Now that we know what the AWS CLI is, let’s go over how we can use it.

First, let’s take a look at the different environments we can run the AWS CLI in.

Environments for the AWS CLI

There are multiple equivalent ways to use the AWS CLI.

Use the Educative terminal from this course

This is obviously the easiest way to interact with the AWS CLI. Every time we’re required to use it, a terminal will be provided in this course.

Use the AWS CloudShell

This is a rather new and very handy feature of AWS. It’s not available in all regions yet, but if it is, we see a little icon in our AWS console resembling a prompt in the top bar next to the search bar.

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