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