AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (2020 Update)

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Prepare to become a certified associate in the design and deployment of applications and systems on the AWS platform.

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AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Management & Migration

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AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Management & Migration
Discover the various graphical user interface (GUI) and command-line tools used to manage Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources. Explore various cloud migration strategies and how to tag AWS resources. In this course you will learn: cloud solution design principles and how they can meet business needs; how to use AWS Management Console GUI, as well as how to install and use the AWS Console mobile app for viewing resources; how to install AWS CLI (command-line interface) and use as a tool to manage your services; and how to install and use Powershell which lets developers and administrators manage their services and resources in the scripting environment.  Also learn how to tag AWS resources which means adding additional metadata, such as tying it to a project, a department, or a cost center. The course wraps up with training in migration, use of Snowball, resource tagging using Powershell and CLI, and deploying an Amazon Linux EC2 instance containing the CLI. This course can be used in preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate SAA-C02 certification exam.
16 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Storage Solutions
Explore Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage solutions such as Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets, including various methods of creating them. In this course, you will discover how Elastic File System (EFS) provides cloud-based Network File System (NFS) shared that can be mounted as a remote file system and how Glacier is used for long-term cloud archiving. Course participants will also learn: how S3 addresses cloud storage needs in what are called buckets and how to create multiple buckets in your AWS account to store files and also organize them within folders using lifecycle management options for an S3 bucket and determine what happens to S3 objects over time. Get an overview of how EFS provides a simple, scalable, fully managed elastic NFS file system for use with cloud services and on-premises resources. The course finishes up with training on how to configure Amazon S3 Glacier, a storage solution designed to archive data. This course can be used in preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate SAA-C02 exam.
18 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Storage Security & Resiliency
Discover how Amazon Web Services (AWS) Backup provides a centralized backup solution and Simple Storage Service (S3) security mechanisms such as encryption and blocking public access. In this course, learners explore how S3 cross-region replication increases fault tolerance, while CloudFront caches website content near users that request it. Course participants will also learn how to configure and use AWS Backup, as well as restore backups in the cloud; how to control access with S3 Block Public Access, which helps manage and control permissions and provides settings for access points, buckets, and accounts to help you manage public access; how to enable S3 bucket encryption using graphical user interface (GUI), command-line interface (CLI), and PowerShell, a task-based command-line shell and scripting language. And finally, you will learn how web service CloudFront can speed up access and distribution of your static and dynamic web content. This course can be used in preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate SAA-C02 exam.
13 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Network Options
Discover how Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) provide Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtual network configurations, including subnets as well as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) options. Learn about linking an on-premises network to the AWS cloud. Course participants will learn how VPCs address cloud networking needs as subnets which can deploy resources, and how to create a VPC using graphical user interface, command-line interface, and PowerShell, a task-based command-line shell and scripting language. You will also learn how to configure VPC, DHCP, and DNS options. And finally, learn how Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS by allowing use of a dedicated private network circuit to link your on-premises network directly to an AWS VPC. Learn about site-to-site and client-to-site virtual private networks (VPNs), as well as Direct Connect dedicated circuits. This course can be used in preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate SAA-C02 exam.
14 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Network Security & Name Resolution
Explore Amazon Web Services (AWS) name resolution through Route 53, including domain registration, hosted zones, and routing policies. In this course, you will examine how network cloud security solutions such as network Access Control Lists (ACLs) and security groups should be used. Discover how Network Address Translation (NAT) and Internet gateways provide network connectivity. In this course, learn how to use the domain name system (DNS) service Route 53 to register a domain name, transfer an existing DNS that is already owned, or host your own public or private zones; use graphical user interface, command-line interface (CLI), and Powershell to create a network ACL; and how to distinguish between network ACLs and security groups. You will also learn the roles of gateways, how to deploy NAT and Internet gateways, and how to provision a NAT gateway. This course can be used in preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate SAA-C02 exam.
