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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Cloud Computing Basics

In this module, we learn about the basics of cloud computing using AWS EC2 as an example, including the resources provided by the public cloud, the pricing structures related to the resource usages in computing, storage, and networking services, and their trade-offs, the basic operations of setting up account. ...
6 videos (Total 44 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Cloud Computing with AWS12m
Cloud Computing Basic AWS as an Example Part 26m
AWS Cloud EC2 Service9m
AWS Account Sign Up3m
AWS Resource Planning9m
5 readings
Basic Cloud Service Models20m
Cloud Service Interruption and Their Impact10m
AWS EC210m
AWS How It Started Myth10m
AWS Resource Features20m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1.18m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Secure Server Configuration and Integrated Access Management

In this module, we learn how to sign up AWS account, create/configure/manage AWS EC2 instances, access them and configure the Linux operating system, Apache web server, MySQL database, and PHP server side scripting support. We also learn how to follow the best security practice to create user accounts with different privileges using AWS IAM service. We learn how to use AWS Command Line Interface to create AWS EC2 instances and control AWS Resources. It allows for programming control of the EC2 instances....
6 videos (Total 68 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Secure Access to AWS Instance6m
Configure LAMP Server Software Packages10m
Identity and Access Management13m
AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI)8m
Use AWS ClI to clone and manage instances11m
4 readings
Microsoft Azure an AWS Alternative20m
Biomedical Cloud Computing With Amazon Web Services20m
IAM Beyond Compliance Article30m
AWS Command Line Interface10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1.26m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Utilize Route53 DNS

In this module, we learn AWS' highly available and scalable cloud DNS web service and how to set up a domain for an organization/company using AWS Route53 service, create DNS entries for an instance, and understand the advanced Geoproximity Routing With Traffic Biasing....
2 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Register DNS Entries on Route537m
2 readings
Using Route 53 Amazon's DNS Service for the Cloud30m
Routing Traffic to an Amazon EC2 Instance20m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1.3 AWS Route 53 Advanced DNS Services8m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

AWS Load Balancer

In this module, we learn how to utilize the AWS load balancer support to create load balancing clusters to provide high available services based on round robin and customize rules with header content. We learn how to create application load balancer to distribute http requests to target groups with instances, and configure the health check mechanism so that the load balancing can avoid unhealthy or unresponsive instances. We also learn show to debug the common mistake of AWS load balancing configuration due to the misconfiguration of the security group in the target instances. The cost formula related to the usage of AWS load balancing service are also covered....
3 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Create AWS Load Balancing Cluster11m
Diagnose AWS Load Balancing12m
4 readings
Elastic Load Balancing Deep Dive and Best Practices22m
Articles on Issues with AWS ELB20m
Detecting Issues with Load Balancers10m
Survey Of Techniques And Challenges For Load Balancing In Public Cloud10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1.412m
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Top Reviews

By AAFeb 19th 2019

very useful and interesting to learn more about cloud computing and secuirty

By GBMar 20th 2019

Learned a lot about AWS and some techniques in clous security

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Edward Chow

Professor
Computer Science

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About the Advanced System Security Design Specialization

This specialization is intended for intermediate level learners with basic programming skills and basic cybersecurity knowledge. Through this course learner will learn about advanced secure software techniques such as those for cloud computing, TOR, web-based cryptography, and geo-location/context based access control. With these techniques, learners will be better prepared to implement new security and privacy preserving data security features, to perform secure system design and implementation, vulnerability analysis, and Securely Provision (SP), Operate and Maintain (OM), Oversee and Govern (OV), Protect and Defend (PR), Analyze (AN), Collect and Operate (CO), and investigate (IN) tasks....
Advanced System Security Design

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