(Update March 2019) We’ve added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the AWS OpsWorks hands-on Lab and we’ve improved the lab experience with new images and instructions to reflect the new VPC and OpsWorks flows.
New Cloud Academy hands-on lab: AWS OpsWorks
If you’re involved in web development, the odds are that you already appreciate the level of integration and automation offered by the DevOps approach to application management. And if you’re considering building application infrastructure on the Amazon Web Services cloud, then you’d probably like some way to apply DevOps principles.
You could always build your own DevOps deployment environment using third-party packages like Puppet. While these do get the job done beautifully but the learning curve can be a bit steep. But if you just don’t want to have to spend too much time worrying about infrastructure, you should give AWS OpsWorks some serious consideration.
AWS OpsWorks application management service
OpsWorks is a management tool that allows you to organize and deploy a complete stack of AWS services in support of your application, without needing to worry about backend management details. AWS will handle things like configuration, redundancy, and scaling, leaving you to focus on your users.
Cloud Academy designer Ryan S. Brown, has just created a brand new hands-on lab that will guide you, step-by-step, through building a full AWS OpsWorks stack from scratch.
This lab will give you full access to an actual AWS console account. You’ll work through the process of creating an OpsWorks stack just the way you would if you were working with your own account.
Specifically, using Ryan’s lab, you will:
- Login to Amazon Web Service Console.
- Create an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPC Subnet, and VPC Internet Gateway.
- Connect the Internet Gateway to the VPC Route Table.
- Create and OpsWorks stack, layer, and app.
- Deploy a simple app.
- Delete the Stack.
Need the kind of confidence and experience that you would normally find only through spending time in an actual production environment?
Take Cloud Academy’s AWS OpsWorks Lab today!
New Content: Azure DP-100 Certification, Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate Prep, 13 Security Labs, and Much More
This past month our Content Team served up a heaping spoonful of new and updated content. Not only did our experts release the brand new Azure DP-100 Certification Learning Path, but they also created 18 new hands-on labs — and so much more! New content on Cloud Academy At any time, y...
AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions
If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 12 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...
Overcoming Unprecedented Business Challenges with AWS
From auto-scaling applications with high availability to video conferencing that’s used by everyone, every day — cloud technology has never been more popular or in-demand. But what does this mean for experienced cloud professionals and the challenges they face as they carve out a new p...
Constant Content: Cloud Academy’s Q3 2020 Roadmap
Hello — Andy Larkin here, VP of Content at Cloud Academy. I am pleased to release our roadmap for the next three months of 2020 — August through October. Let me walk you through the content we have planned for you and how this content can help you gain skills, get certified, and...
New Content: Alibaba, Azure AZ-303 and AZ-304, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation, Python 3 Programming, 16 Hands-on Labs, and Much More
This month our Content Team did an amazing job at publishing and updating a ton of new content. Not only did our experts release the brand new AZ-303 and AZ-304 Certification Learning Paths, but they also created 16 new hands-on labs — and so much more! New content on Cloud Academy At...
Blog Digest: Which Certifications Should I Get?, The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications, 6 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach, and More
This month, we were excited to announce that Cloud Academy was recognized in the G2 Summer 2020 reports! These reports highlight the top-rated solutions in the industry, as chosen by the source that matters most: customers. We're grateful to have been nominated as a High Performer in se...
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...
New Content: AWS, Azure, Typescript, Java, Docker, 13 New Labs, and Much More
This month, our Content Team released a whopping 13 new labs in real cloud environments! If you haven't tried out our labs, you might not understand why we think that number is so impressive. Our labs are not “simulated” experiences — they are real cloud environments using accounts on A...
Kickstart Your Tech Training With a Free Week on Cloud Academy
Are you looking to make a jump in your technical career? Want to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Kubernetes, Python, or another in-demand skill? Then you'll want to mark your calendar. Starting Monday, June 22 at 12:00 a.m. PDT (3:00 a.m. EDT), ...
New Content: AZ-500 and AZ-400 Updates, 3 Google Professional Exam Preps, Practical ML Learning Path, C# Programming, and More
This month, our Content Team released tons of new content and labs in real cloud environments. Not only that, but we introduced our very first highly interactive "Office Hours" webinar. This webinar, Acing the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification, started with a quick overvie...
Azure vs. AWS: Which Certification Provides the Brighter Future?
More and more companies are using cloud services, prompting more and more people to switch their current IT position to something cloud-related. The problem is most people only have that much time after work to learn new technologies, and there are plenty of cloud services that you can ...
Blog Digest: 5 Reasons to Get AWS Certified, OWASP Top 10, Getting Started with VPCs, Top 10 Soft Skills, and More
Thank you for being a valued member of our community! We recently sent out a short survey to understand what type of content you would like us to add to Cloud Academy, and we want to thank everyone who gave us their input. If you would like to complete the survey, it's not too late. It ...