Great resources to learn Amazon AWS

Great resources to learn Amazon AWS

As we make our way to becoming an Amazon AWS partner, we keep discovering great resources to learn about the intricacies of AWS services. In this post, we’ll share some with you.

Amazon AWS training and certification is one of the primary sources of knowledge for us. The vast amount of information is conveniently organized into courses, workshops, tutorials, tests, and practice exams. If you are aiming at AWS certification, this is where you should spend most of your time.

Don’t know where to start? Try the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. This is the easiest and simplest of all certifications. Alternatively, follow the AWS Business Professional learning path:

Or, the AWS Technical Professional learning path:

If you’d rather have something more customized for your current role and area of expertise, try the Partner Learning Path Tool.

Amazon AWS Documentation

Anybody who has worked with Amazon AWS for more than a day, knows that AWS has great documentation. What many people haven’t seen though (thanks to Google) is the front page of the AWS Documentation website.

Each and every AWS service is listed there, conveniently organized in groups. It features guides, API references, tutorials, projects, SDKs and toolkits, as well as general resources.

Amazon Web Services In Plain English

For those of you who are just starting with the AWS, Amazon Web Services in Plain English is a great resource. It lists and explains AWS services and their usage is simple terms.

For some of the services, there are even more detailed, but still simple, guides. For example, have a look at the AWS S3 In Plain English.

AWS Study Path Notes

Tutorials Dojo has a great set of AWS study path notes, which are based on the actual exam experiences. Currently, they cover:

These are very helpful when preparing for a particular certification exam.

Cloud Diagrams & Notes

Jerry Hargrove, aka awsgeek, does these amazing Cloud Diagrams & Notes. To give you a little taste, here’s his take on the Amazon EFS:

Did we miss anything? If you know of other great resources to learn Amazon AWS, please let us know.


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