Find out what you need to know before taking this course. This course is designed to show you how infrastructure relates to your codebase and your day-to-day as a software developer.
- [Instructor] To complete this course, you don't need any prior knowledge of infrastructure or devops. This course will give you an introduction to and foundation of how infrastructure relates to your application and how it might impact the way it gets to your customers. So before starting this course, you should be familiar with the command line, also called the terminal on Mac or command prompt on windows. You should also be familiar with the common commands for your command line interface or CLI, for instance, CD, LS, or dir, and even make directory. You should also be able to edit text in your terminal using them or nano or your favorite inline text editor. We will be using GitHub and a few GitHub commands in this course. So it will be helpful if you're familiar with GitHub or another version control platform. But even if you're unfamiliar with GitHub, with an eagerness to learn you should be able to pick it up fairly quickly. Check out the other GitHub courses in the LinkedIn Learning Library if you'd like a refresher to learn more. We'll also create an AWS or Amazon Web Services account. So if you already have an AWS account, make sure you know those credentials. And if you don't, don't worry. I'll show you. At this point, all you need to know is that AWS will allow us to create infrastructure resources in the cloud. The account creation does require a credit card to pay for infrastructure resources that are used. But there is a generous free tier. And it's unlikely we'll incur more than a few pennies worth of charges. Now that you know what's expected to start this course, let's start digging in.