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The 10 Coolest New AWS Tools Of 2022 (So Far)

Mark Haranas

From new deployment and configuring tools to EC2 instances, here are 10 cool AWS tools launched this year by the worldwide cloud market-share leader.

“AWS Cloud Quest:” Free Game To Boost AWS Cloud Skills

Amazon launched a 3-D online role-paying game where players move through a virtual city helping people solve real-world technology issues and cloud use cases, with the goal of building AWS cloud skills and preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

“AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practitioner”  was designed by AWS this year to help people become AWS cloud experts by solving real-world cloud business use cases in the game, as Amazon continues to invest hundreds of millions in providing free cloud computing training.

AWS Cloud Quest and AWS Educate intentionally move away from passive content. We want to make abstract cloud computing concepts real through interactive and hands-on activities that immediately let learners turn theory into practice,” said Kevin Kelly, director of Cloud Career Training Programs at AWS, in a blog post. “We’re continuing to innovate how learners can build their cloud knowledge and practical skills, meeting them where they are and bringing knowledge within anyone’s reach by making these programs free.”

To win “AWS Cloud Quest,” players need to complete quests to help the virtual citizens build a better city, which in turn, will build a person’s real-life cloud computing skills.

Players learn and build cloud solutions by exploring core AWS services and categories, such as storage, compute, database and security services. Gameplay includes quizzes, videos and hands-on exercises based on real-world business scenarios.

 
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