Amazon Web Services - Advanced Operations on AWS

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Amazon Web Services (AWS).


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Day 1 (3 topics)

  • Bootstrapping Amazon EC2 instances with AWS CloudFormation and Chef
  • Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, and Amazon Machine Images (AMI)

Day 2 (3 topics)

  • Continuous integration and deployment
  • Automation with Amazon SWF
  • Amazon RDS management with CLI and AWS CloudFormation

Day 3 (3 topics)

  • Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Auto Scaling
  • Monitoring and alarms with Amazon CloudWatch
  • Auto Scaling via the CLI and AWS CloudFormation

Day 4 (3 topics)

  • Logging with Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SQS, and Amazon S3
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce and Hive for log processing
  • Programmatic AWS billing and cost allocation reporting


We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts
  • Experience with core AWS products and services, such as Amazon EC2 , Amazon S3, and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Familiarity with a Unix shell and Command Line Interface (CLI) tools
  • Basic familiarity with Ruby or Python scripting and the Bash shell
  • Basic familiarity with Chef, Amazon Linux, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), and AWS CloudFormation

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