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Tommaso Cremonini
Tommaso Cremonini
February 24, 2021

Whether you're an individual user of our platform or part of a large enterprise team, we’ve learned that a majority of people using Cloud Academy a...

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  • certification

The Path You Take Depends on Where You Want to Go: Introducing Job Roles

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Stefano Giacone
February 19, 2021

The Cloud Academy training library is full of excellent training materials to help a wide variety of people achieve an even wider variety of career...

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  • careers
  • Job Roles

Cloud Academy Training Tips

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Andrew Larkin
February 18, 2021

We know it’s tough to stay on track. That’s why we’re introducing Cloud Academy’s new training tips to help you stay motiva...

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“Spark Joy” With Our New Team Organization and Management Tools

Bryony Harrower
Bryony Harrower
January 11, 2021

We’ve made like Marie Kondo and organized all the things — including team roles, licenses, and visibility. Check out our new features to help you s...

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  • enterprise
  • organization
  • users

Goals Are Dreams with Deadlines: Completing Training Plans After the Due Date

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Stefano Giacone
December 29, 2020

You don’t have to give up your training goals when work gets hectic  Training Plans are powerful tools for learners and managers alike. With a Tra...

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  • platform updates
  • Training Plans

A Second Set of Hands: Access Hands-on Labs Instructions From Your Phone

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Stefano Giacone
December 8, 2020

Now you can follow our hands-on lab instructions even easier. Use your phone as a second screen and avoid switching back and forth between tabs.  ...

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  • Hands-on Labs
  • labs
  • Mobile
  • platform updates

WARNING: Great Cloud Content Ahead

Bryony Harrower
Bryony Harrower
November 6, 2020

At Cloud Academy, content is at the heart of what we do. We work with the world’s leading cloud and operations teams to develop video courses and l...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • content roadmap
  • GCP

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

Feature Announcement: New API for Seamless Reporting

Bryony Harrower
Bryony Harrower
October 7, 2020

Easy access to clean data is a critical need for any successful business. That’s why we released our new Reports API with nine new endpoints ...

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  • api
  • platform updates
  • reports

Learn, Grow, Succeed: Introducing Training Plans for Individuals

Hayley Sifontes
Hayley Sifontes
September 17, 2020

Increase your Success Rate with Self-assigned Training Plans  One of the five criteria for setting a SMART goal is that it has a due date and a sp...

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  • goals
  • platform updates
  • Training Plans

Popular Articles

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Andrew Larkin
— January 31, 2021

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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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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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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
— March 11, 2021

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

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing technology in this modern era. According to the IDC report, “public cloud spending will grow from $229 billion in 2019 to nearly $500 billion in 2023.” Therefore, nobody can deny the rapid growth of cloud computing in recent years. Many b...

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  • Certifications
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  • Microsoft Azure
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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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  • Azure
  • Hands-on Labs
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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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
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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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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
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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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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Stuart Scott
— January 29, 2021

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. The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some ...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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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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  • AWS
  • S3
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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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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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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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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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration