Master AWS Essentials: Fast-Track Your Career in Cloud Technology

The Gateway to a Career in Cloud Technology

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Why AWS?

The average certified AWS engineer earns an average annual salary of over $130,000. Additionally, there are between six and twelve times more job postings than actual job seekers in the public cloud job market. Over sixty percent of those job postings are AWS-related. So, demand is high and competition is low. If you have AWS skills to offer, you have the potential to write your own check.

Getting into the field of cloud computing, specifically AWS, doesn’t require a huge investment. In many cases, you can quickly pivot to the AWS cloud with the skills you already have. That's what this course makes possible.

About the Course

You likely have 90% of the experience you need to become a successful cloud professional. You just need to get started learning the core technologies of the AWS cloud and how to apply them. The focus of this course is to help you apply your existing knowledge to accelerate your learning of AWS cloud technology. You'll do that through hands on exercises.

In my experience, learning by doing is the best approach when it comes to mastering a new technology. That’s why, when I set out to learn AWS, I designed a practical project to complete that would teach me about the AWS cloud.

The project I came up with was the construction of a WordPress web hosting platform built entirely on AWS. That allowed me to cover everything from security to storage to resiliency in the face of system failure.

What You'll Learn

There are seven core components to get started with when it comes to AWS Cloud.

  • Account Setup
  • Identity and Access Management – IAM
  • Elastic Compute Cloud – EC2
  • AWS Route 53
  • Virtual Private Cloud – VPC
  • Simple Storage System – S3
  • Relational Database Service – RDS
  • Elastic File System – EFS
These technologies work together to provide you the ability to build your own web hosting platform in AWS cloud.

My course uses hands-on workshops for each of these technologies to teach you what they are and how to use them with step-by-step instructions. Each lesson builds on the last to ensure your foundation of knowledge is strengthened with each lesson you complete.
Next Steps

Start your journey to a career in cloud technology today! Register now to get instant access.

Your Instructor

Nat Thompson
Nat Thompson


I'm always looking for the next frontier to explore. I've spent the last twenty years as a career technologist. It has been my good fortune to work in roles that have allowed me to expand my technical skills and master the practical application of technology.

I love helping implement technology and processes that lift businesses to the next level. In addition to my courses, I write extensively on my blog,, about technology news, tactics, and strategies so that you can stay informed and grow your knowledge as an Information Technology professional.

I typically post three to four times a week. To make sure you don't miss my latest posts, you can subscribe to my updates.


I have worked in information technology since I graduated college. I began in 1997 as a consultant focused on database development and administration. I worked in that position for three years before moving on to focus exclusively on e-commerce and website development.

Over the next ten years, I added experience in information security, software development methodology, project management, and product management to my portfolio. I learned how to effectively apply technology to solve business needs.

Now, I want to share the knowledge I've acquired to help you, the next cohort of IT pros, grow your skills and make yourselves as valuable as possible in the IT industry.


I believe that providing you with practical workshops to complement the concepts I provide in my video and course text will dramatically increase the amount of information you absorb and retain. In addition to the course content, you will also be invited to my virtual office hours in the Slack community. This will allow you to interact directly with me and other students of the course when you have questions or need additional information to best master the topics being presented.

I'm here to not just instruct but to advise and counsel you to the next rung in your career ladder.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone seeking to improve their career prospects by adding valuable cloud technology skills to their resume. Whether you are new to information technology or a seasoned on premises IT pro, this course will provide you the momentum you need to launch your career to the next level.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
The only prerequisite for this course is a desire to learn the basics of AWS. The instruction and workshops will make sense even if you've never worked in IT before. If you do have prior IT experience the course will build on your existing skills, relating what you already know to the realm of AWS cloud technologies.
What resources are available to help support me through the learning process?
Once you register, you will be granted access to the private Slack community I have created for this course. You will also have direct access to message me in Slack for personal, private, virtual office hours.

As you consider your next steps in your journey towards mastering AWS, I know you might have questions about the investment involved and any potential roadblocks you might face. Let me address these concerns head on:

Investment: The AWS Essentials course is priced at $149. I understand that this is an investment, and I want to assure you that I've designed the course to deliver maximum value. Your investment includes:

  • Access to comprehensive, hands-on lessons covering key AWS technologies.
  • Practical projects designed to cement your understanding and provide you with tangible experience.
  • Lifetime access to all course materials, enabling you to revisit the content whenever you need a refresher.
  • Access to a community of like-minded learners and the instructor, providing you with a platform to ask questions, share insights, and network.
  • Continual updates and additions to the course material, ensuring you stay up-to-date with the latest in AWS technologies.

Considering the average certified AWS engineer earns an annual salary of over $130,000, I believe this investment will pay off significantly as you advance your career in cloud technology.

Concerns: I understand that embarking on a new learning journey can be daunting. You might be wondering if you have the necessary technical background or if you'll be able to keep up with the content.

Rest assured, this course has been designed to cater to a wide range of backgrounds. While a basic understanding of IT concepts is helpful, I start from the ground up with AWS, making this course accessible even to those relatively new to the field. My lessons are structured in a step-by-step manner, building on each other to gradually increase your understanding and skills. Furthermore, the community and instructor support ensure that help is always just a message away.

I believe in our course and the value it provides. But I understand that it might not be a perfect fit for everyone. That's why I offer a full refund within the first 30 days if you're not satisfied with the course. I'm here to support your learning journey, and I want to make sure you're happy with your experience.

I hope this addresses your concerns and helps you make an informed decision. Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Register for the AWS Essentials course today and take that step towards a fulfilling career in cloud technology.

I look forward to welcoming you to my learning community.

Best regards,

Nat Thompson

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