Course

Compute Services Design

This course introduces EC2 – the AWS cloud computing service.

    Syllabus

  • EC2 Overview Video — 00:11:17
    • Cloud computing is all the buzz today, but what is the service in AWS that allows for this? The answer is EC2 and this episode introduces the concepts around the EC2 service.

  • EBS and EC2 Video — 00:05:28
    • Elastic Block Store is your ‘hard drive’ in the cloud. This episode introduces the use of an EBS volume in AWS.

  • EC2 Instance Types Video — 00:10:55
    • When you launch an EC2 instance, you must consider more than just the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to use. You must also determine the instance type or class to use so that you can achieve optimum performance. For this reason, it is important to understand the contents of this episode.

  • EC2 Pricing Video — 00:13:26
    • Pricing for EC2 instances varies greatly within AWS. The most impacting factors in EC2 pricing are instance types/classes in use and the pricing category chosen as discussed in this episode.

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Course description

Learn about the concepts around the AWS EC2 service, different instance types and associated pricing, and the use of an Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume.

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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