Alibaba Cloud: The Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

Course Overview

This Cloud Computing Fundamental Course is initiated by Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and supported by Alibaba Cloud Academy. We provide our Membership to UGM students only FOR FREE. With the membership, you will also get FREE access to all Apsara Clouder courses and certifications below!

This learning path will prepare you for Alibaba Cloud Cloud Computing Associate Certification, and we would also provide Alibaba Cloud Cloud Computing Professional (ACP) Certification for excellent students. To be qualified for the ultimate ACP Cloud Computing training, you would need to:

(1) Get at least 10 quiz certifications out of 13 during self-training;
(2) Pass ACA Cloud Computing exam

Stage I: Get Started With Alibaba Cloud Computing Products

Learning Module

Course Name

Objective

Course Video

Exam

Week 1 Introduction

Alibaba Cloud Introduction

This course can help you understand Alibaba Cloud basic knowledge, concepts and products, including cloud computing, security, networking, storage and database. This course is a good start for non-technical people to start cloud journey.

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Week 2 ECS

Elastic Compute Services Overview - Part 1

In this course, you will start with the basic concepts of ECS, including regions and zones as well as instance families. After the basics, the course will help you understand how to choose the right ECS type for different workloads and how to purchase ECS on Alibaba Cloud. Lastly, storage and networking features of ECS will be introduced.

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Week 2 ECS

Elastic Compute Services Overview - Part 2

In this course, we are going to continue with Alibaba Cloud ECS product, but focus more on additional settings, including instance matadata and user data. After all the concepts, this course will also show you how to use ECS with multiple demos.

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Week 2 ECS

ECS: Image Import And Export – Live Demo

Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service Image Import & Export video shows how to manage images. This live-demo webinar will give an overview about the platform, its UI, Image management use-cases, etc.

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Week 3 ECS

Introduction to Alibaba Cloud EIP and Premium EIP

You will learn how public IP address resources can be bound and dynamically unbound to Alibaba Cloud VPC-type ECS instances, NAT gateway, and Intranet Server Load Balancer in order to meeting the needs for flexible management.

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Week 3 ECS

Using ECS to Construct a Dynamic Website

Want to learn how to construct a dynamic website that can actively update its content? In this Clouder course, you will learn how to build a WordPress website on Alibaba Cloud.

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Week 3 ECS

hands-on lab

Linux Data Disk Resizing Experiment

This experiment demonstrates how to resize data disks for Alibaba Cloud ECS instances in the Ubuntu system.This is a common occurrence in the production environment. As a business grows, the capacity of the data disks on servers may be insufficient. In this case, you must resize the data disks.This experiment demonstrates how to resize a data disk on an ECS instance.

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Week 4 ECS

A Quick Demo of How to Easily Migrate Your Linux Server to Alibaba Cloud

In this demo video, we will show you how to use go2aliyun_client tool to migrate your Linux server to Alibaba Cloud with only a few necessary data configured.

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Week 4 ECS

Build Your First Personal Website On Alibaba Cloud Using ECS 

In this short video, we introduce how to quickly deploy a personal website with Alibaba Cloud ECS and Marketplace service.

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Week 4 ECS

Quickly Build A WordPress Website Using Resource Template On The Cloud

In this Clouder course, you will learn how to conveniently publish a WordPress website with a set of prescribed scripts using Alibaba Cloud ROS service.

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Week 4 ECS

How to Troubleshoot Web Hosting Service Issues

This video will show how to find and resolve issues including database connection, DNS record and invalid response.

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Week 4 ECS

Lab Demo for Disk Backup and Recovery

"This is a step-by-step operation demonstration on how to use snapshot to do ECS data disk backup and recovery.
For more details of ECS product, please access here."

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Week 4 ECS

Alibaba Cloud ECS Product Purchasing Options

This video will show different types of purchasing models provided by Alibaba Cloud for customers to enable savings in their workload pattern.

