AWS Fundamentals Installation Guide (Linux)

This guide has been tested on Ubuntu-based operating systems.

If the version number installed in your device is lower than the version provided in the screenshots, follow the steps below to install the updated version of the applications.

If an updated version of the above provided applications are already installed in your device, the following instructions will still work with minor differences in the version of the app you’re shown in the output which should have no impact during the course of the bootcamp.


Open a Terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T and execute sudo apt install git -y.

To confirm successful installation, execute git –version to print the current version of installed Git.


Open a Terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T and execute curl “” -o “”, this will download the necessary resources for installation. Next, execute unzip to unpack the resources and then finally, execute sudo ./aws/install to install AWS CLI.

To confirm successful installation, execute which aws to print the current version of installed AWS CLI.

Google Chrome

Download and execute the installer.

Wait for the installation to finish and run the Google Chrome application


Install Python

Linux machines come installed with Python which is used by the OS for running certain applications, however, this step is also necessary to ensure an updated version of Python is installed.

Open a Terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T and execute the following:

When prompted to continue, press the Enter to continue the installation.

Verify Installation

To confirm successful installation, execute python3.8 –version to open check the version of Python.


PIP is a package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python.

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Check for the current PIP version by typing in the command below in your terminal.
  • pip –version
  1. If the pip version is outdated, invoke the following command to update pip:
  • For macOS and Linux:
    • pip install –upgrade pip
  1. If there is no PIP installed, proceed with the following steps:
    • For macOS and Linux:
      • Open a terminal window.
      • Download “” by invoking the command
        • curl -o
      • Run the script with the Python interpreter to install PIP:
        • python
      • Verify the installation by running the following command:
        • pip –version

Note that you may need administrative privileges or use sudo depending on your system configuration.

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