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It’s 10:00 AM: Do You Know Where Your Team’s Tech Skills Are?

Ben Keylor
Ben Keylor
May 17, 2021

One of the most challenging parts of managing a team in today’s digital world is that technology advances faster than people’s skills can — leaving...

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Data Engineering & Business Intelligence – An Exciting Quest

Giuliano Sofi
Giuliano Sofi
April 16, 2021

I can clearly remember that moment when our VP of Engineering came to me saying, “Our data and reporting are a mess.” At that moment, we admitted t...

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AWS Machine Learning Labs and Certification Preparation

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
April 14, 2021

Are you trying to dig deep into AWS Machine Learning but don't know where to start? Let's talk about how you can do that with Cloud Academy. Clo...

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The 12 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

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Andrew Larkin
January 31, 2021

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...

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

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Stuart Scott
January 29, 2021

Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate. Its new version (SAA-C02)...

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Where Should You Be Focusing Your AWS Security Efforts?

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Stuart Scott
December 17, 2020

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.” Amo...

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AWS Lambda re:Invent Wrap-up Week 1

William Meadows
William Meadows
December 11, 2020

All the newest AWS Lambda announcements In the first week of re:Invent, there were a few interesting announcements for Lambda that we should take ...

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AWS re:Invent: 2020 Keynote Top Highlights and More

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
December 4, 2020

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 practitio...

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From Infrastructure to Analytics: Brandon Croom’s Tech Journey

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 10, 2020

Let’s talk about Brandon Croom’s cloud journey. Brandon started his work in IT infrastructure, which is where he first got introduced to Cloud Acad...

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How Simon Beck Sets Himself Up for Success With Certifications

Elisa Birolini
Elisa Birolini
November 9, 2020

Wondering if certifications matter in the job-seeking process? Meet Simon Beck, our Champion who is working towards two certs to stand out in the j...

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— May 17, 2021

It’s 10:00 AM: Do You Know Where Your Team’s Tech Skills Are?

One of the most challenging parts of managing a team in today’s digital world is that technology advances faster than people’s skills can — leaving you guessing if you have the resources to complete projects on time and on budget. It’s that sinking feeling in your gut of fear and wor...

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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...

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The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

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If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery —  cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...

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Albert Qian
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What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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Cloud Academy Team
— January 31, 2021

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...

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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing 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. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

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Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have config...

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How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

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Guy Hummel
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Google Cloud Platform Certification: Preparation and Prerequisites

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has evolved from being a niche player to a serious competitor to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. In 2020, research firm Gartner placed Google in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services for the third c...

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