00:00:00 - Hello, and welcome to AWS
Certified Solution Architect
00:00:04 - Foundation Series.
00:00:06 - My name is Jeremy Cioara.
00:00:07 - I'll be hanging out with you
through this entire series,
00:00:09 - which actually is now done.
00:00:11 - I've finished recording
the entire series.
00:00:13 - And this Nugget is always one
of my favorite to record
00:00:18 - because I get to take all of
these topics that I've talked
00:00:21 - about and hand it to you on a
silver platter and say, look.
00:00:23 - This is going to be
what you learn.
00:00:26 - And it's funny.
00:00:26 - Just, even as I say that,
my mind just went in 50
00:00:28 - directions.
00:00:29 - I'm like, oh, and I can--
and this--and this.
00:00:31 - There's just so much
to talk about.
00:00:32 - But let me hone it in.
00:00:33 - What we're going to be talking
about here is the cloud.
00:00:36 - Welcome to the cloud, at least
as a high level view as it
00:00:39 - relates to Amazon
00:00:40 - Talk about what we're going
to be doing here.
00:00:42 - Then we'll look at the specifics
of the first AWS
00:00:45 - certification, the Certified
Solution Architect is the
00:00:48 - first certification Amazon
has come out with.
00:00:51 - I'm going to give you kind of an
overview, some of how this
00:00:53 - series lines up to that.
00:00:55 - And just, again, big picture
on the certification.
00:00:58 - And then spin that right
into how to get the
00:01:00 - most from the series.
00:01:02 - CBT Nuggets actually has a very
unique and effective way
00:01:07 - of training.
00:01:07 - And I've got some
tips for you.
00:01:09 - I've been teaching with
CBT Nuggets for more
00:01:10 - than a decade now.
00:01:12 - And I've got some tips for you
for how you can maximize your
00:01:16 - learning through this style
that we call CBT Nuggets.
00:01:20 - Let's start off with
the big picture--
00:01:22 - cloud computing with Amazon
00:01:25 - It doesn't take you too long in
the world today to hear the
00:01:29 - words cloud computing.
00:01:31 - Even nontechnical people hear
about that all the time
00:01:34 - because, truly, the
cloud is upon us.
00:01:36 - And what is the cloud?
00:01:38 - Wow, that's a bold question
to start with.
00:01:41 - Can I give you a really
00:01:43 - It just means it's not here.
00:01:46 - Well, where's here?
00:01:48 - It's not at my house.
00:01:50 - It's not at my office.
00:01:51 - It's not at my friend's
house or their office.
00:01:53 - Is it's not here.
00:01:54 - Most likely, it is
in a data center.
00:01:57 - OK, what is it?
00:01:58 - Well, the services that I'm
trying to access, whether it
00:02:01 - be a website, whether it be file
storage, whether it be
00:02:04 - blah, blah, blah--
00:02:05 - fill in the IT service.
00:02:07 - It's not here.
00:02:08 - It's put in a data center that
has the best of connectivity.
00:02:12 - The best of servers.
00:02:13 - The best of redundancy.
00:02:14 - The best of firewalls.
00:02:16 - So I can put all of my funding
in one place instead of
00:02:19 - spreading it out, which is
traditional IT, to all my
00:02:21 - office and having to build this
large, highly available
00:02:25 - infrastructure wherever I go.
00:02:26 - So cloud computing really
does change everything.
00:02:29 - And I will tell you, if you
are new to Amazon Web
00:02:32 - Services, you are
in for a ride.
00:02:34 - I just have a whole bag of
paradigm shifters right here
00:02:37 - that I'm going to
just pull out.
00:02:38 - And you're going to be
going, wow, wow, wow.
00:02:41 - It really does change
00:02:42 - And it's exciting.
00:02:43 - So why is Amazon Web Services
in this world?
00:02:46 - Because they have been
in it the longest.
00:02:48 - And I will tell you, and you'll
hear this as I get into
00:02:52 - the next couple Nuggets, Amazon
Web Services didn't
00:02:55 - evolve like Amazon just had some
extra computing capacity.
00:03:00 - And we'll talk about
this in the very--
00:03:02 - I think first Nugget
right after this.
00:03:04 - How did the Amazon get there?
00:03:05 - They didn't just have some
bonus capacity that they
00:03:09 - rolled out and said, hey, why
don't why don't you guys just
00:03:12 - use some of our extra servers
and then Amazon
00:03:14 - Web Services came.
00:03:15 - No.