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Stage II: Keep Learning On Alibaba Cloud Storage and Database Core Products

Learning Module

Course Name

Objectives

Course Video

Exam

Week 5 OSS

ACA Object Storage Service Fundamentals

This course explains the basic concepts of OSS along with demos, including bucket management, object storage operations, image processing, website hosting, and monitoring. It also introduces the OSS related security features.

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Week 5 OSS

Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service – Live Demo

This live-demo webinar gives an overview of the concepts and specially emphasizes on features that differentiate this offering from competitive offerings of other cloud providers in terms of cost efficiency, high availability and durability.

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Week 5 OSS

hands-on lab

Build a Local File System with OSS

This experiment is designed to attach an OSS bucket to a local file system through the OSSFS tool

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Week 6 OSS

Using OSS to Publish a Static Website

In this course, you will learn how to publish a static website using Alibaba Cloud services and complete the ICP process.

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Week 6 OSS

Cross Region OSS Replication With Function Compute

This short video will show you how to easily achieve cross region data replication on Alibaba Cloud OSS with a quick demo.

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Week 6 OSS

hands-on lab

OSS Static Website Hosting

This experiment mainly uses the Alibaba Cloud OSS product and introduces how to perform static website hosting through OSS. You can set up your bucket to work in static website hosting mode on OSS Console.

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Week 7 Database

ACA Cloud Computing Preparation - RDS

This course introduces basic concepts of RDS, its benefits (comparing to conventional database solutions), and key features, along with demos of database / account management, security settings, read-only instances, database backups, and third-party tool integration.

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Week 7 Database

MySQL Database Concepts and Operations

In this course, the trainees will have a comprehensive understanding of MySQL database by mastering the MySQL relevant basic concept, deployment procedure, HA solution, commonly used backup and recovery method, and daily inspection skills.

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Week 8 Database

MySQL for Beginners - Basic Queries

This course mainly introduces the usage of SELECT statement and its clauses. It also describes how to use warning and error messages to troubleshoot problems in MySQL, how to set SQL mode, and how the SQL mode affects the intepretation of SQL syntax.

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Week 8 Network

Network Series Courses

In this course, you will understand computing network knowledge comprehensively with basic concepts, including routing and switching knowledge system, load balancing working theory as well as widely used network security solutions.

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Stage III: Work Towards Your Certification

Learning Module

Course Name

Objectives

Course Video

Exam

Week 9 Network

How to Troubleshoot Network Latency Issue

In this course, we will explain what network latency and packet loss​ are, how to confirm packet loss​, and how to use MTR tool to find packet loss

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Week 9 Network

How to Find a RequestID

In this course, you will learn what a RequestID is and its significance as well as how to find RequestID in the browser.

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Week 9 SLB

ACA Cloud Computing - SLB

This course introduces you the basics of Alibaba Cloud Server Load Balancer (SLB) to help you master the power of elastic computing with SLB.

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Week 9 SLB

Lab Demo for SLB Configuration

This course covers a step-by-step operations demonstration on how to use Server Load Balancer to realize web service high availability.

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Week 10 SLB

Handle Large Traffic with Load Balancer

Increasing traffic often results in a delayed response from web servers or even a halt in service. Load balancing lies in "sharing." When massive traffic is detected, the traffic should be distributed to multiple servers to improve the external service capability of the website and avoid the impact of a single point failure. In this online course, we teach the basics of load balancing, principles and scenarios, and master cloud platform load balancing features and usage.

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Week 10 SLB

hands-on lab

Use Server Load Balancer to Realize High Availability

Server Load Balancer is a service that distributes traffic among multiple ECS instances. It can scale up the service capability of an application system by distributing traffic and enhance availability by eliminating SPOFs.

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Week 11 Network

ACA Cloud Computing - Auto Scaling

This course provides fundamental knowledge for you to obtain the ability of scaling your architecture with Alibaba Cloud Auto Scaling.

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Week 11 Security

Alibaba Cloud Managed Security Services Introduction

"Through this course, you will better understand what Alibaba Cloud Managed Security Services can do for you as well as the whole service structure and benefits.To know more about this service, please visit this link"

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Week 12 Security

Cloud Platform Security Overview

This course introduces Alibaba Cloud security products line and the design strategy for you to better understand the transition from traditional IT infrastructure to cloud infrastructure, including current information security best practices and trends, and security risks reduction with cloud platform.

