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New Content: Platforms, Programming, and DevOps – Something for Everyone

Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
April 9, 2021

This month our team of expert certification specialists released three new or updated learning paths, 16 courses, 13 hands-on labs, and four lab ch...

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  • alibaba
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • programming
  • Security

Micro-Blog 3 of 3 – Read These Before You Take the CKA: The Cloud Is Just Someone Else’s Computer

Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
April 6, 2021

Microblog #3: The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer Welcome back! This tip is more of a strong recommendation than anything else.  S...

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  • tips

Cloud Academy Ranks Highly Across G2 Spring 2021 Reports

Ben Keylor
Ben Keylor
April 1, 2021

After a strong showing in last quarter’s Winter 2021 Reports, customers have once again nominated Cloud Academy for numerous accolades. The results...

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  • reviews

Mastering AWS Organizations Service Control Policies

Luca Casartelli
Luca Casartelli
March 31, 2021

Service Control Policies (SCPs) are IAM-like policies to manage permissions in AWS Organizations. SCPs restrict the actions allowed for accounts wi...

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  • AWS
  • Organizations
  • SCP

Micro-Blog 2 of 3 – Read These Before You Take the CKA: Hack. Time.

Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
March 30, 2021

Microblog #2: HACK. TIME. Welcome back to the micro-series on preparing for the CKA exam. This series is going to equip you with several tips and ...

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  • CKA
  • hacks

GraphQL/Graphene: How to Solve the N+1 Problem With DataLoaders

Mattias Santoro
Mattias Santoro
March 26, 2021

One of the common problems dealing with RESTful APIs is to choose where and how to aggregate resource data coming from different endpoints, even di...

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  • api
  • graphql

Micro-Blog 1 of 3 – Read These Before You Take the CKA: Becoming the Bookworm

Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
March 24, 2021

Microblog #1: Become the Bookworm I know what you’re thinking, read a Kubernetes book blah blah blah. Actually no, but you will be reading somet...

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  • CKA

All About Cloud Academy’s Free Tech Skills Bootcamp

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
March 22, 2021

Refresh your knowledge and expertise during the Free Tech Skills Bootcamp! Join our Free Week from March 22-28.

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  • bootcamp
  • Certifications
  • Free Content

A Day in the Life of a Front-End Engineer at Cloud Academy (When There’s Not a Pandemic) #DevStories

Valentina Calabrese
Valentina Calabrese
March 19, 2021

It’s a typical Monday morning, and I am about to get off the TILO train that takes me to Cloud Academy’s offices in Mendrisio every morning. It’...

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  • developer
  • frontend

New Content: Focus on DevOps and Programming Content this Month

Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
March 12, 2021

This month our team of expert certification specialists released 12 new or updated learning paths, 15 courses, 25 hands-on labs, and four lab chall...

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  • alibaba
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • programming
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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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— January 31, 2021

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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Stuart Scott
— January 29, 2021

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. The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some ...

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Joe Nemer
— August 28, 2020

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 12 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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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

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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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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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