Getting Started with AWS

Learn the fundamentals and start building on Amazon Web Services
  • Get to know the AWS Cloud
  • Start your journey with AWS

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud that includes infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings. AWS services offer scalable solutions for compute, storage, databases, analytics, and more. Learn how to launch and configure different AWS services across a broad range of categories with our onboarding experience.

    Learn best practices to set up your account and environment

    We walk you through setting up your AWS account and development environment, which enables you to interact with your AWS account and resources.

    How do I create and activate a new AWS account?

    Get to know the AWS Management Console

    Learn how to use the AWS Management Console, a web application that provides access to the information you need to manage your AWS resources.

    Introduction to the AWS Management Console for new AWS users

    Learn to control your AWS costs

    We show you how to control your costs while using the AWS Free Tier and how to use AWS Budgets to set up a cost budget to monitor your usage costs.

    How can I avoid charges on my account when using AWS Free Tier services?

  • Decision guides
  • Decision guides

    AWS decision guides provide an overview of our services with guidance to help you choose the services that fit your use case. Decision guides are now available for a range of service categories including machine learning, analytics, containers, storage, networking services, and more. 

    Choosing AWS security, compliance, and identity services

    We help you select the AWS security, identity, and compliance services and tools that are the best fit for your needs and your organization.

    Move fast, stay secure: Strategies for the future of security

    Choosing a modern application strategy

    We help you evaluate and choose which modern application development approach is the best fit for your and your organization.

    Key criteria when choosing an modern app development approach on AWS

    Choosing an AWS IoT service

    Learn how to evaluate our range of IoT tools and services and how to determine which are the best fit for your organizational requirements.

    How to choose the right AWS IoT service

  • Cloud basics
  • What's new
  • Use AI to accelerate your development

    Amazon CodeWhisperer is trained on billions of lines of code and can generate code suggestions ranging from snippets to full functions in real time based on your comments and existing code.

    Take a tour of Amazon CodeWhisperer

    Get started with VS code

    Get started with Jetbrains IntelliJ

Continue your journey with AWS

Take the next steps by learning more about AWS, joining the AWS community, and getting certified.