If you have taken a lab lately, you’ll notice new stuff in Qwiklabs. Here’s what’s new:
Get to your labs faster with the new navigation menu at the top-left of your screen.
My Learning is your record of all the labs you’ve taken and all of the Quests you’ve begun (and completed!)
Your public profile is accessible here (only if you have enabled your profile – you don’t have to if you don’t want to!):
How many credits do you have left? Check here for your credit count and keep track of your share groups. (Click your user pic at the top right, then My Account.)
Notice that your credits are expiring? Don’t let them go to waste! Share them with friends and coworkers.
Log in, take a lab, and see what you think!
Qwiklabs has big news – Google labs are available now! Just in time for Next ’17. Even better news: all Google Cloud labs are available free of charge (for a limited time).
Click here to see all Google Cloud labs.
If you are already a Qwiklabs user, you can use your Qwiklabs credentials to log in (even though the URL is slightly different than what you’re used to seeing). You will find Google Cloud labs for all experience levels. Want to learn the basics? Try one of these introductory labs:
Or, expand your skillset with a more advanced lab:
Questers, we’ve got something for you too! Be one of the first to add a Google Cloud badge to your resume. Enroll now, and complete your quest while all the labs are available free!
Got questions I didn’t answer? I’m here to help. Just post a comment here and we’ll get back to you right away.
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.
re:Invent 2016 is going strong – new services and expanded capabilities are being announced almost hourly. Whether you are in Las Vegas or keeping an eye on new developments at home, it’s the perfect time to start reinventing your career. AWS experts are in demand, and Qwiklabs is a great tool to expand your Cloud and AWS smarts.
One way to maximize your resume is to add a Qwiklabs Quest badge (click here to see all available Quests). Did you know that Quest badges are AWS-authorized? When you complete a Quest and earn a badge, do yourself a favor and add a qwik line to your resume.
What’s a Quest? It’s a collection of hands-on labs, usually between 6 and 8 labs total, geared towards learning a specific area of AWS. For example, the Lambda Quest is an 8-labber. It starts with the Intro to AWS Lambda lab, and progresses through more advanced use cases, including building an Alexa skill with Lambda, and finishes with a lab exploring how to access RDS and ElastiCache behind a VPC with Lambda. (It also happens to be one of the most popular Quests. Interested? Enroll here.) Pick from 20+ Quests, including certification prep Quests – something for everyone!
Click here to pick your Quest (enrolling is free).
Have you taken a Spotlight Lab session at re:Invent yet? Spotlight labs are a totally new type of event this year. You can register online – but in case the session does not fit your schedule, or in the event that the session is full and you’re at the end of the waitlist, you can always take any of the four labs at your own pace. If you’re at re:Invent, all AWS labs are available in the Hands-On Labs room. 200 workstations, experts throughout the room to help answer your questions, and snacks!
This year’s Spotlight Labs: