What are the prerequisites to learn cloud computing AWS

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I want to learn Cloud computing, but I am not sure how to start or what things I should know before I start Learning?

May 8, 2019 in Career Counselling by sana

Basic requirements would be Operating Systems, Virtualization and Networking concepts I believe.

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I am interested to learn cloud computing. I'm B.com graduate, long back I have done networking course. Can I learn the course, please advise. Thanks in advance.

Hey @Pramod

You can start learning any techlonogy you want at anytime of your life.

“Cloud Computing is not only the future of computing but the present and the entire past of computing.

We have some major companies delivering Cloud Computing Services. Some notable examples include the following:

  1. Amazon: Amazon Web Service(AWS) is one of the best Cloud Computing Service provider which offers a wide set of infrastructure services like database storage, computing power, networking, etc.
  2. Google: Google Cloud Platform allows clients to build, test, and deploy applications on Google’s highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure.
  3. Microsoft: Microsoft Azure is used for deploying, designing, and managing the applications through a worldwide network.

For more reference you can visit here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQnNd-DyrpA

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The AWS Cloud or Amazon cloud offers a wide range of infrastructure services, such as storage options, computing power, networking and databases to businesses, helping them scale and grow, So if you want to take cloud computing course, you wonder what prerequisites one needs. This is the question that bothers most of the IT professionals who want to dive into the world of cloud. 

About the concepts you need to know while you opt for the technology are:

  • Knowledge on Operating System.
  • Knowledge on Virtualization.
  • Knowledge on Networking.

With the growing buzz and exponential rise of cloud dependency, demand for cloud computing professionals is not going to decrease in the coming years.

So, we know the prerequisites now. Let's get the AWS Certification credential today.

answered May 8, 2019 by Gitika
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Hey Sana, some of the prerequisites for learning AWS are:

  • Having basic knowledge of operating systems like Windows OS, Linux etc

  • As Visualization play a major role in AWS you need to have the understanding of it

  • Networking is an essential skill as all operations on cloud platform involves it.

  • Understanding the difference between the Public and Private cloud

  • Last but not the least, you must have basic command over coding

To know more about Migrating to AWS, join our AWS Cloud Migration. Also, If you wish to master the principles of AWS and work on step-by-step tasks that have significant relevance for the world of business, industry professionals developed the AWS Master Program.

answered Jun 21, 2019 by Anvi
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Appreciate your reply. Could you go over 'must have basic command over coding' in brief? I am not sure what all languages will one need to have an idea about and to what level ,this expertise can be expected. For example I am only aware of basic SQL commands, basic linux commands. Will that do? Or by having command over coding, you meant knowing Java, .NET, PHP etc.? Any answer will be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Hey @Neeraj, you'll definitely need to know the Linux commands, and python as AWS uses Boto which is based on python. Now rest of the programming language knowledge requirements will depend on what you are trying to do with AWS. Like if you need to build an application on AWS, you might need the knowledge of PHP, NodeJS, HTML, Angular, React, etc. 

But the best part about AWS is that it lets you perform all kinds of action with just configuring the service by just playing around with options which on-prem might require you to have strong programming skills.

Hi, I'm B.com graduate, but I have interest to learn cloud computing and make my career. I have done networking course but it was long back. Please suggest if I can go ahead


To start with Cloud computing you don't need as such prerequisites. You can start learning the basics of Cloud Computing. In the market, lots of companies have cloud services like AWS, GCP, etc. By according to me AWS is one of the simple and demanded clouds. You can start your journey with AWS CSA type of training.

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To start with Cloud computing you don't need such prerequisites. You can start learning the basics of Cloud Computing. In the market, lots of companies have cloud services like AWS, GCP, Azure, etc. But according to me AWS is one of the simple and demanded cloud products. You can start your journey with AWS CSA training.

If you need to know more about Cloud Computing, We recommend joining Cloud Computing Course today.

answered Dec 15, 2020 by MD
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