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What’s free at ACG: May 2021

Eric Pulsifer
Eric Pulsifer

What courses are free at A Cloud Guru this month? More courses than ever! Get your hands cloudy with 25 top-shelf selections from our super-sized stash of hands-on cloud learning. 

May’s line-up includes some new and notable additions to the ACG free tier line-up, including:

These five courses join 20 other free cloud courses designed to level up your cloud IQ — from Kubernetes to DevOps to courses specific to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

These 25 courses are totally free. Just sign up for a free ACG account here — or get started with the full A Cloud Guru experience with a free 7-day trial. Or check out our current ACG specials and discounts.


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Free Amazon Web Services (AWS) courses

AWS is the leader in public cloud and IaaS, with some of the top-paying certifications and jobs 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 AWS courses are a great place to start.

  • AWS Essentials — No prior AWS experience is required for this in-depth introduction to all things AWS. You’ll get an overview of the core AWS services as you learn through real-world scenarios and hands-on activities.
  • EKS Basics — Unlock the power of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service.
  • Amazon DynamoDB Deep Dive — Build scalable, high-performance applications using DynamoDB in this course for all skill levels.
  • Introduction to AWS — This quickie course covers the “how” and “why” of Amazon Web Services.

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

Microsoft Azure certifications are among the top-paying certs in cloud. 

This months’ line-up of free Azure courses includes courses for the dual exams needed for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate. (The exams for this cert get a major update and retire on June 30, 2021, which means you have a few weeks to study up and get certified before the new requirements drop!)

  • Deployment Pipelines using GitHub Actions — GitHub Actions makes it easy to automate developer workflow. This course shows examples and use-cases for building, testing, and deploying your code from GitHub.
  • Serverless Computing with Azure Functions — Take a deep dive into the use of Azure Functions. To take this course, you’ll need 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.

  • GKE Basics — Learn about Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

Post-COVID DevOps

Post-COVID DevOps: Accelerating the Future
How has COVID affected — or even accelerated — DevOps best practices for engineering teams? Watch this free, on-demand webinar 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.

  • Big Data Fundamentals — Learn about Big Data, cluster computing, distributed storage, and cluster management.

Free cloud courses for beginners

These 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 — In this no-prior-experience-required course, you’ll 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.

Free Linux courses


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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