It’s time for your first
hands-on exercise with AWS.
Before you can begin building on AWS,
you’ll have to have an AWS account.
So for your first exercise,
we ask that you create an account with AWS,
verify the account
and then you’ll set up some billing alerts.
When you create an AWS account,
you can then begin using the services
and a lot of different AWS services offer a free tier.
The free tier varies from service to service
and all of the services that we chose for this course
do have a free tier where you can use the resources for free
with a limited capacity for a limited amount of time.
If you have an existing AWS account
that you are trying to use,
there’s a chance that you won’t qualify for the free tier
and would incur costs for the exercises
that you complete in this course.
So for this first exercise,
it’s going to be pretty straightforward
and we are building up to the more complex tasks involved
with hosting our employee directory application.
You’ll create and confirm your new AWS account,
log in to that account and then you’ll explore
how to do some basic management tasks
like where to find your account information,
how to change regions using the management console
and setting up those billing alerts.
You will set up a billing alert
just in case you create a resource
and then you forget to turn it off or delete it.
You’ll at least be notified
when you have hit a certain threshold
in the account for cost.
So that’s it for now.
And make sure you utilize the discussion forums
to ask questions if you get stuck
or want more information on a specific topic.