Amazon Web Services
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials
Amazon Web Services

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

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Morgan Willis
Rudy Chetty
Blaine Sundrud

Instructors: Morgan Willis

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18 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Understand the working definition of the AWS Cloud

  • Differentiate between on-premises, hybrid-cloud, and all-in cloud

  • Describe the basic global infrastructure of the AWS Cloud

  • Explain the benefits of the AWS Cloud

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There are 7 modules in this course

In Week 1, you'll learn how to describe three cloud computing deployment models and the six benefits of cloud computing. Additionally, you'll learn the benefits of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, and additional compute options.

What's included

11 videos18 readings2 quizzes2 plugins

In Week 2, you will learn how to summarize the AWS Global Infrastructure benefits, describe Availability Zones, communicate the benefits of Amazon CloudFront and compare methods for provisioning AWS services. Additionally, you'll be able to describe basic networking concepts and the differences between public and private networking resources.

What's included

12 videos10 readings5 quizzes

In Week 3, you will learn how to summarize the basics of storage and databases, including describing the benefits of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS). Additionally, you'll be able to summarize various storage solutions and describe the benefits of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon DynamoDB.

What's included

12 videos10 readings3 quizzes

In Week 4, you will learn how to communicate the benefits of the shared responsibility model, describe multi-factor authentication (MFA), and differentiate between the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) security levels. Additionally, you'll be able to confidently explain the main benefits of AWS Organizations.

What's included

8 videos7 readings4 quizzes

In Week 5, you will learn the various approaches to monitoring in AWS, as well as describing the benefits of Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Trusted Advisor. Additionally, you'll be able to describe AWS pricing and support models, the AWS Free Tier, and the key benefits of AWS Organizations and consolidated billing.

What's included

14 videos14 readings5 quizzes

In Week 6, you will learn how to describe migration and innovation in the AWS Cloud, summarize the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF), and master the six key factors of a cloud migration strategy. Addittionally, you'll be able to summarize the broad scope of innovative solutions offered by AWS.

What's included

9 videos10 readings8 quizzes

In Week 7, you will learn how to determine resources for preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam and evaluate types of questions that are included on the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

What's included

3 readings2 quizzes1 plugin


Instructor ratings
4.8 (638 ratings)
Rudy Chetty
Amazon Web Services
2 Courses201,698 learners
Morgan Willis

Top Instructor

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Blaine Sundrud
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