Tomasz Łakomy: 0:00 AWS Management Console is a gate to our AWS account, and there's a huge number of things we can do directly through the console. In order to do that we have to know how to use it.
0:11 First up, in the upper right corner we see the info about currently logged in account. I'm currently logged in as tlakomy, which is my inaudible user account. Next to it there's a button which allows us to choose an AWS region.
0:22 The cloud is somebody else's computer, but this computer has to be located somewhere, and choosing a region allows us to choose where this somewhere is. The region I have currently selected is eu-central-1, which is in Frankfurt, which makes sense for me because I am based in Central Europe.
0:38 For instance, we can switch to North Virginia, which is one of the oldest AWS regions. We can see the change over here. This is important to remember because some AWS services are only available in some regions, and there are also difference between prices of certain services depending on the region of your choosing.
0:55 Right now, if I were to create an S3 bucket and upload the file into it, this file would be located physically on a data center somewhere in North Virginia.
1:04 There are a number of ways of accessing AWS services through the console. First up, we can click on the services over here. We're going to see this rather extensive list of all AWS services. If we know the name of a service, we can use the server over here to find it.
1:19 If I wanted to go to S3, I can just type in S3. I can see over here that this result has appeared. I can click on that and go directly to S3. We can also easily access the service that we have interacted with before. First up, if we click on Services, there's a history of the services that I have accessed recently.
1:37 The same list can be found on the AWS Management Console home page by clicking on the Recently visited services. Here we can see that, for instance, I've just visited the S3 service. If we scroll down a bit, we're going to see a list of useful tutorials created by AWS that are going to teach us about, for instance, website and web apps, DevOps, machine learning, and so on.
1:56 Similar links can also be found on the landing page of each services we haven't visited before. For instance, I've never used Amazon SageMaker. After I click on the service, we can see the landing page for the service along with useful information about how the service works.