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.
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
New Content: Featuring CKAD Labs in Consumable Sizes
New Content in the Training Library In May, our team of expert certification specialists released seven new or updated learning paths, 18 courses, 28 hands-on labs, and two lab challenges! Three very large CKAD hands-on labs (average duration over two hours each) have been refactore...
New Content: AWS VPC & CloudFormation Playgrounds, Alibaba Lab Challenges and more
New Content in the Training Library In April, our Content Team released three new or updated learning paths, 15 courses, 18 hands-on labs, and six lab challenges! You can always find the latest content additions, as well as insight into what content we’re working on next, on our Conte...
New Content: Platforms, Programming, and DevOps – Something for Everyone
This month our team of expert certification specialists released three new or updated learning paths, 16 courses, 13 hands-on labs, and four lab challenges! New content on Cloud Academy You can always visit our Content Roadmap to see what’s just released as well as what’s coming soon....
Mastering AWS Organizations Service Control Policies
Service Control Policies (SCPs) are IAM-like policies to manage permissions in AWS Organizations. SCPs restrict the actions allowed for accounts within the organization making each one of them compliant with your guidelines. SCPs are not meant to grant permissions; you should consider ...
New Content: Focus on DevOps and Programming Content this Month
This month our team of expert certification specialists released 12 new or updated learning paths, 15 courses, 25 hands-on labs, and four lab challenges! New content on Cloud Academy You can always visit our Content Roadmap to see what’s just released as well as what’s coming soon. Ja...
New Content: Get Ready for the CISM Cert Exam & Learn About Alibaba, Plus All the AWS, GCP, and Azure Courses You Know You Can Count On
This month our team of intrepid certification specialists released five learning paths, seven courses, 19 hands-on labs, and three lab challenges! One particularly interesting new learning path is Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Foundations. After completing this learn...
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...
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...
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 ...
New Content: AWS Terraform, Java Programming Lab Challenges, Azure DP-900 & DP-300 Certification Exam Prep, Plus Plenty More Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Big Data Courses
This month our Content Team continues building the catalog of courses for everyone learning about AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure. In addition, this month’s updates include several Java programming lab challenges and a couple of courses on big data. In total, we released five new learning...
Where Should You Be Focusing Your AWS Security Efforts?
Another day, another re:Invent session! This time I listened to Stephen Schmidt’s session, “AWS Security: Where we've been, where we're going.” Amongst covering the highlights of AWS security during 2020, a number of newly added AWS features/services were discussed, including: AWS Audit...
AWS re:Invent: 2020 Keynote Top Highlights and More
We’ve gotten through the first five days of the special all-virtual 2020 edition of AWS re:Invent. It’s always a really exciting time for practitioners in the field to see what features and services AWS has cooked up for the year ahead. This year’s conference is a marathon and not a...