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Tips For Improving Employee Engagement

The qualities needed to lead a digital enterprise have been well documented. How to ensure worker engagement with digital transformation initiatives and the digital workplace is less clear.

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August 22, 2018

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Essential Guide to AIOps: Top Tools and Implementation Tips

AIOps platforms may be the hottest ticket in enterprise IT right now, with vendors offering all manner of AI-driven tools that arrive with a heady promise of transforming IT operations.

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August 22, 2018

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Is Open Source More Secure? Maybe Not

In the debate over whether open source or proprietary software is inherently more secure, the winner is likely to be neither.

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August 21, 2018

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8 Hurdles IT Must Overcome if They Want Open Source Success

Open source can create new opportunities for businesses, but they must be wary of the challenges around security, support, and scalability.  

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August 16, 2018

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Rauf Bolden: Municipalities, Ransomware and the Cloud-Based Browser

You could almost hear people gnash their teeth, wondering about ransomware attacks on municipalities in New Mexico and Georgia.

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August 9, 2018

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A New Paradigm For Cloud Training

Leading enterprises have recognized that building skills from within is the best long-term solution to contend with the current skills gap, which is why a new paradigm for cloud training is needed.

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August 6, 2018

Recent Blog Posts

Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
— April 9, 2021

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

This month our team of expert certification specialists released three new or updated learning paths, 16 courses, 13 hands-on labs, and four lab challenges! New content on Cloud Academy You can always visit our Content Roadmap to see what’s just released as well as what’s coming soon....

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  • alibaba
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • programming
  • Security
Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
— April 6, 2021

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

Microblog #3: The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer Welcome back! This tip is more of a strong recommendation than anything else.  Since the CKA and CKAD focus so strongly on your ability to prove that you can administer, or develop in a cluster, I wanted to take the time...

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  • CKA
  • tips
Ben Keylor
Ben Keylor
— April 1, 2021

Cloud Academy Ranks Highly Across G2 Spring 2021 Reports

After a strong showing in last quarter’s Winter 2021 Reports, customers have once again nominated Cloud Academy for numerous accolades. The results of G2’s Spring 2021 reports rank our educational technology platform among leaders and high performers across four categories and nearly th...

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  • g2
  • reviews
Luca Casartelli
Luca Casartelli
— March 31, 2021

Mastering AWS Organizations Service Control Policies

Service Control Policies (SCPs) are IAM-like policies to manage permissions in AWS Organizations. SCPs restrict the actions allowed for accounts within the organization making each one of them compliant with your guidelines. SCPs are not meant to grant permissions; you should consider ...

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  • AWS
  • Organizations
  • SCP
Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
— March 30, 2021

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

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 tricks that will help you navigate the exam and its common pitfalls so you save time and get to answering questions. Let’s kick off this ...

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  • CKA
  • hacks
Mattias Santoro
Mattias Santoro
— March 26, 2021

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

One of the common problems dealing with RESTful APIs is to choose where and how to aggregate resource data coming from different endpoints, even different services. Let's say we have two endpoints on a service that manages surveys: One endpoint exposes a resource called SurveyInfo ...

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  • api
  • graphql
Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
— March 24, 2021

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

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 something. This tip is all about breaking down the exam’s content to a molecular level and bookmarking the documentation that pertains to that co...

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  • CKA
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— March 22, 2021

All About Cloud Academy’s Free Tech Skills Bootcamp

Free Week is here! You may or may not know that we've opened up Cloud Academy to all users before. Our Free Week gives you tons of access to hands-on labs, courses, exams, and everything else we create — so you can get focused learning in a short amount of time. What's new this time? ...

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  • bootcamp
  • Certifications
  • Free Content
Valentina Calabrese
Valentina Calabrese
— March 19, 2021

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

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’s 8:36 a.m. sharp (lovely how punctual Swiss trains are), and I am walking to the office to start a new day. 🥳 As I walk towards my desk ...

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  • day in the life
  • developer
  • frontend
Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
— March 12, 2021

New Content: Focus on DevOps and Programming Content this Month

This month our team of expert certification specialists released 12 new or updated learning paths, 15 courses, 25 hands-on labs, and four lab challenges! New content on Cloud Academy You can always visit our Content Roadmap to see what’s just released as well as what’s coming soon. Ja...

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  • alibaba
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • programming
Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
— March 11, 2021

The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing technology in this modern era. According to the IDC report, “public cloud spending will grow from $229 billion in 2019 to nearly $500 billion in 2023.” Therefore, nobody can deny the rapid growth of cloud computing in recent years. Many b...

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  • Certifications
  • exams
  • Microsoft Azure
Tommaso Cremonini
Tommaso Cremonini
— February 24, 2021

Track Your Certifications, Point to Your Success

Whether you're an individual user of our platform or part of a large enterprise team, we’ve learned that a majority of people using Cloud Academy are quite an ambitious bunch. Many of you are constantly working towards certifications, and often multiple certifications at that! But once ...

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  • certification