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New to the AWS cloud? Vandana’s 3 steps to get started AWS Cloud Journey……

New to the AWS cloud? Vandana’s 3 steps to get started AWS Cloud Journey……

Story of a women who is enthusiat to learn AWS Cloud.

Published Jan 15, 2024

Cloud computing has become a fundamental technology in the modern digital landscape, as businesses experience growth and expansion, the need for cloud skills becomes increasingly necessary. I am a AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. Here is my credly link https://www.credly.com/badges/4a2a890b-856f-4b0f-bee9-c07a7a9dbfe1/public_url
No worry if you are new to cloud, here I’m thrilled to share my experience to help you kickstart your cloud journey. In this blog, I’ll share the three steps I recommend to get started in AWS Cloud Computing.
How I discovered cloud computing
In my initial professional journey, I embarked on a career as an electrical engineer, aligning with my college studies. However, like many women, life events such as relocation and the responsibilities of maternity and child care led me to temporarily step away from my professional role. Despite the challenges, a desire to reenter the workforce fueled my determination. Motivated to resume my career, I turned to the online community on Facebook for guidance. There, I posted a query seeking advice on how to navigate this transitional phase. It was through this virtual network that I discovered Aspire for Her (AFH), a platform dedicated to supporting and empowering women in their professional pursuits. Through Aspire for Her(AFH) with collaboration with AWS (Amazon Web Services) I got selected in AWS re/start cohort. Through this cohort my AWS learning journey started. AWS re/start is a cohort-based workforce development training program that focuses on teaching IT foundations and AWS Cloud technologies.
After completing the cohort I earned my AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification. I also got an invite to the AWS Emerging Talent Community, where I learned about new cloud training resources, connected with others who are learning cloud skills. Also after certification got chance to become a member of AWS Global Certified Community. From here got the chance to network with peers, connect with AWS experts, gain access to exclusive learning opportunities, and participate in challenges from the AWS team to earn rewards and recognition.
How I got started with AWS Skillbuilder
Through re/start cohort I came to know about the AWS Skillbuilder. It is a online learning platform. Over 500 free digital courses are available on AWS Skill Builder. I completed AWS Cloud Practiotioner Essentilas learning plan, course on AWS IAM, AWS Technical Essentilas etc and played AWS Cloud Practioner Cloud Quest game.
How I got started AWS Educate
Through this cohort only I came to know about the AWS Educate. It is a online learning platform. AWS Educate is open to any individual, regardless of where they are in their education, technical experience, or career journey.AWS Educate offers hundreds of hours of self-paced training and resources for new-to-cloud learners — including hands-on labs in the AWS Management Console. Here I completed AWS Cloud computing 101 course where I learnt about basic AWS cloud skills…
Three steps to get started in the cloud
Have I piqued your interest in learning more about the cloud and exploring a potential cloud career? Here are three tips to kickstart your journey.
Where to start? AWS Skillbuilder’s The Cloud Essentials — Knowledge Badge Readiness Path learning plan is for you. There are six courses in this course will give you a solid understanding of the core concepts of cloud computing and teach you how to get started in the cloud with foundational AWS services in storage, compute, and networking. For hands on practice play the AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practitioner game. Here you can build basic cloud solutions using AWS services. You will learn about AWS Cloud concepts, security concepts, common use cases, billing and pricing models and business impacts.You can earn a digital badge for completing all assignments for Cloud Practitioner. AWS Cloud Quest digital badges enable you to demonstrate your solution building knowledge.
Also learn from AWS Educate, here you can practice applying the theory with hands-on labs. The free hands-on labs in AWS Educate will give you the opportunity to practice what you’re learning and see how different services work together.
Embrace the journey and get started!
With each course you conquer and every hands-on lab you master, you’ll get closer to unlocking the boundless opportunities that await. So, my fellow cloud adventurers, embrace the journey, seize the knowledge, and soar to new heights in your cloud computing career! Register for AWS Educate and AWS Skillbuilder today . I look forward to cheering on your success in several blogs.
Links:-
AWS Skillbuilder: https://skillbuilder.aws/
AWS Educate: https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/
Aspire for Her: https://aspireforher.com/