Welcome to the easiest and most realistic way to learn: Hands-On Labs.
We provide all the tools in-browser. Allowing you to practice and test worry free, without compromising your own system and you get to learn along the way. What could be better?
1. Locate the Hands-On Labs in two areas of the site.
From the dashboard:
Choose the 'Labs' button at the top of your dashboard.
Select a Hands-On Lab.
Once in the Lab, you can review the description, duration, average start time and skill level along with the objective. You can then choose to 'Start Lab'.
From a course:
Hands-On Labs can also be found within some courses! You’ll find them marked with the easily identifiable “Hands-On Lab” tag.
Once in the Hands On Lab, you can choose to “Start Lab,” and get to practicing.
Don’t have time right now? No worries, you can choose to Skip the lab and come back at a later time.
2. Connect to the console.
With all of our Hands-On Labs, you will be given credentials for a real account with access to the cloud management console being used for that particular lab: AWS, Azure, or GCP. This account will come pre-configured for the lab environment and can be used for the duration of the lab.
Make sure to open the cloud console in an incognito browser by following these steps:
- RIGHT-CLICK on the Open AWS/AZURE/GCP Console button and choose Open link in Incognito Window.
2. Enter the username and password found on the lab. Each platform will provide a Username and Password similar to below.
3. Connect to optional Linux servers.
1. Once you are in a Hands-on Lab, you are presented with the details of the cloud servers. The quickest and easiest way to connect to the cloud servers is through your browser.
2. Click on the chosen cloud server's IP address. That's it! You are now connected and authenticated.
3. Repeat this process to connect to different cloud servers.
Alternatively, you can connect using your local terminal:
1. Open up your terminal and connect via SSH.
2. Type in SSH and copy the username of the cloud server, @ the public IP of the cloud server, and press ‘return.’
3. Repeat with the different servers