Rick Crisci is the founder and principal trainer for Trainertests.com, and is an experienced AWS and VMware instructor. Original content by Rick can be found on a variety of platforms including Pearson, LinkedIn Learning, and Udemy, with more than 30 courses, over 250,000 students, and exceptionally high course review scores. Rick also teaches live hands-on AWS courses regularly for Pearson on O'Reilly. Prior to becoming an instructor, Rick had over 15 years of real-world experience. Some career highlights include designing high-speed Internet networks in the early 2000s and managing virtualization and networking teams for a financial institution. In 2017, VMware recognized Rick as the first runner-up for Instructor of the Year for the Americas. This honor was largely due to the glowing feedback from his students. Rick seeks to help students learn by taking complex concepts and providing clear and simple explanations, diagrams, and analogies.