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Storage & CDN

6 Labs · 54 Credits · 4h 28m

Service Area 16 storage   cdn option 02

The labs in this Quest are designed to give you hands on experience with: creating, managing, and sharing content from buckets in S3; setting up and managing the distribution of streaming and static content with CloudFront; and understanding how to create and attach storage volumes to EC2 instances with EBS.

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

Working with Amazon CloudFront for Dynamic Content Acceleration

This lab demonstrates how to start distributing a dynamic website using Amazon CloudFronts global network of edge locations. You will run a dynamic forum website using BitNami phpBB in Amazon EC2. Then you will create a CloudFront web distribution to deliver and receive your static and dynamic content from AWS edge locations. The majority of this lab will focus on creating a CloudFront distribution with the AWS Management Console, and then will examine the features of CloudFront that enable different types of dynamic content to be accelerated to the end user.

Icon  advanced advanced 10 Credits 1 Hour

Caching Static Files with Amazon CloudFront

This lab demonstrates how to start distributing your web content with Amazon CloudFront by taking a simple static website in Amazon S3 and integrating it with Amazon CloudFront to deliver your website content from AWS edge locations. The majority of this lab will focus on creating an Amazon CloudFront distribution with the AWS Management Console, and then adapting the existing web pages to use Amazon CloudFront.

Icon  advanced advanced 10 Credits 30 Minutes

Hosting WordPress Using Amazon S3

This lab demonstrates how to host a Wordpress blog using Amazon S3. In order to successfully complete this exercise, you should be familiar with basic website concepts. This lab will cover creating and partially managing a WordPress blog on AWS; using the AWS Management Console; and creating and manipulating an Amazon S3 static website.

Icon  fundamental fundamental 8 Credits 45 Minutes

Streaming Dynamic Content using Amazon CloudFront

This lab demonstrates how to use Amazon CloudFront to deliver a dynamic, multiple bit-rate media stream to a connected device using Apple’s HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) protocol. The stream can also be played on any browser which supports the HLS protocol. In this lab, you also use Amazon Elastic Transcoder to convert a source video into multiple bit-rate files that will be delivered using CloudFront.

Icon  advanced advanced 10 Credits 50 Minutes