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Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: October 2019

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
October 17, 2019

This month, we started our blog with some big news from Stuart Scott. AWS just announced some big changes to their certification exams. Stuart take...

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Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: September 2019

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
September 20, 2019

We've gathered our September blog highlights for you to jump right in. It might surprise you to learn that there are a number of cybersecuri...

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How Google, HP, and Etsy Succeed with DevOps

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Adam Hawkins
September 13, 2019

DevOps is currently well developed, and there are many examples of companies adopting it to improve their existing practices and explore new fronti...

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Top 5 Mistakes When Hiring a Full-Stack Developer

Anastasia Stefanuk
Anastasia Stefanuk
August 29, 2019

A skilled team of IT talent is crucial for any business that wants to catch up to modern technology, develop software products, and implement a dig...

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How to Accelerate Development in the Cloud

Chris Gambino
Chris Gambino
August 28, 2019

Understanding how to accelerate development in the cloud can prevent typical challenges that developers face in a traditional enterprise. While the...

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Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: August 2019

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
August 19, 2019

Trending Articles We've gathered some August highlights for you to jump in to. Check out our Content Roadmap to see our new courses schedul...

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

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Andrew Larkin
August 13, 2019

Last month, Cloud Academy joined forces with QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, and it put us in an excellent position to solve a massive sk...

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  • Google Cloud Platform

DevSecOps: How to Secure DevOps Environments

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Adam Hawkins
August 9, 2019

Security has been a friction point when discussing DevOps. This stems from the assumption that DevOps teams move too fast to handle security concer...

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Understanding Python Datetime Handling

Valery Calderón Briz
Valery Calderón Briz
August 8, 2019

Communicating dates and times with another person is pretty simple... right? “See you at 6 o’clock on Monday” sounds understandable. But was ...

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  • Python datetime
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How to Become a DevOps Engineer

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Adam Hawkins
July 17, 2019

The DevOps Handbook introduces DevOps as a framework for improving the process for converting a business hypothesis into a technology-enabled servi...

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

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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Andrew Larkin
— March 20, 2020

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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Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

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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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

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 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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Stuart Scott
— April 27, 2020

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...

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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

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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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

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

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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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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Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— January 23, 2020

Learn Cloud Computing: Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites and requirements to learn cloud computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the prerequisites to learning cloud computing. This was a question I was emailed countless times from our users, and while we have Learning Paths, AWS...

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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 6, 2019

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? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...

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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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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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