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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

This specialization gives current or aspiring IT professionals an overview of the features, benefits, and capabilities of Amazon Web Services (AWS). As you proceed through these four interconnected courses, you will gain a more vivid understanding of core AWS services, key AWS security concepts, strategies for migrating from on-premises to AWS, and basics of building serverless applications with AWS. Additionally, you will have opportunities to practice what you have learned by completing labs and exercises developed by AWS technical instructors.

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Specialization

Amazon Web Services

This specialization gives current or aspiring IT professionals an overview of the features, benefits, and capabilities of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Specialization Takeaways

Make informed decisions about when and how to apply key AWS services for compute, storage, and database to different use cases.

Foundational security concepts, including basic concepts such as “least privilege” and the “Shared Responsibility Model.”

Detective controls, including Amazon CloudTrail, AWS Security Hub, Amazon GuardDuty, and AWS Config.

Encryption of data at rest, in motion, and best practices for how to store data within and between various AWS services.

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course
1

AWS Cloud Technical Essentials

Are you in a technical role and want to learn the fundamentals of AWS? Do you aspire to have a job or career as a cloud developer, architect, or in an operations role? If so, AWS Cloud Technical Essentials is an ideal way to start. This course was designed for those at the beginning of their cloud-learning journey – no prior knowledge of cloud computing or AWS products and services required!

Throughout the course, students will build highly available, scalable, and cost effective application step-by-step. Upon course completion, you will be able to make an informed decision about when and how to apply core AWS services for compute, storage, and database to different use cases. You’ll also learn about cloud security with a review of AWS’ shared responsibility model and an introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). And, you’ll know how AWS services can be used to monitor and optimize infrastructure in the cloud.

AWS Cloud Technical Essentials is a fundamental-level course and will build your competence, confidence, and credibility with practical cloud skills that help you innovate and advance your professional future. Enroll in AWS Cloud Technical Essentials and start learning the technical fundamentals of AWS today!

Note: This course was designed for learners with a technical background. If you are new to the cloud or come from a business background, we recommend completing AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (https://www.coursera.org/learn/aws-cloud-practitioner-essentials) before enrolling in this course.

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2

AWS Fundamentals: Addressing Security Risk

Welcome to AWS Fundamentals: Addressing Security Risk!

This course will give you an overview of security best practices when developing and managing applications on AWS. The course, created by AWS experts and delivered by AWS Solutions Architects, uses video lectures, hands-on exercise guides, demonstrations, and quizzes to dive deep on concepts about security on AWS. You will learn about the concept of “least privilege” and the AWS Shared Responsibility Model, as well as view demonstrations of Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Secrets Manager, and cross-account access.

We encourage IT professionals and leaders who are interested in learning about best practices for securing an AWS environment and applications developed on AWS to enroll in this course. Before taking this course, we recommend you complete AWS Fundamentals: Going Cloud Native (https://www.coursera.org/learn/aws-fundamentals-going-cloud-native).

Class forums will also allow you to ask questions and interact with AWS training instructors.

Course
3

AWS Fundamentals: Migrating to the Cloud

This four week course focuses on migrating workloads to AWS. We will focus on analyzing your current environment, planning your migration, AWS services that are commonly used during your migration, and the actual migration steps.

Hands-on labs are available, though not required for this class. Access to the labs is limited to paid enrolled students. You can audit this course without taking the labs. As we dive into each of the services covered in this class, there will be links to documentation where you can find example applications and code samples.

This course is also available in Spanish. To join the fully translated Spanish version, visit this page:
https://www.coursera.org/learn/aws-fundamentals-cloud-migration-es.

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AWS Fundamentals: Building Serverless Applications

This course will introduce you to Amazon Web Services (AWS) serverless architecture. Through demonstrations and hands-on exercises you’ll learn skills in building and deploying serverless solutions.

Using real-world examples of a serverless website and chat bot, you’ll build upon your existing knowledge of the AWS cloud to take advantage of the benefits of modern architectures for greater agility, innovation, and lower total cost of ownership across a range of AWS services, including AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Lex.

In this course, you’ll have the option to complete hands-on exercises. We strongly suggest you take advantage of the AWS Free Tier to follow the lab exercises provided by throughout the course. Be aware that any services used outside of the free tier may result in you incurring charges through your AWS account. Class forums will also allow you to ask questions and interact with AWS training instructors. After completing this course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to build serverless solutions on AWS.

This course has been developed by AWS, and is delivered by AWS technical instructors who teach cloud computing courses around the globe.

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