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Digital Media

6 Labs · 42 Credits · 3h 12m

Use Case (Beginner) 6 digital media option 02

This quest is designed to teach you how to work with AWS services to store, manage, and share digital media on the cloud.

Creating Amazon EC2 Instances (for Linux)

This lab leads you through the steps to launch and configure your first virtual machine in the Amazon cloud. You will learn about using Amazon Machine Images to launch Amazon EC2 Instances, creating Key Pairs for SSH authentication, securing network access to Amazon EC2 Instances with Security Groups, automatically configuring Amazon EC2 Instances with bootstrapping scripts, and attaching Elastic IPs to Amazon EC2 Instances to provide static Internet addresses. At the end of this lab you will have deployed a simple web server which includes an informational page to display details of your virtual web server instance.

Icon  fundamental Fundamental 8 Credits 25 Minutes

Creating Amazon EC2 Instances with Microsoft Windows

This lab demonstrates how to launch and configure a Windows virtual machine (instance) in the Amazon cloud. It will cover the use of Windows Amazon Machine Images (AMI’s) to launch Amazon EC2 Instances, bootstrapping using Powershell, creating Key Pairs for authentication, securing network access to Amazon EC2 Instances with Security Groups and attaching Elastic IPs to Amazon EC2 Instances to provide static Internet addresses.

Icon  fundamental Fundamental 8 Credits 25 Minutes

Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB

This lab teaches you about Amazon DynamoDB and walks you through how to create, query, view and delete a table in the AWS Management Console. For a demonstration, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujWV3-m1pLo For the lab to function as written, please DO NOT change the auto assigned region.

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Working with Elastic Load Balancing

This lab introduces the concept of Elastic Load Balancing (ELB). In this lab you will use ELB to load balance a set of web servers in an Availability Zone. You will launch a pair of Amazon EC2 instances, bootstrap them to install web servers and content, and then access the instances independently using Amazon EC2 DNS records. Next, you will set up ELB, add your instances to the ELB, and then access the ELB DNS record to watch your requests load balance between servers. Finally, you will look at ELB metrics in CloudWatch. To successfully complete this lab, you should be familiar with the AWS Management Console.

Icon  fundamental Fundamental 8 Credits 30 Minutes

Maintaining High Availability with Auto Scaling (for Linux)

This lab introduces the basics of Auto Scaling, highlighting multiple Auto Scaling use cases and the command-line tools used for Auto Scaling configuration. After completing this lab you will have configured and tested an elastic web farm which automatically scales capacity to accommodate load. In addition you will have explored a steady state use case in which Auto Scaling is used to maintain high availability of critical resources.

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Working with Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

This lab focuses on Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), a key underlying storage mechanism for Amazon EC2 instances. In this lab, you will learn how to create an EBS volume, attach it to an instance, apply a file system to the volume, and then take a snapshot backup. To successfully complete this lab, you should be familiar with basic Amazon EC2 usage and with basic Linux server administration. You should feel comfortable using the Linux command-line tools.

Icon  fundamental Fundamental 8 Credits 25 Minutes

Using Open Data with Amazon S3

This lab demonstrates how to upload data to Amazon S3 and make it available for anyone to access via a web browser. You will learn how to create an Amazon S3 bucket, configure it to host a website, upload objects to it, and use JavaScript to display those objects on a web page. Along the way, you’ll learn some best practices for creating open data. At the end of this lab you will have deployed a simple web site that makes data easy to access and provides basic documentation of the data.

Icon  fundamental Fundamental 8 Credits 35 Minutes