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Fundamental Cloud Concepts for AWS

by David Tucker

This course will provide an introduction to cloud computing on AWS as well as covering cloud fundamentals, which is the first step toward the knowledge needed for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

What you'll learn

AWS certifications add value for both technical and non-technical resources in today’s digital world. In this course, Fundamental Cloud Concepts for AWS, you will walk through the fundamental cloud concepts which explains one of the four major areas that are covered by the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam.

First, you will review the concept of cloud computing and the value it provides to organizations.

Next, you will learn the organization of AWS global infrastructure. Then, you will discover the economics of cloud computing.

Finally, you will review the tools and services that AWS provides to support infrastructure running on their platform.

When you are finished with this course, you will have a clear understanding of the cloud and the fundamentals needed for a portion of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Course FAQ

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the process of storing and retrieving data over the internet rather than from a direct source such as a hard drive or thumb drive, etc. It allows for a more on-demand availability of IT resources. It's the difference between storing or accessing images online, versus storing/accessing them directly on your computer.

What are some benefits of cloud computing?

There are a lot of benefits to using cloud computing services such as AWS. Some of those benefits include cost savings, security, increased collaboration, flexibility, competitive advantages, mobile access, and many more.

What will I learn in this AWS Cloud Computing course?

This course will give an introduction to cloud computing on AWS and cloud fundamentals. Some topics covered include:

  • Setting up an AWS account
  • Benefits of cloud computing
  • Types of cloud computing
  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • Economics of the cloud
  • AWS pricing calculator
  • AWS support tools
  • More
Who is this course intended for?

This course is perfect for anyone interested in learning about cloud computing on AWS and the fundamental concepts of cloud. If you want to pass the AWS certified cloud practitioner exam, then this is the perfect place to start.

Are there any prerequisites to this course?

This is a beginner level introductory course to AWS cloud computing, and it does not assume any prior experience or knowledge of the AWS concepts.

About the author

David is a Webby Award winning cloud development consultant that focuses on cloud native web, mobile, and IoT applications. For over fifteen years as a consultant David has led custom software development on emerging platforms for companies such as FedEx, AT&T, Sony Music, Intel, Comcast, Herman Miller, Principal Financial, and Adobe (as well as many others). David regularly writes and speaks on the digital landscape with published works for O'Reilly and He has written for Mashable,... more

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