🧑‍💻Learn AWS skills by playing Cloud Quest 👩‍💻

2022.03.16

We all love games and have played or still play games, what if we learn AWS Cloud by playing one such game?

AWS on 2022/02/15 launched a revolutionary metaverse-like game based on role-playing AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practioner. It's a free hands-on learning experience for someone who wants to learn and acquire cloud computing skills

Cloud Quest is the first of its kind in the AWS Cloud Practitioner program. It's a game that helps you learn cloud computing skills and become a cloud practitioner.

Cloud Quest is the newest way to build your aws skills, teaches by hands-on practice, using reward system which allows users to collect gems in their quest to solve challenges.

Do check out Cloud Practioner POV.

What is AWS Cloud Quest

gameplay

  • In simple words, it is a role-play based game which teaches you to build cloud solutions using cloud concepts, guided LABS and DIY challenges.

  • You will be Cloud practioner who helps citizens of the city by solving their problems through building cloud solutions.

island view

  • There are 12 assignments along with various essential cloud computing concepts, assignments and learning objects.

  • You are the master of your own pace and, and your technical training will be reinforced using various hands on labs, DIY challenges, rewards, puzzles and simulations.

Prerequisites

  • OS: 64Bit operating system (Windows, macOS and Linux)
  • Storage: 1GB available space
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Browser: Firexfox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browser (HTML 5, WebGL 1.0 or 2.0, WASM)

Customize your AVATAR

  • There are tons of customizations, unique challenges which makes Cloud Quest an ultra friendly way to develop and learn cloud computing skills at the AWS Cloud Practioner level.

  • Cloud quest is like any other modern game, which allows you to customise your avatar according to your liking and taste.

Customize your avatar

customize your avatar 2

Understanding Solutions Requirements with Real world Problems

  • In Cloud Quest, there will be various people who will be asking for your help to solve their business problems.

Problem

  • Here comes the fun part where you will uunderstand those problems, gather requirements, learn cloud computing concepts and suggest them solutions.

Solution

Learn | Plan | Practice | DIY

LPPD

Learn

  • Here you will interact and understand the solution walk-through with architecture diagram.

Learn

  • In this section, you will also learn about the concepts through videos provided by AWS.

videos

Plan

  • This section enables you to plan your solution by brainstorming upon the architecture diagram.

Practice

  • The knowledge and concepts you have learned its time to practice using guided learning.

practice

  • This section also provides Lab files needed to perform the solution.

guided

  • The best part is yet to come, AWS provides a practice lab with live AWS Environment to tweak and build your solution, which gives access to actual AWS console and services that is why Cloud quest is a unique learning tool.

LAB

DIY

  • This section provides and small challenge to test your learning about the problem and solution which you have acquired in this assignment using live AWS environment

  • Once you are done, you need to validate your solutions and submit the asked parameter in the validation form.

challenge

rewards

Cloud Practioner POV

  • Cloud Quest covers 12 essential assignments ranging from cloud computing essentials -> file systems -> highly available applications. In my view these are the must known concepts for any cloud practioner who is just starting their jouney with AWS and cloud.

  • After completion of this game, you will be definitely considered as a cloud practioner who knows common cloud concepts, common use cases, billing and pricing models, security concepts and business impacts.

  • I personally believe as this game will enable individuals to step into the shoes of cloud professionals and cater highly available, scalable, cost effective, efficient cloud solutions; it is perfect learning tool for someone who has no experience with cloud computing.

Till then, Happy Learning!