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Become an AWS Command Line Interface Expert With Our New Course

Today, we are taking on the challenging art of mastering the AWS Command Line Interface with the new Course How to Use the AWS Command Line Interface that our Cloud Expert and Linux System Administrator David Clinton carefully crafted for us.

As you probably know already, the AWS Command Line Interface is one of the possible ways to interact with the AWS cloud resources, and it’s a very interesting and useful one too. It’s good to know that you can control and manage your infrastructure from your terminal without having to use APIs for programmatic access or without having to move your hands away from the keyboard to open the AWS Management Console in a browser. Too bad the CLI is not available for each and every service in the AWS family, yet it’s there for the most important ones. Learning how to use it for those who are controllable via CLI can be challenging, and some knowledge is needed to dodge the few quirks this interface has.

That’s where our courses step in to help you.

The first two lessons of this course will give you an introduction to the AWS CLI, telling you how to install and configure it to use your AWS credentials. Also, David will show you how the CLI output can be controlled using three different typologies according to your needs: tab-delimited simple text, JSON and ASCII-formatted tables. Three different outputs for three different usages of the same data.

The second part is a hands-on session in the terminal, to learn how to use the AWS CLI with the most important services available. The first lecture is about IAM, to learn how to manage users and groups accessing your resources, then two lectures are dedicated to EC2 and S3, which are often the core part of any cloud infrastructure. The last lecture is an introduction to the CLI for RDS and DynamoDB. Both the services have a very rich interface with plenty of commands, so this final part will give you a quick overview yet thorough enough to get you started with the two most important DBMS in the AWS family.

As you can imagine, lots of basic information about AWS and the five services shown are taken for granted, so you may want to improve your knowledge with AWS first. If you need some help there, our growing AWS Library will definitely be on your side to aid you. For example, our introduction to AWS, or our courses on AWS EC2, AWS S3, and What is RDS? will help you get started and will let you understand the basic concepts you need to attend David’s tutorial.

And the best is yet to come, as more content is being crafted as you read, and we are looking forward to seeing it available on our platform. If you want to know more about that and send us your feedback to better drive our efforts in the right directions, check out our roadmap and drop us a message using the form you find there. We’ll love to hear from you.

Written by

Andrea Colangelo

Software Engineer with a solid focus on QA and an extensive experience in ICT. Above all, Andrea has a very strong interest in Free and Open Source Software, and he is a Debian and Ubuntu Developer since years. Non-tech interests include: Rugby, Jazz music and Cooking.

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