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AWS Tutorial: Introduction to Amazon Web Services

Last updated on May 08,2024 131.5K Views

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AWS or Amazon Web Services is a cloud computing platform providing on-demand computing services such as virtual servers, storage, etc. In this AWS Tutorial, we will give you a brief introduction to cloud computing and talk about AWS.


AWS Tutorial

This AWS tutorial is designed for all the professionals who are interested to learn about Cloud Computing and will help you in career paths aimed for AWS Solution Architect, AWS Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Cloud Architect etc. Let us first try to understand what is AWS and then shall move ahead to learn about its services, at the end, I have also added a short video for a crisp summary delivered by our AWS Training expert but first let’s understand why are we learning about AWS, why is there a sudden need to know about cloud technologies.

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Since every company has started to adopt the cloud services in one way or the other, and AWS is a major player in the cloud services industry, it makes sense to learn about AWS Cloud services. 

There are various cloud services out there. The top three cloud providers are below:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Let us begin the AWS tutorial by learning about the basics of AWS.

What is AWS?

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Amazon Web Services(AWS) is a subsidiary which offers cloud-computing services at very affordable rates, therefore making its customer base strong from small scale companies like Pinterest (which has just 5 employees) to big enterprises like D-Link. 

This Edureka AWS eBook covers the most integral concepts and services of AWS that will help you get started in a step-by-step manner along with examples.

What is Cloud Computing?

It is the use of remote servers on the internet to store, manage and process data rather than a local server or personal computer. 

There are basically 3 categories in cloud computing:

  • SaaS (Software as a Service)
    • It allows companies to use software without having to purchase them, which reduces the expenditure of the company drastically, since they are already installed on the cloud server they can be quickly deployed and therefore saves time.
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service)
    • It allows developers to build applications, collaborate on projects without having to purchase or maintain infrastructure.
  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
    • It allows companies to rent servers, storage space, etc. from a cloud provider.

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When we talk about AWS, it’s more of an IaaS, moving along, let’s take a deep dive into AWS and understand what all services it has to offer us, but before that lets understand why there is a lot of buzz in the industry about AWS?

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After understanding what AWS is, this AWS tutorial now focuses on the purpose of AWS. It is the world’s most comprehensive and widely used cloud platform, delivers more than 175 fully-featured services from data centers all over the world, and being AWS certified is a big fish in a small pond. It suggests that Amazon Web Services’ talents and knowledge are in great demand, and may continue to be so in the future. AWS certification not only looks nice on your CV, but it also increases the pay range or quality you want. It boosts your credibility, which will help you advance in your job.


Well, there is no such requirement that you should have basic knowledge about the subject. If you have an idea about it is well and good, but if you are totally new to this field you will have a clear understanding and in-depth knowledge about this concept. Do not hesitate just keep learning, because learning has no limitations.

Features of AWS: 

AWS Architecture:

This AWS tutorial now focuses on Amazon Web Services architecture. It is a basic structure that highlights the essential AWS services, like Route 53, Elastic Load Balancing, EC2, security groups, CloudFront, Amazon S3 bucket.

  • Amazon S3 also mentioned as Simple Storage Service may be a service offered by AWS that provides object storage to the users through an internet service interface. it’s described as the flat service environment because it is constructed to store, protect and retrieve data from the bucket at any time from anywhere on any device, i.e a user can create a bucket, which then stores objects within the cloud. By using S3 it is easy to store and retrieve data of various types using application programming interface calls.
  • An Elastic IP address is a permanent public IP address that you may assign to any EC2 instance in a given area until you release it.
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is a web service that has a cloud-computing platform for the users to rent virtual computers on which to run their own computer applications which incorporates an OS, apps, and configurations.
  • An Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) has the power to scale load balancers and applications supported real-time traffic automatically. Due to elasticity, External traffic to the servers is balanced by Elastic Load Balancer.
  • EBS Snapshots are a copy of your data that may be utilized for backup and recovery, data migration across regions and accounts, and backup compliance.
  • Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is a type of EC2 storage volume that is durable at the block level.

You can learn more about AWS Architecture, EC2, CloudFront, and more from the AWS Certification Course.

