Looking for some quality cloud courses? We’ve created a mix-tape of all the best 2022 had to offer, and even provided it in blog form instead of music cassette (but if you want a song, here’s a cloud computing rap).
Once you’ve watched that — and come to terms with the fact you’ll have that stuck in your head all day — scroll down to check out the top courses this year!
(If you’re interested in checking out what our most popular hands-on labs were this year, check out our other article: Top 10 ACG Hands-On Labs of 2022)
1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C03)
People love certification prep courses, and they also love Amazon Web Services, so it’s no surprise this high-demand certification course ranks #1 on the list. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn the major components of AWS, and pass the associate-level exam.
This exam recently was updated from the SAA-C02, and we’ve written an article outlining the differences you should expect. Our course is up to date with the latest changes, and even if you studied for the SAA-C02, you should still be in pretty good shape to take it.
Check out this course: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C03)
2. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)
This foundational-level certification course is great for non-technical people looking to understand Cloud Computing and contribute to their organization’s cloud initiatives. Really, everyone should take it! This course is great even if you’re proficient in another cloud, or work in software development.
I’d also highly recommend reading the story of our own Evana Kearins who decided to take the CCP alongside her team. She shares plenty of useful tips both for individuals sitting the exams and team leaders looking to encourage and support staff taking it.
Check out this course: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)
3. AWS Certified Developer – Associate (DVA-C01)
It’s no surprise that a course by the amazing Faye Ellis is one of the most popular, particularly one for such a valuable certification. This course is ideal for anyone looking to build applications using AWS. These days, serverless is where it’s at!
Check out this course: AWS Certified Developer – Associate (DVA-C01)
4. AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
If you want to learn the fundamentals of Azure and cloud computing, there is no better guide than Lars Klint, whose engaging style and teaching method will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. He uses everything from space rockets to coffee machines to explain basic concepts, making it easy to pick up things that would normally feel esoteric otherwise.
Check out this course: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
5. AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Prep
If you’re looking to become a Microsoft Azure Administrator, this course follows the Microsoft Job Role assessment model to make sure you have all the knowledge and skills to handle the job. Taking this course is a perfect pathway to getting that job and also learning to implement, manage, and monitor identity and governance in Azure cloud.
Check out this course: AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Prep
6. AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate 2020
Coming in sixth place was this course on how to sit the associate-level AWS SysOps Administrator exam, and earn one of the highest paying certifications in the industry (on average, someone with this cert earns $111,966!)
However, due to some recent changes, this course has been replaced with our AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate course, hosted by Faye Ellis. It includes a brand new exam simulator and practical exam labs to help you prepare with hands-on experience.
Check out this course: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
7. Introduction to AWS
Given how popular AWS is, it’s no surprise that this absolute beginners course made the list in 2022. It uses a “explain-it-like-I’m-five” approach by using simple language and no industry jargon. You don’t need programming knowledge or platform experience — just start watching, and at the end, you’ll understand the basics of cloud computing with AWS.
Check out this course: Introduction to AWS
8. AWS Certified Security – Specialty
When you move operations to the cloud, security suddenly becomes much more important. It’s not less secure, but more powerful, which means there’s more things that can go wrong if you don’t prepare. Many learners found this course valuable in both passing their AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification and learning how to stay secure in AWS.
Check out this course: AWS Certified Security – Specialty
9. AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty
In 2022, people wanted to learn about AWS data analytics, and how they could get insights from the vast swathes of data organizations are producing. This course helped them do just that, which is why it turned out to be so popular!
Check out this course: AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty
10. Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
If you thought Kubernetes wasn’t going to be in the list of top 10 most popular courses in 2022, you’d be sorely mistaken! K8s is surging in popularity, and lots of people are looking to get certified to build and manage Kubernetes environments.
Check out this course: Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
Bonus Courses: Going on Cloud Adventures
While this was a late addition in 2022, A Cloud Guru started publishing Cloud Adventures, a series of fun cloud computing courses that use cartoons and animations to liven things up.
If you’re looking for a series of 20+ highly original courses that explain everything from AWS, Azure, Linux, Terraform, Kubernetes, and more, check out our comprehensive blog post on all the Cloud Adventures courses on offer.