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AWS Business Essentials – The Business Value of AWS


In this course, you will learn the benefits of cloud computing, how cloud computing compares to traditional operating models, and how a cloud strategy can help you meet your business objectives. This course explores the advantages of cloud computing for your business and the fundamentals of Amazon Web Services (AWS), including financial benefits. This course will also help you to build your business case, identify migration options and introduce you to important compliance and security concepts.

We use a highly visual and effective method of teaching cloud computing and AWS concepts using diagrams and animations. There are also many demonstrations so you can see how the AWS Cloud works and really understand the power of cloud computing.

If you’re considering how a cloud strategy can help take your business to the next level, this course is for you. Cloud computing changes the game – driving operational efficiency, lowering costs and accelerating innovation.

Watch the intro video to learn how this course will help you gain an in-depth understanding of the business value of AWS.

In this AWS Business Essentials course, the topics you’ll learn include:

Cloud Computing Fundamentals

  • The Definition of Cloud Computing
  • Comparing Cloud Computing to Traditional IT
  • Cloud Computing Deployment Models
  • Cloud Computing Service Models: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Scalability and Elasticity
  • High Availability and Fault Tolerance

Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Global Presence
  • AWS Network Topology
  • AWS Pricing Models and SLAs
  • Navigating the AWS Management Console

Introduction to Key AWS Services

  • AWS Compute – Amazon EC2
  • AWS Storage – Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, Amazon EBS
  • AWS Databases – Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon RedShift
  • Serverless – AWS Lambda
  • Analytics / Machine Learning – Amazon Kinesis, Amazon EMR
  • Building HA/FT Applications on AWS – Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
  • Automation on AWS – AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Infrastructure as Code – AWS CloudFormation

The Business Case for Cloud Computing

  • The Key Business Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise use cases for AWS Cloud Services
  • Building a Business Case for Cloud
  • Establishing Costs: The AWS Pricing Calculator
  • Business Models and Value

Migrating to the AWS Cloud

  • AWS Migration Tools
  • AWS Trusted Advisor

Managing and Operating in the Cloud

  • Higher-level Managed Services
  • Security in the AWS Cloud
  • How to avoid Vendor Lock-in


Check out the excellent course reviews we’ve received from our happy students:

“Always good to review the basics. First we learn to crawl, then we walk, eventually we learn to run. Well explained and well organized process of teaching”

“This course does an excellent job of introducing you to the world of AWS and exploring the business case for implementing this and other cloud solutions”

“Basics of cloud computing explained very elaborately. Concepts broken down into smaller appropriate courses making it easier to learn and stay engaged.”


Hi, my name is Neal Davis – I’ll be your instructor for this course. Cloud Computing is my Passion – which is why I founded Digital Cloud Training – offering training resources that represent a higher quality standard than is otherwise available in the market. I created this course to help you understand the business benefits of cloud computing. I enjoy teaching on Udemy as it allows me to leverage my knowledge and hands-on experience that I have built over the last 20 years…Yes, I’ve been working in the Cloud space since its very inception!


  • Over 500,000 students enrolled in our AWS courses
  • 4.7 Star instructor ratings from over 80,000 reviews
  • Our students pass the AWS exam with an average score of over 85%

Money-back guarantee

We are totally confident in the value of this course which comes with a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee. Get lifetime access now – risk-free!

Who this course is for:

  • IT business decision makers
  • Managers, Projects Managers and Consultants
  • Individuals who are new to working with AWS
  • Professionals who want to build a business case for AWS cloud
  • Anyone interested in learning about the benefits of cloud computing on Amazon Web Services (AWS)


  • This course is designed for non-technical professionals
  • Suitable for Cloud Computing beginners and AWS beginners
  • Absolutely no prior experience necessary

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