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About the course

This course is a 100% hands-on course. It consists of close to 100 hands-on labs with great explanations and a lab guide for easy self-practicing. It covers most of the AWS services within the Cloud Practitioner and AWS Associate  Certification exams. A great way to learn by doing. Ideally, this will be for those who want to learn AWS by doing or those who have theoretical knowledge about AWS but would like to take it to the next step by building solutions using AWS console and Command Line Interface.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course - Introduction

    • Welcome to the course - Introduction

    • The Course Video Player

    • Resource Download - Lab Guide

  • 2

    AWS Console and Services - Introductory Labs

    • Creating an AWS Account

    • AWS Free Tier

    • AWS Identity and Access Management Console Walkthrough

    • Security Your AWS Account

    • Root User - Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

    • Creating a Cost Budget For Your Account To Avoid Unwanted Charges

    • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Console Walkthrough

    • VPC Components Lab (IGW, VGW and more)

    • Creating and Connecting to a Linux Instance using SSH - Using Mac Laptop

    • Connecting to a Linux Instance using SSH Using Putty - Using a Windows Laptop

    • Creating and Understanding Security Groups

    • Network Access Control Lists (Network ACLs)

    • AWS Key Management Service (KMS)

    • Creating a Simple Storage Service (S3) Bucket

    • AWS Command Line Interface (Cli) Installation

    • IAM Policies Console Walkthrough

    • IAM Roles

    • Amazon CloudTrail

  • 3

    Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Hybrid Networking

    • NAT Instance and NAT Gateway

    • Bastion Host

    • VPC Peering and Transit Gateway

    • VPC Endpoints

    • IPv6 Egress-Only Internet Gateway

    • VPC Flowlogs

    • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

  • 4

    Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Elastic Block Store (EBS)

    • EC2 Metadata and User Data

    • EC2 Instance Launch Types Walkthrough

    • EC2 Launch Types - Spot Instance, Spot Block, and Spot Fleet

    • EC2 Instance Placement Groups

    • EC2 Monitoring

    • Elastic Block Store (EBS) Console Walkthrough

    • EBS Snapshots - Copying, Sharing, and Encryption

    • EC2 AMI - Copying and Sharing

  • 5

    Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Auto Scaling (AS)

    • Application Load Balancer (ALB) and Target Groups

    • ALB and Security Groups

    • ALB - Session Stickiness, Access Logs, and SSL Configuration

    • Client IP address

    • Manual EC2 Scaling

    • AS Launch Templates & Scaling Policies

    • ALB Path Routing

    • Network Load Balancer - Static IP Addresses

    • Auto Scaling Walkthrough

    • EC2 Auto Scaling - Launch Templates and Scaling Policies

  • 6

    AWS Database Services

    • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

    • RDS Snapshots and Backup

    • RDS Read Replicas, Snapshot Operations, and Security

    • Amazon Aurora Database

    • Amazon DynamoDB

  • 7

    Identity and Access Management (IAM) - Part II

    • Identity-based policies HoL

    • AssumeRole and IAM Roles HoL

    • Resource-based Policies, Permissions Boundary, and Policy Evaluation Logic

  • 8

    Simple Storage Service (S3)

    • S3 Storage Classes and Lifecycle Policies

    • S3 Server Side Encryption (S3 SSE) and Object Copy

    • S3 - Versioning and Cross Region Replication (CRR)

    • S3 Object Lock Configuration

    • S3 Static Website Hosting

    • S3 Requester Pays, Transfer Acceleration, Pre-Signed URLs

    • S3 Access Control - Bucket Policies

  • 9

    CloudFront, Route53, and Global Accelerator

    • CloudFront - Creating a Web Distribution

    • Route 53 - Lab Setup - Alias and Simple Routing

    • Route 53 - Failover and Latency Routing Policies

    • Route 53 - Weighted, Geolocation, and Multi Value Answer Routing Policies

    • Global Accelerator - Configuring an Accelerator

  • 10

    Serverless Computing

    • Amazon Lambda

    • Amazon API Gateway

  • 11

    AWS Storage Services

    • Elastic File System (EFS)

    • Amazon FSx Console Walkthrough

    • Storage Gateway

    • Snow Family

  • 12

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)

    • Creating a Docker Image and Pushing it to Elastic Container Registry (ECR)

    • Amazon ECS - An ECS Cluster Using EC2 Launch Type

  • 13

    Notification, Application Integration, and Messaging Services

    • Simple Queue Service - SQS

    • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) Integration with SQS (SNS Fanout)

  • 14

    Management and Monitoring in AWS - CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs, and EventBridge

    • CloudWatch Alarms

    • CloudWatch Logs

    • EventBridge

  • 15

    Governance, Deployment, Automation, and Operation Services in AWS

    • AWS Organizations

    • AWS CloudFormation

    • Elastic Beanstalk (EB)

    • Parameter Store and Secrets Manager

    • AWS Config

  • 16

    Security Services in AWS

    • AWS Shield

    • AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF)

  • 17

    Analytics Services in AWS

    • Amazon Athena

    • Amazon Glue

    • Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

    • Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

  • 18

    Next Steps..

    • What is next?

    • Before you go...


Eissa Abousherif

Founder, Training and Content Development Lead @ DolfinED

A passionate cloud infrastructure architect with 26+ years of experience, holding many industry certificates from top vendors including AWS and Cisco, to name a few. During his career, Eissa led pre-sales and post-sales activities for projects of USD 250M+ in Total Contract Value (TCV) across multiple industry verticals. Eissa brings all his experience and passion for sharing knowledge and enabling others to prosper and reach their goals, which were the seed for DolfinED. Eissa has authored the highest-rated AWS courses on the internet, both at the associate and professional levels. Moreover, he trained 100,000+ learners around the globe both online and in class. Now it is your turn to learn with Eissa and become a Cloud Pro.


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