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Trevor Sullivan
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AWS Beginner Skills FAQs: Cost, Training, Value

What exactly is AWS and what is it for?

AWS stands for Amazon Web Services and it's a collection of tools and resources that can be accessed over the internet that provide huge benefits to companies in terms of IT infrastructure and support, without them having to pay for the physical infrastructure and networking – also known as "the cloud". AWS provides digital storage, computing power, data processing, applications and more on a pay-as-you-go model, improving efficiency without skyrocketing costs.

Can I learn AWS without coding knowledge?

Yes, you can absolutely learn the basics of using, navigating and managing AWS and its various platforms and services without any coding knowledge. What AWS is capable of and how all its tools work together can be intimidating to a beginner, but this course highlights what the major AWS services provide and how to access them. From there, no coding knowledge is necessary to get started unlocking the AWS possibilities.

How long does it take to learn AWS for beginners?

The time it takes to learn AWS depends on your previous knowledge and experience. Do you have any familiarity with cloud service providers? Have you worked with the on-premise counterparts to AWS tools? Have you used the cloud before? With a course like this one, it takes most people only a week or two to grasp AWS and its concepts. From there, total mastery can become a career-long pursuit.

What should I learn as a beginner in AWS?

For beginners and newcomers to AWS, the most important thing you can learn first are the terms and concepts. Even if you have a background in IT, the terms and ideas can be confusing and overwhelming. After that, there are basic tools and technologies that AWS excels at which a beginner should understand how to manage: account management, EC2 instances, VPC traffic, cloud security, and S3 planning and troubleshooting.

Who should take this course on AWS beginner skills?

This course is great for anyone who might encounter AWS, IT professional or not. If you'd like a career in IT, the AWS cloud is a good place to get your feet wet. This course is also ideal for entrepreneurs or business owners who need to understand the value and efficiency the AWS cloud can provide. Anyone who's ever felt lost hearing about the cloud should take this course.
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