Amazon Web Services

Automation in the AWS Cloud

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Rafael Lopes
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8 hours (approximately)
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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 3 modules in this course

This module starts by defining what the concept of automation means, before moving on to cover some of the basic components that you can use for automation in the cloud. Module 1 is divided in two parts: Introduction to Automation and Automation with Scripting. During the first part of the module (Introduction to Automation), the you learn about the context of automation in the course and explore how cloud computing facilitates automated tasks. You also learn more about APIs and the basics of how to use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). In the second part of this module (Automation with Scripting), you get an introduction to the basics of scripting languages, learn about best practices for writing scripts, and receive a crash course in the Bash scripting language. This module also offers a hands-on lab focused on using the AWS CLI for Automation so you can gain practical experience with scripting tasks.

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8 videos4 readings1 quiz1 assignment1 app item1 discussion prompt2 plugins

In the second module of the course, you focus your learning on a relevant industry topic: automating things by using code, which is also known as infrastructure as code (IaC). Understanding IaC is crucial for operationalizing automation. With proper IaC, you can start automating how you provision infrastructure in a declarative way, instead of writing scripts for every task. This module is designed so that you gain a solid understanding about AWS CloudFormation and its importance for automation. This module is also subdivided into two major topics: Infrastructure as Code and Configuration as Code. First, you learn about the difference between IaC and configuration as code before exploring the details of each modality. IaC focuses on provisioning architectures by using a declarative language. In contrast, configuration as code focuses on using automation to configure fleets of servers that are currently running. This module also provides readings and hands-on activities that focus on AWS CloudFormation, so that you can learn about CloudFormation by using it.

What's included

9 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 app item

Similar to the previous modules, the final module in this course is divided in two segments: Resource Management Best Practices and Scaling Resource Management. In Resource Management Best Practices, you start by learning some techniques for provisioning Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. You learn about and compare different methods of instance bootstrapping, and learn about EC2 instance metadata—a dedicated layer where instances can get information about themselves. You also explore ideas about how to combine these features to create automation solutions, and best practices on how to for organizing AWS resources by using tags for compliance and access control. In Scaling Resource Management, you learn how to use AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config to set up automation for maintenance and continuous compliance. This module includes readings and a hands-on activity with Systems Manager.

What's included

8 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 app item1 plugin

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Rafael Lopes

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