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Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
August 22, 2019

Are you looking to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Cloud Security, Python, Java, or another technical skill?...

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How to Prepare for the (ISC)² CISSP Certification

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Stuart Scott
August 20, 2019

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), also known as (ISC)²,  is one of the most globally recognized certifications in th...

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  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
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What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

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Michael Sheehy
August 19, 2019

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 wha...

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The Rise of Containers & Kubernetes 

Tomer Hadassi
Tomer Hadassi
August 19, 2019

Containers have become the standard output of the development process, and Kubernetes has emerged as the standard for container orchestration platf...

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  • CaaS
  • Kubernetes
  • Serverless

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: August 2019

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
August 19, 2019

Trending Articles We've gathered some August highlights for you to jump in to. Check out our Content Roadmap to see our new courses schedul...

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Boto: Using Python to Automate AWS Services

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Nitheesh Poojary
August 19, 2019

Boto allows you to write scripts to automate things like starting AWS EC2 instances Boto is a Python package that provides programmatic connectivi...

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How to Improve Assessments with Multiple-Choice Questions

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Andrea Cappelli
August 15, 2019

Multiple-choice questions are used primarily in educational and training assessments. However, characterizing a user's skills also requires charact...

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  • exams
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  • tests

Content Roadmap: AZ-500, ITIL 4, MS-100, Google Cloud Associate Engineer, and More

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Andrew Larkin
August 13, 2019

Last month, Cloud Academy joined forces with QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, and it put us in an excellent position to solve a massive sk...

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  • content roadmap
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Cloning Functionality for Exams & Hands-on Labs

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Stefano Giacone
August 12, 2019

Creating Custom Exams and Hands-on Labs Is Now Even Easier With Cloud Academy's Content Engine™, you can address organizational skill gaps by crea...

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  • exams
  • Hands-on Labs

DevSecOps: How to Secure DevOps Environments

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Adam Hawkins
August 9, 2019

Security has been a friction point when discussing DevOps. This stems from the assumption that DevOps teams move too fast to handle security concer...

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  • cloud 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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Albert Qian
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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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