That and more at the GPU Technology Conference. It’s the biggest GPU conference in the world and it kicked off this morning. Are you there?
Between sessions on AI and self-driving cars, conference attendees will have a chance to learn new tools with hands-on NVIDIA labs powered by qwikLABS. If you’re attending the conference, check the schedule to see when labs are available.
I’ll make this quick, since time is running out. Tomorrow night, the AWS 10 year celebration comes to an end, and so do free AWS labs (but intro labs are always free – as they were even before this event). You’ve accomplished a lot in the last two weeks. Be proud of the effort you’ve put in!
Finish strong – keep up your momentum and sneak in one or two final freebies before the price tags return. On April 1, AWS labs will return to normal prices.
Congratulations once again to AWS on 10 years of success, and happy lab-taking!
PS: Do you like numbers? Stay tuned for some stats on how much you accomplished since March 14 🙂
PuTTY is a (free) SSH client. It gives you a command line tool, and allows you to control the remote host you create as part of your lab. You need PuTTY if you are using a Windows PC. If you use a Mac or a Linux machine, you’ll follow a different set of instructions.
Where do I get it? Is it free? Is it safe to download?
Read about it here. (Safely) download the most recent version here.
Once I get it, how do I use it? Screenshots please?
Once you get to PuTTY in the lab instructions, find the putty.exe file (likely in your Downloads folder) and double-click to launch it. Instructions will vary (so follow the instructions in your lab), but you’ll probably want to enter a host name like this*:
Expand the Connection tree, then expand SSH, then click (don’t expand) Auth.
You’ll see a field for your private key – browse to the PPK file provided by the lab (likely in your Downloads folder).
Wait, PPK file? Where do I find that?
Both the PPK file and the PEM file (if you need it) can be downloaded from your lab instructions.
When you connect, you might see a message like this (fascinating right?) – click yes to make the connection.
…and you’re in! Now you’re a pro. When was the first time you used PuTTY?
Don’t have the bandwidth to finish a Quest between now and the 31st? No worries – there is no time limit on Quests. Enroll in a quest now, take advantage of as many labs as you’re able to (in any order you want) at no charge, then finish at your own pace later (after March 31, you may have to pay for some labs).
Exciting news – to celebrate 10 years of AWS, qwikLABS is offering all of our AWS labs for free! Starting right now, you can take any lab (we mean any!) free of charge on qwikLABS.com. Then take another, and another, and another… as many as you want!
Try out that lab you’ve had your eye on for weeks, finish up the Quest you started last month, or earn your next badge, totally free of charge. Real, hands-on training and Amazon authorized content – take advantage today.
Computing clouds are being filled with unimaginable amounts of data. The task of managing this data is critical to tech giants and startups alike. How critical? So critical that the job market is incredibly competitive (and lucrative). It is a good time to be a cloud savvy engineer.
Want to get involved? qwikLABS is the fastest, most direct way to get into Amazon Web Services. Start with our intro labs (some free, like this Intro to EC2!) and build your way up to learning expert-level tools, all with live access to an AWS console and official Amazon curriculum. Earn badges to validate your skills and get ahead in your career.
People learn new skills every day using qwikLABS for fast, focused training they can trust. That’s great for individual professional development, but what if you’re looking for something more?
That’s where Share Groups come in. qwikLABS gives you a simple way to share and manage training at scale. Say 12 people in HQ need to learn how to deploy on AWS? Or maybe 400 people around the globe need to know how to build a VPC? Create a share group in minutes, and give your team access to on-demand training 24 hours a day anywhere in the world.
Here’s how it works. Your organization can purchase a number of credits (discounted prices are available for bulk purchases), then distribute credits to individuals in Share Groups. Users automatically access qwikLABS credits from your company share group account when they select a lab. Run reports, manage your share group membership, add and remove credits, and watch your users’ progress in your dashboard.