Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2: An Introduction

Gain Basic Understanding on AWS Virtual Cloud Servers
What you’ll learn
After taking this course, a learner will be able to deploy virtual servers on AWS cloud platform.


Overall Course Objective:

Gain a fair introductory level understanding on AWS EC2.

Pre-requisite: A learner needs to have good understanding on Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Computer Networks and IP Addressing. It is also assumed that a learner has an idea on what is Amazon Web Services (AWS), as this course does NOT provide an overview or introduction to AWS. It is also assumed that a learner knows how to create an AWS account and have an active AWS account. A computer with an Internet connection is required.


Learning Outcomes:

1.      Understand what is AWS EC2.

2.      Learn how to deploy virtual network and virtual server on a cloud platform.

3.      Learn how to monitor performance of virtual servers.

4.      Learn how to install web-server on virtual cloud server.

5.      Learn how to allocate IP addresses to virtual cloud servers.


Course Outline:

–          Introduction to AWS EC2.

–          Creating key-pair.

–          Launch a virtual server.

–          Monitor virtual servers.

–          Deploying virtual servers in different geographic location.

–          Install webserver on virtual server.

–          Allocate IP addresses to virtual servers.

–          Demonstration on how to launch a WordPress website quickly with few clicks.


What a Student will learn?


This is a basic course to understand the concepts AWS EC2 in general. This course aims to equip a learner with skills on EC2 to such an extent, so that a learner can master on EC2 through Self-Directed Learning once they successfully complete this course. This course shows how to build virtual cloud infrastructure on AWS. This is a basic and beginner level course on EC2.

Who this course is for:

  • Someone who has conceptual understanding on Cloud Computing and want to learn how Cloud services work in real life.

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