AWS Essentials

The AWS Essentials Instructor-Led Training course introduces AWS products, services, and common solutions with demos, knowledge checks, and hands-on lab activities. It provides learners with the basic fundamentals to become more proficient in AWS and empowers them to make informed decisions about IT solutions based on business requirements.

What You'll Learn

  • Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform

  • Navigate the AWS Management Console

  • Understand the security measures AWS provides

  • Differentiate AWS Storage options and create an Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket

  • Recognize AWS Compute and Networking options and use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)

  • Describe Managed Services and Database options

  • Use Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) to launch an application

  • Identify Deployment and Management options


Course Outline

1. Introduction to AWS

  • Navigate the AWS Management Console

  • Recognize AWS Global Infrastructure

  • Describe the security measures AWS provides

2. AWS Storage

  • Identify key AWS storage options

  • Describe Amazon EBS

  • Create an Amazon S3 bucket and manage associated objects

3. Compute Services & Networking

  • Identify the different AWS compute and networking options

  • Describe an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Create an Amazon EC2 instance

  • Use Amazon EBS with Amazon EC2

4. Managed Services & Database

  • Describe Amazon DynamoDB

  • Understand key aspects of Amazon RDS

  • Launch an Amazon RDS instance

5. Deployment and Management

  • Identify what is CloudFormation

  • Describe Amazon CloudWatch metrics and alarms

  • Describe Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM)


  • Individuals responsible for articulating the business benefits of AWS services

  • Any individual who is new to AWS

  • SysOps Administrators and Developers who are interested in using AWS services