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Breaking News: All AWS Certification Exams Now Available Online

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.

How To Build a Career with AWS Certifications

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.

Update: 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 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.

What is Cognito in AWS?

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.

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How to Effectively Use Azure DevOps

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.

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Data Science

Calibrating New Questions Using Natural Language Processing

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.

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Google Cloud

How to Install WordPress on Google Cloud

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.

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Cloud Adoption

10 Benefits of Using Cloud Storage

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.

Difference Between Cloud Servers & Dedicated Servers

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.

How to Enhance Digital Literacy Across Remote and In-House Teams

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.

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Platform Updates & New Content

Announcing New Training Plans

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.

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How to Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Beef up Cybersecurity

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.

8 Ways to Protect Your Data From a Ransomware Attack

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.

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Women in Tech

Women in Tech: Are They Being Held Back in the Industry?

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.

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