Cloud Academy membership will boost your Cloud skills with new monthly cloud computing courses, questions and labs.
This is the last day to buy our Annual Plan for Cloud Academy to improve your Cloud skills with a discount of $100 at only $390/year. In the last few months we offered several discounts on what we consider our most valuable plan for professionals and companies who are moving to the cloud and want their teams to have constantly updated Cloud skills. Our regular price is usually $490, less than $41/month. Now it’s even better at only $390/year with locked-in price, and for all the subsequent years.
I’m going to explain why I think our Annual Plan is the best choice for our customers and how we are building it to become the most powerful solution to learn Cloud computing and test your Cloud skills.
Just to be clear, our Annual membership includes everything we have online now and everything we release on a monthly basis in terms of new content and updates. Our Annual customers are also the ones who get every features we launch on our platform.
I promise I’ll keep it short as you can start evaluating it anytime, with our 7-day free trial.
1. Continuous learning on Cloud technologies
The majority of courses on cloud computing is focused on a single topic or a single certification path. Especially for AWS, you can easily find a 3-day course for AWS Solutions Architect (Associate or Professional) or a dedicated course on AWS Architecting. Most of these courses are designed for people that just need an introduction to that topic. They have a limited value since products and ecosystems like AWS are constantly changing and therefore your cloud skills have to change too. Even after you have cleared your AWS Certification, chances are that AWS will launch a new product in its suite or will launch new features on EC2 and S3.
With Cloud Academy Annual Membership we designed a product where our member gets new Courses, Quizzes and Labs every month, following our Roadmap of upcoming content. It’s powerful because our members learn month after month, earn new cloud skills and are constantly up to date with the latest news. Even if you just need to keep track of your progress, our Quizzes provide a monthly update on several topics.
2. It’s a Multi-cloud world, Cloud Academy is multi-cloud too
I was impressed by the data released a few months ago by RightScale on how enterprises and SMBs have already embraced a multi-cloud strategy. In a world where Amazon, Google and Azure are competing to become the leader in the public cloud market, there are millions of services and cloud technologies that you need to learn in order to start this journey. Nowadays even for a small company it makes a lot of sense to start using different platforms and taking advantage of the different solutions in terms of prices and technologies. We already see a great number of customers looking at Cloud Academy because their cloud strategy is based on AWS and Azure, and their teams need to learn both. Google is just around the corner as well.
At Cloud Academy we focus on creating the best content available for different cloud platforms. It means that we have also courses about Docker and Linux, and on general virtualization too. As soon as we go ahead we’ll do more for Devops and for professionals who want to do more with their online infrastructure.
3. Everyone learns in a different way
Exactly. That’s why we believe that having cloud computing courses, cloud computing questions and explanations and real hands-on labs for AWS at your disposal is a complete solution. We also think that preparing for certifications like AWS Solutions Architect needs a dedicated tool and we offer it for every available path.
What we have noticed is that everyone really learns in a different way online. Some of our members are only using our quizzes to keep up with new AWS or Google services, and many others who love our courses and rely on them to get every needed cloud skills before working on a new project.
We are now integrating all of them in a better way and we are ready to move one step ahead, to the mobile world where we think we have our next challenge. Stay tuned 🙂
Once more, this is the last day to become part of our family with $100 OFF for our Annual Membership, get it now and contact us at email@example.com for any further questions!
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