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Skill Level Intermediate
- Hello and welcome to the AWS certified solutions architect associate introduction course. My name is Tom Carpenter and in this course I'm going to help you understand what the AWS certified solutions architect associate exam is all about. But we'll begin by actually learning a little bit about AWS itself, what is this thing called Amazon Web Services? And then we'll look at the certifications in general that they offer. And then we'll focus specifically on the certified solutions architect associate exam and finally we'll take a look at some great tips to help you to best prepare for this certification. So let's begin by answering the question what is AWS? Well Amazon Web Services or AWS is a cloud service provider. They provide computer, storage, networking, application deployment, and many many advanced services. But to really understand that statement that AWS is a cloud service provider we have to ask well what is the cloud? Let me define it for you simply. The cloud is a collection of servers and services that are connected to the internet for consumption by customers and users. So the cloud is really just a bunch of servers connected to the internet. And they're providing some kind of services. The whole point of the cloud is you don't have to manage all of the hardware that makes up the cloud. It's taken care of by someone else, in this case AWS. So the AWS cloud is a collection of worldwide distributed servers and services that are connected to the internet for consumption by customers and users. That's AWS in a nutshell. It can effectively replace all of your internal servers, for many organizations as long as they have a high speed internet connection. So if you've got a really fast internet connection you can actually deploy many of the applications you may already use today or that you plan to use in the future in the AWS cloud. So here's the big thing to take away from this. If you need an IT or IS solution it can most likely be implemented within AWS. Without you having to build all of the infrastructure and all of the solutions within your own advanced data center. So AWS gives you the cloud and it gives it to you for compute, storage, networking, databases, and so much more.