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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Fundamentals for System Administrators

by Elias Khnaser

Learn the essential skillset required to build a cost-effective, scalable, and reliable infrastructure on the AWS platform.

What you'll learn

Hello! My name is Elias Khnaser, and welcome to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Fundamentals for System Administrators.

In this AWS Administrator tutorial, 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 AWS system administration 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.

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Course FAQ

What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform that offers over 175 services to individuals and organizations.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, data storage, and computing power. Cloud computing does all of this without direct active management by the user.

What will I learn in this AWS tutorial?

In this AWS tutorial, you will learn the essential skills necessary to build a cost-effective, scalable, and reliable infrastructure on the AWS platform.

Who is this course for?

This course is for system administrators who want to learn how to utilize the AWS platform.

Are there prerequisites for this AWS tutorial?

This is a beginner course and there are no prerequisites for this course.

About the author

Elias Khnaser is an internationally recognized thought leader in the areas of cloud computing and digital disruption. Until recently, Elias was a research vice president at Gartner, where he spent seven years focusing on private, hybrid and public cloud computing. Today, Elias continues to conduct research and advise and engage customers and vendors on all aspects of cloud, edge, and data center transformation strategies. He is well-known for his ability to simplify complex technical concepts an... more

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