AWS in Motion
Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig
  • Course duration: 3h 11m
    25 exercises

Well organized and presented clearly.

Christopher Haupt, Director of Engineering

See it. Do it. Learn it! AWS in Motion introduces you to working with the Amazon Web Services cloud platform through high-quality video-based lessons and built-in exercises, so you can put what you learn into practice.

AWS in Motion guides you through your first steps of deploying a web application on AWS, teaching you the basics of the AWS ecosystem. You'll start by setting up a free AWS account, and then you'll learn how a typical web stack runs and scales in the cloud in a manner that can beat any physical data center! In nearly 3 hours of easy-to-follow video lessons, you'll explore the many services available in the AWS ecosystem.

About the subject

Back in the big iron, glass-walled server room days, you only had one choice when it came to data centers: guess how much horsepower you'd need under maximum load, build your own server farm, and watch it take up space, money, and energy even when it wasn't being used at full capacity. With the AWS cloud platform, you can forget about hardware maintenance and cuts your computing and storage costs to just what you need, just when you need it! Amazon Web Services offers you the networking, compute, and security services you need to host everything from small web apps to full-scale enterprise systems. AWS is the gold standard of cloud platforms, offering innovative services for everything from supercomputing to machine learning.

About the video

Packed with exercises and tutorials to try out, you can learn how to work with AWS in a way that makes sense: by working with AWS directly. We've designed the lessons to work within a free trial subscription to AWS, so you can get started without spending anything on a live AWS account. With the expert training of the Wittig brothers, the authors of our bestselling Amazon Web Services in Action, you can rest easy knowing you've learnt the foundation that every AWS developer needs to succeed, and fast!

Table of Contents detailed table of contents

Introducing Amazon Web Services

What is Amazon Web Services?

Cloud Computing explained

How can you benefit from using AWS?

What can you do with AWS?

How much does it cost?

Exploring AWS service ecosystem

Creating an AWS Account

Signing up

Signing in

Creating a key pair

Creating a billing alarm

Using virtual servers

Virtual machines

Launching a virtual machine

Connecting to a virtual machine

Installing and running software

Monitoring and debugging a virtual machine

Shutting down a virtual machine

Using a relational database service

Starting a MySQL database

Connecting to the database

Monitoring a database

Backing up and restoring your database

Using redundant EC2 instances to achieve HA

Running in multiple data centers: Availability Zones

Decoupling with DNS Route 53

Decoupling with load balancers: ALB

Stateless applications

Scaling up and down

Managing a dynamic machine pool

Using schedules to trigger scaling

Using metrics to trigger scaling

Cleanup and Summary


What’s next?


Designed for system administrators and DevOps engineers looking to start developing and deploying applications on the AWS platform. You need to be familiar with the basic components of a web application and the general terminology of a network.

What you will learn

  • Understanding the AWS ecosystem
  • Setting up an AWS account
  • Running virtual machines on AWS
  • Using a relational database service
  • Scaling your applications up (or down!)

About the instructors

Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig are software engineers and consultants focused on AWS. Together, they wrote Manning's Amazon Web Services in Action.

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Great tutorial to get up and running with AWS quickly.

Dan Kacenjar, Sr. Application Architect

If you want to learn AWS and don't know where to start this video course is for you.

Luis Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez, Java Software Designer

Good technical presentation - logical and clear instruction on how to manipulate AWS scaling with Auto Scaling Groups.

Aaron Watson, Software Architect