00:03:15 - They were very intentional
00:03:17 - this out as a service.
00:03:18 - And again, we'll talk
more about that.
00:03:20 - But out of anybody, Amazon Web
Services has been in this
00:03:24 - longer than anybody.
00:03:25 - So they have a massive head
start around any other
00:03:30 - competitor that's out there.
00:03:31 - And I use competitor loosely.
00:03:33 - But I'll throw for instance,
Microsoft Azure, that's, I
00:03:36 - would say, the fastest
approaching and most viable
00:03:39 - competitor.
00:03:40 - But there's also things
00:03:42 - There's other people that are
essentially allowing you to
00:03:45 - lease space in a data center
that you can put your services
00:03:50 - on and things like that.
00:03:51 - But I would say, out
of them all--
00:03:53 - and it's surely because we're
talking 10 plus years of
00:03:56 - experience here--
00:03:57 - Amazon has just-- it's--
00:04:00 - I'm trying to think of
the word I can use.
00:04:02 - It's just like a veteran.
00:04:04 - In this quasi-new thing that
we call cloud computing,
00:04:08 - Amazon's like, well, new?
00:04:10 - What do you mean new?
00:04:11 - We've been there.
00:04:12 - And you get that feel as you're
in their interface.
00:04:15 - It's like, these features are
seasoned, as in they've been
00:04:19 - there, done that.
00:04:20 - They've seen the bugs.
00:04:21 - They've fixed them.
00:04:22 - They've figured out
the best possible
00:04:24 - way for you to integrate.
00:04:25 - So when I think of competition
to Amazon Web Services--
00:04:28 - can I create an Excel
spreadsheet saying, OK, here
00:04:31 - are the competitors?
00:04:32 - Sure.
00:04:32 - Absolutely I can.
00:04:34 - But it really is--
00:04:36 - I will say right now--
00:04:37 - Amazon is just standing in
a class of their own.
00:04:39 - Really, just because of the vast
experience that they've
00:04:42 - had with this.
00:04:43 - So let's talk specifically
00:04:47 - Because of the need for Amazon
to have engineers that they
00:04:52 - say, yes, we know that these
people know their stuff.
00:04:55 - We know that they know our
services and we can recommend
00:04:58 - them to you and people can
put it on their resume
00:05:00 - and things like that.
00:05:01 - They've created the first of
what I believe will be many
00:05:04 - certifications that
you can take.
00:05:05 - So if you go to
00:05:09 - it'll take you straight to this
page right here, which
00:05:11 - goes over kind of
00:05:13 - But I want to hone you into
a few key things.
00:05:16 - First off, there are
00:05:19 - Can I call them tracks as in
major roads that you could
00:05:23 - head down with AWS
00:05:27 - My background is heavily in
00:05:30 - I've gone into--
00:05:31 - Novell certification was
actually where I began many,
00:05:34 - many, many moons ago.
00:05:35 - Then I got into Microsoft
certification, then got into
00:05:37 - Cisco certification.
00:05:38 - And every one of the vendors
have different tracks.
00:05:41 - So Cisco is I would say my
forte, as in the one I spent
00:05:46 - the most time in.
00:05:47 - So there is, for instance,
a routing and
00:05:48 - switching track for Cisco.
00:05:50 - There is a voiceover
IP track for Cisco.
00:05:53 - There is a security track.
00:05:54 - So whatever specialty
00:05:56 - So Amazon has the same
kind of thing.
00:05:57 - But they're calling it Solution
Architect, Sys Op
00:06:00 - Administrator, and Developer.
00:06:03 - Now as of right now, I'm
talking to you in 2013,
00:06:07 - they've only released
00:06:09 - I'm going to scroll down right
about here to the current
00:06:16 - offering, which is the AWS
Certified Solution Architect.
00:06:19 - So of these three tracks, there
is one exam currently.
00:06:24 - Again, 2013.
00:06:27 - It is the Solution Architect
00:06:31 - Now, right now how far Amazon
is going to take
00:06:34 - this is still a mystery.
00:06:36 - But the Associate Level
Certification is typically the
00:06:39 - beginning of the track.
00:06:40 - And I'm, again, comparing to
what you'd see in Microsoft or
00:06:43 - Cisco certification.
00:06:44 - And associate is like, OK.
00:06:45 - You've started your routing
and switching track.
00:06:47 - So here we've got this
00:06:49 - And we've got the solution
00:06:52 - certification, which will be the
beginning of what is more
00:06:55 - of a design-oriented track.
