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New on Cloud Academy: AWS Solution Architect Lab Challenge, Azure Hands-on Labs, Foundation Certificate in Cyber Security, and Much More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
December 5, 2019

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the craziness of Black Friday has died down, it's now time for the busiest season of the year. Whether you're a l...

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  • AWS
  • AWS solution architect
  • AZ-203
  • Azure
  • cyber security
  • FCCS
  • Foundation Certificate in Cyber Security
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes

Understanding Enterprise Cloud Migration

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
December 4, 2019

Cloud migration is about moving your data, applications, and even infrastructure from your on-premises computers or infrastructure to a virtual poo...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Data Migration

Introducing the Foundation Certificate in Cyber Security (FCCS) Learning Path

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Stuart Scott
December 3, 2019

Although perceived as an IT issue, cyber security is, in fact, a subject relevant to all business units. The Foundation Certificate in Cyber Securi...

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  • cyber security
  • FCCS
  • Foundation Certificate in Cyber Security

6 Reasons Why You Should Get an AWS Certification This Year

Wendy Dessler
Wendy Dessler
November 27, 2019

If you are looking to take your skills as a developer or technology professional to the next level, then getting AWS certified is a great idea.

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  • Certifications
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AWS Regions and Availability Zones: The Simplest Explanation You Will Ever Find Around

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
November 26, 2019

The basics of AWS Regions and Availability Zones We’re going to treat this article as a sort of AWS 101 — it’ll be a quick primer on AWS Regions a...

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Cloud Academy Training Tips

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Andrew Larkin
November 21, 2019

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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Application Load Balancer vs. Classic Load Balancer

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Dzenan Dzevlan
November 20, 2019

In this post, we’ll look at the features of Application Load Balancer compared to Classic Load Balancers, how to monitor ALB, and pricing.

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  • ALB
  • Application Load Balancer
  • AWS
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • ELB

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: AWS Internet of Things (IoT), Which Certifications Should I Get?, How to Go Serverless, and More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
November 19, 2019

We’ve published a lot of new articles this month, so we’re going to dive right into the highlights. But if you love to write, make your...

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  • Cloud Academy

AWS Databases: Type, Usage, and Features

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Stuart Scott
November 14, 2019

AWS offers 14 databases that support diverse data models and include the following types of databases: relational, key-value, document, in-memory, ...

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  • Amazon Quantum Ledger
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Timestream
  • Databases

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
November 13, 2019

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple APIs. In...

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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
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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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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

The 11 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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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
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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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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
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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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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services and implement a level of automation. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Introduction What are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning 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 got a thousan...

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  • Continuous Learning
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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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Stuart Scott
— October 16, 2019

AWS Security: Bastion Hosts, NAT instances and VPC Peering

Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS infrastructure. Welcome to part four of my AWS Security overview. In part three, we looked at network security at the subnet level. This ti...

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