Become a competent practitioner on AWS Cloud. Learn Cloud Computing concepts & the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

What you’ll learn

  • Learn general cloud computing concepts
  • Learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Gain an understanding of the fundamental systems on which the cloud is based
  • Develop hands-on skills using core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services
  • BONUS: FREE Beginner’s Guide to AWS Certification
  • Build knowledge from beginner level to advanced concepts

This introduction to cloud computing on Amazon AWS course takes you from the AWS basics to being a competent AWS cloud practitioner. You’ll learn general cloud computing concepts and AWS from fundamentals right through to advanced concepts. You’ll also build hands-on skills using many of the core Amazon Web Services (AWS) services. Ideal for beginners – absolutely no cloud computing experience is required!

We use a highly visual and effective method of teaching cloud computing and AWS concepts using diagrams and animations (no bullet-point slides!). There are lots of hands-on exercises using an Amazon Web Services (AWS) free tier account to give you practical experience.

If you’re interested in moving into a high-paying career working with cloud computing services – this is the best way to get started. You’ll build knowledge from beginner level to advanced concepts, with plenty of opportunities to practice what you’re learning.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the awesome skills you’ll learn using this course:

  • Learn fundamental concepts of cloud computing and including storage, database, networking, virtualization, containers, and cloud architecture
  • Create an AWS Free Tier account and launch your first virtual servers (Amazon EC2 instances) on the AWS Cloud
  • Configure elasticity, high availability and fault tolerance using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
  • Create and configure storage services and upload files and objects using Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS and Amazon S3
  • Launch a relational database on Amazon RDS and a NoSQL database using Amazon DynamoDB
  • Automatically deploy infrastructure using code through AWS CloudFormation
  • Create a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Learn how to use DevOps tools on AWS to automate a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline
  • Implement serverless computing and Docker containers on AWS using AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS
  • Create event-driven architectures with serverless on Lambda
  • Create loosely coupled services with Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS

This is a great way to get started with cloud computing and also a great starting point for those planning to earn their AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect certifications (you will need additional courses aimed at those AWS certifications).

BONUS: FREE Beginner’s Guide to AWS Certification

Get practical tips and insights on how to get started with AWS. Everything you need to know to launch your AWS Certification journey. To download your PDF, head to the course download section (registration required).

In this ultimate guide to cloud computing on AWS the topics you’ll learn include:

Section 2 – The Building Blocks of Cloud Computing

Gain an understanding of the fundamental systems on which the cloud is based, including:

  • Computer architecture
  • Client / server computing
  • Storage concepts: block, file, and object
  • IP addressing and subnetting basics
  • Networking: routers and switches
  • Databases
  • Server virtualization
  • Docker containers
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)

Section 3 – Introduction to Cloud Computing

Learn about the key cloud computing concepts:

  • Legacy / traditional IT vs cloud computing
  • The advantages of cloud computing services
  • Cloud computing examples
  • Cloud computing service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • Cloud computing deployment models (private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, multicloud)

Section 4 – Demystifying Cloud Computing Architecture

Complex cloud computing architecture concepts are made easy for you to understand:

  • Stateful vs stateless services
  • Scaling up vs scaling out
  • Load balancing
  • High availability and Fault tolerance
  • Loose coupling
  • Monolithic vs microservices architectures
  • Event-driven architectures

Section 5 – AWS Basics

In this section you’ll learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and setup your free tier account:

  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • AWS Pricing
  • Setting up a free tier account
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Cloud networking – Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Cloud computing security – security groups and network ACLs
  • AWS Public and Private services

Section 6 – Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Learn how to use Amazon AWS’s IaaS platform and launch virtual servers on Amazon EC2:

  • Launching Amazon EC2 instances
  • Create a website on Amazon EC2
  • Using IAM Roles with EC2
  • Scaling with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
  • Add high availability with Amazon Elastic Load Balancing

Section 7 – AWS Storage Services

Use block, file, and object storage on AWS:

  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Section 8 – AWS Databases

Use managed database services in the AWS Cloud:

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Amazon DynamoDB

Section 9 – Automation on AWS

Learn how to automate deployment and management on AWS:

  • Deploy infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation
  • Deploy a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Section 10 – DevOps on AWS – Creating a Code Pipeline

  • Build a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline
  • Use AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeStar

Section 11 – Content Delivery and DNS Services

  • Use Amazon Route 53 for DNS resolution and domain registration
  • Use the Amazon CloudFront content delivery network (CDN)

Section 12 – Containers and Serverless Computing

You’ll learn about Docker containers and serverless computing:

  • Using AWS Lambda functions
  • Microservices (Docker Containers) on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)

Section 13 – Application Integration and Loose Coupling

Implement loose coupling best practices with AWS services:

  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)

Section 14 – Get certified on AWS

Learn how to take the next step in your career with an AWS Certification such as the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate.


Hi, my name is Neal Davis – I’ll be your instructor for this course. Cloud Computing is my Passion – which is why I founded Digital Cloud Training – offering AWS training resources that represent a higher quality standard than is otherwise available in the market. I created this beginner’s course to help you understand core cloud computing concepts & the basics of AWS. I enjoy teaching on Udemy as it allows me to leverage my knowledge and hands-on experience that I have built over the last 20 years…Yes, I’ve been working in the Cloud space since its very inception!

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Who this course is for:
  • Anyone keen to learn more about cloud computing
  • Ideal for newbies to cloud computing
  • Professionals keen to explore cloud computing services
  • Anyone interested in understanding Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Aspiring developers who want to build applications on AWS
  • Students keen to learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing

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