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Become an AWS Command Line Interface expert with our new course

A brand new course is available today on CloudAcdemy.com, and I’m so glad to see it published today, just after the new lab we announced yesterday. Today, we are taking on the challenging art of mastering the AWS Command Line Interface with the new tutorial 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 a 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 steps in to help you.
AWS CLI
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 an 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.
AWS CLI
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 set of courses will definitely be on your side to aid you. For example, our introduction to AWS, and our 101 courses about EC2, S3 and 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 see 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.

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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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