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Episode two of AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner is on deck!

Have you had the chance to stream our latest Twitch series, AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner? You can watch this week’s episodes on demand at your convenience or before you join us for next week’s episode.

We offer two live, 60-minute shows each week—Mondays at 7:30 a.m. PT and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. PT. As a reminder, the content covered in each version is roughly the same but presented by a different set of hosts. Watch one or both—it’s your choice!

Recap of episode one

In episode one, we covered fundamental topics like the six benefits of cloud computing. If you could use a refresh on—or even an introduction to—topics like availability zones, object versus block storage, and Amazon S3, this episode is full of information for you.

AWS Power Hour: Q&A, which livestreams 30 minutes before each show, also set the stage for those preparing to take an AWS Certification exam. Andre Zoutte, AWS Certification technical architect, joined the Q&A to engage with learners and share his expert knowledge.

What to expect in episode two

Next week, our hosts will build on what you’ve learned so far. They’ll focus on how to create an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, including the naming structure of instance types, how to choose the right instances for a workload, and how to add block storage.

How to prepare and stay engaged

Are you signed up for our weekly emails for AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner? Each Friday during the show’s season, we’ll email you a roundup of free labs, documentation, practice questions, and other resources to help you with your AWS Cloud learning journey. Sign up to get these helpful resources delivered straight to your inbox.

If you have questions about the content covered in episode one, join the hosts for next week’s AWS Power Hour: Q&A sessions. The hosts will also choose a couple examples of weekly homework to review.

As a reminder, this was your homework for week one:

  • Using AWS documentation, find the closest AWS region to your location.
  • Draw the region with two or three availability zones.
  • Post the drawing on Twitter or LinkedIn using #AWSPowerHourHW and tag your host (Jonathan or Blaine).

Don’t miss episode two on October 19 or October 22

Join the live stream to interact, ask real-time questions, and get practical advice about preparing for your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, or watch the season’s recorded episodes on Twitch whenever it’s convenient for you.

About AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner

AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner is a twice-weekly livestream that covers essential information related to building your future in the AWS Cloud. Over the course of six weeks, our AWS experts serve as hosts and guide you through the content with demonstrations and real-world examples. You’ll start with cloud basics and key AWS services, and then explore topics like the AWS Well-Architected Framework, building and securing applications in the cloud, pricing and support, and how to innovate. You’ll receive tips, resources, and exercises to help you strengthen your knowledge and prepare you to earn an AWS Certification. Additionally, join AWS Power Hour: Q&A, a twice-weekly 30-minute, open forum livestream, where you can interact with the show hosts and your fellow learner community and ask questions.

Each episode will live stream twice per week— with identical content—to accommodate learners in various time zones. You’ll also be able to access recorded episodes immediately after they stream.