Global Cloud Computing Forecasts and Market Predictions

It is generally expected that the cloud computing market will continue to grow in the coming years. According to some industry analysts, the global cloud computing market is expected to reach over $655 billion by 2026, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 18% during the forecast period from 2021 to 2026.:

The global cloud computing market is expected to reach $623.3 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2024 


By 2024, at least 30% of all new business-critical workloads will be deployed in a cloud-based infrastructure.


By 2024, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market will be $73.1 billion, up from $34.6 billion in 2024. Also, at least 60% of IaaS providers will offer a full range of cloud services, up from 25% in 2024.



Now, let’s move ahead in this AWS Tutorial and explore the different domains in which AWS offer services:

AWS Services

  • Compute
    It is used to process data on the cloud by making use of powerful processors which serve multiple instances at a time.
  • Storage and Content Delivery
    The storage as the name suggests is used to store data in the cloud, this data can be stored anywhere but content delivery, on the other hand, is used to cache data nearer to the user so as to provide low latency.
  • Database
    The database domain is used to provide reliable relational and non relational database instances managed by AWS.
  • Networking
    It includes services that provide a variety of networking features such as security, faster access etc.
  • Management Tools
    It includes services that can be used to manage and monitor your AWS instances.
  • Security and Identity
    It includes services for user authentication or limiting access to a certain set of audiences on your AWS resources.
  • Application Services
    It includes simple services like notifications, emailing, and queuing.

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To include every customer need under the sun, amazon has further categorized services  under each domain. Let’s discuss each one of them.

  • Compute

  • AWS EC2ec2 aws - amazon aws tutorial - edurekaIt is a web service which provides re-sizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make the web scale computing easier for developers. To know more about the service you can refer to our AWS EC2 blog. To know more, please go through the AWS EC2 blog


  • AWS Elastic Beanstalkaws elasticbeanstalk - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    Elastic Beanstalk lets you quickly deploy and manage applications in AWS without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. 


  • AWS Elastic Load Balancing
    aws load balancer - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    ELB automatically manages the workload on your instances and distributes them to other 
    instances in case of an instance failure.


  • AWS Lambda
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    AWS Lambda is used to execute backend code without worrying about the underlying architecture, you just upload the code and it runs, it’s that simple! To know more, please go through the AWS Lambda Blog
  • AWS Autoscaling
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The Autoscaling feature is used to scale up and down automatically as and when required. To know more, please go through the AWS EC2/Autoscaling Blog




  • Storage and Content Delivery
  •  S3 AWS
    s3 aws - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

    S3 stands for simple storage service, it is used for storing data in the form of objects in the AWS Cloud. To know more about S3, please go through the S3 AWS Blog



  • Amazon CloudFrontaws cloudfront - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    CloudFront is a content delivery network which is used to cache data to an edge location which reduces latency. To know more about Amazon Cloudfront, please go through the S3 AWS/CloudFront Blog
  • Amazon EBSaws ebs - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

Amazon Elastic Block Storage is a storage service wherein each block of storage acts like a separate hard drive. To know more about EBS, please refer our  AWS EC2/EBS Blog



  • Amazon Glacieraws glacier - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    Glacier is an archiving service offered by Amazon, which offers low cost data archiving. To know more about Amazon Glacier, please refer our S3 AWS/Glacier Blog
  • AWS Import/Export Snowball
    aws snowball - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

    It offers physical transfer of data between user’s location and AWS data centers, the device which is used to transfer the data is called Snowball. To know more about AWS Snowball, please refer out S3 AWS/Snowball Blog.


  • AWS Storage Gatewayaws storage gateway - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    It is used to provide seamless integration with data security features between your on premise software appliance and AWS Cloud. 
  • Database

  • Amazon Aurora
    aws aurora - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

It is a relational database engine that combines the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases and the cost effectiveness and simplicity of open-source databases. 




  • Amazon RDSaws rds - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    Amazon RDS is a managed relational database service which does routine database tasks  in 6 familiar databases like  Amazon Aurora, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL. To know more, please refer our RDS AWS Blog.


  • Amazon DynamoDB
    aws dynamodb - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

It is a fully managed No-SQL database service. It is known for extremely low latencies and scalability.




