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As an Advanced AWS Technology Partner, Cloud Academy was happy to announce all AWS certification exams are now available online! This means that you can stay focused on your certification goal and know that you’ll be able to complete it. Cloud Academy offers 11 AWS Certification Learning Paths that make it easy to get AWS certified. You’ll learn the theory with online-based video courses, develop actual experience working in live cloud environments with access to real AWS accounts, and then test your knowledge with quizzes and certification prep exams — all included with an active Cloud Academy subscription.
From Iaas and PaaS solutions to digital marketing, cloud computing reshapes the world of technology. As the influence of this technology grows, so does investment. Tens of billions of dollars are being spent on cloud computing-related services each year. This influx is continuing to increase the requirement for cloud certified professionals. If you’re already in the industry and want to move up the ladder, or want to switch careers, a certificate from the biggest cloud computing company is exactly what you need to make your next move. Follow this article to learn more about AWS certifications.
Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification. The new version (SAA-C02) was released on March 23, 2020, though you can still take SAA-C01 through July 1, 2020. Stuart Scott updated this blog, and it’s focused on the new version of the certification.
Web applications usually allow a valid username and password combination for successful sign in to the application. Modern authentication flows incorporate more approaches to ensure user authentication. When using AWS, this is no exception, thanks to the abilities and features offered by AWS Cognito. Amazon Cognito service is designed to provide APIs and infrastructure for key features in user management space such as authentication, authorization, and managing user repository with different operations for your web and mobile apps. This blog is part of the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate Certification Preparation.
Rather than just tell you about Azure DevOps, you will see first-hand how Azure DevOps works and what you can use it for in this post. You will use services within Azure DevOps for everything in this demonstration. However, you can pick and choose the pieces you want to use and integrate them with external tools that you may already be using. Azure DevOps was built to support that level of customization, and you will see several places where you have options to integrate with tools outside of Azure DevOps.
The Cloud Academy training platform offers a Skill Assessment tool capable of providing useful insights to learners and their managers. The assessment of skills is based both on the capability of users in solving practical exercises (hands-on labs) and on their proficiency in answering theoretical multiple-choice questions (quizzes and exams). The effectiveness of such a tool is based upon an accurate calibration of the hands-on labs and the exams the user is required to take. In this article, we’ll show you how Natural Language Processing (NLP) can be used for calibrating the multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of quizzes and exams.
As your site grows, attracts more visitors, and becomes an income source, you can no longer accept downtime or slow-downs. That’s when you know it’s time to invest in a more reliable hosting solution. For this, Google Cloud is one of the best options out there. In this article, we’ll explain how to install WordPress on Google Cloud and what benefits you’ll reap from it.
In cloud storing, rather than saving the data at local storage or hard disk, the user stores data somewhere at the remote location, which can be accessed using internet service. There are various cloud storage service providers who sell storage services for different ranges. Like other technologies and services, cloud storage has its pros and cons. Here in this article, we will discuss the ten benefits of using a cloud storage service. You should also be aware of all the cons of the particular tool, so here we have also provided some significant disadvantages of using cloud storage services.
On the internet, there are various web hosting servers, which can provide you with space and resources so that you can host any website. There are two types of web hosting servers: traditional and cloud. Traditional servers are not that much in use because the cloud has replaced them, but yet some of the big firms use a dedicated server, which is a part of traditional servers. In this article, we’ll discuss the various differences between cloud and dedicated servers.
With historic low unemployment rates and the rapid transformation of companies, there’s a huge tech talent shortage in the country. Even with the rise of remote employees and freelancers, there remains a huge gap in the potential of digital transformation. That’s why enhancing employees’ digital literacy is crucial for companies to grow. The need for an employee base that can do new kinds of work and fill emerging roles is not optional for today’s modern enterprises. A lofty 43% say the lack of digital skills hinders digitization projects. Follow this article to learn how to enhance digital literacy in today’s workforce.
