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What’s free at ACG: May 2022

Eric Pulsifer
Eric Pulsifer

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:

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 AWSAzureGoogle Cloud, Linux, and beyond.

Continue on for the full rundown of this month’s free cloud training!

Ready to get started with ACG’s free cloud courses? Sign up for a free ACG account here (no credit card needed!), or get the full A Cloud Guru experience with a free 7-day trial.


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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.

  • 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.
  • EKS Basics
    Unlock the power of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service.

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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.

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.

  • 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.

Post-COVID DevOps

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.

Free DevOps and Serverless Training

Whether you’re looking to learn more about the basics of DevOps and agile or the different serverless options between AWS, Azure, and GCP, A Cloud Guru can help you level up your DevOps game.

  • 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.

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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