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AWS Training: A Comprehensive Introduction to Amazon Web

What is Amazon Web Services?

It is a flexible and scalable cloud computing solution to maximise your cloud investment. AWS offers computing power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.

What are the benefits of Amazon Web Services?

A huge benefit of AWS is how flexible and reliable it is. It enables you to select the operating system, programming language, web application platform, database, and any other services you need. The virtual environment you receive lets you load any software and services your application requires.

In this intensive AWS fundamentals course, you’ll learn how the AWS suite of IT cloud computing services can be used separately or in combination to address common problems in computing and how to develop robust,

flexible, and cost-effective cloud solutions.

Your organisation selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a flexible and scalable cloud computing solution to maximise your cloud investment. As a secure cloud services platform and subsidiary to Amazon.com, AWS offers computing power, database storage,

content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.

Now you need AWS training to deliver significant technical and business benefits by fully leveraging AWS.

Key Features of this AWS Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • AWS account included during course, providing you with hands-on experience
  • After-course computing sandbox included: you'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.
  • End-of-course exam included

Who Should Attend:

This hands-on course is designed for those with some experience in AWS. If your role requires you to demonstrate business benefits of AWS and if you’re ready to move beyond foundational cloud computing understanding, this course is for you.


An AWS account is provided for your use during the course.

Select specific date to see price, venue and full details.

Learning Objectives

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply best practises for creating an AWS-based cloud solution
  • Leverage AWS computing services to provision virtual machines
  • Implement highly durable and reliable storage systems
  • Transparently handle spikes in demand with elastic load balancing and auto scaling


Recommended Experience

  • Basic understanding of cloud computing concepts
  • Knowledge of computing platform environments and networks

Course Content

Introduction to AWS Cloud Computing

Getting started with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Creating accounts and analysing the cost breakdown
  • Evaluating Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Console, command–line tools and API

Overview of the architecture

  • EC2
  • S3
  • EBS
  • Beanstalk
  • RDS
  • VPC
  • CloudFront
  • SimpleDB
  • SQS
  • CloudWatch

Achieving Agility with EC2

Managing the EC2 infrastructure

  • Browsing Amazon Machine Images (AMI)
  • Specifying security groups and key pairs

Provisioning resources

  • Evaluating Elastic Block Store (EBS) and instance store root devices
  • Assigning elastic IP addresses
  • Mapping instance types to computing needs

Implementing Durable and Reliable Storage

Storing data in the cloud

  • Persisting off–instance storage with EBS volumes
  • Creating backups with snapshots
  • Achieving high durability with SimpleStorage Service
  • Transmitting data in/out of the Amazon cloud

Simplifying the database infrastructure

  • Achieving high availability of nonrelational data with SimpleDB
  • Effortlessly implementing a relational database with Relational Database Service (RDS)

Creating cost–effective distributed solutions

  • Decoupling applications with Simple Queue Service
  • Leveraging CloudFront for high–performance edge cache content delivery
  • Delivering static and streaming content

Adapting EC2 to Your Business Needs

Customising virtual machines

  • Modifying existing images
  • Creating new images off of running instances
  • Converting an instance store AMI to an EBS AMI

Creating an AWS cloud architecture

  • Applying best practises for a cloud solution
  • Selecting a cloud setup for different use case scenarios

Handling Dynamic Resource Requirements

Monitoring from inside or outside of the cloud

  • Visualising utilization metrics with CloudWatch
  • Setting alarms to send and receive notifications

Transparently scaling to meet load variations

  • Distributing incoming traffic with elastic load balancing
  • Dynamically adding and removing instances with Auto Scaling
  • Setting capacity thresholds

Hosting Applications with Elastic Beanstalk

Improving application delivery with Platform as a Service (PaaS)

  • Deploying scalable applications on the AWS cloud
  • Selecting and launching an application environment

Managing application environments

  • Customising and configuring platform stacks
  • Provisioning application resources with CloudFormation

AWS Security Features

Controlling account security

  • Configuring access credentials
  • Managing users with Identity Access Management (IAM)

Leveraging the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Launching EC2 instances in private subnets for extra security
  • Bridging EC2 instances to your internal network with a VPN
  • Organising EC2 instances in separate subnets with a VPC

Exams & Certification

Earn 23 CompTIA CEUs


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