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Note: This is a great informational course on AWS. However, Jeremy's newer AWS courses provide training for the AWS Certified Solution Architect certification....
Note: This is a great informational course on AWS. However, Jeremy's newer AWS courses provide training for the AWS Certified Solution Architect certification.

In this Amazon Web Services: Essentials course, trainer Jeremy Cioara covers what AWS is, how it works, and how you (and your organization) can get started using it. Related Area of Expertise:
  • Amazon Web Services

Delve into the world of Amazon Web Services (AWS) with trainer Jeremy Cioara. If you're trying to establish a cloud presence, AWS offers a cost-effective, scalable infrastructure.

This course is full of cool technology, but the biggest “way-cool” factor is the complete shift in the way we think about and handle Information Technology! With AWS, you no longer have to build your own world-wide IT enterprise solution to deliver amazing cloud-based services.

Jeremy walks you through how to sign up for an AWS account, create and use instances, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Simple Storage Service (S3), and more. You'll also see a real-life case study on a company called CBT Nuggets that migrated its services to AWS.

Find out how easy it is to use AWS, and how to make the powerful features of AWS work for you.

1. Amazon Web Services: AWS Foundations - Getting the Most from this Series (3 min)
2. AWS Foundations: How to Build a Cloud Presence (37 min)
3. AWS Foundations: Getting Started with AWS (34 min)
4. EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - AMI Selection (24 min)
5. EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Pricing (30 min)
6. EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Instance Types (26 min)
7. EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Tags and Key Pairs (29 min)
8. EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Security Groups (33 min)
9. EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Elastic IPs and ELB (31 min)
10. VPC: It's MY Cloud Now! Understanding AWS Network Management (31 min)
11. VPC: It's MY Cloud Now! Understanding AWS Network Management, Part 2 (31 min)
12. VPC: It's MY Cloud Now! Understanding AWS Network Management, Part 3 (25 min)
13. S3 Foundations: Getting Started with S3 (26 min)
14. S3 Foundations: Working with S3 Storage (28 min)
15. Route 53: DNS Management Made Easy (33 min)
16. IAM: Creating and Managing User Access (28 min)
17. AWS Case Study: CBT Nuggets Move to the Cloud (21 min)
18. AWS: Series Wrap-up (9 min)

Amazon Web Services: AWS Foundations - Getting the Most from this Series

00:00:00

Hello, my name is Jeremy Cioara. I'd like to welcome you to the CBT Nuggets AWS Series. And because there's multiple AWS fundamental series here at CBT Nuggets, I wanted to give you a quick overview of exactly what this series is. See back in 2010, CBT Nuggets ran their customer facing website, which is likely what you're listening to me right now on, out of their own data center with their own servers, their own network equipment, you get the idea, right.

00:00:25

The traditional structure. As with all traditional data center structure, hardware and support cost began climbing, and we started looking for other options. Thankfully, we found AWS. So between 2011 and 2012, CBT Nuggets pioneered a totally fresh design. They did a whole bunch of stuff along with moving the entire structure over to AWS.

00:00:48

The implementation went so well that the owner of CBT Nuggets, his name's Dan, gave me a call. And he was like, Jeremy, we've got to create a training series on AWS. There's nothing out there and I'm telling you this is going to be an amazing technology. Everybody's going to be running for this technology to implement in their own organization.

00:01:08

I would say with all of his excitement, he probably understated it. AWS has done amazingly well, but the task was daunting. Because we looked around for an AWS curriculum that we could kind of follow the outline from and there was none. There was no certification program, no exam objectives.

00:01:25

Not even a really good book that we could follow to create a training series. So we decided to improvise. I sat down with the CBT Nuggets engineers for a week in meeting, after meeting, after meeting where they painstakingly described every single step that they took to move over to AWS.

00:01:41

I took notes like mad. And then used those notes to build this AWS Series. The reception was fantastic. I was receiving emails, people were posting to our Facebook page. They were like, oh, finally there's an AWS training series that we can use. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

00:01:56

And then, four months later AWS announces a certification program. Now, that announcement was bittersweet to me. I was excited to be able to create a training series using an exam outline of what AWS themselves would say is a core skill set needed for competency.

00:02:13

But it was also really sad to see this original series that we created fade into the sunset. Once they had created the two additional AWS Series from this one, which lined up to the certification, it was fundamentals and architecture, CBT Nuggets hid this series that you're listening to right now to prevent any confusion.

00:02:31

Then, we received one email. Then another, then another. People were asking, what happened to the original AWS Series? Apparently, a number of people in the world told their friends about this series and so we brought it back. So what should you expect from this? I would say a real practical approach to AWS.

00:02:50

What you're about to go through is the technology that CBT Nuggets used and a little beyond, when they moved over to AWS. This training mirrors what many companies would implement for their own organization. So now you have the premise, you have the purpose of what this series is all about.

AWS Foundations: How to Build a Cloud Presence

AWS Foundations: Getting Started with AWS

EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - AMI Selection

EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Pricing

EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Instance Types

EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Tags and Key Pairs

EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Security Groups

EC2: Creating an EC2 Instance - Elastic IPs and ELB

VPC: It's MY Cloud Now! Understanding AWS Network Management

VPC: It's MY Cloud Now! Understanding AWS Network Management, Part 2

VPC: It's MY Cloud Now! Understanding AWS Network Management, Part 3

S3 Foundations: Getting Started with S3

S3 Foundations: Working with S3 Storage

Route 53: DNS Management Made Easy

IAM: Creating and Managing User Access

AWS Case Study: CBT Nuggets Move to the Cloud

AWS: Series Wrap-up

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