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.
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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.
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
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
Top 13 Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Best Practices
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Big Changes to the AWS Certification Exams
With AWS re:Invent 2019 just around the corner, we can expect some early announcements to trickle through with upcoming features and services. However, AWS has just announced some big changes to their certification exams. So what’s changing and what’s new? There is a brand NEW ...
New on Cloud Academy: ITIL® 4, Microsoft 365 Tenant, Jenkins, TOGAF® 9.1, and more
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AWS Security Groups: Instance Level Security
Instance security requires that you fully understand AWS security groups, along with patching responsibility, key pairs, and various tenancy options. As a precursor to this post, you should have a thorough understanding of the AWS Shared Responsibility Model before moving onto discussi...
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...
Real-Time Application Monitoring with Amazon Kinesis
Amazon Kinesis is a real-time data streaming service that makes it easy to collect, process, and analyze data so you can get quick insights and react as fast as possible to new information. With Amazon Kinesis you can ingest real-time data such as application logs, website clickstre...
Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: The Fight for Serverless Cloud Domination
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Google Vision vs. Amazon Rekognition: A Vendor-Neutral Comparison
Google Cloud Vision and Amazon Rekognition offer a broad spectrum of solutions, some of which are comparable in terms of functional details, quality, performance, and costs. This post is a fact-based comparative analysis on Google Vision vs. Amazon Rekognition and will focus on the tech...
New on Cloud Academy: CISSP, AWS, Azure, & DevOps Labs, Python for Beginners, and more…
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Amazon Route 53: Why You Should Consider DNS Migration
What Amazon Route 53 brings to the DNS table Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by AWS. It is named by the TCP or UDP port 53, which is where DNS server requests are addressed. Like any DNS service, Route 53 handles domain regist...
How to Unlock Complimentary Access to Cloud Academy
Are you looking to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Cloud Security, Python, Java, or another technical skill? Then you'll want to mark your calendars for August 23, 2019. Starting Friday at 12:00 a.m. PDT (3:00 a.m. EDT), Cloud Academy is offering c...
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 ...