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Advance your edge computing skills with three new AWS Snowcone courses

AWS Snowcone is the smallest member of the AWS Snow Family of edge computing, edge storage, and data transfer devices, weighing in at 4.5 pounds (2.1 kilograms) with eight terabytes of usable storage. Snowcone is rugged, secure, and purpose-built for use outside of a traditional data center. Its small size makes it ideal for tight spaces and portable, when necessary. You can use Snowcone in the backpacks of first responders or for Internet of Things (IoT), vehicular, and drone use cases. You can execute compute applications at the edge, and then ship the device with data to AWS for an offline data transfer, or you can transfer data online with AWS DataSync from edge locations.

We just released three new, free, digital courses to help you learn more about how to use AWS Snowcone, including AWS Snowcone Getting Started, AWS Snowcone Logistics and Planning, and Using AWS Snowcone.

These 50- to 90-minute introductory and intermediate courses include reading modules, video demonstrations, and quizzes. The courses are designed for storage engineers, cloud architects, and migration engineers who want to learn how to configure, deploy, and manage AWS Snowcone devices.

These AWS Snowcone courses are part of a portfolio of 30+ AWS Storage training courses that can help you create, manage, and architect highly available AWS Storage solutions.

Advance your skills from foundational storage concepts to technical deep dives, and help your organization deliver solutions for high-performance databases, backup and disaster recovery, edge computing, edge storage, data transfer, and more.

AWS Snowcone Getting Started

In the 50-minute, introductory AWS Snowcone Getting Started course, you’ll get an overview of common use cases, key benefits, and pricing fundamentals. You’ll learn about AWS Snowcone in five, brief, self-paced modules:

  1. Challenges facing the market
  2. Introduction to the AWS Snow Family and AWS Snowcone
  3. Snowcone use cases
  4. Snowcone technical overview
  5. Snowcone pricing and availability

AWS Snowcone Logistics and Planning

The AWS Snowcone Logistics and Planning intermediate course teaches you how to order a Snowcone through the AWS Console and the logistical steps to prepare and return a Snowcone to AWS. You’ll learn about logistics and planning in four modules with an estimated completion time of 90 minutes:

  1. Planning and logistics introduction
  2. Planning an AWS Snowcone job
  3. Planning and preparing to use AWS Snowcone
  4. Ordering and returning AWS Snowcone

Using AWS Snowcone

Using AWS Snowcone is an intermediate, 75-minute course that teaches you deployment best practices, data-synchronization options, and how to use AWS OpsHub to synchronize your data. This course has five self-paced modules:

  1. Introduction to AWS OpsHub
  2. Configure networking, power, and manifest file
  3. Configure compute
  4. Data transfer
  5. Monitor and manage Snowcone

Get started building your knowledge to get the most out of AWS Snowcone. Enroll today in AWS Snowcone Getting Started, AWS Snowcone Logistics and Planning, and Using AWS Snowcone.