Learn new cloud skills with free AWS training, free Microsoft Azure certification courses, and free content around Google Cloud (GCP), security, DevOps, Kubernetes, Linux, and beyond. (Did we mention it’s free?) Here’s what’s free this month at A Cloud Guru.
What courses are free at A Cloud Guru for the month of May? As the weather warms up in the northern hemisphere (and cools down in the southern hemisphere), we’ve got a whopping 28 premium pieces of cloud training from our huge library of hands-on goodness.
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Here are the new additions to this month’s batch of free cloud training:
- ETL and ELT Basics
- SQL Deep Dive
- Data Science Basics
- Using Python for Data Management and Reporting
- Introduction to Python Scripting
You’ll can also check out courses around a few of our most-searched-for topics — including a batch of Kubernetes content, a bevy of DevOps courses, and a bundle of free Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud (GCP) courses.
Whether you’re a newcomer looking to jump start your cloud career or a pro looking to level up those in-demand DevOps skills, our rotating roster of free cloud courses will have you laughing all the way to the bank as you pick up the skills needed to land some of the top-paying jobs in tech. ACG has you covered with the essentials you need to master AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Linux, and beyond.
Continue on for the full rundown of this month’s free cloud training!
Up to 47% off for students
Master the skills that’ll drive your career – and save a boatload. Students are eligible to save up to 47% on annual full access to our unlimited hands-on learning library. All you need is a .edu, .ac.uk, or .edu.au email address*.
Free Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training
AWS skills are among the top-paying salary careers in cloud. Whether you’re already on an AWS certification path or you’re looking to master some of the most in-demand AWS skills, these free courses can get you where you want to go.
- How to Properly Secure an S3 Bucket
Learn how to secure S3 buckets and remediate security issues.
- Choosing the Right Database Service on AWS
Explore the AWS database options and learn about the benefits of each.
- Amazon DynamoDB Deep Dive
Build scalable, high-performance applications using DynamoDB in this course for all skill levels.
- AWS Essentials
This no-AWS-experience-required course gives an in-depth introduction to all things AWS through real-world scenarios and hands-on activities.
- Introduction to AWS
This quickie course for AWS newcomers will quickly cover the basics of AWS.
- EKS Basics
Unlock the power of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service.
- Introduction to the AWS Marketplace
This course by Mark Nunnikhoven breaks down the more complicated aspects of the AWS Marketplace to help you make smart decisions around procuring cloud solutions.
- CloudFormation Deep Dive
Get an in-depth look at how AWS CloudFormation works with other AWS serverless technologies in this 15-hour, practitioner-level course. Not ready to jump into this one? Check out Pluralsight’s course AWS Developer: Getting Started.
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Free Microsoft Azure Training
Azure skills are in high demand, and the top-paying Microsoft Azure certifications can even give AWS certs a run for their money. Whether you’re working on your Azure certification path or just looking to pick up some basics, our free Azure courses have you covered.
- Introduction to Azure Security
Improve Azure security and discover best practices for protecting your Azure cloud workloads. Learn important concepts and security features in Microsoft Azure.
- Azure Concepts
Get up to speed on the basics of Azure and cloud services in this Azure concepts crash course.
- Introduction to Networking on Azure
Explore the Azure networking services that enable secure and reliable access to your services and applications hosted on Microsoft Azure.
- Identity and Access Management for Azure
Get a five-hour dive into Azure’s Identity and Access Management offering for cloud engineers and architects. Need a primer before digging in? Check out Pluralsight’s course Microsoft Azure: The Big Picture.
Free Google Cloud (GCP) Training
Plotting your Google Cloud career path can be tricky. These free GCP courses offer something for beginners and practitioners alike.
- Google Cloud Concepts
Get an intro to the basics of Google Cloud Platform.
- GKE Basics
Learn about Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
Free Networking Training
- Networking Foundations
This to-the-point, novice-level course will walk you through foundational networking concepts without presuming any prior knowledge. Looking for a deeper dive in networking? Check out Pluralsight’s currently free course on Networking Concepts and Protocols.
Free Linux Training
- PowerShell Core for Linux Admins
This intermediate-level course teaches the concepts of using PowerShell Core with Linux, covering everything from installing PowerShell on Linux (including Visual Studio Code) to learning how to use cmdlets and variables and more advanced components of PowerShell Core, like strings, arrays, hash tables, and logic flow. Looking for a more beginner friendly intro? Check out Pluralsight’s PowerShell: Getting Started course.
- How to Get a Linux Job
Listen closely as we reveal the secrets to landing your first Linux job.
- Linux Operating System Fundamentals
Get schooled on the rich history of Linux and the open-source movement.
WATCH: Post-COVID DevOps: Accelerating the Future
How has COVID affected — or even accelerated — DevOps best practices for engineering teams? Watch this free, on-demand panel discussion with DevOps leaders as we explore DevOps in a post-COVID world.
Free Data and Data Science Training
- ETL and ELT Basics – Learn the steps required for each part of the ETL process, and look at different solutions for some real-world scenarios.
- Data Science Basics – Explore the fundamentals of data science including key concepts, use cases, basic approaches, and tools.
Free Programming Language Training
- SQL Deep Dive – Learn about SQL and how to leverage it, including selecting, updating, and deleting information and creating and altering database objects.
- Introduction to Python Scripting – No fluff here. Python basics for the absolute beginner.
- Using Python for Data Management and Reporting – Get a look at accessing data in common databases, explore Excel operations, and learn about simple report formatting and data visualization.
Free DevOps and Serverless Training
- DevOps Concepts
See how DevOps transforms software development.
- Serverless Concepts
Get a high-level overview of serverless, including the basic vocab and concepts.
- Big Data Fundamentals
Learn about Big Data, cluster computing, distributed storage, and cluster management.
- Using Terraform to Manage Applications and Infrastructure
Learn how to use Terraform to easily deploy applications and infrastructure to a variety of providers, like AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes clusters.
WATCH: Solving The “No Experience” Cloud Hiring Problem
You can’t get experience without a job. But who’ll hire you without experience? Conundrum! Watch this free, on-demand webinar featuring a panel discussion on cloud career development and getting your first cloud job.
Free Cloud Training for Beginners
ACG’s intro and conceptual courses are perfect for newcomers to cloud and tech or non-technical roles who want to have a better understanding of the tech that powers modern organizations.
- Cloud Computing Foundations
Our explain-it-like-I’m-five (but I’m a super-smart five-year-old interested in tech) intro to the basics of cloud computing breaks down the basics and decodes the jargon that can make cloud feel impenetrable. This new course replaces our Intro to Cloud Computing course on the free course roster. You’ll learn the difference between PaaS and SaaS faster than you can figure out how to pronounce “IaaS.”
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Master modern tech skills, get certified, and level up your career. Whether you’re starting out or a seasoned pro, you can learn by doing and advance your career in cloud with ACG.