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Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
July 1, 2019

By now, you probably know that Cloud Academy is constantly publishing new training content every month with Learning Paths, Courses, Quizzes, Exams...

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Running Apache Spark on Azure Databricks

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Guy Hummel
June 26, 2019

In this article, we’ll cover how to set up an Azure Databricks cluster and how to run queries in an interactive notebook. However, this article onl...

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Understanding the Core Azure Architectural Components

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Thomas Mitchell
June 25, 2019

Microsoft Azure relies on a few key architectural components to provide redundancy and high availability. Core Azure architectural components inclu...

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How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator

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Guy Hummel
June 6, 2019

Microsoft Azure is one of the hottest cloud services on the planet, and it’s growing at a phenomenal rate. This rapid growth has created a huge dem...

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Preparing for the Microsoft AZ-900 Exam

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Guy Hummel
May 20, 2019

Microsoft has offered Azure certification exams for years, but until recently, they were all meant for technical IT professionals. Now non-technica...

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An Overview of Azure Storage (Part 2)

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Thomas Mitchell
May 16, 2019

Archive Storage Archive Storage offers the lowest storage costs of all Azure storage. Its retrieval costs, however, are higher when compared to Ho...

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An Overview of Azure Storage (Part 1)

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Thomas Mitchell
May 14, 2019

Welcome to part one of our series on Azure Storage. Stay tuned for the second part. An Overview of Azure Storage Microsoft Azure Storage is a cl...

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NEW: Custom Hands-On Labs for Azure and Google Cloud Platform

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Giacomo Marinangeli
March 29, 2019

Harvard Business Review recently estimated that some 90% of corporate training never gets applied on the job. Given the $200B training industry, th...

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How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect

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Guy Hummel
March 28, 2019

Microsoft Azure is the fastest growing cloud provider. Azure’s revenue grew an incredible 76% in the last quarter of 2018. As more and more busines...

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Understanding Object Storage and Block Storage Use Cases

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Nitheesh Poojary
March 12, 2019

Cloud Computing, like any computing, is a combination of CPU, memory, networking, and storage. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms allow y...

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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
— June 6, 2019

The 11 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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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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Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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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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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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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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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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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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Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Introduction What are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning 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 got a thousan...

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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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Stuart Scott
— October 16, 2019

AWS Security: Bastion Host, NAT instances and VPC Peering

Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS infrastructure. Welcome to part four of my AWS Security overview. In part three, we looked at network security at the subnet level. This ti...

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