What is the possibility for getting an AWS job?
AWS or Amazon Web Service is the widely used could service provider with a market share of 32.4%. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that the operating cash flow increased 25% to $38.5 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $30.7 billion for the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2018.
According to estimates from Synergy Research Group, Amazon’s market share in the worldwide cloud infrastructure market amounted to 33 percent in the second quarter of 2020, matching the combined market share of its three largest competitors.
In Q2 2020, global cloud infrastructure service revenues amounted to just over $30 billion, bringing the total for the past twelve months to $111 billion.
This is also a market which has proven to be immune to COVID-19. If anything, the pandemic has helped to highlight some of the main benefits of public cloudJohn Dinsdale, Chief Analyst at Synergy Research Group
As the market scope has increased, we can safely say that the demand has increased. If the demand increases, then the job opportunity should increase. So, learning AWS could be a wise decision for those who want to start their career in Cloud Computing.
Take a look at the report for Q2 2020 by Statista.
Now, the questions that should pop up in your mind, are:
How can you learn? Can I create an personal account with AWS? Is it too costly? Can I afford it?
Today in this article, we will see the method that you should adapt for quick and effective learning.
AWS provides a very good documentation on their cloud. You can refer AWS documentation as a text book.
However, the documentation may overwhelm the new buddies as it is large in amount and detailed in nature. You can refer this blog as I will review their mostly used services one after other in a lucid way. So, I suggest you to keep an eye on this website.
* If you’re a student, you can benefit with no-cost, at-home learning opportunities through AWS Educate Cloud Career Pathways and specialty badges, and online workshops and webinars to help you continue to build cloud skills.
* If you’re an educator, you can sign up for webinars on topics such as “creating an online class for beginners” and “advanced topics in online learning” to aid your transition to remote learning. If you want to offer your students online learning modules on cloud computing, virtual cloud labs to your faculty, or get AWS Promotional Credit to build on AWS, join AWS Educate at no cost to access these resources.
Well! In the next section of this article, we will learn how to open a FREE AWS account. We will also understand on their billing mechanism. In the last section of the article, we will see the recent AWS Jobs that are available..
|1. Steps by step guidance to create a new AWS account|
|2. Is AWS transparent with the billing?|
|3. Is AWS account costly? How can I control the AWS billing?|
|4. How to login safely on AWS console?|
Steps by step guidance to create a new AWS account
Step 1: Step 1: Go to aws.amazon.com and click Create a Free Account
Step 2: Enter your email address. You may use an existing Amazon account (i.e. an account you use for shopping at amazon.com) if you have one or select I am a new user.
Step 3: Enter the requested information and click Create Account.
Step 4: Select Personal Account, enter your contact information, and complete the security check. Click Create Account and Continue when finished.
Step 5: Enter payment information and click Continue.
Your credit card will not be charged until you begin using services above and beyond the Free Tier (if applicable) and any AWS credit codes entered into your account.
Note: There are a few AWS services that are not eligible to be covered by AWS credits. Review the AWS FAQs after accessing the AWS Educate portal for any exclusions.
Step 6: Provide a phone number for Identity Verification and click Call Me Now. You must be able to receive a voice call from Amazon’s automated identity verification system. A PIN will be displayed on your screen. Enter the PIN number when prompted by the identity verification system.
Step 7: Once this process is completed, you will be able to continue the registration process.
Step 8: Select a Support Plan and click Continue. Most students will use the Basic (free) level. Support fees are not eligible for coverage by AWS credits.
Step 9: You will be returned to the AWS login screen. Click Sign in to the AWS Console.
Continue reading the article to understand the signing process. The sign in process has been illustrated below.
Is AWS transparent with the billing?
The answer is “YES!” AWS is very transparent with their billing. I am an user with AWS and have never faced any discrepancy with the billing. In addition to that, they have a splendid support team who are available 24 X 7 X 365 for any billing queries that you have. You can write to open a ticket, you can chat with the support team and even you can ask them to call you back by providing a call back number. Their team is ready to co-operate with you for any queries that you’ve. If you open a chat for your support, you will also receive a mail communication with the chat transcript as soon as your conversion is over. You can also track the support ticket in AWS Console.
