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Cloud Academy Platform News: Roadmap of Courses for Q2 2017

In addition to all of the new services and technologies coming to cloud computing, one of the most important factors influencing cloud computing is the fact that companies are embracing multiple cloud technologies.

As a result, bridging the skills gap is even more important than ever both for professionals who want to stay competitive and for companies who want to be able to innovate even faster. As we wrote earlier this year, continuous training and retraining are becoming the biggest challenges for businesses of all sizes, especially as AWS, Azure, and other vendors keep creating new products and releases.

These are just some of the factors shaping the content that we’ll be creating over the next year. So, as you start thinking about the skills that you’d like to acquire or the areas where you’d like your team to level up their training, we’d like to share some of the highlights of what we’ll be working on this quarter. From AWS, Azure, and GCP to DevOps, supporting technologies, and cloud computing for business and career development, we’ve got something for everyone.

Amazon Web Services

AWS Certified Networking – Specialty
AWS Certified Security – Specialty
AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty

AWS has three new Specialty certifications in Beta that will be released in May. Our learning paths are designed for those looking to pass the advanced certification exams, but all of the courses, quizzes, and labs will be valuable to anyone working with networking, security, or big data in AWS.
Check all our Amazon Web Services Certifications

Migrating to AWS
This learning path will be relevant for any business looking to migrate from on-premise to AWS, whether you’re planning to operate with hybrid infrastructure, or fully in the cloud.
AWS Services for an Architect
AWS Services for a SysAdmin

We will be releasing a series of learning paths with courses, quizzes, and labs relevant to individuals based on their preferred platform and role. Look for AWS Services for Architects, and for SysAdmins in Q2.
Check our AWS Learning Paths


70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

While these learning paths are designed for those looking to pass Azure’s updated certification exams, all of the courses, quizzes, and labs will be valuable to anyone looking to develop or implement solutions on Microsoft Azure.
Azure Fundamentals
This learning path is designed for users who have experience with Azure but are looking to expand their knowledge across Azure’s domains.
Getting Started with Azure

If you want or need to specialize in Azure, and are ready to dive in and start getting your hands dirty, this learning path is for you. Courses, quizzes, and hands-on labs give you the experience you need to get started working in Microsoft Azure.
Azure IoT for Developers

We will be releasing a series of learning paths with courses, quizzes, and labs relevant to individuals based on their preferred platform and role. Look for Azure Services for Developers in Q2.
Check all our Azure resources here

Google Cloud Platform

Google Certified Pro Architect
Google Certified Pro Data Engineer

These learning paths are designed for those looking to pass Google’s updated certification exams, but all of the courses, quizzes, and labs will be valuable to anyone looking to architect or engineer data on Google Cloud Platform.
Check all our Google Cloud resources here


Introduction to Container Services

If you’re looking to understand what containers are, how to use them, and which ones are relevant for your needs, this is the learning path for you.
Getting Started with Docker

This learning path contains everything you need to know to get started with Docker, updated with the most relevant information for this fast-moving technology.
Check all our DevOps resources here 

Cloud Computing

Introduction to Serverless Computing
Learn what serverless computing is, when you should think about using these services, and how it works with the cloud computing platform you are on.
Considering a Cloud Computing Career

You’ve heard what a hot job market this is, but don’t know what role you want to take on, which platform to specialize in, or how to begin learning what you need to know to launch your new career. This is the place to start your path forward.
Cloud Computing for Business Managers

The cloud impacts organizations at every level, from hiring, to infrastructure planning, to cost management. This learning path is designed for managers who understand that they need to be savvy about the impact of the cloud on their businesses.
Check all our Cloud Computing resources here

Our full roadmap is always available on our website, and in case you missed them, you can also check out our newly released courses, labs, and learning paths, also available in Cloud Academy Content Library

Written by

Bessie Weiss

Bessie is the Head of Content at Cloud Academy, which means she lives at the intersection of content, technology, and education. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals through learning, using Excel to solve any challenge, the Warriors, food, and her family.

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