What's Free at A Cloud Guru December 2020
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What’s free at A Cloud Guru: December 2020

Eric Pulsifer
Eric Pulsifer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (assuming the most wonderful time of the year for you is the time you see what courses are free from ACG each month). Regardless, check out these festive freebies for the month of December!

Whether you’re a newcomer seeking an intro to cloud concepts or an experienced guru ready to take a deep dive into the AWS toy chest of cloudy tools, this month’s lineup of totally free and 100% awesome cloud courses is sure to have something from your wishlist.

Free Amazon Web Services (AWS) courses

Introduction to Amazon CodeGuru — Explore CodeGuru and get hands-on with implementing it in real-world scenarios to optimize your code and applications.

AWS Essentials — Completely new to AWS? Let us introduce you. You’ll get an overview of the core AWS services, and we’ll walk through the process of setting up your own AWS account.

AWS Developer Tools Deep Dive — Get a deep dive into each of the AWS Developer Tools, with real-world examples and hands-on walkthroughs.

Amazon DynamoDB Deep Dive — All skill levels are welcome in this course covering how to build scalable, high-performance applications using DynamoDB.

EKS Basics — Unlock the basics of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).

Choosing the Right Database Service on AWS — Learn your AWS database options, plus the benefits of each and the problems they’re each best at solving.

How to Properly Secure an S3 Bucket — Don’t say “bucket” to S3 security. This course covers methods for securing S3 buckets and remediating security issues.

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Concepts — Get a non-technical intro to IAM and why it’s critical to ensure security. 

AWS Cloud Services and Infrastructure – Cost Optimization Deep Dive — What is cost optimization? How can you optimize AWS applications and environments for cost-effectiveness? Learn about the many AWS cost-effective compute services and pricing options that to effectively manage costs while maintaining performance and capacity.

Free Microsoft Azure courses

Azure Architecture Design Concepts — Learn the basics of Solution Architecture: design principles, requirements gathering, resource consumption, and cost control.

Azure Concepts — Learn about the core components of Azure, see how companies are using Azure today, and learn how and why companies pick cloud providers.

Introduction to Azure Security — Get a high-level look at Azure security concepts and the trustworthy foundation provided by Azure with configurable security options to suit your needs.

Free Google Cloud (GCP) courses

GKE Basics — This intro course covers the concepts of Kubernetes and the basic building blocks of Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

Google Cloud Security Essentials — This 10-hour course covers the core fundamentals of securing your Google Cloud environment and managing who has access to what resources.

Google Cloud Concepts — What is Google Cloud? This course offers the conceptual foundation needed to advance in GCP in simple, no-experience-needed terms.

Free data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning courses

Big Data Fundamentals — Learn the Big Data basics. Plus, see the problems with Big Data and how we solve them with cluster computing, distributed storage, and cluster management.

Data Science for Absolute Beginners — What’s the difference between artificial intelligence and machine learning? This beginner-friendly intro has the answers.

Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners — Who’s teaching our “smart” tech all this stuff? Did nobody watch Terminator? Add that to the queue — right after this excessively accessible intro to what machine learning really is about.

Free cloud fundamentals and concepts courses

Docker Quick Start — This course gets you up to speed fast with Docker, including how to run containers in your environment.

DevOps Concepts — What is DevOps? This no-experience-needed crash course has the answer. See how DevOps can transform your software development practices.

Network Routing Fundamentals — Route yourself to this course to build a basic understanding of network routing (including IP addressing, types of routing, protocols that govern decisions, and policies used in advanced network routing).

Serverless Concepts — Couldn’t know less about serverless? This high-level overview of serverless touching on jargon and concepts can help.

Introduction to Cloud Computing — What is the cloud? Our explain-it-like-I’m-five intro to cloud computing will take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to knowing something about the cloud pronto!

Free Linux courses

How to Get a Linux Job — Looking to jump start your career in tech? This course will teach you how to land your first Linux job, covering networking (of the human variety), contacts, cover letters, résumés, and what to focus on in your Linux job quest.

Linux Operating System Fundamentals — Get an all-levels-welcome overview that covers the history of Linux, the open-source movement, and the ways in which Linux is used today.


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