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Jun 6, 2018
1h 47m
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With the rise of cloud computing, automation is becoming increasingly important in IT. If your organization uses Microsoft Windows and Amazon Web Services (AWS), you might be wondering how best to approach automation. In this course, Automating Cloud Operations with AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell, you will learn foundational knowledge of the AWS PowerShell module and its cmdlets. First, you will cover how to install and manage the tools. Next, you will discover how the PowerShell tools authenticate with AWS and how to securely manage your credentials. Finally, you will explore the design principles used by the AWS PowerShell tools, enabling you to identify and understand any of the over 5,000 cmdlets they contain. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of the AWS PowerShell tools needed to build effective AWS automation with Windows PowerShell.

About the author
About the author

Adam Platt, a software engineer with over 10 years of experience, is API System’s coding resource and unofficial efficiency expert.

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Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Adam Platt, and welcome to my course, Automating Cloud Operations with AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. I'm a devops engineer with a masters in software engineering, With over a decade of experience serving clients of all sizes from around the globe, I'm always keeping an eye on technology trends. Two things that are everywhere today in IT are cloud computing and automation. When utilized together you can increase efficiency by reducing the amount of time it takes to complete tasks and respond to requests, and increase quality by reducing the risk of human error. In this course we are going to learn how to use the AWS tools for Windows PowerShell to automate tasks in the Amazon cloud. Some of the major topics that we will cover include securely managing credentials, PowerShell and AWS design principles, discovering cmdlets and how to use them, and writing scripts that behave like native PowerShell cmdlets. By the end of this course you'll be able to identify which of the thousands of AWS cmdlets you need, and build robust, reusable scripts to automate any task. Before beginning this course you should be familiar with the concept of cloud computing and have some experience writing scripts in PowerShell. From here you should feel comfortable diving deeper into AWS or PowerShell with courses on PowerShell toolmaking or specific AWS services. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the AWS PowerShell tools with the automating cloud operations with AWS tools for Windows PowerShell course at Pluralsight.