instances, AWS offered dedicated hosts and dedicated instances. In this episode and the next, dedicated hosts and instances are explored.

Dedicated InstancesDuration: 5:53

Dedicated instances are the final "special" kind of AWS EC2 instance. This episode explains their operation.

AMI VirtualizationDuration: 12:10

After launching and configuring a few EC2 instances from AMIs, you're probably beginning to wonder about the details of these instance images. In this episode, you will explore the details of AMIs and how they can be created as well.

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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