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Three new digital courses for Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. You can use Amazon S3 to store and protect data for a range of use cases, such as data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore activities, archiving, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics.

We are excited to introduce free digital courses to help you explore how to configure, optimize, secure, and audit your Amazon S3 implementation: Getting Started with Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon Simple Storage Service Storage Classes Deep Dive, and Auditing Amazon Simple Storage Service Security.

Designed for cloud architects, storage architects, developers, and operations engineers, these intermediate courses include reading modules, demonstrations, quizzes, and optional self-paced labs. The new courses take 60- to 150-minutes to complete and are part of a portfolio of 35+ AWS Storage training courses that can help you learn how to create, manage, and architect highly available AWS Storage solutions.  The self-paced labs cost up to 15 USD per lab (this cost is not included with free digital training on

Getting Started with Amazon Simple Storage Service

Explore how to get started with Amazon S3 by exploring the following key topics:

  • Storage and Amazon S3 fundamentals
  • Interfacing with Amazon S3
  • Amazon S3 data management
  • Cloud data-migration services
  • Securing data access
  • Encrypting data

Amazon Simple Storage Service Storage Classes Deep Dive

Learn about how to choose the optimal storage classes for your workloads by evaluating factors like pricing and performance for each storage class. The key topics covered in this course are:

  • Amazon S3 storage classes
  • Storage classes for frequently and infrequently accessed data
  • Storage classes for unknown or changing access
  • Storage classes for archiving objects
  • Amazon S3 pricing
  • Storage class performance-comparison chart

Auditing Amazon Simple Storage Service Security

Discover ways to audit your Amazon S3 activity and resources to improve your security posture. The key topics in this course are:

  • Introduction to auditing Amazon S3
  • Monitoring API calls
  • Auditing configurations
  • Monitoring access policies
  • Following best practices

Enroll in these courses to explore how you can get the most out of your Amazon S3 implementation.