Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: August 2019

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AWS AMI Virtualization Types: Paravirtual vs. Hardware Virtual Machine

Amazon Machine Images (AMI) come in two types of virtualization: Paravirtual (PV) and Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Each solution offers its own advantages.

Deployment Orchestration with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

If you’re involved with the deployment of web applications within your organization’s AWS environment, then it’s likely you’ve heard of AWS Elastic Beanstalk. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of deployment orchestration.

How to Use & Install AWS CLI

The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is used to manage your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services and implement a level of automation. We’ll show you how to use the AWS CLI and how to install it on your Windows, Linux, Mac, or Unix Operating System.

Microsoft Azure

AZ-500 Exam: Solidify Your Skills as a Microsoft Azure Security Engineer

Becoming a Microsoft Azure security engineer is no joke — and it’s even harder to become a GOOD Azure security engineer. However, if you can solidify your skills you are likely to be handsomely rewarded. In this article, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know in order to score an interview and land that dream job.

Understanding Azure Subscriptions and Management Group Hierarchies

When used individually, Azure Management Groups, Subscriptions, and Resource Groups are very powerful. But when used together, they can establish the entire organizational structure of Azure. We’ll untangle their complexities and give guidance on first steps with these Azure organizational systems.

Multi-Cloud Articles

Content Roadmap: AZ-500, ITIL 4, MS-100, Google Cloud Associate Engineer, and More

Our latest content roadmap is designed to help you get started with business transformation, become more agile in solving business problems, and be more aware of security best practices.

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Which resource model you choose for your delivery — cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want to do your homework first. You’ll need to understand the pros and cons of cloud computing and how to contextualize any existing disadvantages.

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

The “Google Cloud vs. AWS” argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? Check out this article to find out.

Test Your Cloud Knowledge on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform

Whether you use AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or a combination of all three, our Cloud Knowledge Evaluation will test your current skills to reveal your strengths and weaknesses.


Mastering Python Programming

Becoming an expert Python coder is not just about solving complex problems with working scripts, but also about achieving that hard balance of complex problem solving comprised of elegantly constructed and readable scripts.

Understanding Python Datetime Handling

When coding with Python, you can express a date and time in many ways. This article discusses Python datetimes best practices to reduce the complexity when using, formatting, and storing datetimes on a daily basis.

Cloud Security

DevSecOps: How to Secure DevOps Environments

In this article, we’ll look at how teams can secure their DevOps environments with the DevSecOps methodology and provide training materials that will help you secure your applications and environments.


How to Improve Assessments with Multiple-Choice Questions

We’ll provide a brief overview of assessing a user based on items (e.g., students with high skill will correctly answer difficult questions, which in turn are those that only highly skilled students typically can answer, etc.). Also, we show a few of the properties that make for a good and bad questions to help improve assessments with multiple-choice questions.
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