We have new AWS labs, and they are calling to you. Even better, two of them are free, just the way we like them! Let’s dive in.
- Blue/Green Deployment Pattern with AWS Elastic Beanstalk: Practice using the EB CLI in two ways, Rolling Deployment and Blue/Green Deployment to deploy a simple web application continuously.
- Introduction to Amazon Machine Learning: Build out a simple Amazon Machine Learning model that can predict whether or not a customer would like a restaurant. Cool, right? This lab is topical (machine learning was spotted on Jeff Barr’s blog recently) and extremely valuable (plus the price can’t be beat – it’s free!). You will
- Introduction to Amazon Aurora: You’re going to like this one too. The price is right ($0) and you’ll learn to create an Amazon Aurora instance, connect to it, then load and query data.
- Working with Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow: Red light, green light! Learn how to leverage traffic policies under Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow to route traffic across 3 different AWS regions.
It has been a busy couple of weeks, and not just because of the new AWS labs! Here’s a recap, in no particular order (just kidding, my favorite is first).
- The SysOps-Associate Exam Prep Quest was released last week. Be the first of your friends to earn the new badge!
- Speaking of Quests, there’s a new, more economical way to pay for qwikLABS: subscriptions. One month costs less than purchasing credits for a Quest, and gets you access to all AWS labs in the catalog. This option makes a lot of sense, so we hope you’ll take advantage. Check it out!
- Did you make it to the AWS Chicago Summit at the end of April? We were there! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and took a self-paced lab. How many lab tokens did you snag to take home?
- Last but not least, check out our four-lab lesson plan (all labs are free), in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week! Whether your students are 14 or 40 (or 60, or… you get the idea), cloud computing skills are both useful and in demand.