Now available: Advantage Monthly Subscriptions at qwikLABS! Starting today, get monthly access to the entire catalog of 90+ AWS-authorized labs, for one low price: $55.00 USD.
Why is this a big deal? The value of AWS knowledge is undeniable. The new Advantage subscription gets you full access to the growing list of AWS lab topics. Take as many labs as you want, any place and any pace, all with access to the real AWS Console. No simulations here!
And why start offering subscriptions? Testing the idea a few months ago (thanks to all who participated BTW!) and your response to unlimited labs last month convinced us that Advantage subscriptions are the best, max-value way to get self-paced labs into your hands.
Simply put, the cost of earning a single Quest badge is generally higher than 1 month’s subscription for access to *all* labs (more about Quests here). So we truly hope you take Advantage! (See what I did there?)
Any questions about the new Advantage subscription option? Check out these FAQs, or send us your question and we’ll be happy to help. Subscriptions aren’t for you? No worries, basic and bulk credit pricing are still available, exactly as before.
I’m in! Where do I start?
Here are a few suggestions. Don’t forget to get your subscription first!
If you’re familiar with AWS already and want to skip the intros, check these labs out:
- Building your first VPC or Creating an Amazon VPC with AWS CloudFormation – About 30 minutes long, these are two of the most popular labs, and give you a good look at each tool – “quite interesting”, says a recent review.
- Maintaining High Availability with Auto Scaling (for Linux) – Use the AWS Console to configure an elastic web farm and learn about Auto Scaling, all in just under an hour.
- Working with AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Use AWS Elastic Beanstalk to deploy a simple Ruby on Rails application and an Amazon RDS database.
- Event-driven Programming with Amazon DynamoDB Streams and AWS Lambda – An hour to play with Lambda. Want more than an hour? Take the lab twice with your Advantage subscription 🙂
If you are new to AWS, get your first look at the AWS Console in less than 30 minutes with Intro to EC2 – one of our 30+ labs free of charge – then dive deeper into more complex labs like part 1 of Building a Media Sharing Website.
Does one of these catch your eye?