If you have decided to use AWS for research data management related activities, the University Libraries aims to provide professional consulting services (faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students) on how to use AWS to its full potential. The team members have been certified by Amazon as Developer, SysOps Administrator, and Solution Architect, and have won multiple Amazon teaching and research awards. We will:
Consultation online request form: https://goo.gl/forms/k4OZR8vfVZ3HHthq1
Users should consult with Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) within the Division of IT (DoIT) concerning your project needs, AWS Procurement and Licensing, and security and compliance requirements. Users should also consult with VT's Information Security Office with any questions or concerns about IT or data security.
This course provides an introduction to AWS and offers a broad overview of terminology and concepts. The course will focus on the AWS web console, CLI tools, and data storage needed to be successful in data management on AWS. This course is intended as a prerequisite for the companion NLI course, Data Analytics using Amazon Web Services (AWS).
This course will first give a broad overview of AWS terminology while giving a tour of the AWS web console. We will talk about users and user permissions and introduce the concept of least privilege. We will introduce the AWS CLI tools, and give an overview of what they can be used for. Then we will learn how to use these tools to do basic tasks like storing data and giving a user access to that data.
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You will learn about creating big data environments, choosing appropriate AWS data storage options, working with Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Kinesis, etc. and leveraging best practices to architect workflows to process research dataset and retrieve results in a cost-effectiveness way.
This course is intended for faculty and students who are interested in learning about the advanced AWS services for performing data analytics in the cloud environment.
We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:
You must bring your own laptop device to class in order to run hands-on labs.
Attendees will receive QWIKLABS (https://qwiklabs.com) credits after completing the course.
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