Got some free time this weekend? (Snowed in? Bracket busted? Or just motivated to master the AWS Cloud?) Take advantage of qwikLABS’ unlimited free AWS lab event (all part of #AWSCloud10) before time runs out (on March 31).
Not sure where to start? If you’re familiar with AWS already and want to skip the intros, check these labs out (while they’re free of charge):
- Building your first Amazon Virtual Private Cloud 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 – In about 40 minutes, 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, free. Need we say more?
Does one of these catch your eye? If you’re feeling ambitious, take a look at our Quests (can you earn a badge in a weekend?).
Even if you don’t have time to squeeze in a free lab or two, have a great weekend!