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Takeaways from the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED20)

Luca Benedetto
Luca Benedetto
August 10, 2020

At Cloud Academy, we are really interested in keeping updated about the latest technologies in education and learning to use some of them in our pl...

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  • AI
  • AIED
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • education

AWS Developer vs. AWS Solutions Architect: Breaking Down the Differences Between Two Very Different Career Paths

Vinay Singh
Vinay Singh
August 7, 2020

Trying to figure out your career path? We explain the skills needed and goals achieved in two of the most popular AWS certifications: the AWS Devel...

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  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • AWS Developer
  • AWS solution architect
  • careers

New Content: Alibaba, Azure AZ-303 and AZ-304, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation, Python 3 Programming, 16 Hands-on Labs, and Much More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
August 5, 2020

This month our Content Team did an amazing job at publishing and updating a ton of new content. Not only did our experts release the brand new AZ-3...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming

How to Implement PDF Viewer in Your App Using PdfRenderer and ViewPager2

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Alessandro Sperotti
July 31, 2020

Since most of us work with PDF documents every day, it is important for apps to be capable of supporting PDF files. As an app developer, you might ...

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  • PDF viewer
  • PdfRenderer
  • ViewPager2

Introducing the Cloud Academy Community

Courtney Wilson
Courtney Wilson
July 23, 2020

As Cloud Academy continues to grow, we want to build a vibrant community between our customers, employees, partners, and tech enthusiasts around th...

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  • Community
  • LinkedIn

Cloud Academy Training Tips

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Andrew Larkin
July 22, 2020

We know it’s tough to stay on track. That’s why we’re introducing Cloud Academy’s new training tips to help you stay motiva...

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  • training tips

Linux vs. Windows Hosting: Which Should You Choose?

Susan Craig
Susan Craig
July 20, 2020

Whether you need to create a website for your online blog or e-commerce business, or you want to practice running your own servers, you’re faced wi...

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  • Linux Hosting
  • Windows Hosting

VPN Encryption: How to Find the Best Solution

Wendy Dessler
Wendy Dessler
July 17, 2020

Each day there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created. People in all corners of the earth use the internet all day, every day. When we browse so...

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  • Encryption
  • IPsec
  • Security
  • VPN

Blog Digest: Which Certifications Should I Get?, The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications, 6 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach, and More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
July 16, 2020

The Cloud Academy Monthly Blog Digest keeps you up-to-date on the latest technology trends and best practices on AWS, Google Cloud, Security, DevOp...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • blog digest
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Academy
  • OWASP
  • OWASP Top 10
  • Security
  • VPCs

Cloud Academy Nominated High Performer in G2 Summer 2020 Reports

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Francesca Vigliani
July 14, 2020

We are excited to announce that Cloud Academy was recognized once again in G2’s quarterly reports. We’re grateful to have been nominated as a...

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  • G2 Awards
  • reviews
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Popular Posts

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery —  cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Andrew Larkin
— March 20, 2020

The 12 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Stuart Scott
— April 27, 2020

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate. Its new version (SAA-C02) was released on March 23, 2020, though you can still take SAA-C01 through July 1, 2020. This post will focus on version SAA-C02. The AWS...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have config...

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  • AWS
  • S3
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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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  • AWS
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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— January 23, 2020

Learn Cloud Computing: Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites and requirements to learn cloud computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the prerequisites to learning cloud computing. This was a question I was emailed countless times from our users, and while we have Learning Paths, AWS...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 6, 2019

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...

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  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes
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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration
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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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  • Azure
  • Hands-on Labs