Use These 5 AWS Learning Resources to Master the Cloud

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From a newbie's perspective, there is a lot happening inside of AWS. At the time of writing this post, there are over 74 different products in the AWS admin console. SEVENTY-FOUR. Where to start?

In this post, I'll highlight resources I wish I knew existed when diving into the world of AWS. (in no particular order)

#1. Amazon Web Services in Plain English

I'm a huge fan of explaining things in a clear, concise way. Too many tutorials either beat around the bush, or come loaded down with industry jargon.

Amazon Web Services in Plain English takes a no-nonsense approach to making AWS product offerings manageable and understandable.

#2. Open Guides - AWS

A boon of trustworthy and practical information and recommendations for a slew of AWS services

Shoutout to for pointing out this resource to me.

#3. A Cloud Guru

A cloud guru is a vast library of cloud training material.

Want to learn about AWS services? They got it.

Want to learn about Serverless? They got it.

Want to learn about DynamoDB? They have a freaking 23 hour course on it!

If you enjoy learning via video, I'd highly recommend checking them out.

#4. Cloud Academy

Cloud academy offers a ton of top notch video content as well, with a range of learning paths to take you from AWS newbie to AWS Neo.

#5. Alfred AWS docs

Alfred is one of my favorite productivity apps. This Alfred plugin is super handy for having the AWS docs literally right at your fingertips.

I use this all the time when I am working with a particular AWS sdk and can't remember all the methods avialable to me.

About David Wells

David is a Full Stack JavaScript Developer, entrepreneur, past life marketer. Developer @ serverless

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