00:06:58 - And that really is the
00:07:00 - Keyword right here, designing
a distributed application,
00:07:03 - designing a system solution
for an organization.
00:07:07 - So a lot of times, the Solution
Architect will not be
00:07:10 - the one actually clicking
the buttons to do it.
00:07:12 - They're going to be the ones
sitting on a white board
00:07:14 - saying, OK, where do
these pieces fit?
00:07:16 - What's the best way
to do this?
00:07:17 - What's the most cost-effective
00:07:18 - So these are the architects
00:07:21 - So think of a construction
00:07:23 - This is the one who rolls out
the blueprint, not the one who
00:07:26 - actually puts the
bricks in place.
00:07:27 - That would be the Sys Ops
Administrator, which currently
00:07:30 - there's no exam for.
00:07:31 - I'm sure that will be one of
the ones that comes next.
00:07:34 - These are the ones who monitor,
who implement, who
00:07:37 - have the in-depth knowledge
of how things operate.
00:07:40 - So they are--
00:07:42 - I don't want to [INAUDIBLE] in
any way, but they are the
00:07:44 - bricklayers.
00:07:45 - They are the ones who take that
design that the architect
00:07:48 - has created.
00:07:48 - And maybe it's one and
the same person.
00:07:50 - It could be.
00:07:51 - And then they go and start
00:07:53 - And then, of course, there's
a specific skill
00:07:55 - set that is a developer.
00:07:56 - These are the ones who are
programming in AWS.
00:07:59 - They are creating applications
that integrate into the AWS
00:08:03 - solution and use a
lot of the AWS
00:08:05 - services to make it happen.
00:08:07 - And if you've been in IT for any
amount of time, you know
00:08:11 - that that is a very different
skill set from one who
00:08:13 - designs, from one who implements
from a system
00:08:16 - administration level.
00:08:18 - So the certification that AWS
has created is around that
00:08:22 - design at an associate level.
00:08:24 - So how do you design Amazon Web
Services to best fit your
00:08:28 - organization's needs?
00:08:29 - Now, if you guys could
just scroll down a
00:08:31 - little bit on here.
00:08:32 - If you look at the certification
00:08:34 - below here are all the topics.
00:08:36 - And you can read
00:08:37 - I won't read them through
00:08:39 - But what I do want to
show you is this.
00:08:41 - Resources.
00:08:42 - So Amazon says, hey, there are
the following resources that
00:08:45 - can help you.
00:08:46 - There is Amazon Web Services
00:08:49 - There's an architecting AWS
00:08:52 - training course.
00:08:53 - And then some other stuff.
00:08:54 - There's no one resource that
you'll see in this list that
00:08:59 - Amazon says this one book or
this one class or this one
00:09:03 - anything prepares
you for this.
00:09:04 - It's kind of a gambit of
resources put together.
00:09:07 - So I'm going to do that.
00:09:11 - That's what I'm here to do,
is put all of these things
00:09:13 - together in really fun, engaging
sort of way, which we
00:09:17 - call CBT Nuggets to have one
resource that puts everything
00:09:20 - you need in one place to
study for this exam.
00:09:22 - Now, right now the testing is
done through Criterion.
00:09:27 - Which currently, I'll say today,
is focused primarily on
00:09:30 - just Amazon Web Services
00:09:32 - And they have a lot
00:09:33 - So hang on, I'm starting to
get into the exam itself.
00:09:36 - So let me come back here
and just make sure--
00:09:37 - yeah, let me hit the other
two key points here.
00:09:41 - I have broken this study for the
certification series into
00:09:45 - two major, we'll call them
groups of Nuggets.
00:09:48 - There's is a Foundation
00:09:50 - you're in right now.
00:09:51 - And there's an Architecting
00:09:54 - Now, the Architecting for AWS
really assumes that you have a
00:09:58 - lot of Amazon Web Services
experience already, which I
00:10:02 - couldn't do that.
00:10:03 - I couldn't just start in with
knowing that a lot of people
00:10:06 - might be coming here that
they're brand new to Amazon
00:10:08 - Web Services, they saw the
website, they hired on to a
00:10:12 - company that uses it
and they're just--
00:10:14 - so that's where you're
at right now, is
00:10:17 - the Foundation Series.
00:10:18 - So think of this as filling in
all the gaps that would be
00:10:21 - left if you were to just
dive right into here.
00:10:24 - And I will tell you, if you
dive right into the
00:10:25 - Architecting for AWS, it's going
to be like a freight
00:10:29 - train right at you if you don't
have the material of the
00:10:31 - foundation.
