Create your first AWS Account
In this quick tutorial, you will learn how to create your first AWS Account. This account will be needed to do any other hands-on labs.
The account itself is free and a lot of services are free to use. Just keep in mind to have a quick look if a service is free or paid. Amazon is really transparent with their pricing, so quickly google for “service pricing” and you will find it right away.
Have a look at the features of the free tier: (1 minute)
Create the account
Let’s start with creating your AWS Account
You can watch this 3-minute video or scroll down and follow the written instructions
Go to https://aws.amazon.com/free/ and click on create an AWS account
Fill in your personal details and choose a strong password.
Select personal for a private account or register your company under the professional tab.
Fill in your credit card details. This is necessary in
AWS will call your phone and ask you to type in the number shown on your screen.
Select the Basic Plan when you are getting started with AWS. This option is free, there is no benefit of choosing a paid option at this point.
After waiting for a few minutes AWS will send you a confirmation email saying that your Account is now active. Click on Sign in to the Console to log in.
Good idea to set a bookmark here.
Login with your Email address and password
You have successfully set up your first AWS Account.
As Han Solo said: Here’s where the fun begins!
Now go and try out the first AWS Tutorial for Beginners.