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Cloud Operations on AWS Training

Delivery: On-Site or Instructor-led Virtual
Cloud Operations on AWS is designed to teach those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and …

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So what is the best way to approach learning AWS?

As an Official Amazon Web Services Authorized Training Partner we have trained hundreds of people in our Official AWS Certification courses  over many years.  In that time our trainers have distilled some really important tips to learning AWS.

As one AWS Trainer recalls, “It was on a snowy December Tuesday. I was just preparing to start a virtual Architecting on AWS class. I was glad it was virtual, so were my students. Not needing to leave the house on a gloomy, snowy day like this and having to brave the commute was a relief to everyone. Before the start I usually have a chat with the students and I ask them questions like:

“Why are you in the class?”  and  “What are your expectations?”

The first answer comes from a young and eager solutions architect working for one of Vancouver’s biggest insurance companies.

Here are our top tips for learning AWS against a deadline:

1. Start early.

Cloud adoption is in full swing right now. Even if you can’t foresee cloud being adopted, don’t let yourself get surprised by a migration “next week”.

2. Make a plan.

Understand the AWS Certification training resources available and choose the ones that fit your needs.  Take a look at our AWS Learning Path to help you understand the options, paths and certifications and the AWS certification courses we offer.

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3. Determine the goal.

Is it getting certified? Is it being able to independently architect a solution? A goal will help you better decide on what will be the best training track for you. Watch our video below to learn which AWS Certification Courses are right for you.

4. Get some hands on AWS experience.

Open an AWS account. You can use quite a lot of resources for free for 12 months. For example you get 750 hours of a small compute instance for free!

Use the free training resources available from AWS.  There are quite a few resources available for free on – everything from 10 minute intro videos to complete free courses.

5. Consider AWS Certification Courses

Once you have a broad idea of what AWS is, you should consider classroom or live online AWS Certification Courses.

Start with a AWS Technical Essentials course and build your skills for the role that is best suited to your needs and skills!

The Architecting on AWS Training with Web Age Solutions can be an invaluable resource for gaining knowledge.

To get the most out of an AWS Certification Course, make sure you already understand the basics. This will help you better grasp the concepts discussed in the training. There will be a lot of content covered in the three days and the easier it is for you to follow the more valuable it will be.

Also, having some previous hands-on experience and a basic level of knowledge will help you ask the right questions. The trainers have a great depth of knowledge and can expand on the basics quite a lot, but you need to ask the right questions.

Following these recommendations should help you achieve your goal in a much more efficient manner.

AWS Training Partner

Web Age Solutions is an approved AWS Training Partner, meaning we have access to the complete AWS official curriculum and classes, and you have access to these AWS Certification Courses with the high level of customer service that you expect from Web Age Solutions.
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