00:00:00 - Welcome to the AWS Certified
00:00:03 - Architecture Series, which is
a wonderfully redundantly
00:00:07 - redundant title, but
for good reason.
00:00:10 - This portion of the series--
this is part two of the AWS
00:00:13 - Certified Solutions
00:00:15 - focuses on the architecture
or design of a world class
00:00:19 - enterprise scale, highly
00:00:22 - I can't think of any
00:00:24 - AWS solution.
00:00:25 - My goal for this introduction
00:00:28 - I really want to give you a
bearing on the roadmap, as in
00:00:31 - here you are here, and here's
we're going, and here's how
00:00:34 - we're going to get there.
00:00:35 - And then here's how you can get
the most from your journey
00:00:38 - along the way.
00:00:40 - The reason I can confidently say
this introduction will be
00:00:42 - short is because it's the same
slide set as what I used for
00:00:46 - the foundation series.
00:00:47 - So I don't need to talk about
what the cloud is, how did the
00:00:50 - Amazon get into the cloud,
the history and all that.
00:00:52 - But what I do want to do is take
a moment to give you your
00:00:55 - bearings as to where you're
at in the AWS
00:00:57 - Certification Series.
00:00:59 - This is the sequel.
00:01:01 - You right now are in
architecting for AWS.
00:01:03 - So chances are very good that
you've already gone through
00:01:06 - the foundation series.
00:01:07 - Now woah, hang on, hang on.
00:01:08 - Before you hit the close button,
be like, OK, I got to
00:01:11 - go back and take foundation,
let me talk about why might
00:01:14 - you be able to skip this.
00:01:16 - Why might you be able to
jump straight here?
00:01:17 - I would say if you have a
significant background in
00:01:20 - working with AWS, you may not
need the foundation series.
00:01:23 - What do I mean by that?
00:01:24 - I mean you can confidently look
at things and go, OK, I
00:01:26 - know what an EC2 instance is, I
know what an EBS volume is.
00:01:29 - I know how to take
an EBS volume and
00:01:31 - snapshot it into S3.
00:01:33 - I know what S3 is.
00:01:33 - I know what a bucket is.
00:01:34 - I know how to host a website
out of a bucket in S3.
00:01:36 - I know how to assign permissions
to the people
00:01:39 - accessing that website in S3.
00:01:40 - You know what I mean, right?
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00:01:43 - Let me just dive into
00:01:45 - You can confidently look at all
of the service offerings,
00:01:48 - or I can even say most of the
service offerings at AWS and
00:01:51 - say, I know what that is.
00:01:52 - Maybe I haven't used it yet,
but I know what it is.
00:01:55 - I know what it's capable of.
00:01:57 - You may be a candidate to skip
the foundation series.
00:02:00 - All right?
00:02:00 - Good.
00:02:00 - OK.
00:02:01 - So architecting, where this is
going to begin is assuming
00:02:05 - that you have the foundations.
00:02:06 - You know what the
00:02:08 - You're familiar with the AWS
00:02:10 - And we can just start diving
straight into the best
00:02:13 - practices, the theme
of this series.
00:02:15 - How do you put these pieces
together in the
00:02:16 - best possible way?
00:02:18 - Prerequisites for it.
00:02:20 - Now like I said, I pulled this
slide straight from the
00:02:22 - foundation series.
00:02:23 - To get started in
00:02:24 - you need an IT mindset.
00:02:26 - And I will again put a
resounding gong on that--
00:02:29 - I don't know why a gong would
symbolize it, but
00:02:32 - we'll go with it--
00:02:33 - a resounding, repeated
yes on this.
00:02:35 - Because there's so many pieces
in AWS that assumes, OK, you
00:02:39 - know what a hard drive
00:02:41 - You've been there.
00:02:42 - You've seen a server.
00:02:42 - You know some of the advantages
of having your own
00:02:44 - server and all those
kinds of things.
00:02:46 - So an IT mindset is essential.
00:02:48 - But in addition, I will say
the knowledge from the
00:02:51 - foundations course is necessary
to dive into
00:02:55 - architecting for AWS.
00:02:57 - You have that foundation laid.
00:03:00 - I also wanted to bring this
slide up from the AWS
00:03:02 - foundation series again.
00:03:03 - Because my recommendations have
changed for this series.
00:03:07 - In the foundation series,
my keyword was tinker.
00:03:10 - Go in there, get an AWS account,
throw your credit
00:03:12 - card in, get a free service
tier for a year,
00:03:15 - and just play around.
00:03:16 - Create some DNS records.
00:03:17 - Spin up an EC2 instance.
00:03:19 - Create an EBS volume.
00:03:20 - Just toy around and see what
happens with the tools that
00:03:24 - you have so you can get
exposed to the tools.
00:03:26 - And now I would say, by
the time you're in AW
00:03:28 - architecture, the tinkering
00:03:30 - Let's now envision a project
for this series.
00:03:35 - I want you to think about
why are you here?
00:03:37 - Obviously, your company is
either using AWS or is
00:03:40 - considering AWS.
00:03:42 - Or you just want to know more
about AWS because you know
00:03:45 - it's a marketable skill set
that might get you a job.
00:03:47 - Regardless of where you are, I
need you to think of a project
00:03:51 - right now that you would like
to move into AWS and begin
00:03:55 - envisioning that throughout
00:03:57 - Maybe it's something that your
company is hosting in their
00:03:59 - own data center or out of their
local corporate offices
00:04:03 - that you're saying, this would
be better placed in AWS.