00:10:32 - So let me give you
00:10:34 - If you have been dealing with
Amazon Web Services for years,
00:10:37 - you know the services that are
available, you've worked with
00:10:40 - EC2 and S3 and you've done some
integrations with those,
00:10:44 - then you may be able to look
at the topics in the
00:10:46 - Foundation Series--
00:10:47 - the outline is right on CBT
Nuggets' website-- and you may
00:10:49 - be able to say, you know what?
00:10:50 - I'm just going to jump straight
into the Architecting
00:10:52 - Series and go from there.
00:10:54 - But if not, then please come
and take this series.
00:10:58 - It really will fill in
a lot of the gaps.
00:11:01 - And I do go a little
above and beyond.
00:11:03 - One of the things that you'll
find with the AWS Certified
00:11:07 - Solution Architect is it is a
00:11:11 - So there's very little
00:11:14 - as a matter of fact, if you're
on the exam, there's no
00:11:17 - simulations.
00:11:18 - There's no here's a screenshot
of the web interface.
00:11:21 - Where would I click to do this,
this, and the other?
00:11:23 - There's nothing like that.
00:11:25 - It's just design-oriented
question, as the
00:11:27 - certification implies.
00:11:29 - But I have found that if you
just walk in and you're like,
00:11:31 - OK, how do I design this?
00:11:32 - But you've never actually seen
it done, you've never actually
00:11:36 - implemented an EC2 instance,
you've never spun up a web
00:11:41 - server online and talked
about, well, how do you
00:11:43 - integrate that?
00:11:43 - You've never created
route 53 DNS--
00:11:46 - If there's the practicality
missing like you've never even
00:11:49 - seen that, I find that a lot
of times the design will be
00:11:52 - lacking because you don't
have a full scope of
00:11:54 - what can this do?
00:11:56 - What does this look like
when I say do this?
00:11:59 - Will the engineer know
how to do that?
00:12:00 - So I've added a lot to this
Foundation Series to say,
00:12:04 - here's some labs.
00:12:05 - Here's some practical stuff.
00:12:06 - Let me give you a practical
demonstration of setting up,
00:12:09 - for instance, a Glacier Vol
to back up of your data.
00:12:11 - So there's a lot of
that added in.
00:12:13 - But do know, we go through the
series, any Nugget labeled
00:12:17 - Practical in the title--
00:12:19 - Practical--
00:12:21 - in the title, is not going to
be directly on the exam.
00:12:25 - But I urge--
00:12:27 - hold the phone.
00:12:28 - Because I know a lot of you
that are studying for the
00:12:30 - exam, in your mind you're
just like, I'm
00:12:31 - going to cross those.
00:12:32 - I'm not going to waste my
time looking at them.
00:12:34 - I will tell you, you will be
much more effective at the
00:12:37 - exam if you know how it works.
00:12:40 - If you know how to set it
up, if you've seen it--
00:12:42 - Because there's just synaptics
in your brain that will go,
00:12:46 - ah, OK, that makes sense, when
you actually see it done.
00:12:49 - So please.
00:12:50 - I really encourage you.
00:12:51 - Even if you're studying only for
certification, go through
00:12:55 - the practical Nuggets.
00:12:56 - Even--
00:12:57 - I'm starting to get into
my next slide.
00:12:58 - So I'll hang onto that.
00:12:59 - What is the prerequisites
00:13:01 - There are no prerequisites from
an Amazon Web Service.
00:13:04 - This is-- anybody can
walk in and do this.
00:13:06 - However, I will tell you, if you
don't have an IT mindset--
00:13:10 - what does that mean, Jeremy?
00:13:12 - I mean you haven't been
there, done that.
00:13:14 - You haven't installed
a Windows Server.
00:13:15 - You haven't done some
00:13:18 - You haven't implemented
00:13:20 - LINUX server.
00:13:21 - And I'm not saying you have to
be a LINUX and Windows person,
00:13:23 - because I know those are
few and far between.
00:13:24 - But I'm just talking about
you've been in a traditional
00:13:28 - IT environment.
00:13:29 - If you don't have
00:13:31 - it will be a struggle.
00:13:32 - Because Amazon Web Services
does not teach IT.
00:13:37 - Does that make sense?
00:13:38 - They teach, here is
how we implement
00:13:40 - solutions to IT needs.
00:13:42 - But if you don't have that IT
background, then a lot of it's
00:13:46 - going to be like, why would
somebody do this?
