Core AWS Concepts

  • AWS Account - Where all your AWS resources live. Has an ID
  • Region - Literally a large geographic region where AWS has data centers
    • Almost all resources and services get created in a region
    • For maximum performance and resiliency, pick the right one
  • Amazon Resource Name (ARN) - Almost all resources get an identifier called an ARN
    • Can be used in policies when specifying which resource a rule applies to
  • Tags - Most major resources in AWS can be tagged for organizational purposes
    • Tags are key-value pairs and you are free to define them

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