00:00:00 - Hello, my name is
00:00:02 - I'd like to welcome you to the
CBT Nuggets AWS Series.
00:00:05 - And because there's multiple AWS
fundamental series here at
00:00:08 - CBT Nuggets, I wanted to give
you a quick overview of
00:00:11 - exactly what this series is.
00:00:13 - See back in 2010, CBT Nuggets
ran their customer facing
00:00:17 - website, which is likely what
you're listening to me right
00:00:19 - now on, out of their own data
center with their own servers,
00:00:23 - their own network equipment,
you get the idea, right.
00:00:25 - The traditional structure.
00:00:27 - As with all traditional data
center structure, hardware and
00:00:30 - support cost began climbing,
and we started looking for
00:00:33 - other options.
00:00:34 - Thankfully, we found AWS.
00:00:37 - So between 2011 and 2012, CBT
Nuggets pioneered a totally
00:00:41 - fresh design.
00:00:42 - They did a whole bunch of stuff
along with moving the
00:00:45 - entire structure over to AWS.
00:00:48 - The implementation went so well
that the owner of CBT
00:00:51 - Nuggets, his name's Dan,
gave me a call.
00:00:53 - And he was like, Jeremy, we've
got to create a training
00:00:56 - series on AWS.
00:00:57 - There's nothing out there and
I'm telling you this is going
00:01:00 - to be an amazing technology.
00:01:02 - Everybody's going to be running
for this technology to
00:01:06 - implement in their
00:01:08 - I would say with all of his
excitement, he probably
00:01:10 - understated it.
00:01:11 - AWS has done amazingly well,
but the task was daunting.
00:01:16 - Because we looked around for
an AWS curriculum that we
00:01:19 - could kind of follow
the outline from
00:01:21 - and there was none.
00:01:22 - There was no certification
program, no exam objectives.
00:01:25 - Not even a really good book that
we could follow to create
00:01:27 - a training series.
00:01:28 - So we decided to improvise.
00:01:30 - I sat down with the CBT Nuggets
engineers for a week
00:01:33 - in meeting, after meeting,
after meeting where they
00:01:35 - painstakingly described every
single step that they took to
00:01:39 - move over to AWS.
00:01:41 - I took notes like mad.
00:01:43 - And then used those notes to
build this AWS Series.
00:01:47 - The reception was fantastic.
00:01:48 - I was receiving emails,
people were posting to
00:01:51 - our Facebook page.
00:01:52 - They were like, oh, finally
there's an AWS training series
00:01:54 - that we can use.
00:01:55 - Thank you, thank
you, thank you.
00:01:56 - And then, four months later
AWS announces a
00:01:59 - certification program.
00:02:01 - Now, that announcement was
bittersweet to me.
00:02:04 - I was excited to be able to
create a training series using
00:02:06 - an exam outline of what AWS
themselves would say is a core
00:02:11 - skill set needed
00:02:13 - But it was also really sad to
see this original series that
00:02:16 - we created fade into
00:02:18 - Once they had created the two
additional AWS Series from
00:02:21 - this one, which lined up to
the certification, it was
00:02:24 - fundamentals and architecture,
CBT Nuggets hid this series
00:02:28 - that you're listening to right
now to prevent any confusion.
00:02:31 - Then, we received one email.
00:02:33 - Then another, then another.
00:02:35 - People were asking, what
happened to the
00:02:37 - original AWS Series?
00:02:38 - Apparently, a number of people
in the world told their
00:02:41 - friends about this series and
so we brought it back.
00:02:44 - So what should you
expect from this?
00:02:46 - I would say a real practical
approach to AWS.
00:02:50 - What you're about to go through
is the technology that
00:02:53 - CBT Nuggets used and a little
beyond, when they
00:02:56 - moved over to AWS.
00:02:57 - This training mirrors what many
companies would implement
00:03:00 - for their own organization.
00:03:02 - So now you have the premise, you
have the purpose of what
00:03:04 - this series is all about.
00:03:05 - I hope you enjoy it and I'd like
to thank you for viewing.