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New Content: AWS Data Analytics – Specialty Certification, Azure AI-900 Certification, Plus New Learning Paths, Courses, Labs, and More

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
October 14, 2020

This month our Content Team released two big certification Learning Paths: the AWS Certified Data Analytics - Speciality, and the Azure AI Fundamen...

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  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming

New Content: Azure DP-100 Certification, Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate Prep, 13 Security Labs, and Much More

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
September 15, 2020

This past month our Content Team served up a heaping spoonful of new and updated content. Not only did our experts release the brand new Azure DP-1...

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  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming

New Content: Alibaba, Azure AZ-303 and AZ-304, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation, Python 3 Programming, 16 Hands-on Labs, and Much More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
August 5, 2020

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-3...

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  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming

New Content: AWS, Azure, Typescript, Java, Docker, 13 New Labs, and Much More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
July 2, 2020

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 und...

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  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming

New Content: AZ-500 and AZ-400 Updates, 3 Google Professional Exam Preps, Practical ML Learning Path, C# Programming, and More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
June 11, 2020

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 high...

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  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming

New Content: Alibaba, Azure Cert Prep: AI-100, AZ-104, AZ-204 & AZ-400, Amazon Athena Playground, Google Cloud Developer Challenge, and much more

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
May 11, 2020

This month, our Content Team released 8 new learning paths, 4 courses, 7 labs in real cloud environments, and 4 new knowledge check assessments. No...

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  • alibaba
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • gitops
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • lab playground
  • programming

Introducing Our Newest Lab Environments: Lab Playgrounds

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
May 1, 2020

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, i...

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  • Azure
  • Docker
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Java
  • lab playgrounds
  • Python

New on Cloud Academy: AWS Solutions Architect Exam Prep, Azure Courses, GCP Engineer Exam Prep, Programming, and More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
April 9, 2020

Our Content Team really kicked it into overdrive with tons of new content this month. You’ll be amazed at the number of new learning paths, c...

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  • Google Cloud Platform
  • programming

How to Effectively Use Azure DevOps

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Logan Rakai
April 7, 2020

Azure DevOps is a suite of services that collaborate on software development following DevOps principles. The services in Azure DevOps are: Az...

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  • Azure
  • DevOps

New on Cloud Academy: Intro to GitOps; AWS Courses; Java, Python, Amazon Linux 2, Ubuntu, & Docker Playgrounds; and much more

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
March 7, 2020

This month, our Content Team released six new “lab playgrounds.” Each playground lab provides a safe and secure sandbox environment for...

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  • Azure
  • gitops
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • lab playground
  • programming

Popular Articles

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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
— August 28, 2020

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 12 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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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
— July 9, 2020

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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  • Certifications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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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  • Continuous Learning
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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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  • Cloud Migration