When beginning a dive into new technical concepts or fields, I often start out feeling as though I don’t have the vocabulary, background knowledge, or mental models to make sense of the information being conveyed. After a while, I feel inclined to give up, resigned to the fact that it was probably all “too technical” for me anyway. This was the feeling I was yet again having as I tried to decipher what cloud computing and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are and why they were suddenly so ubiquitous in the IT world.
You may be an IT help-desk engineer looking to move into cloud administration or an IT manager considering moving from managing legacy IT infrastructure to the cloud and hoping to obtain a high-level understanding of AWS Cloud. Or, you may be a career-changer hoping to make a transition into IT, and the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam may help get your foot in the door. Perhaps you are a sales associate at a tech company looking to get a better understanding of what cloud computing and AWS can offer for your potential clients. Or, you may be reading this book with a completely different set of backgrounds and reasons. Whatever the reason for picking up this book may be, welcome!