Certified AWS Cloud Practitioner (Voucher Included)

This course is the first step in training for the industry-leading Amazon AWS product. It serves as a thorough introduction to the services and solutions possible with AWS. It is also the first certification in paths available for IT professionals looking to codify their knowledge and skills in AWS.

Anyone looking for exposure to AWS or the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner should take this course. This course can be used to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. This course offers enrollment with a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.

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Course code: GES3067

What you will learn

  • Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure
  • Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example, compute and analytics)
  • Describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model
  • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (for example, whitepapers or support tickets)
  • Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud

How you will benefit

  • You will be prepared to sit for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam
  • Complete the course in 3 months or less
  • Improve your job opportunities and earning potential by increasing your AWS Cloud skills and knowledge

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 40 course hours
  1. Course Overview and AWS Introduction
    1. Introduction to AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Course and Exam Objectives
    2. Introducing AWS and the Cloud
    3. AWS Well-Architected Framework
    4. The AWS Global Architecture (Regions, Availability Zones, and Edge Locations)
    5. AWS Pricing, Billing, Support Plans and Dashboards
    6. Accessing AWS Resources
  2. AWS Compute
    1. Amazon EC2
    2. EC2 Scaling and Load Balancing
    3. Amazon ECS, EKS, and Fargate
    4. AWS Lambda
    5. Elastic BeanStalk
  3. AWS Databases
    1. Database Overview and RDS
    2. Amazon Elasticache
    3. DynamoDB
    4. DocumentDB
    5. Amazon Redshift
    6. Amazon Neptune
  4. AWS Storage
    1. Instance and EBS Storage
    2. EFS, FSx for Windows and FSx for Lustre
    3. Simple Storage Service (S3)
    4. AWS Storage Gateway
  5. AWS Networking
    1. VPC Overview and Subnets
    2. VPC Internet Connectivity, Routing, and NAT
    3. VPC Security Groups and ACLs
    4. VPNs and Direct Connect
    5. CloudFront, Global Accelerator and Route53
    6. API Gateway
  6. AWS Messaging, Migration, and Translation
    1. SQS
    2. SNS and SES
    3. Snowcone, Snowball, Snowmobile
    4. AWS DataSync, AWS Transfer, AWS Database Migration Service
    5. AWS Translate and Transcribe
  7. Security
    1. Security Overview, IAM Users and Groups
    2. Permissions and Policies
    3. IAM Roles, Identity Federation and Cognito
    4. KMS, Secrets Manager, AWS Organizations and Compliance
    5. AWS WAF, Shield, Inspector, Macie, and GuardDuty
  8. Monitoring and Maintenance
    1. CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs, and CloudWatch Events
    2. CloudTrail and Trusted Advisor

Raymond Lacoste

Raymond Lacoste is a highly recognized instructor and IT professional who holds the Cisco Sirius Instructor Award. He has authored Cisco Press publications on the Cisco ENARSI and Cisco TSHOOT exams.

Raymond's areas of expertise include Cisco Enterprise networking, Cisco Routing and Switching, Cisco Datacenter Networking, ITIL, and Amazon AWS. He also holds certifications in Cisco CCSI, Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching, Cisco CCNP Enterprise, ITIL Foundations, ITIL Practitioner, ITIL Intermediate, Amazon AWS System Operations, Amazon AWS Architect, Amazon AWS Developer, and CISSP.

In addition to his certifications and experience, Raymond's engaging instruction style makes even the most obscenely complicated or obtuse concepts relatable and understandable. Outside of class, he enjoys dominating both on the golf course and the basketball court.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course, but it is recommended that you have some experience with the AWS Cloud.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Virtual Labs included with the course
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and available online.

  • Study guide
  • Virtual labs
  • Practice exams

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam (CLF-C01).

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 3 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

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