Day 2: Navigating the AWS Free Tier and Account Setup 🚀
Table of contents
- Introduction to AWS Free Tier
- Getting Started
- Real-World Industry Example: Development Sandbox 🏗️
- Hands-On Practice: AWS Free Tier Account Setup
Welcome back to Day 2 of our AWS Solutions Architect journey! Today, we're delving into the AWS Free Tier and setting up your AWS account. The Free Tier is an excellent resource for hands-on learning, allowing you to explore various AWS services at no cost. Let's dive in and get your AWS account ready for the exciting adventures ahead! 🌐
Introduction to AWS Free Tier
AWS Free Tier: 🆓 The AWS Free Tier offers a range of AWS services with a generous free usage tier for 12 months. It allows you to experiment, test, and learn without incurring charges. Today, we'll explore the Free Tier and set up your account.
Step 1: Explore AWS Free Tier Benefits
Visit the AWS Free Tier page.
Understand the benefits and limitations of the Free Tier.
- Learn about the services available in the Free Tier.
Step 2: Create an AWS Free Tier Account
If you haven't already created an AWS account, follow these steps:
Go to the AWS Free Tier sign-up.
Click on "Create an AWS Account" and follow the on-screen instructions.
Provide necessary account information.
Set up billing information (you won't be charged within the Free Tier limits).
Real-World Industry Example: Development Sandbox 🏗️
Consider you're working on a new software project, and your team needs a development sandbox to experiment with AWS services. By leveraging the AWS Free Tier:
Requirement: Test and develop new features.
Solution: Utilize the AWS Free Tier to provision resources like EC2 instances, S3 buckets, and RDS databases for development purposes.
Benefit: Cost-effective development environment without incurring charges within the Free Tier limits.
Hands-On Practice: AWS Free Tier Account Setup
Step 3: Navigate AWS Management Console
Log in to the AWS Management Console.
Take a tour of the AWS Management Console.
- Familiarize yourself with the services available.
Step 4: Access the AWS Free Tier Dashboard
In the AWS Management Console, locate the "AWS Free Tier" dashboard.
Explore the services available in the Free Tier.
- Understand usage limits and expiration dates.
Congratulations on completing Day 2 of our AWS Solutions Architect journey! Today, you've explored the AWS Free Tier, learned about its benefits, and set up your AWS account for hands-on practice. As you continue this 30-day adventure, remember that the Free Tier is your playground for experimenting with AWS services. Tomorrow, we'll start deploying our first EC2 instance. Get ready for some hands-on action! 👩💻👨💻
Stay curious, stay AWSome! 🌟🆓