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What’s free at ACG: June 2021

Eric Pulsifer
Eric Pulsifer

What courses are free at A Cloud Guru? This month, you can get your hands cloudy with 25 premium picks from our super-sized stash of cloud learning. 

June’s free course line-up includes a few new and notable additions, including:

This trio of courses joins 22 other courses to boost your cloud learning around the hottest skills, including IoT, containers, and DevOps — plus free AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform courses. 

Ready to get started with ACG for free? Sign up for a free ACG account here or get the full A Cloud Guru experience with a free 7-day trial.


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, including insights from our Cloud Guru Challenge that helped dozens of people get their first cloud job. 


Free Amazon Web Services (AWS) courses

AWS skills are among the top-paying skills 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.

Free Microsoft Azure courses

The top-paying Microsoft Azure certifications can even give AWS certs a run for their money. New for June, you can prepare for the AZ-204 Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate for free.

  • AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
    Gain the knowledge and skills needed to sit the AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure exam and earn your Azure Developer Associate cert. This 17-hour course will give you hands-on experience designing, building, testing, and maintaining cloud applications on Microsoft Azure.
  • Serverless Computing with Azure Functions
    Take a deep dive into the use of Azure Functions. Prerequisites for this course include: a basic understanding of Azure, software development, Windows virtual machines, and fundamental knowledge of C#, Azure CLI, and PowerShell.
  • Azure Concepts
    Get up to speed on the basics of Azure and cloud services in this Azure concepts crash course.

Free Google Cloud (GCP) courses

Plotting your Google Cloud career path can be tricky. These free GCP courses offer something for beginners and practitioners alike.

  • Hands-on IoT with GCP
    This course will help you understand hardware purpose, writing software to control hardware, and configuring devices to securely send data captured to GCP.
  • GKE Basics
    Learn about Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

Free Linux courses

  • Hands-on with Podman Containers on Linux
    Move over Docker! Meet Podman: the default container engine used by Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that’s designed to be a drop-in Docker replacement. Podman allows you. Learn what containers are and why we use them; how to manage containers, pods, and images using Podman; how Podman interoperates with Kubernetes and systemd; and how to manage Podman containers using Cockpit.

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 DevOps and serverless courses

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.

Free cloud courses 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.

  • Reliability Engineering Concepts
    Learn 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 Basics
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand data science thanks to our no-experience needed intro.

Get the skills needed for a better career.

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.

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