AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 2020
AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 2020
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Application Scalability
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Cost Management
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Developer Options
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Review Course 1
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Review Course 2
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Database Solutions
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Identity & Access Management
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Monitoring
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Network Options
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Network Security & Name Resolution
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Security
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Stack Deployment & Caching
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Storage Security & Resiliency
AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Storage Solutions

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Application Scalability

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_09_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Application Scalability

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recognize how auto scaling can adjust EC2 instances based on workload demand
  • automate the addition and removal of EC2 instances to support a workload
  • recall the benefit of using placement groups
  • use the GUI to configure a placement group
  • recall how load balancing improves application performance and fault tolerance
  • improve app performance through a load balancer configuration
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Cost Management

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_11_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Cost Management

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • view a detailed cost breakdown for AWS charges
  • use the CLI to explore AWS charges
  • use PowerShell to explore AWS charges
  • configure AWS Budgets
  • enable alert notifications when AWS costs reach a threshold value
  • recognize how scheduling instances can reduce costs
  • reduce costs by deploying EC2 reserved instances
  • reduce costs by deploying spot instances
  • reduce costs by deploying RDS reserved instances
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Developer Options

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_12_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Developer Options

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recognize how API Gateway allows cloud-hosted code solutions
  • describe how Lambda provides serverless code solutions
  • recognize the benefits of using a multi-tiered application architecture
  • configure a static web site
  • recall the purpose of SNS
  • recognize how microservices and decoupling result in modular, efficient applications
  • recall how SQS relates to decoupling
  • use the GUI to deploy a message queue
  • recognize the benefit of using ECS
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Review Course 1

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_15_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Review Course 1

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • create and populate an S3 bucket
  • configure S3 lifecycle management settings
  • enable S3 bucket cross-region replication
  • deploy a storage queue
  • create a VPC according to specifications
  • configure a network ACL
  • configure a security group
  • configure a hosted DNS domain
  • deploy a virtual machine using the GUI
  • deploy a virtual machine using the CLI
  • deploy a virtual machine using PowerShell
  • connect to Linux virtual machines over SSH
  • connect to Windows virtual machines over RDP
  • configure a custom AMI
  • create an EBS volume
  • attach an EBS volume to an EC2 instance
  • modify the instance type to accommodate workload requirements
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Review Course 2

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_16_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: AWS Review Course 2

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • deploy RDS in AWS
  • enable replication for RDS
  • create an AWS IAM user
  • create an AWS IAM group
  • assign policies to AWS IAM groups
  • enable MFA for an IAM user
  • configure Simple AD
  • deploy an auto scaling group
  • create a KMS key
  • create a private CA
  • configure a budget
  • deploy a static website
  • configure CloudWatch alarms
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Database Solutions

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_07_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Database Solutions

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • differentiate between SQL and NoSQL
  • select the appropriate database type to address business needs
  • use the GUI to deploy MySQL RDS
  • use PowerShell to manage RDS
  • use the CLI to manage RDS
  • enable RDS replicas for increased fault tolerance
  • view RDS performance metrics
  • manage RDS snapshots
  • deploy DocumentDB
  • deploy DynamoDB
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Identity & Access Management

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_08_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Identity & Access Management

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recognize the role of IAM in the cloud
  • use the GUI to manage IAM users
  • use the CLI to manage IAM users
  • use PowerShell to manage IAM users
  • configure the AWS user password policy
  • perform an AWS IAM user sign-in
  • use the GUI to manage IAM groups
  • use the CLI to manage IAM groups
  • use PowerShell to manage IAM groups
  • configure IAM policies
  • configure IAM roles
  • recognize how MFA enhances user sign-in security
  • enable MFA for the AWS root account
  • recall options related to working with a Directory Service in AWS
  • join an EC2 instance to an AWS Directory Service
  • add users and groups to AWS Managed AD
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Monitoring

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_13_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Monitoring

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • describe how AWS monitoring occurs using CloudWatch
  • enable CloudWatch alarms
  • monitor EC2 instance activity
  • describe how CloudTrail provides auditing services
  • use the GUI to view CloudTrail events
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Network Options

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_04_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Network Options

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • identify how VPCs address cloud networking needs
  • use the GUI to create a VPC
  • use the CLI to create a VPC
  • use PowerShell to create a VPC
  • configure VPC DHCP options
  • configure VPC DNS options
  • recall when to peer VPCs
  • enable VPC peering
  • recognize how VPN secure remote network access
  • configure an AWS site-to-site VPN
  • recall the role of Direct Connect
  • provision a Direct Connect circuit
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Network Security & Name Resolution

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_05_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Network Security & Name Resolution

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recognize the role of DNS in a network
  • recall how Route 53 can address name resolution needs
  • register a DNS domain through Route 53
  • enable a Route 53 hosted DNS zone
  • configure Route 53 DNS routing policies
  • distinguish between network ACLs and security groups
  • use the GUI to create a network ACL
  • use the CLI to create a network ACL
  • use PowerShell to create a network ACL
  • use the GUI to provision an elastic IP
  • use the GUI to create a security group
  • use the CLI to create a security group
  • use PowerShell to create a security group
  • describe the role of Internet gateways
  • provision an Internet gateway
  • describe the role of NAT
  • provision a NAT gateway
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Security

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_10_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Security

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recall the purpose of AWS Security Hub
  • recall how cryptography provides security
  • recall how PKI provides security
  • enable EBS volume encryption
  • recall how encryption keys are managed and created using KMS
  • use the portal to create a KMS key
  • recognize how AWS Certificate Manager relates to PKI
  • deploy a private CA to issue PKI certificates
  • recall how WAFs protect web applications
  • protect a web app using a WAF
  • enable and use AWS Security Hub
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Stack Deployment and Caching

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_14_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Stack Deployment and Caching

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recognize how Amazon Kinesis ingests and analyzes streaming data
  • describe how Redshift clusters can store and analyze vast amounts of data
  • recall how CloudFormation uses templates to automate resource deployment
  • deploy AWS resources using a template
  • recall how Beanstalk stacks are used for cloud deployment
  • recall how transcoder is used to convert media formats
  • recognize the performance benefits of database caching using ElastiCache
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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 will
begin 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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Storage Security & Resiliency

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_03_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Storage Security & Resiliency

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • configure AWS Backup
  • use the AWS Backup service
  • restore data backed up to AWS
  • configure S3 public access
  • enable S3 encryption using the GUI
  • enable S3 encryption using the CLI
  • enable S3 encryption using PowerShell
  • enable versioning in S3
  • enable S3 replication to different regions
  • recognize the purpose of content delivery networks
  • configure CloudFront
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Storage Solutions

Course Number:
it_clawsaa19_02_enus
Lesson Objectives

AWS Associate Solutions Architect 2020: Storage Solutions

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • describe how S3 addresses cloud storage needs
  • recognize how data is treated at various stages in its life
  • use the GUI to create an S3 bucket
  • use the CLI to create a S3 bucket
  • use PowerShell to create a S3 bucket
  • upload S3 content using the GUI
  • upload S3 content using the CLI
  • upload S3 content using PowerShell
  • determine the optimal storage class for S3 content
  • set the object storage class using the GUI
  • set the object storage class using the CLI
  • set the object storage class using PowerShell
  • describe how EFS provides NFS mount points
  • enable NFS mount points through EFS
  • describe how Glacier is used for archiving
  • configure Glacier archiving
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course

Overview/Description

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.



Target

Prerequisites: none

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