Invest one hour in learning about AWS

Getting educated about cloud services early will make it easier to transition and will burnish your CV nicely too!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a free virtual machine instance on AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). All you have to do is register with an email address and a creditcard. Don’t worry, they really don’t charge your card unless the machine is still running a year later or if you exceed the data allowances. 
A year ago I wanted a USA VPN so I created a free EC2 instance and installed a prepackaged machine image with OpenVPN. I logged in, run a couple of commands and it all worked. I still use it today and the first bill showed ...