Learning the Ropes

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I hope everyone is doing well. It is getting colder day by day in Japan and the weather is quite comfortable. I hope you all are taking care of your health as we head into the winter season.

Welcome back to my zero-to-hero IT journey! My first week flew by fast. Granted there was a holiday on Thursday which is the best. It was a great first week. Thanks to Okada-San I learned a lot in a short amount of time. Coming from a self-taught background, it really does make a huge difference being taught by an expert. Being able to ask questions and get hands-on experience while being corrected along the way. It feels like I’m back in college and its awesome!

Last week I learned some AWS essentials like EC2, S3, RDS, and Redshift. EC2 seems to be the most fundamental and has the most carry over to the other services. Learning EC2 is fairly straightforward and has a few things to watch out for so you don’t get charged while practicing. All in all, it teaches one about the importance of order in development. It’s actually better to set up your VPC and Security Groups beforehand so you will have everything ready when you make your EC2 instance.

The same goes for other AWS services. Once you have all the prerequisites set up, making an AWS ecosystem is actually pretty easy. Of course, there are a lot of nuances with each service, some I probably haven’t seen yet. EC2 is kind of like the training wheels on a bike. It eases you into the cloud but isn’t completely babying you either.

It has been a lot of fun, and it gets me excited for the future. Learning is such a privilege and education can only make someone better. I will probably be saying this a lot but if I can do it anyone can.

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