Free Online Resources To Get Started On Cloud Computing

AWS offers various courses on cloud computing, including AWS Cloud Practioner Essentials, Getting Started with Cloud Acquisition, AWS Technical Essentials, AWS Cloud Financial Management for Builders, etc.

Cloud adoption is on the rise in India. We are witnessing the mass migration of enterprises to the cloud post-pandemic. The influx of technologies such as AI, IoT, and AR/VR and companies moving to a data-driven operating model have contributed to the cloud exoduses. As per a Global Data report, India’s total cloud computing investment is expected to hit $16.5 billion by 2024. As a career, cloud computing is bursting with potential. 

We have put together a list of free online resources to start your career in cloud computing:

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About: Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers various courses on cloud computing, including AWS Cloud Practioner Essentials, Getting Started with Cloud Acquisition, AWS Technical Essentials, AWS Cloud Financial Management for Builders, etc. The courses are a perfect fit for both beginners and experienced professionals. 

Know more about the courses here.

Cloud computing

By Eduonix 

About: The course is best suited for aspirants who want to learn cloud computing from scratch. The course will begin with an overview of cloud concepts such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It will cover Linux systems and how they are reshaping the global infrastructure landscape. The course will also give you 101 on Google Compute Engine, Amazon AWS, and Redhat open change. 

Check out the video tutorial here.

Cloud computing tutorials for beginners

By Simplilearn

About: The seven-hour course from Simplilearn is available on YouTube. The course, designed for beginners in the field, will take you through the fundamentals of cloud computing, cloud lifecycle, inner workings of AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The course will further explain the difference between the three major cloud platforms, text analysis API in Azure machine learning etc. Moreover, the course also discusses common interview questions for cloud-related jobs. 

Check out the video tutorial here.

Introduction to cloud computing 

By Udemy

About: The course offered on the Udemy platform explains cloud computing with real-life examples. The hour-long course is divided into five sections and 15 lectures. It dives deep into multiple service models, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS), etc., along with the deployment of models. 

Learn more about the course here.

Introduction to cloud from Linux Foundation

By edX

About: The course is designed by the Linux Foundation, one of the leaders in open source. The sessions provide you with a basic understanding of cloud computing, tools and technologies employed by top cloud platforms. The course will also explain cloud technologies, including Docker, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes and OpenStack. The students will get an overview of software-defined storage, and software-defined networking solutions. The course duration is around 14 weeks.

Learn more about it here.

What’s expected of a cloud computing professional 

What does it take to be a cloud computing professional? A cloud professional should have a learning mindset and be in tune with the latest advances in technology. Below, we have listed a few criteria to land a job in this highly competitive field.

  • Understanding of how different cloud service providers work, most importantly AWS and Azure as they are the market leaders. 
  • A clear understanding of how and where to store the data.
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals and virtual networks.
  • Data, applications and system security.
  • Hands-on experience with building and managing release systems, code merging and promotion, and CI/CD workflows and tools.
  • Strong understanding of containerization (Docker, Kubernetes) and experience in setting up applications.
  • Experience with mainline programming and scripting languages such as Shell, Python.
  • Hands-on experience with any of the provisioning languages such as PowerShell, Ansible, Puppet, Bash.
kumar Gandharv
Kumar Gandharv, PGD in English Journalism (IIMC, Delhi), is setting out on a journey as a tech Journalist at AIM. A keen observer of National and IR-related news.

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