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Starting Points for Your AWS Cloud Journey: 10 Places to Begin (Free)

Are you ready to embark on your AWS cloud journey but don't know where to start? Look no further than this comprehensive guide featuring 10 free resources to help you get started. From the AWS free tier to cloud migration and security, these starting points will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to begin your AWS cloud journey with confidence. So, whether you're a beginner or an experienced developer, take the first step toward the cloud with this essential guide.
(1). AWS Skill Builder

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AWS Skill Builder is the officially recommended resource for learning AWS services, and products, as well as AWS exams and certification preparation.

To help you expand your knowledge in the cloud, Skill Builder offers 500+ free digital courses, 25+ learning plans, and 19 Ramp-Up Guides. More than 30 AWS solutions for techies are covered in the courses. You will be able to attend live virtual or in-person classes led by AWS experts.

(2). AWS Developer Center

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AWS Dev Center is a resource for cloud developers where they can find tutorials, download tools, and learn about AWS developer events. You can experiment with AWS, use your favorite programming language, attend AWS developer events, and discover what is possible by testing out various ways to extend the capabilities and optimize your application.

(3) AWS Workshops

AWS Workshops provide hands-on events that teach or develop practical skills, techniques, or concepts that could be applied to business problems. This website contains over 100 workshops, both new and old, that are created by industry experts from AWS and AWS Partners, are mobile-friendly, and are globally accessible.

(4). Twitch

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Millions of people gather live each day on Twitch to chat, participate, and co-create entertainment. You may access AWS cloud conversations, discussions, and tech live streaming on the AWS page on Twitch.

(5). AWS Well-Architected Framework

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AWS Well-Architected helps cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for a variety of applications and workloads. Built around six pillars—operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and sustainability—AWS Well-Architected provides a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures and implement scalable designs.


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As the name implies, AWS Stash is a collection of AWS-related materials,

re: Invent and Summit, YouTube videos, podcasts, code repositories, new feature releases for AWS, AWS Quick Starts, and Amazon Solutions. In summary, this platform offers all essential AWS content for free.

(7). AWS Educate

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AWS Educate is a global initiative by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide students, educators, and educational institutions with the resources they need to accelerate cloud learning and prepare for careers in the cloud.

AWS Educate offers a range of resources and tools, including self-paced online courses, learning modules, interactive games, and other educational content designed to help learners of all skill levels gain practical experience with cloud computing. It also provides access to AWS services and provides learners with a path to AWS certification.

AWS Educate is free to join for students and educators, to empower them to learn, experiment, and innovate using cloud technology.

(8). AWS Documentation

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The AWS Documentation is a comprehensive collection of resources that provides information about the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. It includes detailed documentation on all of the AWS services and features, as well as guides, tutorials, API references, and other technical documentation.

The AWS Documentation is available online and is free to use.

To be honest it could be boring and tiring but trust me, it is your go-to resource you should have handy.

(9). AWS YouTube channel

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AWS YouTube channel is a great resource for anyone looking to learn about cloud computing and AWS services. The videos are presented clearly and concisely, making them easy to understand even for those who are new to AWS.

You can find a wide range of videos related to AWS services, including Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, and many more. There are also videos covering AWS security, compliance, and best practices.

(10). AWS Github code for projects

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GitHub is a web-based platform that is primarily used for version control and collaboration on software projects. It allows developers to store and manage their code repositories, track changes, and collaborate with other team members. Aside from integration advantages with AWS on (AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit and AWS CodeDeploy). Users can make use of the repositories as guides on various projects.

In summary, there is no set order in which to begin your AWS cloud journey because everyone has different knowledge backgrounds, interests, and preferences. Beginners in the cloud are recommended to adopt one of these steps—or all of them—to advance their knowledge and career in AWS. I'm hoping that these tips will help you succeed and advance along your cloud career path. If you have any further resources, please post them in the comments section. thanks

Top comments (6)

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Adit Modi

Thanks for sharing these valuable resources for anyone starting their AWS Cloud journey! These are some great places to begin, and I'd also like to suggest a few additional resources that could be helpful:

  • AWS Hands-on Tutorials for practical learning
  • AWS Certifications for getting AWS Certified.
  • Find local communities like AWS User Groups for networking and support
  • AWS Community Builders Program for mentorship and collaboration

Hope these suggestions help those starting out! Happy learning! 🚀💻

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Quadri Borokinni

Thank you for sharing. they are all very useful.

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Harsha S

Very useful resources, thanks for this wonderful blog.

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Quadri Borokinni

thank you Harsha S

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Francisco Javier Monleon Galiana

Hello, Is there so much jobs in AWS as I heard in a lot of web pages offering courses of AWS or is just marqueting? The are telling that AWS is like a gold mine, and easy job.
What do you think?

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Quadri Borokinni • Edited

Yes, With the increasing demand for cloud services and solutions, the job opportunities in AWS are expected to continue growing in the future.
There are job roles like AWS Solutions Architect, AWS DevOps Engineer, AWS Cloud Engineer, AWS Developer, AWS Data Engineer, AWS Security Engineer, AWS Technical Trainer, AWS Support Engineer. Embrace one of this roles,study, practice and grow in the field. Goodluck