Hiroko Nishimura's ebooks and books.


Books and eBooks written and published by Hiroko Nishimura.

AWS for Non-Engineers

AWS for Non-Engineers

AWS for Non-Engineers is an absolute beginner’s guide to Amazon Web Services, the most popular cloud platform. It provides a comprehensive introduction to cloud computing concepts without any confusing technical jargon.

This book is also designed to help you ace the entry-level AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam and add a great cloud credential to your resume! Published by Manning Publications.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services
  • Introduction to Cloud Concepts
  • Deploying and Operating in AWS Global Infrastructure
  • Core AWS Services
  • Security and Compliance
  • Billing and Pricing
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam (CLF-C01)

Freelance Finance 101

Freelance Finance 101 helps a freelancer-to-be begin setting up their small business or side hustle for financial success!

Based on 2 years of countless hours of research and questions I had as a newbie freelancer, I break down many important financial concepts like health insurance, retirement options, and taxes for self-employed people in the United States.

Table of Contents

  • The Decision to Freelance
  • Initial Startup Funds
  • Transfer your 401(k) and HSA
  • Health Insurance options
  • Self-Employment Structures
  • Freelance Corporate Structures
  • Managing Business Bank Accounts
  • Bookkeeping: No Way Around It
  • Retirement options
  • Accounting Principle: Pay Yourself First
  • Getting Paid
  • Taxes as a Freelancer
  • Pricing Yourself as a Freelancer
  • Thinking Like a Business Owner

Intro to AWS for Newbies

Intro to AWS for Newbies takes you from “What the heck is the Cloud?” to understanding the fundamental concepts of Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services (AWS), to creating and securing your own AWS account.

Updated: November, 2021

Table of Contents

  • Intro to Cloud Computing
  • Intro to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Create an AWS Account
  • Secure Your AWS Account
  • Intro to AWS Free Tier
  • Intro to Cloud Concepts
  • In Review: What’s Next?
Hiroko Nishimura
AWS Community Hero. Special Education teacher turned IT Engineer turned Technical Writer. Author "AWS for Non-Engineers" (Manning Publications). Technical Instructor "Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers" (LinkedIn Learning).