|Learn About AWS On Coursera|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Friday, 16 November 2018|
Coursera and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have joined forces to provide a course that introduces the core services and infrastructure of AWS. Through demonstrations participants will learn how to use and configure AWS services to deploy and host a cloud-native application.
Announcing the new partnership with AWS, the Coursera blog refers to the growing dominance of cloud computing, a refrain that crops up repeatedly, and notes the high level of demand for the requisite skills:
With more than 83% of enterprise workloads expected to be on the cloud by 2020, companies are expanding the scope of traditional IT roles by aggressively hiring and developing professionals with the skills to execute on their cloud strategy. As demand for cloud professionals continues to grow, those with Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience are in high demand in today’s job market.
At Beginner level AWS Fundamentals: Going Cloud-Native, is taught by Allen Goldberg, Senior Technical Program Manager at AWS and two AWS Senior Technical Trainers, Morgan Willis and Blaine Sundrud. It opened on November 15th and is nominally 5 weeks in length with a time commitment of 2-3 hours per week, but as all the material is already available this is fairly flexible. There is a quiz associated with each week's module, but you'll have to purchase the course, at a cost of around $50 to submit your multiple choice answers. You'll earn a certificate if you achieve a score of 80% or above on all of the quizzes.
The course focuses on key technology areas and services provided by AWS.. For compute it looks at Amazon Elastic Cloud Computer and Amazon Lightsail. For storage it concentrates on Amazon S3, Elastic Block Storage and Elastic File Service and also explores Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service. For monitoring and scaling the application environment it uses Amazon CloudWatch and Auto Scaling.
To introduce all these elements, as the course progresses it builds a cloud-based, corporate directory applications that stores images and information about fictional employees in a company. The AWS Management Console used for the examples and demonstrations and students are encouraged to take advantage of the AWS Free Tier to follow along.
Coursera also offers a range of specialization options at Intermediate level for those who want to get involved with the Google cloud. They all incorporates hands-on labs using the Qwiklabs platform. When you enroll you have a 1-week free trial after which you need to pay a subscription of around $50 per month.
For developers, the most obvious one is:
Other Google Cloud specializations are:
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