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Recommended Labs

How to Set Up a Personal Album using OSS

This experiment describes how to use Alibaba Cloud OSS to quickly set up a personal album application and customize images using the powerful image processing functions of Alibaba Cloud OSS, such as scaling and watermarking.

How to Achieve Database Synchronization

For data disaster recovery, ETL, and remote data access purposes, you need to implement master-slave replication between RDS for MySQL instances and your own offline MySQL instances. This experiment describes how to configure master-slave replication and how it works to help you quickly get started with relevant configurations.

Construct an E-Commerce Platform

Here's how to build an eCommerce platform on Alibaba Cloud. This is a complicated experiment, involving quite a lot of content and knowledge, as well as complex operations. However, it will increase your understanding of Alibaba Cloud products.

Data Backup and Recovery Using RDS

In this experiment, an RDS instance is used as the database, and the following scenario is simulated: Recover the data deleted by mistake. Some data already exists on the RDS instance. Physical backup and logical backup are performed on the RDS instance, the operation of deleting data tables is simulated, and then the backup data is used to restore the RDS data that is mistakenly deleted

Use Auto Scaling To Automatically Adjust Web Resources

The following experiment primarily uses Alibaba Cloud Auto Scaling. In this experiment, a common website architecture is built, which consists of Server Load Balancer (SLB), ApsaraDB for RDS (RDS), ApsaraDB for Redis (Redis), and Elastic Compute Service (ECS). Among these components, SLB is used as the server load balancer, RDS is used as the database, Redis is used as the cache, and ECS is used as the web server. Auto Scaling scales the number of ECS instances based on service requests.

Build a Relational Database Using RDS

This experiment is designed to build a relational database through RDS. RDS for MySQL is used as an example.

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AI For Everyone: From Basics to Applications

In this course, we review Machine Learning and AI from top to bottom, including an overview of the history of the field, basic concepts and processes as well as common algorithms in both Machine Learning and natural language processing along with hands-on of TensorFlow and Machine Learning Platform for AI.

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Web Development with Python

Build Your Web Development Skills on the Cloud! This learning path will provide you with the foundational skills to be a Python web developer. You will cover the most popular Python web development frameworks like Django and Flask, working with databases and practise with real-world projects.

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ACA Developer Exam Preparation Course

This course introduces how to manage and maintain applications deployed on Alibaba Cloud. The content of the course includes application deployment on Alibaba Cloud, interaction between applications and services on Alibaba Cloud, as well as application monitoring and tuning.

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FAQ

1. Why do I have to create a personal Alibaba Cloud account?

Because RAM account or team account will not work for ANY Alibaba Cloud courses and certification exams.

2. How to create a personal Alibaba Cloud account?

If you do not have your own account, please create it at https://www.alibabacloud.com before the exam registration. If you have any issues in the process, please check this document: https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/50482.htm.

3. When will the ACA Cloud Computing Certification Exam be hosted? Will it be provided to everyone for free?

The ACA Cloud Computing Certification Exam will be free for all UGM students who registered for this course. The exam date and time will be determined later. Please stay tuned.

4. How will I be qualified for the free ACP Cloud Computing Training and Certification Exam?

You would be qualified for ACP if you:
1. Get at least 8 quiz certifications out of 12 during self-training;
2. Pass ACA Cloud Computing exam.

5. When will the ACP Cloud Computing Training and Certification Exam be hosted?

The ACP Cloud Computing Training and Certification Exam date and time will be determined later. Please stay tuned.

6. If I don't pass an exam, can I retake it for free?

For each quiz, you will have two attempts, but there will be only one opportunity for ACA and ACP Cloud Computing Certification Exam respectively.

7. My question is different from any one listed here, so how can I get help for my question?

If you have any other question, please feel free to email us at wb-lby723472@alibaba-inc.com. Thank you!

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