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What courses are free at A Cloud Guru this month? No fooling, we’re kicking off April with 23 premium picks from our massive library of hands-on cloud skill-enhancing goodness.
April’s line-up includes some new and notable additions to the line-up, including:
You’ll also be free to bound into a basket of other brain-boosting treats, 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.
Best of all, these 23 courses are totally free. All you need is a free-tier ACG account, which you can sign up for in two shakes of a bunny’s tail here. Here’s the full list of this month’s free courses.
Get the Cloud Dictionary of Pain
Speaking cloud doesn’t have to be hard. We analyzed millions of responses to ID the top concepts that trip people up. Grab this cloud guide for succinct definitions of some of the most painful cloud terms.
Free Amazon Web Services (AWS) courses
- Introduction to AWS
This quickie course for AWS novices and newcomers will teach you everything that you need to know about the “how” and “why” of AWS.
- Amazon DynamoDB Deep Dive
Build scalable, high-performance applications using DynamoDB in this course for all skill levels.
- Choosing the Right Database Service on AWS
Explore the AWS database options and learn about the benefits of each.
- How to Properly Secure an S3 Bucket
Secure S3 buckets and learn how to remediate security issues.
Automating AWS Cost Optimization
AWS provides unprecedented value to your business, but using it cost-effectively can be a challenge. In this free, on-demand webinar, you’ll get an overview of AWS cost-optimization tools and strategies.
Free Microsoft Azure courses
- Intro to Serverless on Azure
This apprentice-level course gives an intro to serverless concepts and how they’re implemented on Azure. Whether you’re a product manager, solution architect, software engineer, or career changer, this course will give you with the foundational knowledge you need to pursue deeper training in serverless. Plus, a hands-on lab will address a genuine data integration challenge that’s meaty enough for pro-level developers but accessible to those who have never written a line of code.
- Azure Concepts
Get up to speed on the basics of Azure and cloud services in this Azure concepts crash course.
- Using Azure for Disaster Recovery Quick Start
See how Microsoft Azure can be used as a viable solution for disaster recovery for on-premises environments.
- Using Microsoft Azure Database Services
Discover Azure’s database services, how to use them, and how to select the right one for your unique needs.
Free Google Cloud (GCP) courses
- Google Cloud Concepts
Get an intro to the basics of GCP.
- Google Cloud Security Essentials
Learn how to secure your Google Cloud environment.
Free data courses
- ETL and ELT Basics
This practitioner-level course covers ETL (Extract Transform Load), the process of gathering data to a central data warehouse for analytics. It covers the ETL process and different solutions for real-world scenarios. You’ll learn how to extract data from multiple sources and formats, perform transformations on data, and load the data into the final location.
- Big Data Fundamentals
Learn about Big Data, cluster computing, distributed storage, and cluster management.
Post-COVID DevOps: Accelerating the Future
How has COVID affected — or even accelerated — DevOps best practices for engineering teams? Join this live webinar panel discussion with DevOps leaders as we explore DevOps in a post-COVID world.
Free DevOps courses
- DevOps Concepts
See how DevOps transforms software development.
- Serverless Concepts
Get a high-level overview of serverless, including vocab and concepts.
- Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners
What is machine learning? Learn the basics in this free intro-level course.
- Network Routing Fundamentals
Build a basic understanding of how network routing works and how networking decisions are made.
Free Kubernetes courses
- GKE Basics
Learn about Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
- EKS Basics
Unlock the power of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service.
Free cloud courses for beginners
- Reliability Engineering Concepts
Site reliability engineer is one of the top-paying jobs in cloud. In this no-prior-experience-required course, you’ll learn more all about that SRE life, including breaking down the role, what DevOps and an SRE have in common, and the terminology and fundamentals you need to know: from SLI, SLO, and SLA to measuring reliability to the tools used by SREs.
- Introduction to Cloud Computing
Our explain-it-like-I’m-five (but I’m a five-year-old who is interested in tech) intro to cloud computing breaks down the basics and decodes the jargon that can make cloud feel impenetrable.
- Data Science for Absolute Beginners
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to learn about data science. Get a no-experience needed intro to data science.
Free Linux courses
- How to Get a Linux Job
Learn 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.
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