Authors: Parul Dubey, Arvind Kumar Tiwari, Rohit Raja

Amazon Web Services: The Definitive Guide for Beginners and Advanced Users

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $72
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Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-981-5165-83-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5165-82-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151658211230101


Amazon Web Services: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners and Advanced Users is your go-to companion for learning and mastering AWS. It presents 10 easy-to-read chapters that build a foundation for cloud computing while also equipping readers with the skills necessary to use AWS for commercial projects. Readers will learn how to use AWS cloud computing services for seamless integrations, effective monitoring, and optimizing cloud-based web applications.

What you will learn from this guide:

1. Identity and Access Management in AWS: Learn about IAM roles, security of the root account, and password policies, ensuring a robust foundation in access management.

2. Amazon EC2 Instance: Explore the different types of EC2 instances, pricing strategies, and hands-on experiences to launch, manage, and terminate EC2 instances effectively. This knowledge will help to make informed choices about pricing strategies.

3. Storage Options and Solutions: A detailed examination of storage options within Amazon EC2 instances. Understanding Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Elastic File Storage (EFS), and more, will enhance your ability to handle data storage efficiently.

4. Load Balancing and Auto Scaling: Learn about different types of load balancers and how auto-scaling groups operate, to master the art of managing varying workloads effectively.

5. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3): Understand S3 concepts such as buckets, objects, versioning, storage classes, and practical applications.

6. AWS Databases and Analytics: Gain insights into modern databases, AWS cloud databases, and analytics services such as Amazon Quicksight, AWS Glue, and Amazon Redshift.

7. Compute Services and Integrations: Understand the workings of Docker, virtual machines, and various compute services offered by AWS, including AWS Lambda and Amazon Lightsail, Amazon MQ and Amazon SQS.

8. Cloud Monitoring: Understand how to set up alarms, analyze metrics, and ensure the efficient monitoring of your cloud environment using Amazon CloudWatch and CloudTrail.

Key features:

  • - Comprehensive Introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS
  • - Guides readers to the complete set of features in AWS
  • - Easy-to-understand language and presentation with diagrams and navigation guides
  • - References for further reading

Whether you're a student diving into cloud specialization as part of your academic curriculum or a professional seeking to enhance your skills, this guide provides a solid foundation for learning the potential of the AWS suite of applications to deploy cloud computing projects.

Readership: Students, trainees, computer enthusiasts and anyone who wants to learn about AWS.


Welcome to Amazon Web Services: the Definitive Guide for Beginners and Advanced Users! We are excited to share our knowledge and expertise with you through this comprehensive guide.

As cloud computing continues to transform the way we do business, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has emerged as a leader in the field, providing a vast array of services and tools that can help organizations of all sizes to innovate, streamline operations, and accelerate growth. However, navigating the complex world of AWS can be daunting, especially for those who are new to the platform.

In this book, we have endeavoured to provide a complete guide to AWS that is accessible to both beginners and advanced users. Whether you are just starting out with AWS, or you are looking to deepen your understanding of advanced topics such as server less computing, machine learning, and containerization, this book has something for you.

Throughout the book, we provide clear explanations and practical examples that illustrate how to use AWS services effectively, as well as tips and best practices for optimizing performance, reducing costs, and ensuring security. We also cover the latest updates and news features in AWS so that you can stay up-to-date with the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud computing.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a software developer, a system administrator, or a data analyst, this book will help you to master AWS and unlock the full potential of cloud computing. We hope that you find this guide to be an invaluable resource, and we look forward to hearing about the ways in which AWS is transforming your business.

Thank you for choosing this book, and happy reading!

Parul Dubey
Department of Artificial Intelligence
G H Raisoni College of Engineering
Nagpur, India

Arvind Kumar Tiwari
Department of CS & IT
Dr. C V Raman University


Rohit Raja
Department of Information Technology
Guru Ghasidas Viswavidyalaya (Central University)