Platform Updates & New Content
You know that being able to drive training in a large organization is always a challenge. Conflicting priorities are a natural obstacle and get in the way of your and your team’s ability to focus on goals like skill growth — a goal that may take longer to achieve but have high ROI. Training Plans give you the structure to enable teams to assign learning content with clearly defined learning objectives and realistic deadlines. This builds trust between trainees and their managers, which accelerates skill growth: users know they are given a clear road to success. With our new Training Plan feature set and UI, you can now easily manage your training program across your teams — no matter the size or location.
New on Cloud Academy: AWS Solutions Architect Exam Prep, Azure Courses, GCP Engineer Exam Prep, Programming, and More
In a single month alone, our Content Team published a new AWS Certification Learning Paths, 11 labs in real cloud environments, and 31 new courses! At any time, you can find all of our new releases by going to our Training Library and finding the section titled “New this month in our library.” You can also keep track of what new training is coming for the next 4-6 weeks with our Content Roadmap.
By integrating AI into current practices and initiatives, security professionals can strengthen organizational security further. This combination makes it possible to protect vulnerable data and networks from the sharpest of cyberattackers. In fact, a large number of businesses have already started embracing it specifically for this purpose. In this article, we’ll discuss some ways artificial intelligence can play a key role in beefing up the security function for organizations.
Ransomware attacks have continued to grow both in scope and audacity over the past several years. This type of malware has become one of the biggest cybersecurity threats for enterprises, and experts predict the situation is only going to get worse. The WannaCry ransomware incident of 2017 that affected over 300,000 computers in 150 countries was just the tip of the iceberg. A slew of other similar threats surfaced after WannaCry, and millions of computers with unpatched operating systems are still at risk today.
Women in Tech
Toxic attitudes and inflexible working could be stifling careers for women in tech, particularly working mothers. It’s no secret that the tech sector suffers from a notable bias in gender representation, but new research suggests having access to desired employment benefits, and changing attitudes towards them, could be huge factors in attracting and retaining female staff.
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....
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 ...
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...
New Content: Get Ready for the CISM Cert Exam & Learn About Alibaba, Plus All the AWS, GCP, and Azure Courses You Know You Can Count On
This month our team of intrepid certification specialists released five learning paths, seven courses, 19 hands-on labs, and three lab challenges! One particularly interesting new learning path is Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Foundations. After completing this learn...
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...
The 12 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...
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 ...
New Content: AWS Terraform, Java Programming Lab Challenges, Azure DP-900 & DP-300 Certification Exam Prep, Plus Plenty More Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Big Data Courses
This month our Content Team continues building the catalog of courses for everyone learning about AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure. In addition, this month’s updates include several Java programming lab challenges and a couple of courses on big data. In total, we released five new learning...
Where Should You Be Focusing Your AWS Security Efforts?
Another day, another re:Invent session! This time I listened to Stephen Schmidt’s session, “AWS Security: Where we've been, where we're going.” Amongst covering the highlights of AWS security during 2020, a number of newly added AWS features/services were discussed, including: AWS Audit...
AWS re:Invent: 2020 Keynote Top Highlights and More
We’ve gotten through the first five days of the special all-virtual 2020 edition of AWS re:Invent. It’s always a really exciting time for practitioners in the field to see what features and services AWS has cooked up for the year ahead. This year’s conference is a marathon and not a...
WARNING: Great Cloud Content Ahead
At Cloud Academy, content is at the heart of what we do. We work with the world’s leading cloud and operations teams to develop video courses and learning paths that accelerate teams and drive digital transformation. First and foremost, we listen to our customers’ needs and we stay ahea...
Excelling in AWS, Azure, and Beyond – How Danut Prisacaru Prepares for the Future
Meet Danut Prisacaru. Danut has been a Software Architect for the past 10 years and has been involved in Software Engineering for 30 years. He’s passionate about software and learning, and jokes that coding is basically the only thing he can do well (!). We think his enthusiasm shines t...