  • Amazon ElastiCacheaws elasti cache - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    It is a web service that makes it easy to set up, manage and scale a distributed cache-in environment in the cloud.


  • Amazon Redshift
    aws redshift - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

Amazon Redshift is a fully managed petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud.



  • Networking

  • VPC AWSaws vpc - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    Amazon VPC lets you launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. It closely resembles a traditional network that you’d operate in your data center.


  • AWS Direct Connect
    aws direct connect - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

It helps you establish a private connection between your premises and AWS, therefore giving better network performance and throughput than an Internet based connection.



  • Amazon Route 53aws route53 - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    Route 53 is a highly scalable and highly available Domain Name System by Amazon AWS. The name is in reference to the TCP and UDP’s port 53 where DNS requests are addressed.


  • Management Tools

  • Amazon CloudWatch
    aws cloudwatch - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

It is a monitoring tool by AWS which is used to keep a track on the AWS resources and the applications you run on Amazon AWS.



  • AWS CloudFormationaws cloudformation - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    It is a service which helps you setup and model your Amazon AWS resources so that you can spend less time managing these resources and more time focusing on the development.


  • AWS CloudTrail

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AWS CloudTrail is a logging service which records the API calls to your Amazon AWS account and delivers them to you.



  • AWS Command Line Toolaws cli - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    It is an all in one tool to manage all your AWS services, by downloading and configuring only one tool you can manage all the AWS services through the command line.


  • AWS OpsWorks
    aws opsworks - amazon aws tutorial - edureka


It is a configuration management tool that helps configure and operate applications of all size and shapes using Chef.




  • Trusted Advisoraws trusted advisor - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    Trusted Advisor is a customized cloud monitoring tool, that analyzes your AWS environment and gives insights on the expense, performance improvement, security gaps and reliability.


  • Security and Identity

  • AWS Identity and Access Management(IAM)
    aws iam - amazon aws tutorial - edureka


It is an AWS service that helps you control access to your AWS resources for your users.



  • AWS Key Management Serviceaws kms - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    It is a managed service that helps you create and control encryption keys which is used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules to protect the security of your keys.

  • Application Services

  • Amazon SES
    aws ses - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

It is a cost effective emailing service which is built on the scalable and reliable infrastructure of



  • Amazon SNSaws sns - amazon aws tutorial - edureka
    It is a web service offered by AWS that manages the delivery of messages to subscribed endpoints or clients.
  • Amazon SQS
    aws sqs - amazon aws tutorial - edureka

It is a fast, reliable and scalable message queuing service, it can be used to transmit any volume of data at any level of throughput, without losing any messages or without the use of any other service.


AWS Pricing

  • AWS follows a pay per use model, meaning you only pay for what you use. For example, if you are using 10GB of space on S3 on AWS, you would be paying only for that 10GB, traditionally you have to buy an ‘x’ amount of storage say 20GB in advance, and even if you are using 10GB in the purchased space, you will be billed for the whole 20GB.
  • You can get started with AWS for free, AWS runs a free usage tier in which you can use the AWS services in a very basic manner for free.

In contrast to typical IT cost models that involve up-front capital investments for hardware and software, pay as you go is a cost model for cloud services that includes both subscription-based and consumption-based models. Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) is another name for Pay & Go, Pay Per Usage, Pay Per Use or Pay-As-You-Use.

  • Cloud computing services are divided into three types, each of which might employ a different pay-as-you-go approach.
    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a term that refers to Customer’ pay by the hour, week, or month for the services they consume. Some cloud providers charge based on how much virtual machine (VM) space is used. This strategy eliminates the need for consumers to deploy their own gear and software. IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services are among the IaaS providers.
  • PaaS (platform as a service): It can be priced by the application/user or by the GB of RAM utilized each hour. When you terminate a VM, Microsoft’s PaaS now uses a per-minute pricing mechanism that keeps the VM’s state and settings while stopping the meter. PaaS vendors include Google, Oracle Public Cloud, and Windows Azure.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) is a term that describes how software Features, storage capacity, or a per-user basis can all be used to determine to price., NetSuite, and Microsoft Dynamics are just a few of the vendors on the list.

Next, in this AWS tutorial, let’s learn how AWS can be used.