00:04:06 - Maybe your company is
not even doing this.
00:04:07 - Maybe you just think
00:04:09 - personal that you have.
00:04:09 - For instance, I have a blog.
00:04:11 - I loosely say that.
00:04:12 - It's there.
00:04:13 - I think it's been about a year
since I last posted on it.
00:04:16 - But it's there, a little
Wordpress blog that I run out
00:04:18 - of Bluehost.
00:04:20 - If I had nothing better, I would
say, OK, I'm going to
00:04:22 - move that blog into AWS, and
I'm going to engineer that
00:04:25 - thing in the most amazing way.
00:04:26 - I want my blog to auto scale,
so when I get the masses of
00:04:30 - visitors coming to it because
I posted that I ate green
00:04:32 - beans for dinner last night and
everybody wanted to know
00:04:34 - that, I'm going to be able to
auto scale and implement
00:04:37 - multiple EC2 instances.
00:04:38 - And then in the evening when
nobody's looking at my blog, I
00:04:41 - can shut those EC2
00:04:43 - I'm going to have
00:04:45 - The reason I'm saying this is
because this is a series of
00:04:50 - best practices.
00:04:51 - And if you don't have
something in mind
00:04:53 - specifically, it's going
to be like good advice.
00:04:56 - Like your parents when you grow
up and they're like, son,
00:04:58 - you should always look both
ways before crossing the--
00:05:01 - OK.
00:05:02 - Thanks, mom.
00:05:02 - Thanks, mom.
00:05:03 - How many things did your parents
tell you that you're
00:05:05 - like, OK, that was good
advice, and I have no
00:05:07 - recollection of that whatsoever,
because it didn't
00:05:10 - apply to something--
00:05:11 - I'm sure it did, but whatever.
00:05:14 - It didn't apply to something
practically at hand.
00:05:16 - So by creating a project
00:05:18 - And actually, hand, I just
thought of something.
00:05:20 - At the very end of this series,
the last Nugget, at
00:05:23 - least as it stands right now,
there is a Nugget called
00:05:26 - Migrating Your Applications
to the Cloud.
00:05:29 - I want you to look at
that one first.
00:05:33 - I know.
00:05:33 - I even feel wrong
00:05:35 - You can't read the end of the
book before the beginning.
00:05:37 - No, seriously.
00:05:37 - Look at that.
00:05:38 - Because that Nugget is geared
around how do you do this.
00:05:43 - OK.
00:05:43 - I've got this big old whatever
at my company.
00:05:47 - Do I just forklift this
thing up to the
00:05:49 - cloud and make it happen?
00:05:50 - How do I do that?
00:05:51 - That Nugget actually goes
through here's how you break
00:05:54 - it down into its different
components, line it up to the
00:05:57 - pieces of AWS that will be able
to make that application
00:06:01 - work in the best possible way.
00:06:03 - By starting there, by starting
with that Nugget, it's like us
00:06:07 - Stephen Covey, Seven Habits,
begin with the end in mind.
00:06:10 - Know where you're going, so that
then, as you go through
00:06:13 - the rest of the series and you
see these best practices,
00:06:16 - you're like, sweet.
00:06:17 - I can do this, this, and this,
and that'll help this
00:06:19 - component of my application
00:06:22 - That way, you're already
applying the things, the
00:06:25 - advice, if you will, that you
get throughout this series,
00:06:28 - into a practical project,
which just makes it
00:06:31 - so much more real.
00:06:33 - So have a yellow pad
or blank paper.
00:06:35 - I always have a little pile of
paper sitting by my desk where
00:06:38 - I can just draw and think.
00:06:40 - Humans are tactile creatures.
00:06:42 - It does not help if you are--
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00:06:45 - It does not help most people if
you have a little Microsoft
00:06:48 - Word document and you're just
typing things as you go, or,
00:06:51 - worse yet, that you're
just in TiVo mode
00:06:53 - listening or watching.
00:06:54 - Sure, you can glean some.
00:06:56 - But be a tactile creature that
you are created to be.
00:06:59 - Have that piece of paper, have
a pen, and as interesting
00:07:02 - things happen-- it doesn't
even matter if it
00:07:05 - makes sense or not--
00:07:06 - put a little bullet, write it
down, draw a diagram, say, OK,
00:07:09 - if I've got my server here and
a redundant incident--
00:07:11 - Be drawing some of the things
that I'm talking about.
00:07:14 - Seriously, the more senses that
you can engage as you go
00:07:17 - through this, the less TV-like
it is, the better your
00:07:22 - attention, and the more
successful you're going to be
00:07:24 - at the end of the day.
00:07:26 - That is it.
00:07:27 - I just wanted to give you a
quick kick-start into the
00:07:29 - series and give you this project
mindset to help you
00:07:33 - gain the biggest benefit that
you can from this series.
00:07:36 - This series, it's a blast.
00:07:39 - This is always my favorite
Nugget to record from the
00:07:41 - series, because it's all done.
00:07:42 - And this is the last one I do.
00:07:44 - I can confidently say this has
been an amazingly enjoyable
00:07:48 - series to put together, and I
know that you're going to gain
00:07:50 - a ton from it.
00:07:51 - Well, I hope this has been
informative for you, and I'd
00:07:53 - like to thank you for viewing.