Using Amazon Web Servies (AWS) templates to create virtual labs in the cloud helps reinforce learning by providing hands-on experience.
The more you can actually do as you learn, the more effective the learning will be. Creating your own virtual labs also enables you to work with real infrastructure and not just pre-made labs.
- What do I need in order to get started?
- What platforms can I use to when creating virtual labs?
- Will I be billed by AWS?
What do I need in order to get started?
- You will need an AWS account; see the following AWS article to create and activate an AWS account.
- Note: when setting the AWS Account Name, it is a good idea to choose something unique and descriptive such as firstNameLastName-AWS-Lab. This name is known as your Account Alias and provides a human-friendly identifier as an alternate to the numeric number which AWS assigns.
What platforms can I use to when creating virtual labs?
- You can use macOS, Windows, or Linux
- Not currently available on our app
Will I be billed by AWS?
When AWS encounters high volume customer usage, Amazon may limit resources and could restrict available functionality to non-paying, Free Tier users (e.g., during global pandemics). If this occurs, learners may be required to pay for their AWS account in order to use CBT Nuggets templates.
To prevent or minimize unexpected charges, see the following AWS articles:
- Control your AWS costs (tutorial)
- Prevent Free Tier Charges
- Avoiding Unexpected charges
- Creating a Billing Alarm to Monitor Your Estimated AWS Charges