Two New Cloud Academy Courses: AWS Database and AWS Networking Fundamentals

(Update 2019) We’ve released some great new content over the past few years, visit Cloud Academy’s Training Library for the latest training material.


AWS Database Fundamentals and AWS Networking Fundamentals

Cloud Academy has just released two new courses from our Amazon Web Services Learning Tracks series. Now, in addition to the general introductory course, AWS Technical Fundamentals (AWS 110), you can also take AWS Networking Fundamentals (AWS 160) and AWS Database Fundamentals (AWS 180). The Learning Tracks courses are designed to introduce Cloud Computing newcomers to Amazon Web Service’s basic features and services.

Eventually, just about all AWS skills will be covered through the three-course levels and specialized Tutorial Tracks:
AWS three-course levels and specialized tutorial tracks
By following the four tracks of the AWS series (100-level Basic, 200-level Intermediate, 300-level Advanced, and Tutorial Tracks), you’ll be able to systematically progress through all the core and specialized skills you’ll need to master Amazon’s cloud administration.

In fact, however, the clear structure within which the Learning Tracks system is being built will also let you quickly and easily find and access just the information you need, exactly when you need it. Been around long enough to already be familiar with all the core AWS services? Skip right to our focused-skill Tutorial Tracks. Looking for help with properly configuring or accessing a particular service that’s been causing you grief? You’re just one click away from the explanation you’re after.

AWS Networking Fundamentals will give you a good first look at some of the key structural elements of AWS traffic control, like Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), security groups, and IP addressing. We’ll also briefly discuss such critical networking services as CloudFront, Route53, Auto Scaling, and Load Balancing.

AWS Database Fundamentals provides an introductory tour of AWS database solutions. You’ll learn about the advantages of managed databases and about the basic structure and function of Amazon’s SQL-based RDS database – whether using the MySQL or AWS’s new Aurora database engine. You’ll walk through an actual configuration and launch of a highly available MySQL RDS instance and, finally, you’ll learn about NoSQL database formats, focusing on Amazon’s DynamoDB.

What’s coming at Cloud Academy

Over the next weeks, many more of the AWS Learning Track series courses are due to appear. While current plans call for at least twenty-five separate courses in total, we’re still researching the optimal balance and flow for our course material. If you’ve got any thoughts or preferences, we encourage you to contact us.

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David Clinton

A Linux system administrator with twenty years' experience as a high school teacher, David has been around the industry long enough to have witnessed decades of technology trend predictions; most of them turning out to be dead wrong.

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