00:13:49 - So it really needs an IT
mindset, which you would get
00:13:52 - from studying a LINUX
00:13:56 - if you're totally brand new
getting into this--
00:13:58 - I would suggest going through
maybe a couple of the
00:14:00 - Foundation Microsoft, Foundation
LINUX, just a big
00:14:04 - picture of what is IT meant to
accomplish Nuggets that CBT
00:14:07 - Nuggets have on their website.
00:14:10 - So let me wrap this up by
telling you now how to get the
00:14:13 - most from the series.
00:14:14 - And these techniques will help
you not only get the most from
00:14:17 - this series, but
00:14:19 - If you're at home reading a book
on marriage, I'm going to
00:14:23 - tell you how you can get
the best from that
00:14:24 - book on your marriage.
00:14:25 - Especially this last one right
here, fall in love.
00:14:28 - So this may sound a little
00:14:32 - but it's really not.
00:14:33 - Most of my life, my career,
has been in training.
00:14:36 - So I really would like to say I
know a lot about how to get
00:14:41 - information in people's heads
and get it to stick there.
00:14:44 - And I really want to convey that
to you because I find--
00:14:47 - I know this sounds silly, but a
lot of people, most people,
00:14:50 - don't know how to do it.
00:14:51 - So, for example, if--
00:14:53 - OK, let me actually first
off get into a couple
00:14:55 - things I have here.
00:14:56 - First off, repetition.
00:14:57 - Duh.
00:14:58 - It's going through it again
and again and again.
00:15:01 - And the fact is, with CBT
Nuggets if you have this
00:15:04 - everywhere.
00:15:04 - I will tell you, all the time
I've got my iPhone in the car
00:15:08 - and I'll pop on--
00:15:10 - right now I'm going through
a Shawn Powers
00:15:12 - LINUX in the Real World.
00:15:13 - What an amazing series from CBT
Nuggets, just in my car as
00:15:18 - I'm driving.
00:15:19 - I'm not even going to tell you
that I put my iPhone on the
00:15:21 - speedometer and watch things
that he does while I'm
00:15:23 - driving, because I don't
usually do that.
00:15:27 - But you can if you wanted to.
00:15:29 - And you can just listen to it.
00:15:30 - Just listen to the audio
again and again.
00:15:32 - It really helps soak a lot
of those concepts.
00:15:34 - Now here's--
00:15:35 - can I expound a little
on this one?
00:15:38 - I'm dead serious.
00:15:39 - Get out a notepad.
00:15:40 - No.
00:15:41 - Not a dual screen monitor.
00:15:43 - Don't put a Microsoft
00:15:45 - I'm talking old school.
00:15:47 - It can be yellow.
00:15:48 - It can be white.
00:15:49 - A pen in your hand.
00:15:50 - And start writing down key
information that you hear.
00:15:53 - There is something to tactile
that happens when you take
00:15:56 - information that you hear and
you start writing it down.
00:15:58 - Now let me quantify what I
mean by key information.
00:16:02 - You have to adopt a mindset
00:16:05 - come on, everybody.
00:16:05 - Who's coming with me?
00:16:06 - You have to adopt a mindset of I
am going to take what Jeremy
00:16:10 - is explaining to me and I'm
going to teach it to somebody.
00:16:13 - That's the information I
want you to write down.
00:16:15 - I want you to imagine as if you
were creating a PowerPoint
00:16:18 - slide deck and you were going
to be standing up teaching
00:16:21 - somebody about AWS technology,
every single Nugget that you
00:16:24 - go to, just start creating
00:16:26 - What's on your slide?
00:16:27 - So you would say, OK--
00:16:30 - this is what I do any time I
go through a Nugget series.
00:16:32 - I don't do this in my
car, by the way.
00:16:34 - But I would say, slide one.
00:16:36 - And this is what I'd write down
on my little notepad.
00:16:38 - Slide 1, colon, and I would
put what is AWS?
00:16:45 - And then I would put, OK, bullet
point, bullet point,
00:16:46 - bullet point.
00:16:46 - So as I'm talking, if I were
listening to myself, I would
00:16:51 - write down--
00:16:51 - I would talk about this and
I would talk about that.
00:16:54 - You'll have to pause.
00:16:55 - You will have to pause
00:16:56 - Here's--
00:16:57 - can I convey the alternative?
00:16:58 - Here's what a lot of people
do, whether it's reading a
00:17:01 - book, whether it's watching
this, is you go into
00:17:03 - television mode.
