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Amazon Web Services AWS LiveLessons 2nd Edition

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Product Title: Amazon Web Services LiveLessons, 2E

Product ISBNs: 9780135581193



Amazon; Amazon Web Services; AWS; AWS Solutions Architect Exam; cloud computing; Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC); Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2); AWS Storage; Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS); Amazon Kinesis; Cloudwatch; Simple Queue Service (SQS); Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS); Amazon Simple Email Services (SES); Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

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More than 17 Hours of Video Instruction


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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 our infrastructure and applications. 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 will be detailed throughout the course. 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 more than 17 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.

About the Instructor

Richard A. Jones has been working with AWS for more than a decade, and has delivered AWS training to Fortune 500 companies the world over. He holds 7 certifications and is uniquely positioned to provide updated AWS training. Richard  is a certified AWS Solution Architect Professional and an experienced instructor having taught the multiple video and live training courses,  IT teams of numerous Fortune 500s, and postgraduate students at the University of Colorado. Programming since age 10, Richard has spent more than thirty years furthering his knowledge and skills of information technologies. He studied network switching systems in the U.S. Army, attained a degree in Digital Media, and has a long history of web and mobile application development. Beginning with a funded startup in 2009, Richard has dedicated more than a decade to building secure, highly-available, cost-effective systems in Amazon Web Services, and has taught hundreds of IT professionals how to do the same. Richard holds seven AWS certifications including the Solution Architect Professional, DevOps Engineer Professional, and Advanced Networking Specialty certifications. Richard is also the Principal Solutions Architect for Cerulean Systems, a consulting firm specializing in cloud architecture, continuous delivery, and DevOps culture.


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, and those pursuing AWS certification.


Course Requirements

None - beginner level course


Table of Contents

Lesson 1: AWS Overview

Lesson 2: Identity and Access Management

Lesson 3: Networking in AWS

Lesson 4: Computing in AWS

Lesson 5: Storage in AWS

Lesson 6: Databases in AWS

Lesson 7: High Availability in AWS

Lesson 8: Analytics in AWS

Lesson 9: Management Tools

Lesson 10: Developer Tools

Lesson 11: Mobile and Application Services

Lesson 12: Security in AWS

Lesson 13: Cost Management and Billing Options

Lesson 14: Course Wrap Up


Lesson descriptions  [A1]


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 will also be covered.


Lesson 2 Identity and Access Management

Lesson 2, “identity and Access Management,” dives into how to secure our 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. So in this lesson creating isolated networks with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, subnets, routing, firewalls, and more will be discussed.


Lesson 4 Computing in AWS

Lesson 4, “Computing in AWS,” covers the compute options offered by Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, serverless computing, 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 will also be a discussion of concepts pertinent to achieving a superior degree of high-availability and fault-tolerance.


Lesson 8 Analytics in AWS

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


Lesson 9 Management Tools

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


Lesson 10 Developer Tools

In Lesson 10, “Developer Tools,” we will review a number of 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 will be 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 in regards to Amazon Web Services, and a few notes about the Solutions Architect exam.


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Video Lessons are available for download for offline viewing within the streaming format.  Look for the green arrow in each lesson.

 [A1]Richard, the below lessons in green changed for this course – can you read them over ad update the lesson descriptions please?

