Join Lynn Langit for an in-depth discussion in this video A note about working with cloud services, part of Cloud Computing Career Paths and Certifications: First Steps.
- [Narrator] As we get started I want to share a practical note about working with Cloud Services. First of all it's really important when you're studying to use the real thing. So if you're studying the Amazon Cloud, go get an Amazon account. And if you're studying, for example, the relational database service or the RDS service, actually setup a database on the servers. There just no substitute for using the real thing. You know you should read, should look at the documentation, but you got to get out there and try the services, now that being said, I just want to have a caution that although a lot of these services have a free tier.
You can try them with no cost. You need to look at each service on each vendor and see what the charges could be. Because you are accessing commercial services, you need to understand the cost. There are some services for example, again on the Amazon Cloud, the Elastic MapReduce, or Hadoop service that does not have a free tier. Now if you're going to use something like that, you want to just understand what your charges could be. And if you are very judicious about studying, and then when you're done you turn off the service, and sometimes you need to delete the server.
I find that you can really control your study cost, and keep 'em you know a few dollars, you know ten dollars, fifty dollars, a hundred dollars, that kind of thing, which is you know a good investment in your career. However, I have had situations where people who were studying have forgotten to turn certain services off and then they've been hit with really big bills. And I just wanted to share this tip with you, cause something for you to remember as you're learning about Cloud Services for your career.
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