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AWS Security: Bastion Host, NAT instances and VPC Peering

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Stuart Scott
October 16, 2019

Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS ...

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  • AWS

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Biggest Data Breaches of the Decade

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Erika Singer
October 15, 2019

With an increasing number of products and services being dependent on the internet, consumers entrust more and more of their personal information t...

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  • Cybersecurity
  • data breaches

8 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

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Walter Stone
October 10, 2019

Over the years, the education industry has come a long way. Teaching and learning are no longer confined to textbooks and classrooms and now reache...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • education industry

Top 13 Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Best Practices

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Sudhi Seshachala
October 9, 2019

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) brings a host of advantages to the table, including static private IP addresses, Elastic Network Interfaces, sec...

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  • best practices
  • VPC

Azure Search: How to Search for Text in Documents and Images

Nestor Campos
Nestor Campos
October 8, 2019

Azure Search is an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cloud search service that enables full-text searches within documents and images. It’...

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10 Reasons You Should Be Microsoft Azure Certified

Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
October 3, 2019

Catapult your career and gain advancement opportunities by becoming Microsoft Azure certified With the introduction of new technologies on a daily...

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  • Certifications
  • Microsoft Azure

Big Changes to the AWS Certification Exams

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Stuart Scott
October 2, 2019

With AWS re:Invent 2019 just around the corner, we can expect some early announcements to trickle through with upcoming features and services. Howe...

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  • Certifications

New on Cloud Academy: ITIL® 4, Microsoft 365 Tenant, Jenkins, TOGAF® 9.1, and more

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
October 1, 2019

At Cloud Academy, we're always striving to make improvements to our training platform. Based on your feedback, we released some new features to hel...

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  • Google Cloud Platform
  • ITIL® 4
  • Jenkins
  • Microsoft 365 Tenant
  • New content
  • Product Feature
  • Python programming
  • TOGAF® 9.1

AWS Security Groups: Instance Level Security

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Stuart Scott
September 27, 2019

Instance security requires that you fully understand AWS security groups, along with patching responsibility, key pairs, and various tenancy option...

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  • instance security
  • Security
  • security groups

Cybersecurity vs. Information Security: Is There a Difference?

Saurabh Hooda
Saurabh Hooda
September 26, 2019

Is there really a difference between cybersecurity and information security? Although these two terms are often used interchangeably, there are qui...

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  • Cybersecurity
  • information security
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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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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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Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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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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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
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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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  • AWS CLI
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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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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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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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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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Vineet Badola
— July 15, 2019

AWS AMI Virtualization Types: HVM vs PV (Paravirtual VS Hardware VM)

Amazon Machine Images (AWS AMI) offers two types of virtualization: Paravirtual (PV) and Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Each solution offers its own advantages. When we’re using AWS, it’s easy for someone — almost without thinking —  to choose which AMI flavor seems best when spinning...

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  • Hardware Virtual Machine
  • Paravirtual
  • Virtualization

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