Platform Updates

Introducing the New Enterprise Integrations & API Control Center

Marco Galletti
Marco Galletti
June 13, 2019

Connect directly to the Cloud Academy platform to simplify sign on, enhance training, and improve security | We know it's a pain to remember comp...

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New on Cloud Academy: AWS ML Roundup, AZ-900 Prep, Intro to Python, Plus New Enterprise Features

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
June 3, 2019

In May, Cloud Academy hit the road running to attend several AWS Global Summits — free events that bring the cloud computing community together to ...

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Introducing Exam Explanations

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Stefano Giacone
May 29, 2019

Improve your test-taking skills | We know that exams are opportunities not only to assess your skills, but also to learn. In order to better supp...

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Introducing the Redesigned Exam and Assignments UI

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Stefano Giacone
May 22, 2019

Creating Custom Exams is Now Easier Than Ever | Launching an enterprise certification program specific to your organization is effective and easy...

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Introducing Training Plan Objectives

Emanuele Brivio
Emanuele Brivio
May 21, 2019

Cloud Academy Training Plans are the premier way to assign, manage, and measure your enterprise training. Our data-driven approach helps managers u...

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New on Cloud Academy: Lab Challenges, CKAD, Machine Learning Specialty Exam Prep, and Much More

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Francesca Vigliani
May 6, 2019

We have some good news for you: In April, Cloud Academy launched several new enterprise features and over 170 brand new training assets. In May, we...

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NEW: Track Continuing Professional Education Credits on Cloud Academy

Emanuele Brivio
Emanuele Brivio
April 4, 2019

Driving training across a large organization can be a challenge.  Most organizations chalk up training struggles to a lack of motivation among empl...

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Customize Training Plans in Content Engine

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
February 26, 2019

Training Plans are an integral part of the training process, offering structured learning for organizations during a busy workday. Since launching ...

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  • Training Plans

Keep Training on Track with Auto Nudge

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
February 20, 2019

When Administrators and Managers adopt Training Plans, they gain the ability to manually Nudge individual users. Nudges are reminder mechanisms tha...

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Introducing Cloud Roster™ and Cloud Catalog™

Alex Brower
Alex Brower
October 16, 2018

The cloud industry continues to mature and organizations are seeking ways to facilitate adoption to remain relevant and competitive. Leadership res...

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Popular Articles

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Andrew Larkin
— June 26, 2018

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to compute resources including 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 to do your homework first. In this...

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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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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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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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Jeremy Cook
— November 10, 2018

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 conf...

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Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements IntroductionWhat 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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Michael Sheehy
— February 21, 2017

What Exactly is a Cloud Architect and How do You Become One?

Note from Editor: Readers can explore the latest trends in technical skills in demand for Cloud Architects using Cloud Roster™, the data-driven job role matrix updated weekly.One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I am sure everyone reading this post has heard of is "Cloud ...

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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 worksWhile 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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Stuart Scott
— August 17, 2018

How to Use 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.So you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way through all the services....

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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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Jeremy Cook
— February 7, 2018

What are the Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud?

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
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Chandan Patra
— June 11, 2019

Amazon DynamoDB: 10 Things You Should Know

Amazon DynamoDB is a managed NoSQL service with strong consistency and predictable performance that shields users from the complexities of manual setup.Whether or not you've actually used a NoSQL data store yourself, it's probably a good idea to make sure you fully understand the key ...

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