00:17:04 - To where you sit there and start
watching it and you're
00:17:08 - like, oh, this is good.
00:17:09 - He's pretty entertaining.
00:17:11 - Oh, that was a funny joke.
00:17:13 - You just kind of watch it.
00:17:14 - And you walk away.
00:17:15 - And if your retention rate--
and can I tell you, there's
00:17:18 - been scientific studies on
this-- your retention rate--
00:17:21 - 7% a month from now.
00:17:24 - Imagine taking an exam and
getting a 7% on it.
00:17:28 - Because that's what you're
going to remember of the
00:17:30 - information that you hear.
00:17:32 - It's not good.
00:17:32 - It's not good at all.
00:17:33 - And one of the things--
00:17:35 - let me give you a personal
00:17:37 - Like I said, I have been in
training for most of my life.
00:17:41 - And so most of the time when
I'm reading something, I do
00:17:44 - this because I have to.
00:17:46 - I know that I'm going to be
standing up in front of a
00:17:48 - whole group of people often
and explaining to them all
00:17:51 - these topics.
00:17:52 - And I don't want
to look silly.
00:17:53 - I don't want be like--
00:17:54 - I don't know, let me write that
down and get back to you.
00:17:56 - So I'm sitting there
going, OK, well, I
00:17:59 - got to research more.
00:17:59 - What's on my slides?
00:18:01 - What do these bullet points mean
that I'm talking about?
00:18:04 - And so here's what
happened to me.
00:18:06 - After going through this,
I had I thought.
00:18:08 - I was like, you know what?
00:18:09 - I'm not going to teach it, but
I really want to learn about
00:18:11 - VMware, which is a
00:18:14 - And so I'm like, I'm going
to go get a book.
00:18:16 - And I walked in the bookstore,
I grabbed my
00:18:18 - book, and sit down.
00:18:19 - And I sit down on the couch.
00:18:22 - And by page 2 it's like,
what is VMware?
00:18:26 - I'm doing the little
head nod thing.
00:18:28 - I'm like oh, oh.
00:18:30 - Where you're like
00:18:32 - And I'm like, oh, man.
00:18:33 - Is this just like dull
information or what?
00:18:35 - And I'm starting to bang
the book on my head.
00:18:37 - Stay awake, Jeremy.
00:18:38 - What's the deal?
00:18:39 - And here's the problem.
00:18:41 - I'm reading the book.
00:18:42 - And as long as the book isn't
like woohoo, Tom Clancy,
00:18:45 - somebody's diving from a
building, I'm like what's
00:18:47 - going to happen?
00:18:48 - If it's like, here's
how you install
00:18:49 - VMware, I'm falling asleep.
00:18:51 - I am.
00:18:52 - And it happens to everybody.
00:18:53 - Everybody that I know that reads
a white paper, that's
00:18:57 - the number one thing that you
hear people-- when they read a
00:18:59 - white paper they're
like, oh, yeah.
00:19:01 - It's good bedtime reading.
00:19:02 - Because you know you
00:19:03 - Why?
00:19:03 - Because there's no other
motivation then let me see if
00:19:06 - this is interesting.
00:19:07 - And if it sparks my interest
in reading this or watching
00:19:09 - this then, OK, I'll watch it.
00:19:11 - But your retention, again,
is going to be so low.
00:19:14 - And it's virtually impossible.
00:19:15 - And suddenly--
00:19:16 - so reading that VMware book--
it hit me as I fell over on
00:19:19 - the couch for the third time.
00:19:20 - I'm going, this isn't working.
00:19:22 - What's my problem?
00:19:23 - I'm like, oh.
00:19:24 - I'm not responsible for this.
00:19:26 - I'm not teaching this
00:19:28 - There's no motivation that I'm
going to be standing up in
00:19:30 - front of a room tomorrow where
people are like, excuse me,
00:19:33 - what did you say about that?
00:19:34 - And I have to justify
00:19:36 - I'm like, OK.
00:19:37 - OK, Jeremy.
00:19:38 - Fake yourself out.
00:19:39 - Fake your--
00:19:40 - like, Jeremy, you will
be standing tomorrow.
00:19:43 - And so that's where
this came from.
00:19:44 - I started saying, OK, I need
to create slide 1.
00:19:47 - What is slide 1?
00:19:47 - Dun, dun, dun.
