Next ‘17 is the most influential cloud event of the year, and it’s only 21 days away. Get up close and personal with Google cloud. Qwiklabs will be there – hope you can make it too!
Click here to register.
What do you want to get out of Next ‘17?
Next-ers will see keynotes from industry leaders, including Diane Greene and Sundar Pichai of Google.
In addition to the keynotes, you’ll get access to over 200 technical, strategic, and hands-on sessions on topics such as breakthrough machine learning, advanced analytics, modern application development, and every-level privacy and security. Review the full agenda and customize your schedule.
Looking for insights on security, infrastructure, and enterprise migration? Get expert insights during sessions on topics such as:
Looking for something more developer-focused? You’ll find that too:
Next ’17 is a unique opportunity to network with your peers and thought leaders. This singular event brings experts and enthusiasts together to build the future of cloud.
Register now. See you there!
How do you learn new skills? Do you read manuals? Watch videos? Listen to experts? Do you learn best by spending time in a “sandbox”? Or do you prefer getting tossed into the deep end with no floats?
At Qwiklabs, we are passionate about hands-on learning. And we have something new for those of you who learn best jumping into the deep water of AWS environment setup and troubleshooting: the Challenge Lab.
A secure cloud environment is critical to doing business today. Prepare yourself (and your resume) to take on the security dragon with the newest Qwiklabs Quest: Security on AWS. Click here to enroll.
In this Quest, you will start by learning the basics of IAM and security-related tools like VPCs and the AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF). Then you’ll level-up to more advanced tools and use cases. This Quest is a great way to study up for the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam (more on that tomorrow).
There are a total of six new labs in this Quest. If you’re an Advantage Subscriber, you already have unlimited access to the new labs (smart move!). If you’re not a subscriber, now might be a good time to consider signing up.
Here’s all the new stuff (the Quest costs a total of 69 credits, or save with a US $55 subscription):
qwikLABS has a new look. Click here to check it out! You’ll notice a few new features that we think you’ll like (whether you do or not, we’d love to hear about it). Most of the changes are small, but we hope they will AWSome-ize your lab experience.
Here are some of the changes you should know about:
1. Voice design is today’s Jedi mind trick.
2. Vader wants a free t-shirt. It matches the rest of his wardrobe.
3. So his Echo can answer him when he asks “Alexa, where is the Rebel Alliance base?” Hint: Not Alderaan. (Too soon?)
The newest AWS Quest, Serverless Web Apps using Amazon DynamoDB awaits! With great power comes great responsibility, and DynamoDB and Lambda are powerful tools in your arsenal of AWS skills. Build a super hero mission dossier generator that retrieves data from DynamoDB via Lambda functions – and send super heroes on missions to save the world!
Every super hero has a backstory, and this Quest is no exception. Start the Quest by learning the basics with Introduction to AWS Lambda, Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB, and Introduction to AWS API Gateway. (If you already completed these labs, you don’t need to take them again. They already count towards your badge. Unless you want a refresher of course!)
Your mission, should you choose to accept it…
Now that you know the backstory, at the core of this Quest is a 3-part mission:
Part 1: Lay the groundwork for your mission. Create a DynamoDB table and practice adding data in several different ways. Then set up AWS IAM infrastructure you will need throughout the lab.
Part 2: It’s up to you now… to create Lambda functions that retrieve data from the DynamoDB table in several different ways. Once you create the functions, you will test them. Challenge yourself to dig into the Lambda function code and modify the custom tests provided in the manual.
Part 3: Complete your mission! Conclude this three-part series by configuring an API using Amazon API Gateway and setting up a public website to retrieve information from your DynamoDB table via Lambda functions, using what you learned in all three labs to send super heroes off to save the world!
This would look great on your resume.
Did you know that you can purchase a qwikLABS subscription? Get all-you-can-eat access to every single lab in our AWS catalog for $55/month. It’s the most economical way to earn a badge or two.