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New on Cloud Academy: AWS Solutions Architect – Associate Exam Prep, Azure Courses, Google Associate Cloud Engineer Exam Prep, Programming Labs, and Much More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
April 8, 2020

Our Content Team really kicked it into overdrive with tons of new content this month. You’ll be amazed at the number of new learning paths, c...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • programming

How to Enhance Digital Literacy Across Remote and In-House Teams

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Helen Kane
April 8, 2020

Improving digital literacy among employees is crucial in creating opportunities for sustained growth and rewards for organizations. Yet, companies ...

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  • Digital Literacy

How to Effectively Use Azure DevOps

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Logan Rakai
April 7, 2020

Azure DevOps is a suite of services that collaborate on software development following DevOps principles. The services in Azure DevOps are: Az...

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  • Azure
  • DevOps

Announcing New Training Plans

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
April 3, 2020

Drive your teams’ training initiatives with our new Training Plans. You’ll be able to manage learning across your teams — no matter the size ...

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  • platform updates
  • Training Plans

Breaking News: All AWS Certification Exams Now Available Online

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
April 3, 2020

Remote proctoring for all AWS certifications Cloud Academy is an Advanced AWS Technology Partner, and we are happy to announce all AWS certificati...

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  • AWS
  • AWS certification
  • AWS Certifications

How To Build a Career with AWS Certifications

Connie Benton
Connie Benton
April 1, 2020

From Iaas and PaaS solutions to digital marketing, cloud computing reshapes the world of technology. As the influence of this technology grows, so ...

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  • AWS
  • Certifications

How to Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Beef up Cybersecurity

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Justin Matt
March 31, 2020

How can AI help cybersecurity? As data breaches and privacy incidents become more common than ever, cybersecurity is the top priority for business...

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  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity

What is Cognito in AWS?

Vijayakumar Athithan
Vijayakumar Athithan
March 27, 2020

Web applications usually allow a valid username and password combination for successful sign in to the application. Modern authentication flows inc...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Cognito
  • Solutions Architect

Calibrating New Questions Using Natural Language Processing

Luca Benedetto
Luca Benedetto
March 24, 2020

The Cloud Academy training platform offers a Skill Assessment tool capable of providing useful insights to learners and their managers. The assessm...

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  • Natural Language Processing
  • R2DE

COVID-19: What We’re Doing to Help During This Time

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 is challenging all of us in a serious way, but we have no doubt we will get through this together and we will come out stronger than ever ...

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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
— 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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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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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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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
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
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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 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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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