Deep Dive into Amazon Elastic File Storage (EFS)

Course Modality

Digital training

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Course Time

60 Minutes

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Course Overview

In this course, you learn to use, manage, and secure Amazon EFS. You also learn about performance monitoring and optimization, and pricing models, including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You also explore specialized AWS services, including AWS Direct Connect and Amazon CloudWatch. 

Your input helps us build the training that you need. We listened to your feedback and updated this course to include closed captions, new assessment questions, and discussions on access points and file system policies. 


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites: 

  • General knowledge of AWS 
  • Knowledge of IT storage systems 
  • Knowledge of IT business practices 

Intended Audience

This course is intended for: 

  • Storage engineers 
  • System administrators 
  • Cloud architects 
  • Other IT professionals 

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Online Practice Labs

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Learner Social Forums

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Skill Covered

In this course, students learn how to:

  • Determine when to use Amazon EFS 
  • Create and configure EFS file systems 
  • Secure file system data with encryption 
  • Control access to EFS file systems 
  • Use Amazon CloudWatch to monitor performance 

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Course Curriculum

Amazon EFS Overview 

    • What is Amazon EFS 
    • When to use Amazon EFS 
    • Amazon EFS use cases 
  • Amazon EFS Architecture 
    • Cloud-based NFS DIY vs Amazon EFS architecture 
    • Amazon EFS file systems 
    • Mount targets 
    • AWS Direct Connect 
    • Amazon EFS DataSync 
  • Amazon EFS File System Management 
    • Creating an EFS file system 
    • Mounting a file system on an Amazon EC2 instance 
    • Using the mounted file system 
  • Securing Your Data in Amazon EFS 
    • Security controls 
    • Shared responsibility model 
    • Security groups and permissions 
    • Integrating with AWS IAM 
    • Data encryption 
    • Implementing IAM authorization for NFS clients 

Restricting access with EFS access points 

  • Performance and Optimization 
    • Amazon EFS performance modes 
    • Amazon EFS throughput modes 
    • Bursting and burst credits 
    • Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch 
  • Amazon EFS Cost and Billing 
    • EFS pricing model 
    • Costs of file storage 
    • Example of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) 
  • Course Assessment: Deep Dive into Amazon Elastic File System 

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