This is the first in a series of four courses that will prepare you for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Certification. In this course, we'll cover the domain objectives for the continuous delivery and process automation portion of the exam.
Course Overview Hey this is Mike Pheiffer and welcome to this course on Continuous Delivery and Automation on AWS. This is the first in a series in a series of courses that cover all the domain objectives for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam. As cloud adoption continues to rise, businesses are in desperate need of highly skilled professionals that have a proven track record of delivering results. The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer certification has developed a reputation for being one of the most hard core AWS certifications available. Whether you're a developer or an operations engineer, you can be sure this certification will take your skills to the next level and give your employers confidence that they're working with the right person. We'll start off this course by looking at the big picture for the AWS DevOps certification which includes looking at the prerequisites and how to best study for the exam. Then, we'll dive into understanding the principles, practices and benefits of the DevOps philosophy. And, we'll spend time breaking down the concepts of continuous integration and continuous delivery, al we'll get our hands dirty by learning how to commit code to version control. We'll see how to set up a continuous integration server and integrate it with some of the AWS code services like AWS CodeDeploy and AWS CodePipeline. Next, we'll go on a deep dive into infrastructure as code with AWS CloudFormation. We'll learn how to create declared JSON based templates that can be versioned along with your application source code and we'll see how to automate the setup of complete application stacks using CloudFormation. We'll see how easy it is to use Elastic Beanstalk to create and manage applications, both in the graphical console as well as from the command line using the Elastic Beanstalk CLI. Next we'll move on to OpsWorks which is a configuration management platform that can be used to build stacks that can be fully managed with chef cookbooks and recipes, and at the end of the course we'll take a look at scripting and automating operational tasks with the AWS CLI. So before beginning this course, it's recommended that you have some familiarity with AWS operations or development, but either way, I hope that you'll join me on this journey to obtaining your AWS DevOps Professional certification.