19 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: EC2 Instance Management
Discover how Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) virtual machine instances are deployed and managed by using graphical user interface (GUI), command-line interface (CLI), and PowerShell. Examine how to remotely manage Linux and Windows EC2 instances, change the instance type, and create an Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume snapshot. In this course, participants will also learn how to use GUI, CLI, and Powershell to deploy a Linux EC2 instance and also to deploy a Windows EC2 instance; how to create an EBS volume and attach an EBS volume to an existing EC2 instance; and how to create EBS volume snapshots that one can revert to in the future. In addition, you will learn to instance launch templates for instances with reoccurring settings and custom Amazon Machine Image (AMIs) that define things such as the operating system and the boot volume device. This course can be used in preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate SAA-C02 exam.
17 videos | 48m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Database Solutions
Preparation for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam continues with this 12-video series. In this course, learners explore AWS cloud database solutions, including both SQL (structured query language) databases, for accessing relational database objects, and NoSQL databases, designed for high performance and availability. You will learn how to deploy and manage NoSQL databases such as DocumentDB and DynamoDB. Examine differences between SQL and NoSQL databases, learning to select the one you need to address specific business needs. Then watch detailed demonstrations of how to manage the Amazon RDS web service by using the graphical user interface, the command-line interface, and PowerShell. Next, learn how to enable RDS (relational database service) replication, how to view RDS performance metrics, and how to manage RDS snapshots. Finally, learn when to deploy DocumentDB and DynamoDB. After completing this course, you will be ready to explore AWS user and group management, including use of roles, policies, and multifactor authentication to secure accounts and the AWS Directory Service.
12 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Identity & Access Management
Preparation for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam continues with this 18-video course. In this course, participants explore AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), including how to use roles, policies, and multifactor authentication (MFA) to secure accounts and how to use the AWS Directory Service. You will examine the role of IAM in the cloud and how to use the graphical user interface (GUI), the command-line interface (CLI), and PowerShell to manage IAM users. Watch demonstrations of configuring the AWS user password policy and perform an AWS IAM user sign-in. Then learn how to manage IAM groups by using the GUI, CLI, and PowerShell, and how to configure both IAM policies and groups. Examine how MFA can enhance user sign-in security, then learn how to enable MFA for the AWS root account. The course concludes with a study of the AWS Directory Service; how to join an EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instance to AWS Directory Service; and how to create users and groups within an AWS Directory Service.
18 videos | 54m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Application Scalability
This 8-video course continues preparations for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam. In this course, participants discover how to improve application and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance performance through the use of Auto Scaling, Load Balancing, and placement groups. The course opens with an examination of how Auto Scaling can adjust EC2 instances, on the basis of workloads, and how to configure an Auto Scaling group, which depends upon your launch configuration. Learn about the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) used to launch new virtual machines in the cloud. Then explore the benefits of utilizing placement groups, why they are needed, and the AWS Management Console, which is used to create them. Next, watch a demonstration of using the graphical user interface (GUI) efficiently to configure a placement group. As the course concludes, participants examine the effects of Load Balancing on improving application performance and fault tolerance, before learning how to configure Elastic Load Balancing to improve app performance.
8 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Security
Preparation for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam continues with this 13-video course, in which participants explore AWS security and how to secure AWS cloud deployments by using certificates, encryption, and web application firewalls (WAFs). Begin by examining the AWS Security Hub for viewing cloud security alerts and compliance status, and learn how security is provided by both cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI). Then watch a demonstration of enabling EBS (Elastic Block Store) volume encryption. Learn how the key management service (KMS) can be used to create and manage encryption keys and practice using the portal to enable a KMS key. Next, explore how the AWS certificate manager relates to PKI, and watch a demonstration of how to deploy a private certificate authority (CA) to issue PKI certificates. As the course concludes, you will learn more about how AWS WAFs protect web applications and watch a WAF being deployed.
13 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Cost Management
This 11-video course continues preparations for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam. Here, learners can explore AWS cost management techniques for the cloud and tools for viewing and reducing AWS costs to meet current business objectives. The course opens with an examination of how to use the graphical user interface, the command-line interface, and PowerShell to view AWS charges. Watch helpful demonstrations of how to configure AWS budgets and enable alert notifications when AWS costs have reached a threshold value. Next, explore in detail how AWS Instance Scheduler can help your business reduce costs. Learn about options available for billing preferences. The course concludes with a practical demonstration of cost reduction, by deploying EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) reserved and spot instances, as well as RDS (relational database service) reserved instances. After completing this course, you will be ready to move on to explore AWS developer services available for software development, including the API gateway, AWS Lambda, and AWS Elastic Container Service.