00:19:48 - And I started realizing how much
more I'm getting out of
00:19:51 - that VMware material or
00:19:54 - So that's what I want to impart
to you right now, is
00:19:57 - please, whether you're reading
a book, a white paper, you're
00:20:00 - going through these Nuggets,
start creating your--
00:20:03 - and I will tell you, every
single series that I create,
00:20:06 - there's a yellow
pad filled up.
00:20:07 - And I'm talking 80 pages
where I flip, flip.
00:20:11 - I'm just writing slides,
00:20:13 - And it doesn't have to be--
it can be nonsense.
00:20:15 - I could be going through and I'm
talking about a server and
00:20:17 - you just on your little yellow
pad it's like, OK, server.
00:20:20 - Connect over here.
00:20:21 - And that's going
to be encrypted
00:20:23 - because of the kind of--
00:20:24 - it could just be
00:20:26 - But again, there's something
that happens when you are
00:20:28 - writing with your hand.
00:20:29 - OK.
00:20:30 - I've said enough about that.
00:20:31 - You got it.
00:20:31 - So next up.
00:20:32 - Lab it up.
00:20:33 - Oh, my goodness.
00:20:34 - This is just gold for you.
00:20:37 - AWS, it's so easy to create
a lab environment
00:20:40 - because it's there.
00:20:42 - It's cloud lab to where
you can go sign up
00:20:45 - for your cloud lab.
00:20:46 - It does take a credit card.
00:20:47 - And actually, there's a Nugget
in this series that's
00:20:49 - specifically geared to how do
you sign up for a AWS account.
00:20:53 - Maybe you grab that one first.
00:20:54 - You don't have to go in order.
00:20:56 - And get that going.
00:20:57 - But as you're going through,
if you're like, oh, that's
00:21:00 - interesting, stop there.
00:21:01 - As soon as you have that little
spark of like, oh,
00:21:03 - that's interesting.
00:21:03 - I want to try that.
00:21:05 - Pause right there.
00:21:06 - Jump into the AWS and start
doing it yourself.
00:21:10 - There are people that will tell
you, well, I don't learn
00:21:13 - from people telling me stuff.
00:21:14 - I learn from doing it.
00:21:15 - I'm saying, do it.
00:21:16 - Everybody.
00:21:17 - Jump on board for a
00:21:20 - And I'm coming to you from
teaching a lot of different
00:21:23 - certifications where I'm telling
people, buy servers,
00:21:25 - buy $5,000 in router and
00:21:28 - It's like, oh, it's
a huge investment.
00:21:30 - With AWS, it's like--
00:21:33 - It's free to get started.
00:21:34 - And again, so more on that.
00:21:36 - You might just jump straight
from here into the sign up for
00:21:39 - an account, because Amazon gives
you a ton of free stuff.
00:21:43 - And who doesn't like
00:21:46 - So dig deeper.
00:21:47 - If there's any topic that you're
going, well, I didn't
00:21:51 - get that all the way.
00:21:52 - Or I wonder what, if I would
have gone this way--
00:21:55 - really start digging deep.
00:21:56 - And that's whether you sign up
for the AWS newsletter, which
00:21:59 - it's like Christmas every month
when they're like, hey,
00:22:02 - we lowered prices again.
00:22:03 - Or, hey, there's
a new feature.
00:22:04 - AWS is probably one of
the most dynamic
00:22:07 - companies I've ever seen.
00:22:08 - And that's what makes me so
nervous about this series.
00:22:10 - I'm telling you, within a couple
months they're going to
00:22:11 - be adding new and new and this
and that and all these
00:22:14 - different features to it.
00:22:16 - So it will really help to get
subscribed to the AWS
00:22:20 - newsletter so you can know
what's going on.
00:22:21 - But also standard Google
searches and finding
00:22:24 - information online about the
topics, looking at the AWS
00:22:27 - forums and community.
00:22:28 - AWS engineers are very active in
looking at the forum posts
00:22:31 - and responding to them,
which is amazing.
00:22:34 - I've seen a lot of organizations
that have forums
00:22:36 - and they're like, yep, that'll
be users helping users.
00:22:39 - And so you never get the
authoritative response of AWS
00:22:42 - engineering saying--
00:22:43 - or whatever company's
00:22:45 - saying, this is how it works.
00:22:47 - So helpful that AWS does watch
and respond to those forums.
00:22:51 - So as you dig deeper into
this-- and you might be
00:22:53 - wondering, OK.
00:22:54 - I get all this.
00:22:55 - I'm following you, Jeremy.
00:22:57 - This is a little weird to me.
00:22:58 - Here's what I mean by it.