Is AWS account costly? How can I control the AWS billing?
This point is little tricky I would say. If you are not sure about your resources and their prices, then yes, you may end up with financial loss! You have to be careful on what you use and why you use.
You can tag each and every resource that you create within AWS console. Tagging is most important in any cloud services. It gives you the clarity on your billing.
You must keep this in mind that you can provision at any point of time and at no time. So, don’t provision all resource at the time of startup. You provision only when you need it. Remember, you just need to pay the resource you use! If you are not using any resource and that is not critical, stop it at the end of your use. For example, you can shutdown your server after your use. You can spin it up when you need. You don’t need to pay for compute while the instance is at rest. It will help you to save money.
I would suggest to make yourself familiarized with cloud computing terminology before you start using AWS account. It will help you while you use.
Check out my articles for getting basic understanding on cloud.
AWS has various options to notify you about savings. You can reserve an instance to get financial benefits. You can make use of AWS savings plan in order to get financial benefits. Alternatively, you can also rely on AWS trust advisor to save some money. But, I won’t discuss AWS saving plan in this article as it will make the big and complex. I’ll create a separate article to discuss about AWS Saving Plans.
How to login safely on AWS console?
The AWS Management Console provides a web-based user interface that you can use to create and manage your AWS resources.
Before you can use the AWS Management Console, you must sign in to your AWS account. Please verify section 1 to understand the step by step guidance. The process that you will use to sign in to your AWS account depends on what type of AWS user you are.
There are two different types of users in AWS.
You are either the account owner (root user) or you are an IAM user. The root user is created when the AWS account is created using the email address and password that were used to create the account. IAM users are created by the root user or an IAM administrator within the AWS account.
You should enable MFA for your account for better security. Click me to know how to enable MFA for your root account.
How to sign-in as root user?
When you will open your account, you will provide your email address and password as a part of the AWS account creation step. You need to use them to login as root user.
Step 1: Open https://console.aws.amazon.com/.
Step 2: If you have not signed in previously using this browser, the main sign-in page appears as follows. Choose Root user, enter the email address associated with your account, and choose Next.
Step 3: Enter your password and choose Sign in.
How to sign-in as IAM user?
If you have an AWS IAM user account with you, you can login to AWS console. You need to provide account ID or account alias. You have to provide your IAM user name and password. It will take you to the home page of AWS Management Console.
The AWS Educate Job Board allows students to search for and apply to thousands of cloud jobs and internship opportunities from Amazon and other companies around the world. It gives students the opportunity to take the skills they’ve learned in AWS Educate’s Cloud Career Pathways directly into the workforce. So, you may register yourself with AWS Educate to get the direct benefits from AWS.
Alternatively, you rely on LinkedIn Job Board for verifying AWS Jobs.
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Frequently Asked Questions on AWS Account
What is AWS account?
A 12-digit number, such as 123456789012, that uniquely identifies an AWS account. Many AWS resources include the account ID in their Amazon Resource Names (ARNs).
Is AWS account free?
The AWS Free Tier makes certain amounts and types of resources for new AWS accounts available free of charge for a one-year period. Any amounts and types of resources that aren’t covered are charged at standard rates.
What is the use of AWS account?
AWS enables you to select the operating system, programming language, web application platform, database, and other services you need. With AWS, you receive a virtual environment that lets you load the software and services your application requires.
How do I create an AWS account?
We’ve already explained step-by-step process in the section above. I suggest you to read it.
What companies use AWS?Does Apple use AWS?
According to Intricately, the top 8 AWS users based on EC2 monthly spend are:
Netflix: $19 million.
Twitch: $15 million.
LinkedIn: $13 million.
Facebook: $11 million.
Turner Broadcasting: $10 million.
BBC: $9 million.
Baidu: $9 million.
ESPN: $8 million.
Does Apple use AWS?
Apple reportedly pays Amazon $30 million per month to use Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud platform in the world. Apple previously stated that it uses AWS for iCloud storage, but hasn’t disclosed which other services run on the platform. Further details can be found here.