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New Training: Automating EC2 Image Builder with the AWS Tools for PowerShell

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 22, 2021

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Trevor Sullivan explores EC2 Image Builder; a powerful service that enables you to automate operating systems and container image builds. Watch this new AWS training.

Watch the full course: AWS Cloud Automation

This training includes:

  • 6 videos

  • 55 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Why Automate EC2 Image Builder with PowerShell?

  • Setting Up Your Development Environment for EC2 Image Builder Automation

  • Explore EC2 Image Builder PowerShell Commands

  • Create EC2 Image Builder Components with PowerShell

  • Create EC2 Image Builder Recipe with PowerShell

  • Create and Invoke EC2 Image Builder Pipeline with PowerShell

Why Should You Automate Amazon EC2 Image Builder with PowerShell?

PowerShell is an open source and cross-platform automation framework that originally ran on the Microsoft Windows platform. In August of 2016, Microsoft made PowerShell cross-platform thanks to its foundation on the .NET Core framework. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a Software Development Kit (SDK) known as the AWS Tools for PowerShell, which can be used to automate nearly any task on the cloud platform.

Although you can use the browser-based AWS Management Console to create EC2 Image Builder resources, this is a manual and cumbersome task to perform at scale. Instead, you can use the AWS Tools for PowerShell to create all of the necessary resources for an EC2 Image Builder pipeline. Because PowerShell automation scripts are codified, you can version control your EC2 Image Builder components, recipes, and Pipelines by storing them as PowerShell code.

In this video training skill from CBT Nuggets, you’ll learn how to set up your development environment for AWS automation via PowerShell, discover the commands in the AWS tools for Powershell to automate EC2 Image Builder, and create image production pipelines.

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