How can AWS be used?

  • A large enterprise can utilize AWS to deliver training material to its distributed workforce worldwide.
  • Construction consulting companies can use AWS for rendering construction prototypes.
  • A manufacturing company can expand and scale up by taking advantage of the high scalability of clouds.
  • Media companies use AWS to distribute their video or audio content worldwide.
  • Companies can analyze their data using AWS ML algorithms to extract valuable insights. Formula 1 currently uses AWS to gather real-time information about races for analysis and run deep performance tests.

Advantages of AWS

  • Economical

AWS lets clients pay only for the services they use, making it considerably more cost-effective. Furthermore, if we want to build a real server, we will have to pay for the installation and configuration of pricey hardware. As a result, it is preferable to use cloud services from cloud service providers, particularly AWS, which are both cost-effective and reliable.

  • Reliability

AWS is extremely dependable since it operates 24/7 all year. If one of the servers fails, the hosted apps and services will continue to function since they can simply be shifted to another server.

  • Limitless Storage Capacity

There is no limit to the amount of data that may be store. Users are often concerned about storage capacity, but AWS provides nearly limitless storage, so users do not have to pay any additional fees for storage. They can store as much as they wish.

  • Recovery and backup

When compared to storing data on a physical device, AWS makes it easier to store, backup, and recover data. Almost all cloud service providers now provide the ability to restore all data in the event of a data loss, making it acceptable and helpful for any company.

  • Easier Information Access

Access to Information Is Made Easier. After enrolling on the AWS cloud service offering platform, users may access their information from anywhere in the globe as long as they have a strong Internet connection. These features, however, differ depending on the type of account or plan selected. We will now continue learning about creating an AWS account.

Once you are AWS certified, check out the top AWS Interview Questions for better preparation.

Creating an AWS Account

It is quite easy to create an AWS account and get started with cloud computing. You can easily create a free-tier account for yourself in the following steps:

  1. Click on Sign up on the AWS website
  2. Provide the name and other related information. After that, you will be asked for your credit or debit card details. For the free tier account, you will only be charged  ₹2 upfront.
  3. With that done you should now have access to AWS Management Console.

And that’s all! You can now experiment with AWS services. You can also watch the video down below to see step-by-step instructions for the AWS account creation process.

Now, what next after you know all these AWS services? 
AWS certifications are much sought-after credentials in today’s IT world. You can plan for getting certified, and choose from a number of certifications offered by Amazon, not to worry, we have a detailed guide for you to choose the right certification.

The most in-demand certification is for the Associate Solution Architect. In this AWS tutorial, we will learn more about AWS jobs.

AWS Jobs

Who is a solution architect?

A solution architect is typically a part of the solution development team, who translates functional requirements into an architecture.

With regards to AWS, a Solution Architect would design and define AWS architecture for existing systems, migrating them to cloud architectures as well as developing technical roadmaps for future AWS cloud implementations.

Now, why would you become an AWS solution architect?

amazon cloud marketYou can see that the cloud market is growing its presence, and with that comes a lot of jobs. In the industry today, being a cloud architect is one of the coolest ways to help companies operate better.

So, how can you become an AWS Solution Architect?

To become a Solution Architect you will need extensive knowledge and hands-on exposure with AWS services.

Don’t worry! Edureka is here to help you with every step on your journey, for becoming an AWS Solution Architect, therefore besides this AWS Tutorial, we have come up with a curriculum that covers exactly what you would need to crack the exam! You can have a look at the AWS Cloud Certification for further details.

Here’s a short AWS training Video that explains what is AWS, what is Cloud Computing, AWS Global Infrastructure and its benefits, What parameters to consider while choosing an AWS region, the criteria for choosing the right instance type etc. This AWS tutorial is important for those who want to become AWS Certified Solutions Architect. 


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I hope you enjoyed this AWS Tutorial. The things that you learned in this blog are the most sought-after skill sets that recruiters look for in an AWS Solution Architect Professional. We have also come up with a curriculum that covers exactly what you would need to crack the Solution Architect Exam. Check out here to learn about the different types of AWS Resumes to showcase your skills.

You can also check Azure Cloud Certification Masters Program to learn more.

