Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate (ACA) Preparation

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Just starting out in the world of Alibaba Cloud? Let this learning path be the first step on your journey. It covers the essential aspects of this fast-growing platform, introducing you to the fundamental services you'll need in order to build your own Alibaba Cloud infrastructure. Furthermore, this learning path helps prepare you to take the Alibaba Cloud Computing Associate exam and hence become an Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate.

The Alibaba topics covered in this learning path include:

  • Elastic Compute Service (ECS)
  • Object Storage Service (OSS)
  • Server Load Balancer (SLB)
  • Alibaba RDS
  • Alibaba Auto Scaling
  • Security & monitoring

Learning Objectives

  • Use the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) to deploy servers in an Alibaba Cloud environment
  • Understand the basics of ECS with regards to storage, security, and networking
  • Learn about the management, use, and operations of the Object Storage Service (OSS)
  • Understand the advantages of OSS and its billing methods
  • Learn about Alibaba's Server Load Balancer (SLB) service and its main components
  • Learn about the advantages, use, and operations of the SLB service, and how to set up a Server Load Balancer
  • Learn about the relational database service offerings from Alibaba Cloud
  • Learn about Alibaba Auto Scaling, its uses, and how it works
  • Learn how to create scaling groups, scaling configurations, and scaling rules in Alibaba Cloud

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who want to understand the basics of Alibaba Cloud with a view to setting up their own infrastructures using the platform
  • Anyone looking to look to obtain the Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate certification.


This is a beginner-level learning path on Alibaba Cloud, so no previous experience with the platform is required. Having, you should have some basic knowledge of cloud technologies in general, and the kinds of services offered by the major cloud providers.


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Course - Beginner - 44m
Alibaba Fundamentals - Elastic Compute Service (ECS)
This course introduces you to Alibaba’s Elastic Compute Service, or ECS, one of the most common services within the Alibaba platform.
Course - Beginner - 47m
Alibaba Object Storage Service
This course is an introduction to the fundamental aspects of Alibaba’s Object Storage Service (OSS).
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Implementing a Scalable Storage Solution With Alibaba Object Storage Service
In this lab, you will create an OSS bucket and you will upload a new object into it. You will then enable server-side encryption to the bucket.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 40m
Alibaba Object Storage Service Basic Challenge
Demonstrate your Alibaba Object Storage Service skills by performing tasks required to create a bucket, upload files and enable encryption in this lab challenge.
Course - Beginner - 37m
Alibaba Server Load Balancer (SLB)
This course introduces the Server Load Balancer service from Alibaba Cloud.
Course - Beginner - 42m
Alibaba RDS
This course covers the fundamentals of the relational database offerings in Alibaba Cloud and will help prepare you for the ACA exam.
Course - Intermediate - 55m
Alibaba Auto Scaling
In this course, you will learn about the Alibaba Auto Scaling service, how it operates, and how to use it.
Course - Intermediate - 19m
Alibaba Security & Monitoring
This course covers the services available for securing and monitoring your Alibaba cloud environment and helps you prepare for the security element of Alibaba's ACA exam.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Creating an Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Learn how to use the Alibaba Cloud management console to create a virtual private network in this hands-on Alibaba Cloud lab.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 40m
Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud Creation Challenge
Put your Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud skills to the test in this hands-on challenge as you are tasked with creating a new VPC.
Exam - 50m
Preview Exam: Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate (ACA)
Preview Exam: Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate (ACA)
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