Amazon Web Services AWS LiveLessons 2nd Edition

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More Than 17 Hours of Video Instruction

An updated edition of this video title is available. Please go to Amazon Web Services (AWS), 3rd Edition:

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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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Amazon Web Services AWS LiveLessons 2nd Edition: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: AWS Overview
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 What is “Cloud Computing”?
    3. 1.2 Regions
    4. 1.3 Availability Zones
    5. 1.4 Edge Locations
    6. 1.5 Scope of Services
  3. Lesson 2: Identity and Access Management
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Introduction to Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    3. 2.2 Demo: Creating a User and Group
    4. 2.3 Authorization via Policies
    5. 2.4 Demo: Creating and Attaching Policies
    6. 2.5 Demo: Managing Access Keys
    7. 2.6 Understanding Roles
    8. 2.7 Roles for EC2
    9. 2.8 Roles for Cross-Account Access
    10. 2.9 Demo: Creating Roles
    11. 2.10 Federated Users
    12. 2.11 Demo: Managing an MFA Device
    13. 2.12 First Steps and Best Practices
  4. Lesson 3: Networking in AWS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Introduction to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
    3. 3.2 Demo: Creating a VPC and Subnets
    4. 3.3 Routing
    5. 3.4 Public, Private, and Hybrid Subnets
    6. 3.5 Demo: Configuring Routing to the Internet
    7. 3.6 Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
    8. 3.7 Demo: Creating and Applying a NACL
    9. 3.8 Security Groups
    10. 3.9 Demo: Creating a Security Group
    11. 3.10 VPC Peering
    12. 3.11 VPC Peering Scenarios
    13. 3.12 Demo: Peering Two VPCs
    14. 3.13 VPN Access
    15. 3.14 AWS Direct Connect
  5. Lesson 4: Computing in AWS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    3. 4.2 Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
    4. 4.3 Key Pairs
    5. 4.4 Demo: Launching a Linux Instance
    6. 4.5 Instance Metadata Service
    7. 4.6 Demo: Querying Instance Metadata Service
    8. 4.7 Bootstrapping with User Data
    9. 4.8 Demo: Launching a Windows Instance
    10. 4.9 Demo: Stopping and Terminating Instances
    11. 4.10 Single vs. Multi-Tenant Instances
    12. 4.11 Amazon EC2 Billing Options
    13. 4.12 Introduction to AWS Lambda
    14. 4.13 Demo: Hello World in AWS Lambda
    15. 4.14 Use Case: Image Processing with AWS Lambda
    16. 4.15 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
    17. 4.16 Introduction to Amazon ECS for Kubernetes (EKS)
    18. 4.17 Use Case: Running Container-Based Microservices
    19. 4.18 VMware Cloud on AWS
  6. Lesson 5: Storage in AWS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Overview of AWS Storage Options
    3. 5.2 Object vs. Block Storage
    4. 5.3 Introduction to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
    5. 5.4 Demo: Creating Buckets and Objects
    6. 5.5 Bucket Security with Resource Policies and ACLS
    7. 5.6 Demo: Creating a Bucket Policy for Public Read Access
    8. 5.7 Introduction to Amazon Glacier
    9. 5.8 Storage Class Management with Lifecycle Rules
    10. 5.9 Demo: Adding Lifecycle Rules
    11. 5.10 Instance Store Volumes
    12. 5.11 Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
    13. 5.12 Amazon EBS Volume Types and Performance
    14. 5.13 Demo: Creating an EBS Volume
    15. 5.14 Demo: Mounting an EBS Volume on Linux
    16. 5.15 Demo: Mounting an EBS Volume on Windows
    17. 5.16 Amazon EBS Snapshots
    18. 5.17 Demo: Creating a Snapshot
    19. 5.18 Introduction to Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
    20. 5.19 Server-Side Encryption
    21. 5.20 AWS Snowball
  7. Lesson 6: Databases in AWS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Overview of AWS Database Options
    3. 6.2 Introduction to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
    4. 6.3 Data Durability with Amazon RDS
    5. 6.4 Demo: Launch an Amazon RDS Instance
    6. 6.5 Amazon Aurora
    7. 6.6 Amazon Aurora Serverless
    8. 6.7 Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB
    9. 6.8 Demo: Creating an Amazon DynamoDB Table
    10. 6.9 Demo: Scan and Query Operations
    11. 6.10 Introduction to Amazon ElastiCache
    12. 6.11 Introduction to Amazon Redshift
    13. 6.12 Introduction to Amazon Neptune
    14. 6.13 Use Case: Databases for E-commerce
  8. Lesson 7: High Availability in AWS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Introduction to Elastic Load Balancing
    3. 7.2 Application Load Balancers
    4. 7.3 Network Load Balancers
    5. 7.4 SSL Certificates
    6. 7.5 Demo: Creating an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
    7. 7.6 Introduction to Auto Scaling
    8. 7.7 Demand-Based Scaling
    9. 7.8 Demo: Creating an Auto Scaling Group
    10. 7.9 Introduction to Amazon CloudFront
    11. 7.10 Introduction to Amazon API Gateway
    12. 7.11 Use Case: Highly-Available Web Applications
  9. Lesson 8: Analytics in AWS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Streaming Data with Amazon Kinesis–Part 1
    3. 8.2 Streaming Data with Amazon Kinesis–Part 2
    4. 8.3 Big Data with Amazon EMR
    5. 8.4 AWS Data Pipeline
    6. 8.5 Introduction to Amazon Athena
    7. 8.6 Introduction to Amazon Elasticsearch Service
    8. 8.7 Use Case: Analytics for Subscription Video On Demand Service
  10. Lesson 9: Management Tools
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch
    3. 9.2 Log Collection with Amazon CloudWatch Logs
    4. 9.3 User Activity Tracking with AWS CloudTrail
    5. 9.4 Automation with AWS CloudFormation
    6. 9.5 Demo: Creating Resources with AWS CloudFormation
    7. 9.6 Inventory and Change Tracking with AWS Config
    8. 9.7 Introduction to AWS Systems Manager
    9. 9.8 Optimizing Usage with AWS Trusted Advisor
  11. Lesson 10: Developer Tools
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Writing Code with AWS Cloud9
    3. 10.2 Source Control with AWS CodeCommit
    4. 10.3 Demo: Working with AWS CodeCommit
    5. 10.4 CI/CD with AWS CodePipeline
    6. 10.5 Serverless Builds with AWS CodeBuild
    7. 10.6 Deployments with AWS CodeDeploy
    8. 10.7 Debugging with AWS X-Ray
    9. 10.8 Use Case: Continuous Integration and Delivery Pipelines
  12. Lesson 11: Mobile and Application Services
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
    3. 11.2 Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
    4. 11.3 Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)
    5. 11.4 Amazon Cognito
    6. 11.5 Amazon Pinpoint
  13. Lesson 12: Security in AWS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 AWS Organizations
    3. 12.2 AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall)
    4. 12.3 AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
    5. 12.4 AWS Shield
    6. 12.5 Other Security Services
  14. Lesson 13: Cost Management and Billing Options
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 Understanding Compute Costs
    3. 13.2 Understanding Storage Costs
    4. 13.3 Cost Optimization Tools
  15. Lesson 14: Course Wrap Up
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 14.1 The Well-Architected Framework
    3. 14.2 Best Practices
  16. Summary
    1. Summary

Product information

  • Title: Amazon Web Services AWS LiveLessons 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Richard Jones
  • Release date: March 2019
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0135581192