00:23:00 - The more that you understand
something, the more passionate
00:23:03 - you begin to feel about it.
00:23:05 - I will tell you, every
00:23:08 - It doesn't matter.
00:23:09 - Novell, Microsoft, Cisco,
AWS, voiceover IP,
00:23:12 - dut, dut, dut, da.
00:23:13 - It goes on down the road.
00:23:14 - When I first get into it, I'm
like, I don't like it.
00:23:17 - I'm like, it's different.
00:23:18 - I don't like it.
00:23:19 - It's our nature to just
not like something.
00:23:22 - I'll give you just a very
00:23:25 - Windows a versus Apple.
00:23:26 - I know I'm going political
on you to where--
00:23:29 - you might as well call
somebody's mother names if
00:23:32 - you're going to say this.
00:23:33 - But when I got an Apple
Computer, I was like,
00:23:36 - I don't like it.
00:23:37 - I don't like it at all.
00:23:38 - Why?
00:23:39 - Because I know Windows
00:23:41 - I've spent years and years
and years in Windows.
00:23:43 - So when I got to Apple,
00:23:44 - where's the control panel?
00:23:46 - Where's my command prompt?
00:23:47 - How come when I type IP config
renew it doesn't get a new
00:23:50 - DHCP address?
00:23:51 - How come there is no
IP config renew?
00:23:53 - It's just stuff like that.
00:23:55 - And I'm just like,
I don't like it.
00:23:56 - Why?
00:23:57 - Because I don't know it.
00:23:59 - Because it's built off free
BSD LINUX underpinnings.
00:24:03 - Because it's got all this stuff
that I just don't know.
00:24:06 - Because I don't know it,
I don't like it.
00:24:08 - But I will tell you, there are
people where if you talk about
00:24:10 - Apple in any kind of negative
way, they will have your head
00:24:13 - on a plate.
00:24:13 - Because they love it so much.
00:24:15 - Why?
00:24:15 - Because they like it.
00:24:16 - They know how it works.
00:24:18 - They can click a button and see
the bouncing icon and it
00:24:20 - makes them feel warm
00:24:22 - OK.
00:24:23 - I don't want to get
more into that.
00:24:24 - People love what they know.
00:24:27 - And that's the same
00:24:28 - The more that you know about AWS
through all of this, the
00:24:32 - more you're going
to be like, wow.
00:24:33 - This is awesome.
00:24:34 - And that's going to be
what drives you.
00:24:35 - That's what an employer sees.
00:24:37 - And when an employer says, wow,
that dude is here until
00:24:40 - nine o'clock at night because
he just can't put this down,
00:24:43 - he's developing a solution and
he's so thrilled with it that
00:24:46 - he just can't put it down.
00:24:47 - It's not because we're paying
him extra to do it.
00:24:49 - But man, now that we're seeing
how valuable this guy is or
00:24:52 - this gal is to our
00:24:54 - so those are the kind of things
that make you a huge
00:24:56 - success, is the fact that you
have passion towards whatever
00:25:00 - technology you are
00:25:02 - And I will propose to you the
way that you gain that passion
00:25:05 - is by forcing yourself through
the tough parts of the
00:25:09 - I don't know it.
00:25:10 - I'm sure if I sat and I had to
grab a couple books on Apple
00:25:14 - computers and start really
learning them, I would be
00:25:18 - like, I love Apple.
00:25:19 - Why does anybody
not use Apple?
00:25:20 - I just don't have the motivation
to do that.
00:25:22 - So that's the key, is that if
you take what I'm telling you
00:25:25 - right here and you really start
immersing yourself and
00:25:28 - learning in knowing Amazon Web
Services, it's going to be a
00:25:31 - no-brainer.
00:25:32 - You're going to be like,
this is amazing.
00:25:33 - And I am passionate.
00:25:35 - I am excellent at
00:25:37 - You're going to do
00:25:39 - So I bring it all back
to the beginning.
00:25:41 - And say this series will
do that for you.
00:25:44 - It will show you Amazon Web
Services in a way that you're
00:25:48 - going to be like, this is
00:25:50 - This is really cool.
00:25:51 - I'm really excited about it.
00:25:52 - This is the Foundation Series
that gets you started with the
00:25:55 - AWS certification.
00:25:56 - And then we'll launch you right
in to the architecture
00:25:59 - and designing, really becoming
that solution architect that
00:26:02 - the certification
is designed for.
00:26:04 - Well, I hope this has been
informative for you, and I'd
00:26:06 - like to thank you for viewing.