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New to the AWS Cloud? Amazon Lightsail Can Help

By Frank Boosman, Principal Business Development Manager at AWS

LightsailGetting started in the cloud can be confusing. Often, there’s so much information out there it can make your first step seem more like a giant leap of faith. So how do you know what your best option is for a cloud platform?

With Amazon Lightsail, we set out to help those who are just getting started in the cloud. Lightsail offers everything you need to jumpstart your project on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Whether you’re trying to build simple workloads or quick deployments, Lightsail is cost-effective and offers an easy-to-use interface, along with plenty of helpful resources.

To help you get started, Linux Academy has launched the first comprehensive, lab-based Lightsail training developed by an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner. Linux Academy is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner that provides self-paced courses, hand-on server labs, personal access to expert instructors, and an ever-growing learning library.

Their new Amazon Lightsail Deep Dive course includes 10 hours of immersive learning content, including 31 course videos and five hands-on labs. It’s hosted by Linux Academy Training Architect Adrian Cantrill, who says of his course:

“Lightsail is suitable for a wide range of skill levels, from beginners without any AWS experience to power users and developers who need to implement things quickly and efficiently. Learn everything about Lightsail, from the basic concepts to the advanced functionality you’ll need to get the most from the product.”Adrian Cantrill, Training Architect at Linux Academy

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Course Objectives

By the time you’ve finished the course, you’ll be comfortable interacting with a Lightsail instance (or virtual server) to create your cloud project. You’ll have learned how to:

  • Install and configure WordPress in Lightsail
  • Implement a MEAN app using Lightsail
  • Scale a MEAN app in Lightsail using app tiers
  • Implement and scale a LAMP app in Lightsail

The course videos use a split-screen approach, so you can follow along with Adrian as he walks you through the details while referring to his interactive guidebook, The Lightsail Continuum.

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Getting Started

With Linux Academy’s Lightsail Deep Dive course, you’ll not only learn how to implement these solutions, you’ll also have a better understanding of when you can best utilize each of them.

Like many of Linux Academy’s offerings—they currently offer more than 400 hours of hands-on labs and course—the Amazon Lightsail Deep Dive course features interactive labs, so you won’t merely read about or watch Lightsail, but actually use it live as you make your way through the curriculum. There’s no better way to learn than by doing!

Linux Academy has made this course available at no charge to members of their Free Community.

Get started with the Amazon Lightsail Deep Dive course >>


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