Now that it’s 2020, how many times have you caught yourself dating a paper 2019? Don’t lie. It’s happened at least once or twice — or a handful of times — I’m sure. And if you’re a member of the “perfect club” that hasn’t made any 2020 mistakes, then we’re still happy to have you in our imperfect technical community. But if you’re like the rest of us — forgetful — then you’ll need to check out our latest Training Tip from Andrew Larkin, Head of Content, who created this tip with you in mind.
If you’re looking to get a CKAD or CKA Kubernetes Certification, we have a perfect webinar for you: Tips for Passing the CKAD and CKA Kubernetes Certifications. You’ll get insight into common aspects of the two exams, choosing which exam to take, and studying tips for passing the exams.
Now that we’ve got all of the announcements out of the way, let’s dive right into this month’s Cloud Academy Blog Digest.
New articles by topic
In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 5 key findings from the Jefferson Frank Salary Report. When you’re ready to begin — or advance — your AWS skills, you’ll want to check out Cloud Academy. It offers AWS training on the new generation of cloud training, for both professionals and enterprises.
Cybersecurity Specialists are professionals who provide security during the development stages of software systems, networks, and data centers. The professionals are expected to search for risks and vulnerabilities in software and hardware. They monitor and manage any attacks and illegal intrusions. In this article, we’ll cover the roles, responsibilities, and skills required to become a cybersecurity professional.
Cloud computing is a technology that serves extensive benefits to businesses. It empowers them to operate more effectively and improve their productivity as well. This is because the tools and applications that are integrated into the cloud can be accessed from anywhere. Essentially, this technology makes data storage and distribution easier. In this article, we’ll cover the 10 reasons why cloud computing improves digital marketing.
This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the prerequisites to learning cloud computing. This was a question we were emailed countless times from our users, and while we have Learning Paths, AWS Certification Prep Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessments to help guide you on this journey, we also wanted to provide a useful guide on this topic.
Time and time again, studies and customer feedback show that people want practical hands-on learning experiences in order to learn new concepts. It’s no secret that learning by doing is the most effective and engaging way to learn new skills, especially when trying out abstract concepts in the tech world. In this article, Cloud Academy’s founders talk about the innovation within Hands-on Labs to help you quickly learn practical skills.
We know it’s tough to stay on track. That’s why we introducing Cloud Academy’s training tips to help you stay motivated to study. We’ll dive right into why we think this tip our second spot.
Companies that have long migrated to the cloud many times have confirmed the effectiveness of this solution from a practical point of view. This gives you more flexibility to perform tasks, work with data is organized more quickly and efficiently, and the data itself is stored under reliable protection. However, these are not all of the benefits that may become available to businesses after migration to the cloud. In this article, we talk about the most important financial benefits that you will get by making this decision.
Kubernetes is successful in providing building blocks for developer platforms while preserving flexibility and user choice where essential. Kubernetes has become the most one of the most positively impacting technology for the industry. It is contributing well to how software is deployed for scaling, flexibility, processing, and engagement for big open-source projects. In this article, we’ll look at the current and future state of Kubernetes in the enterprise.
Letter from our CEO
After all these years, we are just as excited about the work as we were on day one. And the reason for that is because of customers like you — because of your trust and support. The constant feedback, requests, and amazing responses are what keep all of us focused on our vision.
What’s Coming in 2020
We published more content in 2019 than we have published in any previous year. Just take a look at these numbers:
- 92 hands-on labs and lab challenges
- 227 courses
- 40 learning paths
These results are a joint effort – made possible by your feedback and suggestions. Thank you for your support in 2019! The highlight for us in the last 12 months has been working with you to define and build content that has helped you achieve your business goals. Read our blog, What’s Coming In 2020, for the full story.
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...
WARNING: Great Cloud Content Ahead
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 learning paths that accelerate teams and drive digital transformation. First and foremost, we listen to our customers’ needs and we stay ahea...
Excelling in AWS, Azure, and Beyond – How Danut Prisacaru Prepares for the Future
Meet Danut Prisacaru. Danut has been a Software Architect for the past 10 years and has been involved in Software Engineering for 30 years. He’s passionate about software and learning, and jokes that coding is basically the only thing he can do well (!). We think his enthusiasm shines t...