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Amazon Web Services Essential Training

with Jeff Winesett

Video: Welcome

Learn how to architect cloud-based applications with Amazon Web Services.
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  1. 2m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
    2. What you should know
      1m 23s
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 19m 49s
    1. Business benefits
      3m 23s
    2. Technical benefits
      3m 9s
    3. Scalable architectures
      2m 52s
    4. Understanding elasticity
      5m 1s
    5. Letting go of constraints
      3m 2s
    6. The changing role of administration
      2m 22s
  3. 13m 11s
    1. Design for failure
      3m 13s
    2. Implement elasticity
      2m 28s
    3. Decouple your components
      2m 9s
    4. Keep things secure
      5m 21s
  4. 26m 14s
    1. Virtual servers (EC2) and Elastic IP
      3m 22s
    2. Regions and Availability Zones
      3m 59s
    3. The Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
      4m 47s
    4. Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
      2m 54s
    5. Resource and application monitoring (CloudWatch)
      2m 15s
    6. Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
      6m 2s
    7. Managing the Relational Database Service (RDS)
      2m 55s
  5. 30m 21s
    1. Understanding bootstrapping
      6m 33s
    2. Autoscaling groups
      5m 2s
    3. Scalable storage (Simple Storage Service and CloudFront)
      8m 0s
    4. Elastic Beanstalk
      4m 59s
    5. CloudFormation and CloudFormer
      5m 47s
  6. 21m 17s
    1. Simple Queue Service (SQS)
      5m 31s
    2. Simple Workflow Service (SWF)
      6m 50s
    3. Simple Notification Service (SNS)
      5m 33s
    4. Scalable NoSQL data store (DynamoDB)
      3m 23s
  7. 20m 11s
    1. The shared security model
      4m 47s
    2. Secure AWS access control with Identity and Access Management (IAM)
      4m 34s
    3. Security groups
      5m 32s
    4. Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
      5m 18s
  8. 1h 22m
    1. What we are building: Overview of the web application architecture
      1m 18s
    2. Signing up for AWS
      2m 38s
    3. Creating a new IAM user
      7m 16s
    4. Creating a key pair
      3m 18s
    5. Configuring a security group
      6m 57s
    6. Creating an ELB
      6m 15s
    7. Launching an EC2 instance (and configuring Apache and PHP with user data)
      8m 50s
    8. Connecting to the EC2 instance via HTTP
      3m 45s
    9. Connecting to the EC2 instance via SSH
      14m 19s
    10. Creating a MySQL RDS database
      7m 35s
    11. Creating a custom server image
      7m 27s
    12. Auto Scaling
      13m 5s
  9. 18m 36s
    1. Launching an instance in an IAM role
      8m 51s
    2. Install the SDK
      4m 24s
    3. Using the SDK
      5m 21s
  10. 1m 43s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 43s

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Amazon Web Services Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 3h 56m Intermediate


If you're considering moving your applications to the cloud, this course is a must. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a leading cloud-based services platform, and developers who want to keep current need to know what benefits AWS has to offer. This course provides you with a solid conceptual foundation on which to architect your next cloud-based application. Jeff Winesett begins with a general overview of cloud concepts and best practices (like designing for failure), and then continues to build upon each of these best practices and architectural guidelines by using examples that will help you best take advantage of AWS. Among other things, he'll show you how to implement elasticity through Auto Scaling, decouple your application components by using message queues, and keep your system secure in the cloud. Plus, learn how to set up Amazon Web Services for your next project in a start-to-finish chapter that covers everything from signing up for an AWS account to autoscaling your final application architecture using load balancing, server images, and the Relational Database Service.

Topics include:
  • The benefits of cloud architecture
  • Core cloud-based architectural principles
  • Monitoring resources and applications with CloudWatch
  • Using Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
  • Autoscaling
  • Using Elastic Beanstalk
  • Implementing message queues, Simple Workflow Service, and Simple Notification Services
  • Setting up security groups
  • Launching and connecting to an EC2 instance
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Using the AWS SDK


(xylophone musical notes) -Hi, I'm Jeff Winesett and welcome to Amazon Web Services Essential Training. The goal of this course is to introduce you to the core practices and principles needed to build Cloud-based applications that can take advantage of AWS's scalable infrastructure. I'll introduce you to the available services within AWS and provide practical examples to give you the tools you need to build scalable applications. I'll start with a fairly general introduction to Cloud benefits and architectural principles and then move to getting very specific as to how these apply to AWS service offerings.

After I lay the foundation, I'll show you how to build upon this foundation by creating a scalable system architecture for a basic web application showing you how to interface with AWS services, both through the management console as well as programatically through the API. Amazon Web Services is the current leading provider of Cloud-based services. If you're considering Cloud services, familiarizing yourself with AWS is a must. So, let's get started with Amazon Web Services Essential Training.

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