Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides a secure and resizable compute capacity in the cloud. EC2 reduces the time needed for obtaining and booting new server instances from hours or days to just minutes, allowing your organization to quickly scale capacity up or down based on your organization’s needs. EC2 keeps costs lower by allowing you to pay only for the capacity you actually use. Amazon EC2 allows developers to build failure resilient applications and isolate them from common failure…

Course Content

Course Description

This short "EC2 Fundamentals" course will cover a brief background of Amazon EC2 and students will gain hands-on experience in setting up an EC2 instance.


Learners will need an Amazon AWS account to follow along wit the hands-on parts of this course. This course assumes a basic knowledge of the AWS dashboard and basic navigation skills in AWS. Students should also be familiar with basic AWS terminology as found in this course: AWS Terminology Fundamentals

Note: There may be a cost associated with following along with the hands-on component of this course.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss what EC2 is
  • Launch an EC2 instance

Instructed By

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Ken Underhill
Master Instructor at Cybrary
Master Instructor

Provided By

Certificate of Completion

Certificate Of Completion

Complete this course and earn a EC2 Fundamentals Certificate of Completion