7.1 AWS Course Closing Remarks

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Time
3 hours 27 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
4
Video Transcription
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Hello
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and welcome to the final video of our course.
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I want to thank you for making it this far
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and allowing me the privilege of sharing A W s with you.
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We have actually covered quite a bit.
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We began with an introduction to cloud computing.
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From there we had a brief history lesson on how AWS got started
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and discuss the value proposition of cloud computing.
00:27
Next, we set up our free tier account
00:30
with multi factor authentication
00:32
and discuss some of the functionality of identity and access management at a high level.
00:39
We also discuss s3 storage
00:42
and even created a static Web site.
00:45
After that, we spend some time spinning up our first E c two instances
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and we even learned how to automate thes task
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by a bash Scripts.
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Finally,
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we put it all together and created our own custom vpc
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complete with public and private sub nets security groups Nat gateways
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And we even spun up a my sequel database
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in our custom vpc
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I hope that you found this course useful
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and you are encouraged to move further along in your cloud journey.
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I constructed this course
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as a first learning step for anyone who's interested in learning about A W S and its offerings,
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I merely scratched the surface of what is available.
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However,
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after completing this course and the labs, you are very much on your way to taking the necessary steps
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to prepare for an actual AWS certification.
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So,
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as I said in the introduction video,
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I will share with you the steps that I took to earn five AWS certifications.
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I begin my cloud journey
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about three years ago.
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A former colleague of mine
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who is a C C i E.
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That's a Cisco Certify Internet expert. For those who aren't familiar with the acronym,
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he kept telling me how I needed to pursue A W s certifications.
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He had just attempted the AWS solution architect associate exam
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and had failed it by one point.
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He wasn't discouraged at all, however, and remained excited about the many opportunities that A. W s offers.
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We were both working on network engineering projects at the time,
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but we could see that many of our clients were beginning to explore cloud options.
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One night,
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after another cloud conversation with my former colleague,
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I ordered a copy of the AWS Certified Solutions architect official study guide
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published by Amazon Web service is
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and proceeded to devour that book from cover to cover for the next three months.
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I also opened a free tier account.
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I read numerous AWS white papers and documentation,
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watched A W s reinvent videos on YouTube
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and practice by the free tear each night.
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Three months later,
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I sat for and past the AWS solution architect associate exam.
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My intent was to stop their, but at the time there were only five. AWS certification is available
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three at the associate level.
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So I set a new goal to earn all three associates certifications.
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After earning all three,
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I felt obligated to get the professional certifications as well.
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The entire round of certifications took me about a year.
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I thought that I was done there.
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But then A W s came out with the speciality exams for networking,
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big data
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security
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and brand new specialties For Alexis skill builder
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and machine learning.
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There are now a total of 11 AWS certifications that you can obtain.
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What do I recommend for you?
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After completing this course, I definitely recommend that you pursue the AWS Certified Solutions architect associate credential
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that track will provide you with the necessary foundation for the AWS technologies,
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some of which
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you will be familiar with after taking this course.
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But others will be brand new to you
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after hitting that milestone.
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Then it's really up to you which way you want to go.
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You could continue on this certify solution, architect, professional path.
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Or you could pursue
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the other two associate courses.
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Or you could earn one of the specialties, certifications or all of them.
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It really depends on where your interests are
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and what goals you have set free a professional career.
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Regardless,
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you cannot go wrong with choosing a cloud certification
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again. I thank you for the time that you've invested in taking this course.
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I hope that you found the information presented,
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relevant
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and useful.
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I have enjoyed producing it for you.
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Remember,
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Just like farmers,
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we reap what we sow. So put in the time
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and effort to do your best
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so that you will be your best.
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As the late great
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Zig Ziglar was famous for saying,
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I'll see you at the top
Intro to AWS

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