Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) | AWS Certification Guide & Hands-On Account Setup & AWS-Recommended Best Practices
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Key Terminology & Characteristics of Cloud Computing
Learn about AWS Career Opportunities
Learn about AWS Certifications, Exam Difficulty Levels & Career Prospects
Apply AWS-Recommended First Step Best Practices to Secure Your AWS Account


  • Beginners welcome!


Welcome! There has never been a better time to start learning about cloud computing and begin your Amazon Web Services (AWS) career!

There are multiple cloud providers, hundreds of cloud services, and terminology and jargon can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for beginners. It can be difficult to know where to start and which certification path to take to reach your goals. If you're looking for an easy entry point into the cloud, with no technical jargon this course is the right choice for you! 

In this course we'll provide an introduction to the cloud and cloud computing, as well as define the official key characteristics of cloud computing. We'll look at key cloud terminology including multitenancy and virtualization.

We'll then explore AWS certifications, certification paths, exam difficulty and career prospects.

We'll then work hands-on with AWS, creating a new AWS free-tier account, learn how to navigate the AWS management console, and look at how to apply some AWS-recommended first step best practices to secure our account and set us up for long-term success as we begin working with and learning AWS services.

This course has no prerequisites. This course perfect for anyone looking to get started with Amazon Web Services (AWS) & Cloud Computing!

I look forward to seeing your inside! 

- Jim Dorsey,

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners looking to start working with cloud computing technologies & Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Course content

5 sections22 lectures1h 48m total length
  • Introduction
  • Cloud Terms to Know
  • Five Characteristics That Define Cloud Computing
  • AWS Certifications Overview


Jim Dorsey | AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Training
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 150 Reviews
  • 6,773 Students
  • 2 Courses

Jim Dorsey is a CloudExamTraining course architect and technical trainer specializing in emerging cloud technologies. Since 2016, he has been creating popular courses for in-demand technologies for thousands of students around the world.

Jim is always working on new ways to help his students learn and develop long-term practical skills and deeper understanding of cloud technologies.

In his free time, he enjoys working with IoT technologies, circuitry, sensors, high performance engine tuning, and recreational RC and UAV flying