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AWS Technical Essentials is the ideal course for anyone who wishes to get started quickly on the AWS platform.  It is an introductory 1-day course designed to bring candidates quickly up-to-speed on cloud computing, virtual machines, storage, security and networking concepts.

This unique ALC course outlines the cloud computing characteristics, services models and deployment models outlined by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), combined with an understanding of AWS services using practical exercises. The course also includes a primer on enabling a DevOps culture using AWS tools.

This course provides an excellent primer for anyone attending the Architecting on AWS 3-day course.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise AWS platform terminology, key concepts and navigate the AWS Management Console
  • Understand the foundational services relating to compute, storage and networking
  • Understand the AWS security controls and key concepts relating to identity and access management
  • Understand the core AWS database services
  • Understand the basics of key AWS management tools
  • Understand the key concepts around using AWS software development kits and enabling a DevOps culture

Who should attend

  • Individuals and organisations seeking a foundational understanding of Amazon Web Services
  • Managers responsible for employees that are working on Amazon Web Services initiatives or projects
  • Technical employees involved in Amazon Web Services initiatives or projects, such as project managers, business analysts, security architects, enterprise architects, solution architects and infrastructure architects

Course contents

1. Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • History of cloud computing
  • Benefits of cloud computing
  • Five cloud characteristics (NIST)
  • Three cloud service models (NIST)
  • Four cloud deployment models (NIST)
2. Introduction to Amazon Web Services
  • Overview of AWS Core Concepts, Key Services and Terminology
  • Navigating the AWS Management Console
3. AWS Security, Identity & Access Management
  • Understanding users, groups, policies and roles
  • Understanding multi-factor authentication (MFA)
4. AWS Infrastructure: Compute, Storage & Networking
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
5. AWS Database Services
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS)
6. AWS Management Tools
  • Auto Scaling
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
  • AWS Trusted Advisor
7. AWS and DevOps
  • Overview of a DevOps culture
  • AWS Toolchain Components
  • AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • AWS Software Development Kits

Course fees

Face-to-face classroom training

Fees per person

AWS Technical Essentials (1 day)

  • $690 + gst

Fees include:

  • Course presentation
  • Printed course workbook
  • Full catering including sit-down lunch each day
Enquire about our excellent team rates.
Also available for in-house presentation.


No previous experience with AWS (Amazon Web Services) is needed but candidates should ideally have at least 2 years experience in IT.

Face-to-face classroom training

Next Available Dates

  • No public courses currently scheduled. Please contact ALC.

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