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  • Copyright 2019
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-558123-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-558123-0

More Than 17 Hours of Video Instruction

More than 17 hours of video instruction on Amazon Web Services with coverage on cloud computing and available AWS services, as well as a guided hands-on look at using services such as EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), S3 (Simple Storage Service), and more.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) LiveLessons is a unique video product designed to provide a solid foundational understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) products. The course covers concepts necessary to understand cloud computing platforms, distributed computing, multi-tier architectures, virtual machines, storage, databases, analytics, high availability, and much more. This course has been designed to show just how simple and cost-effective it is to achieve a superior level of high-availability, fault-tolerance, security, and reduced operational burden in your infrastructure and applications. Detailed throughout the course are a number of use cases designed to spark your imagination and exemplify well-architected solutions within the rich and varied ecosystem that is Amazon Web Services. You can also use this video as a secondary resource to help you study for the AWS Cloud Practitioner and Solutions Architect Exams.

Since the first edition of this course, AWS has added many new services to their offerings, as well as many new features to existing services. The AWS web-based management console has also seen significant updates and improvements. In this second edition, many of those new services and features are covered, and all new diagrams have been provided to more accurately represent those you will see in a real-world scenario. The new edition also includes all new demos to account for changes in the AWS management console user interface.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) LiveLessons contains 14 independent video lessons totaling almost 13 hours of instruction. The videos contain in-depth instruction using live demos, slide instruction, and video captures. Demonstrations of Amazon Web Services and third-party cloud solutions are included to provide necessary context and experience for further study and use of AWS.
Skill Level

  • Beginner/All levels

Learn How To
  • Get started with AWS, including networking, computing, storage, managing databases, and security
  • Understand cloud-computing platforms, and how AWS fits into them
  • Use EC2, CloudWatch, S3 Buckets, and more
  • Use IAM, VPC, NACLs, AMI, ECS, EKS, EBS, and other various tools

Who Should Take This Course
  • Working software developers, system administrators, or solution architects who want to migrate applications to or build applications natively in the cloud
  • Those pursuing AWS certification.

Course Requirements
  • None: Beginner level course

Lesson Descriptions

Lesson 1: AWS Overview
In Lesson 1, “AWS Overview,” AWS global infrastructure is discussed, and there is a review of some very foundational terms and concepts that apply to everything covered in the remainder of the course. In this lesson, AWS data centers and their locations around the world, as well as a high-level overview of the kinds of services offered, are also covered.

Lesson 2: Identity and Access Management
Lesson 2, “Identity and Access Management,” dives into how to secure your accounts and credentials, and ensure proper access to resources. This lesson discusses the Identity and Access Management service, as well as the features and options that can be leveraged to secure access to AWS environments.

Lesson 3: Networking in AWS
In Lesson 3, “Networking in AWS,” one of the most important aspects to learn and become proficient at, is discussed in detail. To a seasoned IT professional many things in AWS will be familiar, yet many things will also be new concepts or work in significantly different ways. In this lesson, creating isolated networks with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, subnets, routing, firewalls, and more are discussed.

Lesson 4: Computing in AWS
Lesson 4, “Computing in AWS,” covers the compute options offered by Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, serverless computing, and container-based applications. It also includes several great demos on these areas.

Lesson 5: Storage in AWS
In Lesson 5, “Storage in AWS,” the wide variety of storage options is covered, as well as review demos of creating and using services like Amazon Simple Storage Service and Amazon Elastic Block Store. There are also reviews of backups, snapshots, archiving, and more.

Lesson 6: Databases in AWS
Lesson 6, “Databases in AWS,” explores highly available traditional databases on Amazon Relational Database Service, the nosql database Amazon DynamoDB, data warehousing with Amazon Redshift, as well as services for in-memory cache and graph databases.

Lesson 7: High Availability in AWS
In Lesson 7, “High Availability in AWS,” Amazon Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling are explored. There is also a discussion of concepts pertinent to achieving a superior degree of high-availability and fault-tolerance.