11 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Developer Options
Continue preparing for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam with this 11-video course, which explores AWS developer services available for software development: AWS Lambda, an elastic container service (ECS), and the API Gateway—basically, a kind of middleman between client requests to APIs and APIs behind the gateway. The course opens by examining how API Gateway allows cloud-hosted code solutions and how AWS Lambda provides serverless code solutions. Participants then learn benefits of using multitiered application architectures, with a demonstration of configuring a static website. Other topics covered include the simple notification service (SNS); how microservices and decoupling result in efficient modular applications; and how simple queue service (SQS) relates to decoupling. Learn how to use the graphical user interface to deploy a message queue, and explore benefits of using the AWS ECS. When you complete this course, you are ready to move on and explore monitoring of AWS resources with Cloud Watch and auditing with Cloud Trail.
11 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Monitoring
This 7-video course continues preparations for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam. Learners will explore practical tools available for monitoring and auditing AWS resources to help ensure peak performance and security for deployed AWS resources, such as S3 (simple storage service) bucket activity and EC2 instance activity. Begin by learning how to monitor EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instance activity. Familiarize yourself with CloudWatch, the centralized monitoring service for AWS, which allows creation of a dashboard for quick visualizations of logged data activity, and lets you detect any suspicious activity. The course concludes with an examination of how CloudTrail provides auditing services, and shows how to use the graphical user interface to view CloudTrail events. After completing this course, you will now be ready to move on to explore stack deployment and database caching including services for analyzing a large amounts of data, and automating AWS resource deployment.
7 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Stack Deployment & Caching
Preparation for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam continues with this 9-video course on analyzing large amounts of data, automating resource deployment, and database caching. Participants willbegin with an overview of the Amazon Kinesis service for adjusting and analyzing streaming data, and learn how clusters in Redshift—a large-scale data warehouse solution known for its high performance—can store and analyze large amounts of data. Next, you will learn how CloudFormation uses templates for automating resource deployment. Then watch as AWS resources are deployed with a CloudFormation template. You will explore the uses of Elastic Beanstalk stacks and cloud deployment, as well as Elastic Transcoder for converting media formats. The course concludes with an analysis of performance benefits of database caching by using both ElastiCache Memcached, and ElastiCache Redis. After completing this course, your next course will review core AWS concepts, including pulling and managing, cloud storage, and EC2 deployment and management.
9 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Review Course 1
Continue preparing for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam with this 19-video course exploring in depth the core AWS concepts already covered in previous courses. These concepts include how to deploy and manage S3 Cloud Storage and how to manage network components, as well as EC2 deployment and management. Learners examine S3 bucket and lifecycle management and listen to a discussion of S3 fault tolerance. Watch demonstrations of deploying a storage queue, creating a virtual private cloud, and configuring a network access control list. Next, watch as both a security group and a hosted DNS (domain name system) domain are configured. Other demonstrations: using the graphical user interface, command-line interface, and PowerShell to deploy a virtual machine; connecting to Linux virtual machines over a secure shell (SSH) network; and connecting to Windows virtual machines over remote desktop protocol. In the closing sequence, learn to configure a custom Amazon Machine Image; create an EBS volume and attach it to an EC2 instance; and modify an instance type.
19 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Review Course 2
This 15-video course continues preparations for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (SAA-C02) certification exam by reviewing more of the core AWS concepts introduced in previous courses. Topics covered in this course include relational database service (RDS) deployment and replication, AWS identity and access management (IAM), and AWS monitoring. You will begin by examining the processes of deploying RDS and enabling replication for RDS. Next, participants will watch practical demonstrations of how to create an AWS IAM user and group, as well as how to assign policies to IAM groups. You will review how to enable multifactor authentication for an IAM user, then to configure Simple AD and deploy an auto scaling group. The review continues by demonstrating how to create a KMS key and a private certificate authority, and how to configure an AWS budget. The review course concludes with demonstrations of deploying a static website and configuring CloudWatch alarms
15 videos | 54m has Assessment available Badge
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