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Champions | Lori Dyer

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
October 20, 2020

Meet our Champion, Lori — coming from the Learning and Organizational Development field.

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  • careers
  • champions
  • upskilling

Champions | Nitin Thakral

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
October 15, 2020

Meet our Champion, Nitin — a Database Administrator with tons of experience across different cloud providers.

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  • careers
  • champions
  • upskilling

New Content: AWS Data Analytics – Specialty Certification, Azure AI-900 Certification, Plus New Learning Paths, Courses, Labs, and More

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
October 14, 2020

This month our Content Team released two big certification Learning Paths: the AWS Certified Data Analytics - Speciality, and the Azure AI Fundamen...

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

Cloud Academy Receives G2’s Leader Badges in Fall 2020 Reports

Francesca Vigliani
Francesca Vigliani
October 8, 2020

We’re obsessed with your success at Cloud Academy and are always listening to what you need and aiming to get you that — fast. Thanks to your...

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  • g2
  • G2 Awards
  • reviews

Feature Announcement: New API for Seamless Reporting

Bryony Harrower
Bryony Harrower
October 7, 2020

Easy access to clean data is a critical need for any successful business. That’s why we released our new Reports API with nine new endpoints ...

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  • api
  • platform updates
  • reports

Meet Our Champions: Users Who Level up With Cloud Academy

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
October 1, 2020

Cloud Academy is highlighting users, our very own Champions, who take the best of their abilities and make something new happen with the technical ...

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  • careers
  • champions
  • upskilling

Cloud Skills and Real Guidance for Your Organization: Our Special Campaign Begins!

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
September 23, 2020

At Cloud Academy we like to move fast — like really fast!  To a certain extent, we had to adapt to that mindset in our early days, back when we ...

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Learn, Grow, Succeed: Introducing Training Plans for Individuals

Hayley Sifontes
Hayley Sifontes
September 17, 2020

Increase your Success Rate with Self-assigned Training Plans  One of the five criteria for setting a SMART goal is that it has a due date and a sp...

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  • goals
  • platform updates
  • Training Plans

New Content: Azure DP-100 Certification, Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate Prep, 13 Security Labs, and Much More

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
September 15, 2020

This past month our Content Team served up a heaping spoonful of new and updated content. Not only did our experts release the brand new Azure DP-1...

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

Interview: Passing the AWS Certified Database Speciality Exam

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
September 9, 2020

Dive deep into the AWS Certified Database Specialty exam (DBS-C01) with Cloud Academy’s own AWS Certification Specialist, Stephen Cole, as he...

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  • AWS certification
  • Database
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— August 7, 2019

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Andrew Larkin
— March 20, 2020

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— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

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— August 28, 2020

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

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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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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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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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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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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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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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— July 9, 2020

Which Certifications Should I Get?

The old AWS slogan, “Cloud is the new normal” is indeed a reality today. Really, cloud has been the new normal for a while now and getting credentials has become an increasingly effective way to quickly showcase your abilities to recruiters and companies. With all that in mind, the s...

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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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