Lesson 8: Analytics in AWS
Lesson 8, “Analytics in AWS,” covers the exciting technologies AWS offers, such as real-time stream processing with Amazon Kinesis, big data processing with Amazon EMR, and Athena. Tools that make it easy to move and transform data between various and destinations are reviewed, as well as a use case highlighting business intelligence by making use of several various services.

Lesson 9: Management Tools
Lesson 9, “Management Tools,” reviews monitoring and log collection, user activity tracking, inventory and change tracking, and tools to help build a more secure approach to configurations management.

Lesson 10: Developer Tools
Lesson 10, “Developer Tools,” reviews several services related to coding, version control, deployments, and debugging.

Lesson 11: Mobile and Application Services
Lesson 11, “Mobile and Application Services,” explores the various tools offered by AWS along with other exciting technologies that ease the development of mobile applications.

Lesson 12: Security in AWS
In Lesson 12, “Security in AWS,” controlling access to data, encryption, and other services that can secure our environment through automation are reviewed.

Lesson 13: Cost Management and Billing Options
Lesson 13, “Cost Management and Billing Options,” reviews the cost models and highlights often-overlooked cost contributors for various services, as well as tools that can be used to understand and manage those costs.

Lesson 14: Course Wrap Up
Lesson 14, “Course Wrap Up,” provides some overarching thoughts about Amazon Web Services, and a few notes about the Solutions Architect exam.

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Sample Content

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: AWS Overview
Learning objectives
1.1 What is “Cloud Computing”?
1.2 Regions
1.3 Availability Zones
1.4 Edge Locations
1.5 Scope of Services

Lesson 2: Identity and Access Management
Learning objectives
2.1 Introduction to Identity and Access Management (IAM)
2.2 Demo: Creating a User and Group
2.3 Authorization via Policies
2.4 Demo: Creating and Attaching Policies
2.5 Demo: Managing Access Keys
2.6 Understanding Roles
2.7 Roles for EC2
2.8 Roles for Cross-Account Access
2.9 Demo: Creating Roles
2.10 Federated Users
2.11 Demo: Managing an MFA Device
2.12 First Steps and Best Practices

Lesson 3: Networking in AWS
Learning objectives
3.1 Introduction to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
3.2 Demo: Creating a VPC and Subnets
3.3 Routing
3.4 Public, Private, and Hybrid Subnets
3.5 Demo: Configuring Routing to the Internet
3.6 Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
3.7 Demo: Creating and Applying a NACL
3.8 Security Groups
3.9 Demo: Creating a Security Group
3.10 VPC Peering
3.11 VPC Peering Scenarios
3.12 Demo: Peering Two VPCs
3.13 VPN Access
3.14 AWS Direct Connect

Lesson 4: Computing in AWS
Learning objectives
4.1 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
4.2 Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
4.3 Key Pairs
4.4 Demo: Launching a Linux Instance
4.5 Instance Metadata Service
4.6 Demo: Querying Instance Metadata Service
4.7 Bootstrapping with User Data
4.8 Demo: Launching a Windows Instance
4.9 Demo: Stopping and Terminating Instances
4.10 Single vs. Multi-Tenant Instances
4.11 Amazon EC2 Billing Options
4.12 Introduction to AWS Lambda
4.13 Demo: Hello World in AWS Lambda
4.14 Use Case: Image Processing with AWS Lambda
4.15 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
4.16 Introduction to Amazon ECS for Kubernetes (EKS)
4.17 Use Case: Running Container-Based Microservices
4.18 VMware Cloud on AWS

