AWS Essentials and Solutions Architect Associate: The Total Course [Video]

By Mike Meyers , Tom Carpenter
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Are you looking to learn more about AWS and what it can do for you or your company? Have you heard about it, but don't know how to take your business and network solutions to the AWS cloud? Perhaps you're a seasoned network techie looking to become an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate. If you can relate to any of those, the AWS Essentials and Solutions Architect Associate course is for you.

This course includes both AWS Technical Essentials and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate courses. If you're new to AWS and looking for a crash course to get to grips with the foundations, we recommend that you start right from the beginning with the Technical Essentials course, which isn't a certification exam prep course and doesn't cover exam domains, however, the following is a list of what it covers:

• Terminology and concepts related to the AWS platform

• How to navigate the AWS Management Console

• Key concepts for AWS security measures and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

• Foundational services—Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

• Database services—Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)

• Management services—AWS Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Trusted Advisor

Once you're well-versed with the basics, you'll move on to the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate video course, which will take you through the exam domains which are as follows:

• Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures (34%)

• Domain 2: Define Performant Architectures (24%)

• Domain 3: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures (26%)

• Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures (10%)

• Domain 5: Define Operationally Excellent Architectures (6%)

All the code and supporting files for this course are available at

Publication date:
July 2019
19 hours 55 minutes

About the Authors
  • Mike Meyers

    Total Seminars, LLC, is a provider of PC and network repair seminars and certification training services through books, videos, and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world including the United Nations, the FBI, and all branches of the US Department of Defense.

    Mike Meyers is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, which produces the best-selling CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification books with over 1 million books in print. He is affectionately called the “Alpha Geek” and is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA Certifications. He has created several other best-selling video courses on CompTIA certifications with the Total Seminars team of instructors.

    Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant, and speaker. He is the author of numerous popular PC books and videos, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide and Com

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  • Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. Like many, he started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded SysEdCo in 1997 and have continued operating this technical content development and training company since that time. Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and hold many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations.He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and am heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry.

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