Hello! My name is Elias Khnaser, and welcome to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Fundamentals for System Administrators. In this course, you will learn the core AWS skills and concepts needed to begin working with AWS and to achieve AWS certification. You will get there by learning major topics like understanding the AWS global infrastructure, learning how to work with AWS storage, and exploring CloudFront, CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and CloudTrail.
By the end of this course, you will be able to build a cost-effective, scalable, and reliable infrastructure on the AWS platform.
To get the most from this course, make sure you are already familiar with the basics of cloud computing, in particular infrastructure as a service (IAAS), as well as Microsoft and Linux essentials, including DNS and DHCP, networking essentials, virtualization, and storage.
After this course, you’ll be ready to move on to more advanced topics like AWS Certified SysOps Administrator and AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
I hope you’ll join me, and I look forward to helping you on your learning journey here at Pluralsight.
Elias Khnaser is a Research Vice President with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). He covers public cloud computing and hybrid cloud computing. Mr. Khnaser's coverage is primarily focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) along with platform as a service (PaaS) as it intersects with IaaS. Areas of focus include cloud computing adoption strategy, trends, technology, platforms and providers, exit strategy and multicloud.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Khnaser was the CTO for Sigma Solutions. In that role, he directed the company's technical strategy and was a customer-facing executive engaging with client CIOs, architects and engineers on cloud, EUC and virtualization strategies.
He is well-published with six books and hundreds of blogs on Forbes, InformationWeek and VirtualizationReview.com. He has also presented at various Gartner and industry conferences.
Getting Started If you would have asked me many, many years ago if I ever thought I'd be doing a certification course on Amazon, I would be like the online bookstore? What are you, crazy? But Amazon has come such a long way from just being an online bookstore. It's become an empire of different services, specifically when it comes to cloud. It is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. It is the name for public cloud. And the certification for Amazon Web Services is the hottest certification, the hottest cloud certification that's out there. When customer and friends say hey, where do I start with cloud? I'm like start with AWS. Not just to learn AWS, but because it gives you such a great overview of that great user experience that you should get in the cloud, everything else becomes easier after that. Hi, my name's Elias Khnaser, and welcome to Amazon Web Service (AWS) Fundamentals for System Administrators. You're watching the Getting Started module.