(Update) We’ve recently released some new product features to further enhance your training experience:
Hands-on Labs, live cloud environments for your team to build and validate practical experience directly on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, data pipelines, and much more.
Training Plans will help you assign, manage, and measure structured cloud training at scale.
Skill Assessments will help you trend your team’s aptitude by platform, domain, and topic and identify possible skill gaps.
We’ve been also busy creating a robust solution for organizations who are looking to upskill their teams. With a premier cloud ecosystem library, the ability to assign training plans, extend and customize training for the organization, Cloud Academy’s Enterprise plan is the most effective way to launch an enterprise technology training program at scale.
Readers can explore the latest trends in technical skills in demand for Cloud Architects using Cloud Roster™, the data-driven job role matrix updated weekly.
It has been quite a long time since our website has been completely redrawn in October 2013. During this time Cloud Academy has grown a lot, reaching a base of more than 6000 quizzes and learnings, members in more than 100 Countries from all over the world, the first courses getting launched, a lot of changes under the hood to make the whole platform as fast and secure as possible.
Now, after 7 months, we are so proud to launch a brand new version of CloudAcademy.com, more neat and clean, professional and eye-candy.
Learn, Test, Do
The key concept around the rebranding is that we moved from a things-oriented approach to an action-oriented one. In the past, you used to find links to quizzes or courses. Now the point is: what do you want to do? Do you want to learn? Great, sit there and watch one of our cutting-edge courses about cloud-computing. We are crafting more of them right now, and we are looking forward to publishing them in the next days.
Are you in a testing mood? Well, start testing yourself with our good old quizzes, very same concept but with a revamped new interface which will help you to focus on what really matters: your question and your answers. After the question, the learning statement will tell you more about the topic of the question itself and help you consolidate your knowledge and your skills.
And what about doing? Well, that’s a brand new feature that will be available very soon. Hands-on Labs will allow you to actively test your knowledge doing real things in a real environment. Wondering if you know how to launch an AWS EC2 instance? Great: start the lab and test yourself in an actual AWS Console. Interested in deploying your app on GCP? Well, our lab will drive you across the whole process, allowing you to do real things, checking that you are doing the right things.
So long, and thanks for all the Decks!
One of the biggest change you’ll find around is that decks are gone for good.
They were a nice feature of our website and some of you were really fond of it, but they simply don’t cut it anymore. On the other end, we added a feature that many of you were crying out for service-based questions. If you want to challenge yourself with a specific service, say “Glacier” or “BeansTalk”, now you can focus on it only and get straight through the questions for that service. This will make your learning path more structured and will allow you to focus and what you really want.
Courses will also supply to the lack of Decks. Actually, the brand new courses we are crafting and will launch soon will be quite different, mixing videos, learning statements and even more. I’m sure you’ll like it and will give a big added value to you.
A bright future for Cloud Academy
And we are not done yet. We have a huge amount of ideas we are working on and will reveal in the future. Our mission is to give you cutting-edge content to learn and test your skills in cloud computing and to grow as a professional in the field, and we are totally committed to it. Your users are the pole star in our journey, so please share your feedback with us. We foresee a great future for Cloud Academy, and are looking forward to seeing you being part of it.
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 ...
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...
What is Kubernetes? An Introductory Overview
In part 1 of my webinar series on Kubernetes, I introduced Kubernetes at a high level with hands-on demos aiming to answer the question, "What is Kubernetes?" After polling our audience, we found that most of the webinar attendees had never used Kubernetes before, or had only been expos...
How Does Cloud Computing Work?
Whether you're looking to become a cloud engineer or you're a manager wanting to gain more knowledge, learn the basics of how cloud computing works. Are you wondering about how cloud computing actually works? We can help explain the basic principles behind this technology. Cloud comput...
What is Ansible?
What is Ansible? Ansible is an open-source IT automation engine, which can remove drudgery from your work life, and will also dramatically improve the scalability, consistency, and reliability of your IT environment. We'll start to explore how to automate repetitive system administratio...
What is Puppet? Get Started With Our Course
When it comes to building and configuring IT infrastructure, especially across dozens or even thousands of servers, developers need tools that automate and streamline this process. Enter Puppet, one of the leading DevOps tools for automating delivery and operation of software no matter ...
2018 Was a Big Year for Content at Cloud Academy
As Head of Content at Cloud Academy I work closely with our customers and my domain leads to prioritize quarterly content plans that will achieve the best outcomes for our customers. We started 2018 with two content objectives: To show customer teams how to use Cloud Services to solv...
2019 Cloud Computing Predictions
2018 was a banner year in cloud computing, with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) all continuing to launch new and innovative services. We also saw growth among enterprises in the adoption of methodologies supporting the move toward cloud-native...
Introducing Assessment Cycles
Today, cloud technology platforms and best practices around them move faster than ever, resulting in a paradigm shift for how organizations onboard and train their employees. While assessing employee skills on an annual basis might have sufficed a decade ago, the reality is that organiz...
Cloud Skills: Transforming Your Teams with Technology and Data
How building Cloud Academy helped us understand the challenges of transforming large teams, and how data and planning can help with your cloud transformation. When we started Cloud Academy a few years ago, our founding team knew that cloud was going to be a revolution for the IT indu...
Announcing Skill Profiles Beta
Now that you’ve decided to invest in the cloud, one of your chief concerns might be maximizing your investment. With little time to align resources with your vision, how do you objectively know the capabilities of your teams? By partnering with hundreds of enterprise organizations, we’...
A New Paradigm for Cloud Training is Needed (and Other Insights We Can Democratize)
It’s no secret that cloud, its supporting technologies, and the capabilities it unlocks is disrupting IT. Whether you’re cloud-first, multi-cloud, or migrating workload by workload, every step up the ever-changing cloud capability curve depends on your people, your technology, and your ...