Lesson 5: Storage in AWS
Learning objectives
5.1 Overview of AWS Storage Options
5.2 Object vs. Block Storage
5.3 Introduction to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
5.4 Demo: Creating Buckets and Objects
5.5 Bucket Security with Resource Policies and ACLS
5.6 Demo: Creating a Bucket Policy for Public Read Access
5.7 Introduction to Amazon Glacier
5.8 Storage Class Management with Lifecycle Rules
5.9 Demo: Adding Lifecycle Rules
5.10 Instance Store Volumes
5.11 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
5.12 Amazon EBS Volume Types and Performance
5.13 Demo: Creating an EBS Volume
5.14 Demo: Mounting an EBS Volume on Linux
5.15 Demo: Mounting an EBS Volume on Windows
5.16 Amazon EBS Snapshots
5.17 Demo: Creating a Snapshot
5.18 Introduction to Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
5.19 Server-Side Encryption
5.20 AWS Snowball

Lesson 6: Databases in AWS
Learning objectives
6.1 Overview of AWS Database Options
6.2 Introduction to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
6.3 Data Durability with Amazon RDS
6.4 Demo: Launch an Amazon RDS Instance
6.5 Amazon Aurora
6.6 Amazon Aurora Serverless
6.7 Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB
6.8 Demo: Creating an Amazon DynamoDB Table
6.9 Demo: Scan and Query Operations
6.10 Introduction to Amazon ElastiCache
6.11 Introduction to Amazon Redshift
6.12 Introduction to Amazon Neptune
6.13 Use Case: Databases for E-commerce

Lesson 7: High Availability in AWS
Learning objectives
7.1 Introduction to Elastic Load Balancing
7.2 Application Load Balancers
7.3 Network Load Balancers
7.4 SSL Certificates
7.5 Demo: Creating an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
7.6 Introduction to Auto Scaling
7.7 Demand-Based Scaling
7.8 Demo: Creating an Auto Scaling Group
7.9 Introduction to Amazon CloudFront
7.10 Introduction to Amazon API Gateway
7.11 Use Case: Highly Available Web Applications

Lesson 8: Analytics in AWS
Learning objectives
8.1 Streaming Data with Amazon Kinesis–Part 1
8.2 Streaming Data with Amazon Kinesis–Part 2
8.3 Big Data with Amazon EMR
8.4 AWS Data Pipeline
8.5 Introduction to Amazon Athena
8.6 Introduction to Amazon Elasticsearch Service
8.7 Use Case: Analytics for Subscription Video On Demand Service

Lesson 9: Management Tools
Learning objectives
9.1 Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch
9.2 Log Collection with Amazon CloudWatch Logs
9.3 User Activity Tracking with AWS CloudTrail
9.4 Automation with AWS CloudFormation
9.5 Demo: Creating Resources with AWS CloudFormation
9.6 Inventory and Change Tracking with AWS Config
9.7 Introduction to AWS Systems Manager
9.8 Optimizing Usage with AWS Trusted Advisor

Lesson 10: Developer Tools
Learning objectives
10.1 Writing Code with AWS Cloud9
10.2 Source Control with AWS CodeCommit
10.3 Demo: Working with AWS CodeCommit
10.4 CI/CD with AWS CodePipeline
10.5 Serverless Builds with AWS CodeBuild
10.6 Deployments with AWS CodeDeploy
10.7 Debugging with AWS X-Ray
10.8 Use Case: Continuous Integration and Delivery Pipelines

Lesson 11: Mobile and Application Services
Learning objectives
11.1 Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
11.2 Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
11.3 Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)
11.4 Amazon Cognito
11.5 Amazon Pinpoint

Lesson 12: Security in AWS
Learning objectives
12.1 AWS Organizations
12.2 AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall)
12.3 AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
12.4 AWS Shield
12.5 Other Security Services

Lesson 13: Cost Management and Billing Options
Learning objectives
13.1 Understanding Compute Costs
13.2 Understanding Storage Costs
13.3 Cost Optimization Tools

Lesson 14: Course Wrap Up
Learning objectives
14.1 The Well-Architected Framework
14.2 Best Practices



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