Hello — Andy Larkin here, VP of Content at Cloud Academy. I am pleased to release our roadmap for the next three months of 2020 — August through October.
Let me walk you through the content we have planned for you and how this content can help you gain skills, get certified, and be successful in your role. Our focus areas for new content over the next three months are data science, software engineering, and DevOps tools.
New for Q3
Data science content
We are releasing eight new learning paths to provide an end-to-end solution for becoming a data engineer. This content is in production right now, and we will be rolling this content out through August. This is the full soup-to-nuts practical guide to mastering data science you’ve been waiting for. The learning paths and labs in this content track are all based on practical business scenarios designed to help you learn by doing in the real world. This content will become part of the new Personal Training Plan functionality we are releasing soon to make it even easier for you to get the skills you need to master a job role.
Software engineering content
We are adding more Advanced Python content, Introduction to Scala, and Programming with Go for our backend development tracks. This is solid content to complement the Python, Java, and R domains we already cover.
For front-end developers, we are creating Introduction to Angular to complement the ReactJS: Zero to Hero and Developing Web Applications with HTML and CSS front-end development content we added in Q2. We have Full-Stack Developer content, and it’s good content with lots of hands-on labs.
Azure certifications content
Keeping you aligned and informed on Azure certifications (and the many changes and updates being released by Microsoft) is another focus for Q3. The Azure certifications keep changing, and you might be feeling unsure about what certs are current and, most importantly, how to prepare. Our Azure team is here to keep you updated across all the changes that have been made recently, and we have a comprehensive suite of new Azure courses to help you prepare and pass the Azure certs. We have many interesting data science and DevOps courses rolling out that you asked for, such as the DP-100 certification prep learning path. This is a big learning path that includes a lot of courses and labs.
As usual, we have a massive list of new content for AWS. The key focus is the AWS Data Analytics Specialty (DAS-C01) Certification learning path. This, combined with the Database Speciality Certification LP we released in Q2, ensures you have coverage for ALL the latest AWS certs.
Google Cloud content
We are adding more GCP content, like Managing GCP Operations Monitoring, as well as Managing and Investigating Service Incidents on GCP.
We stay on top of all the tech changes so you can focus on learning
We all know cloud technology changes quickly. We love meeting your requests, and our roadmap process enables us to respond quickly when a new service emerges or becomes prominent in your toolchains. ALL the DevOps courses proposed for Q3 are based on customer requests. We have courses planned for:
- Kafka Data Streaming
- Introduction to Spinnaker (CICD)
- Java Test Driven Development (TDD) using JUnit
- C# Dotnet – Test-Driven Development (TDD) using xUnit
- Java Build Automation using Maven
- Building Java-based Microservices with Spring Boot
We also have a Jira Fundamentals learning path planned, which will give more depth to our Atlassian coverage. A few other DevOps content titles that we are going to help you with this quarter include:
- Docker Certified Associate (DCA) Exam Preparation
- Docker Enterprise: Universal Control Plane (UCP)
- Istio – Kubernetes Service Mesh
- Mastering Microservices with Python, Flask, and Docker
What certifications does Cloud Academy cover?
- 8 of the 9 Azure certifications
- 6 of the 7 GCP certifications
- 11 of 12 AWS certifications
And we are adding more content for the Alibaba Cloud Associate learning path and more content for the CISM security certification.
Cloud Academy is obsessed with getting you the most comprehensive, effective, and up-to-date cert training in the industry. Check out our blog post with a full breakdown of all the certs we offer.
We’re dedicated to your success, now and in the future
You can rest assured with Cloud Academy that our content is up-to-date — this is a major priority for us, and one that ensures you and your teams know about the latest services and learn how to use services together to create business solutions and solve real-world problems. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, content requests, or advice.
Andy signing off for now
Q3 Content Update Overview
1 major learning path
|DP-100 Exam Prep: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure||LP||Aug|
|Introduction to Azure Machine Learning||Course||Aug|
|Using the Azure Machine Learning SDK||Course||Aug|
|Managing Code Quality and Security Policies with Azure DevOps||Course||Sep|
|Implementing High Availability Disaster Recovery from Azure SQL Databases||Course||Aug|
|Azure SQL and SQL Server Database Task Automation||Course||Sep|
|Azure SQL and SQL Server Database Monitoring||Course||Oct|
|Load Balancing with Azure||Course||Oct|
|Introduction to Azure Storage (redo)||Course||Sep|
|Designing for Azure Identity Management (update)||Course||Sep|
|Implementing Azure Relational Databases||Course||Oct|
|Intro to Azure Virtual Networking (redo)||Course||Oct|
|Analyzing Resource Utilization on Azure (update)||Course||Oct|
2 new courses
|Managing GCP Operations Monitoring||Course||Sep|
|Managing and Investigating Service Incidents on GCP||Course||Oct|
4 major learning paths
|Introduction to Scala||LP||Sept|
|Introduction to Angular||LP||Aug|
|Programming with Go||LP||Sept|
8 major learning paths
|Beginner’s Guide to Machine Learning||LP||Aug|
|Machine Learning Concepts and Applications||LP||Aug|
|The Basics of Data Management, Data Manipulation and Data Modelling||LP||Aug|
|Moving Beyond Spreadsheets||LP||Aug|
|How to Wrestle Your Data||LP||Aug|
|A Practical Guide to Data Manipulation||LP||Aug|
|Visualizing Your Data||LP||Aug|
|Advanced Data Visualization with MatPlotLib and Seaborn||LP||Aug|
Note: All of these are based on customer requests
3 learning paths
|Introduction to Spinnaker (CICD)||Course||Aug|
|Kafka Data Streaming||Course||Aug|
|Introduction to Redis (Database)||Course||Sept|
|Introduction to Cassandra (Database)||Course||Sept|
|Java – Test-Driven Development (TDD) Using JUnit||LP||Aug|
|C# Dotnet – Test-Driven Development (TDD) Using xUnit||LP||Sept|
|Java Build Automation Using Maven||Course||Oct|
|Building Java-Based Microservices with Spring Boot||Course||Oct|
2 learning paths
|AWS Data Analytics Specialty (DAS-C01) Certification Preparation (Preview)||LP||Aug|
|DeepDive: Amazon S3||LP||Oct|
|Using Amazon S3 Security Features to Protect and Secure Your Data||Course||Oct|
|Overview of Differences Between AWS Database Types||Course||Aug|
|Redo – Database Fundamentals for AWS||Course||Aug|
|Techniques to Enhance DR and High Availability across AWS Database Services||Course||Sep|
|Understanding Amazon RDS Performance Insights||Course||Aug|
|Understanding RDS Scaling and Elasticity||Course||Aug|
|Using Automation to Deploy AWS Databases||Course||Sep|
|Maintaining and Operating AWS Databases||Course||Sep|
|Backup and Restore Capabilities of Amazon RDS & Amazon DynamoDB||Course||Aug|
|Configuring Operational Parameters for AWS Databases||Course||Sep|
|Troubleshoot and Resolve Common Database Issues||Course||Aug|
|Data Visualization using Amazon Quicksight||Course||Aug|
|AWS Glue: Developing ETL Pipelines||Course||Sep|
|Using AWS Lake Formation for Data Analytics||Course||Sep|
|Amazon RDS – Introduction to Monitoring||Course||July|
|Data Analytic Concepts||Course||Aug|
|Introduction to Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR)||Course||Aug|
|Efficiently Storing Data in S3 for Data Analytics Solutions||Lab||Aug|