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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: 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 ...
New Content: 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, and our expert instructors are working 'round the clock to create 6 n...
Top 5 Reasons to Get AWS Certified Right Now
Cloud computing trends are on the rise and have been for some time already. Fortunately, it’s never too late to start learning cloud computing. Skills like AWS and others associated with cloud computing are in high demand because cloud technologies have become crucial for many businesse...
Introducing Our Newest Lab Environments: Lab Playgrounds
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 la...
Blog Digest: AWS Breaking News, Azure DevOps, AWS Study Guide, 8 Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Attack, and More
New articles by topic AWS Azure Data Science Google Cloud Cloud Adoption Platform Updates & New Content Security Women in Tech AWS Breaking News: All AWS Certification Exams Now Available Online As an Advanced AWS Technology Partner, C...
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, though you can still take SAA-C01 through July 1, 2020. This post will focus on version SAA-C02. The AWS...