Furthermore, this blog will be updated frequently as we expand our blog section on AWS services, so stay tuned!

Got a question for us? Please mention it in the comments section and we will get back to you.


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  • candydigimark says:

    very good information to all those people who are willing to take this aws architect course or training. I like the way you people every thing in this information.

  • Rajender says:

    Hi , I am working as a developer in one of the product base company. would you recommend me to take this course.
    I planning to move to the cloud computing completely . which certification is good ,for me AWS Architecture or AWS Administrator. please give me some clarification. any coding included in AWS or only Administrator operations ? please give me some clarification.

  • Salman Salih says:

    Hi, I am a Telecom professional and I have 6 years of experience. As I wanted to shift my career to Cloud professional which one I have to do like AWS, Openstack, Microsoft Azure etc. could you please suggest me.

  • Royal says:

    Hi I am a software developer but i dont have computer science background and networking backgroud.have interest to move to cloud industry.please suggest which I should go for solution architect or developer.which is the mostly growing and be benificial for future.please advice

    • Anshika Mehra says:

      Hi Royal,
      Below are the AWS exams which you should give in below order.
      AWS Solution Architect (Associate ) Then AWS Solution Architect (Proffesional)
      AWS Developer (Associate) Then AWS Developer (Proffesional)
      AWS Sysyops Administrator (Associate) Then AWS Sysyops Administrator (Proffesional)

      AWS Solution Architect (Associate ) exam is the basic or First level of exam.I have enrolled the Oline Traing for AWS Solution Architect (Associate ) from EDUREKA and attended 2 sessions till now and its wonderful.Before appearing for exam I would recommend you to buy an online course because the Course providers will provide you the sufficient material,Practical demos,Assesments and Assignments for the preparation of exam.


  • Venkatesh BOddu says:

    Hi, I am SQL SERVER DBA with 4 years experience. which cloud is good for my career?. If it is AWS, which certification is goof, AWS Architecture or AWS Administrator or both?
    Can i lead my career as AWS Architecture?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hey Venkatesh, AWS Architecture would be the most suitable certification for you. With good job openings it will be easier to shift to this domain once you clear the certification. You can definitely lead your career with AWS Architecture. Cheers :)

  • Rahul Maji says:

    Hi,I am a fresher would you recommend me to take this course.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hey Rahul, you sure can. Clearing the AWS Development exam will help you get your career started in cloud computing. You can definitely think about clearing the certification by enrolling for our courses. Hope this helps :)

  • Sandy says:

    Hi, I am a software tester do you recommend any certification for me that would add more value to my resume.


    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hey Sandy, you can go with Selenium if you are working in manual testing right now. If you are into automation testing already then think about up-skilling with RPA. Cheers :)

      • Sandy says:

        Thank you for the info. It would be helpful if you could let me know how can I start up-skilling with RPA.

        • EdurekaSupport says:

          Hey Sandy, we offer a full fledged training for RPA using UiPath. The course material is in-line with the industry requirement and will help you in securing a job in this field. You can check out our course here:
          Hope this helps :)

        • EdurekaSupport says:

          Hey Sandy, getting certified is one way to authenticate your expertise in front of potential employers. We offer complete training for RPA via live instructor led sessions, check it out here, you will find it useful:
          Hope this helps :)

  • KY says:

    Can anyone tell me where I can sit the aws CSA exam in India?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Greetings! You can access a list of the available testing centers in your area with available dates and times during the exam scheduling process. To view a full set of test centers, login to and click “Certification” in the top navigation. Next, click “AWS Certification Account” followed by “Schedule and Manage Exams.” Enter your city or zip code to see a list of available test centers near you. Hope this helps. :)

  • AspiringSoul says:

    Can a developer in .net become a AWS solution Architect ? I have been in .net for 10 years but haven’t got a chance to lead any project or design the system, with 0 experience in that area can I still work for AWS Solution Architect certification ?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Greetings! Yes, you definitely can. Working in .Net for a long time will work in your favor when you go and sit for interviews. Once you clear the AWS certification, then acing the interviews is just a matter of time. We provide complete training for AWS Certification exam, you can check it out here:
      Hope this helps :)

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AWS Tutorial: Introduction to Amazon Web Services