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Amazon Web Services AWS LiveLessons 2nd Edition: Introduction 00:02:27
  2. Lesson 1: AWS Overview
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:32
    2. 1.1 What is Cloud Computing? 00:06:32
    3. 1.2 Regions 00:03:35
    4. 1.3 Availability Zones 00:03:24
    5. 1.4 Edge Locations 00:02:32
    6. 1.5 Scope of Services 00:04:45
  3. Lesson 2: Identity and Access Management
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:27
    2. 2.1 Introduction to Identity and Access Management (IAM) 00:09:43
    3. 2.2 Demo: Creating a User and Group 00:09:13
    4. 2.4 Demo: Creating and Attaching Policies 00:17:25
    5. 2.5 Demo: Managing Access Keys 00:09:05
    6. 2.6 Understanding Roles 00:06:23
    7. 2.7 Roles for EC2 00:04:22
    8. 2.8 Roles for Cross-Account Access 00:04:05
    9. 2.9 Demo: Creating Roles 00:12:06
    10. 2.10 Federated Users 00:05:16
    11. 2.11 Demo: Managing an MFA Device 00:11:55
    12. 2.12 First Steps and Best Practices 00:05:55
  4. Lesson 3: Networking in AWS
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:42
    2. 3.1 Introduction to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 00:11:29
    3. 3.2 Demo: Creating a VPC and Subnets 00:10:55
    4. 3.3 Routing 00:04:49
    5. 3.4 Public, Private, and Hybrid Subnets 00:05:57
    6. 3.5 Demo: Configuring Routing to the Internet 00:06:59
    7. 3.6 Network Access Control Lists (NACLs) 00:10:04
    8. 3.7 Demo: Creating and Applying a NACL 00:15:08
    9. 3.8 Security Groups 00:07:22
    10. 3.9 Demo: Creating a Security Group 00:13:34
    11. 3.10 VPC Peering 00:07:05
    12. 3.11 VPC Peering Scenarios 00:03:54
    13. 3.12 Demo: Peering Two VPCs 00:10:36
    14. 3.13 VPN Access 00:04:07
    15. 3.14 AWS Direct Connect 00:05:33
  5. Lesson 4: Computing in AWS
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:34
    2. 4.1 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 00:06:17
    3. 4.2 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) 00:05:42
    4. 4.3 Key Pairs 00:03:06
    5. 4.4 Demo: Launching a Linux Instance 00:16:59
    6. 4.5 Instance Metadata Service 00:03:34
    7. 4.6 Demo: Querying Instance Metadata Service 00:05:18
    8. 4.7 Bootstrapping with User Data 00:03:10
    9. 4.8 Demo: Launching a Windows Instance 00:11:33
    10. 4.9 Demo: Stopping and Terminating Instances 00:07:17
    11. 4.10 Single vs. Multi-Tenant Instances 00:04:39
    12. 4.11 Amazon EC2 Billing Options 00:10:44
    13. 4.12 Introduction to AWS Lambda 00:08:20
    14. 4.13 Demo: Hello World in AWS Lambda 00:16:46
    15. 4.14 Use Case: Image Processing with AWS Lambda 00:07:14
    16. 4.15 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) 00:09:56
    17. 4.16 Introduction to Amazon ECS for Kubernetes (EKS) 00:04:30
    18. 4.17 Use Case: Running Container-Based Microservices 00:13:56
    19. 4.18 VMware Cloud on AWS 00:02:05
  6. Lesson 5: Storage in AWS
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:23
    2. 5.1 Overview of AWS Storage Options 00:12:52
    3. 5.2 Object vs. Block Storage 00:05:59
    4. 5.4 Demo: Creating Buckets and Objects 00:13:48
    5. 5.5 Bucket Security with Resource Policies and ACLS 00:08:37
    6. 5.6 Demo: Creating a Bucket Policy for Public Read Access 00:06:11
    7. 5.7 Introduction to Amazon Glacier 00:04:34
    8. 5.8 Storage Class Management with Lifecycle Rules 00:05:44
    9. 5.9 Demo: Adding Lifecycle Rules 00:09:17
    10. 5.10 Instance Store Volumes 00:05:42
    11. 5.11 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) 00:06:40
    12. 5.12 Amazon EBS Volume Types and Performance 00:04:32
    13. 5.13 Demo: Creating an EBS Volume 00:08:55
    14. 5.14 Demo: Mounting an EBS Volume on Linux 00:10:39
    15. 5.15 Demo: Mounting an EBS Volume on Windows 00:04:22
    16. 5.16 Amazon EBS Snapshots 00:07:37
    17. 5.17 Demo: Creating a Snapshot 00:04:11
    18. 5.18 Introduction to Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) 00:02:35
    19. 5.19 Server-Side Encryption 00:03:12
    20. 5.20 AWS Snowball 00:02:31
  7. Lesson 6: Databases in AWS
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:34
    2. 6.1 Overview of AWS Database Options 00:10:56
    3. 6.2 Introduction to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) 00:08:18
    4. 6.3 Data Durability with Amazon RDS 00:06:21
    5. 6.4 Demo: Launch an Amazon RDS Instance 00:17:18
    6. 6.5 Amazon Aurora 00:03:35
    7. 6.6 Amazon Aurora Serverless 00:04:18
    8. 6.7 Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB 00:09:45
    9. 6.8 Demo: Creating an Amazon DynamoDB Table 00:07:57
    10. 6.9 Demo: Scan and Query Operations 00:10:54
    11. 6.10 Introduction to Amazon ElastiCache 00:05:53
    12. 6.11 Introduction to Amazon Redshift 00:03:31
    13. 6.12 Introduction to Amazon Neptune 00:04:45
    14. 6.13 Use Case: Databases for E-commerce 00:10:35
  8. Lesson 7: High Availability in AWS
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:29
    2. 7.1 Introduction to Elastic Load Balancing 00:12:43
    3. 7.2 Application Load Balancers 00:03:37
    4. 7.3 Network Load Balancers 00:04:40
    5. 7.4 SSL Certificates 00:05:11
    6. 7.5 Demo: Creating an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) 00:15:47
    7. 7.6 Introduction to Auto Scaling 00:10:29
    8. 7.7 Demand-Based Scaling 00:05:34
    9. 7.8 Demo: Creating an Auto Scaling Group 00:14:44
    10. 7.9 Introduction to Amazon CloudFront 00:09:07
    11. 7.10 Introduction to Amazon API Gateway 00:06:02
    12. 7.11 Use Case: Highly-Available Web Applications 00:08:59
  9. Lesson 8: Analytics in AWS
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:42
    2. 8.1 Streaming Data with Amazon Kinesis–Part 1 00:13:50
    3. 8.2 Streaming Data with Amazon Kinesis–Part 2 00:06:43
    4. 8.3 Big Data with Amazon EMR 00:03:53
    5. 8.4 AWS Data Pipeline 00:05:20
    6. 8.5 Introduction to Amazon Athena 00:04:33
    7. 8.6 Introduction to Amazon Elasticsearch Service 00:05:14
    8. 8.7 Use Case: Analytics for Subscription Video On Demand Service 00:10:09