4 Ways to Get Familiar with AWS

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Did you know AWS was named as a leader in Gartner’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant for 7th consecutive year?  As AWS remains dominant in the cloud, there is some value to learning more about their offerings from a business perspective, and for professional development opportunities.

In this post, I will share 4 ways to get familiar with AWS! 

Take the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials Course

If you are new to AWS then the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials  course is a great place to start to learn the fundamentals. The course is about 4.5 hours long and here is the good news it is FREE! So, if you are new to AWS, or cloud computing in general, I recommend taking advantage of this course. 

Study for the Cloud Practitioner Certification

The Cloud Practitioner Certification exam is the first-step in validating your knowledge and expertise with AWS. This is an entry-level certification and great for people who may have an interest in AWS but may have much professional hands-on experience.

The exam needed for this certification will cover general AWS cloud concepts, security, and even billing and pricing information.

You can find out more about the Cloud Practitioner Certification HERE

Create an AWS Account

Hands-on experience and practice is must if you want to get familiar with AWS. If you open an AWS account, you will receive AWS Free Tier for a year. This will give you hands-on practice with creating instances and seeing how instances are created. This is the best way to learn about AWS because you get to mess around with the system and see how it works for you and your needs.

Attend a Webinar

Did you know Amazon has Online Tech Talks? They are scheduled regular and cover a variety of topics from Blockchain to Storage. By attending these online tech talks, you can stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest news from AWS.

Check out the latest schedule HERE

Good Luck

Hope this helps you learn more about AWS!