The hands-on labs and lab challenges offer a secure and convenient way for you to try the features of technologies like AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and many more within the context of those technologies.
You do not need your own account credentials for the technology to access our labs; the labs grant you access automatically. However, making sure your system meets the following requirements optimizes your experience with the labs.
We don’t recommend using mobile devices for our labs due to display limitations: labs require using at least two windows at the same time. Labs involving the AWS Console may not work at all on mobile devices. We strongly suggest that you run the labs from a laptop or desktop computer.
Labs are available through the latest versions of
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Apple Safari
- Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer is not fully supported at this time, so some functionality may not work as intended.
We recommend at least a DSL-quality connection: 3MB/s of bandwidth and 300ms of latency. To check your internet connection bandwidth, visit http://www.speedtest.net/.
Many labs require an SSH or RDP connection to a remote server.
If you have a firewall or a software that limits your connection, you can create rules to permit the following required ports:
- 22 (TCP)
- 3389 (TCP and UDP)
If you need to permit IP ranges, and require more information about Amazon's IP, click here:
You can also consider using a remote virtual machine or a VPN to avoid the need for rules. For example, AWS Workspaces (https://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/) permit you to use SSH or RDP for our Labs.