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AWS Intro

Build Solid Foundation of Main AWS Concepts and Services

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Have you heard about big companies using cloud computing to a great success? For example Netflix, Capital One and Airbnb are some of the biggest AWS customers and it allows these companies to deliver faster and at scale. If you are a tech person (software engineer) but totally new to AWS — the biggest and most advanced cloud provider — this course is for you.

This is Amazon Web Services Introduction course which teaches developers the main concepts of AWS. The course gives overview of the main services (EC2, S3, ELB, EIP, and CloudWatch): how to launch compute instances, create images, connect and debug, automate environment creation, and work with storage among many other things. The course is hands-on with five labs. An AWS account is required or limited access login will be provided for the duration of the class.

Pre-requisites: AWS account (free tier is fine); laptop with POSIX, terminal and editor or PuTTY if you're on Windows.

Topics covered

  • Cloud and AWS Basics: AMI, types, configuration
  • Launching EC2s
  • Environment and App Deploy Automation
  • Networking: Virtual Private Cloud, Subnets, Elastic IP and Load Balancer
  • S3
  • Auto Scaling and CloudWatch Alerts

Labs covered

  1. WP is King (Launching new instances from AMI)
  2. Hello world Baby (User Data)
  3. ELB for Saving! (Application Elastic Load Balancer)
  4. Static Websites Rule! (S3)
  5. Pager Duty (Autoscaling)

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Class Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Azat Mardan
Azat Mardan

Azat is a Technology Fellow at Capital One, and a JavaScript/Node.js expert with several online courses and 12 books published on the topic, including best-sellers React Quickly (Manning, 2017), Full Stack JavaScript (Apress, 2015), Practical Node.js (Apress, 2014) and Pro Express.js (Apress, 2014).

Two of Azat's books, Rapid Prototyping with JS and Express.js Guide, were best-sellers on Amazon in their category!

Two of Azat's books, Rapid Prototyping with JS and Express.js Guide, are best-sellers on Amazon

Azat published multiple top selling video courses on Udemy before shifting his focus on growing Node University and providing FREE quality education in tech and IT. One of his courses has over 7,500 students and 4.2/5 star average!

Azat's course Node Program was the top Node course on Udemy

In 2016 alone, Azat spoke at over a dozen of tech conferences including JSConf Iceland, Node Summit, Node Interactive Europe, Node Interactive America, ConFoo, ForwardJS, All Things Open, Great Wide Open and many others.

Azat Mardan speaking at Node Interactive Europe 2016

Azat Mardan speaking at Node Interactive Europe 2016

In his spare time, Azat writes about tech on Webapplog.com, speaks at conferences and contributes to open-source. Before becoming an expert in Node.js, Azat finished his Master’s in Information Systems Technology; and worked at U.S. federal government agencies, small startups and big corporations with various technologies such as Java, SQL, PHP, Ruby, etc.

Azat Mardan speaking at the Great Wide Open 2016 conference

Azat is passionate about technology and finance, as well as new disruptive ways of educating and empowering people.

Azat spoke at over two dozen tech conferences including Node Interactive, JSConf, All Things Open, NationJS, ForwardJS, HolyJS, NDC, ConFoo, QCon, GDG DevFest, etc. and shared a platform with dev celebrities such as Douglas Crockford, Christian Heilmann, Jeff Atwood, Dan Shaw, Mikeal Rogers, John Papa, Axel Rauschmayer, Kyle Simpso, Samer Buna, James Halliday, Maxwell Ogden, Rey Bango and others.

Azat worked in the same teams with prominent tech people such as Raquel Vélez (first engineer at npm), Jim Jagielski (founder of Apache Foundation), Mitch Pirtle (co-founder of Joomla!).

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