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Currently, the three biggest cloud providers in the world are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. However, AWS has the biggest market share, holding about 32.4% of the market. Besides, it’s already responsible for 11% of total Amazon sales. AWS is also popular among many big companies that spend impressive amounts of money on it. In this article, we’ll discuss the top five reasons to get AWS certified.
When preparing for Google Cloud certifications or Amazon AWS certifications, you will likely encounter the term “virtual private cloud.” A virtual private cloud in Google Cloud Platform and Amazon AWS is referred to as a VPC. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some of the basics of VPCs within the context of Google Cloud Platform.
Over the last few years, more than 10,000 Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) vulnerabilities have been reported into the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®) database each year. This is a list of common identifiers for publicly known cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The OWASP vulnerabilities top 10 list consists of the 10 most-seen application vulnerabilities.
As a software engineer, you may think that DevOps is a bunch of people that deploy your code on production, and who are always accountable for keeping the infrastructure up and running. But here is the key: DevOps are principles — not people — and the principles should be embraced and adopted by the entire organization, including Operations, Product and project owners, and especially by software engineers. In this article, a Cloud Academy software engineer discusses his journey toward DevOps.
In this article, we will discuss which Linux distributions are most suitable for DevOps practitioners. Although most readers of this article will be at least partially familiar with Linux, some may not be. For this reason, we will begin with a brief overview of what Linux is, why it can be useful for those working in DevOps, and finally, the major Linux distributions used in the field of DevOps.
Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to adjust to new inputs, learn from experience, and perform tasks like a human being. With the surge of people using AI, it is gratifying to see a technology that seemed impossible, become a new reality. However, due to the popularity of the technology, we are seeing a lot of vendors, firms, and companies trying to jump on the AI bandwagon. They are creating and using intelligent hardware and software like — AI chatbots — to make their products and services smart.
Have you ever thought about how common artificial intelligence is? Or how close are we to all-powerful AI “supercomputers”? Gartner reports that 37% of companies implemented AI in some form in 2019. In this article, we’ll dive into the world of AI and how it can improve content creation.
This article is not about the nitty-gritty of cloud storage. This article focuses on the top 10 cloud storage services of 2020. There are many competitors in this field. Since all the big tech giants have their own cloud storage services, the competition is fierce. So, when we select a cloud storage service, we should consider some essential features such as service security, privacy, mobile app, pricing, complexity, and speed.
As an IT professional, you know there are countless cloud and IT certifications that you can earn to help your chances of success by boosting your career opportunities. But having the right mix of technical and soft skills is what you need in today’s economy. Therefore, we have selected the 10 most-recommended soft skills to develop in 2020 to substantially improve your chances of acing an interview, finding the proper work-life balance, and refining your habits that lead to success.
This month’s training tip is all about changing our study habits a bit. Why not break out of your routine and do something different so you can re-engage those neurons and synapses? We’re here to help you keep learning, and sometimes that means taking a break and trying something new.
Platform Updates & New Content
Just think about how many certifications you can earn between now and 2023. With our new multi-year plan options, you can now purchase two or three years at a significant discount. The two-year plan provides a 35% discount and the three-year provides an amazing discount of 45%!
Want to train in a real cloud environment, but feel slowed down by spinning up your own deployments? When you consider security or pricing costs, it can be costly and challenging to get up to speed quickly for self-training. To solve this problem, Cloud Academy created a new suite of lab-based practical environments: Lab Playgrounds.
New Content on Cloud Academy: Alibaba, Azure Cert Prep: AI-100, AZ-104, AZ-204 & AZ-400, Amazon Athena Playground, Google Cloud Developer Challenge, and much more
This month, our Content Team released 8 new learning paths, 4 courses, 7 labs in real cloud environments, and 4 new knowledge check assessments. Not only that, but we introduced our very first course on Alibaba Cloud.
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...