Today I am proud to announce our collaboration with Microsoft and the Microsoft Azure IoT team to build learning paths, hands-on labs, quizzes, and high-quality learning material for the Cloud Academy library.
At Cloud Academy, it is our mission to support our customers on the cloud technologies that they choose for their businesses. Over the last 12 months, our Content leadership recognized the growing demand for Microsoft Azure and Internet of Things (IoT) training in our platform, both from individual customers and large enterprises worldwide.
I am personally amazed by the new cloud services and products built in Microsoft Azure, and we will continue to heavily invest in the creation of learning materials and learning paths for Microsoft Azure for our customers.
You can read more about our collaboration in the official press release below.
Cloud Academy to Bring Continuous Training to Microsoft Azure IoT App Developers
San Francisco, California, June 1, 2017 — Today, Cloud Academy announced a collaboration with Microsoft in the creation of online training content to help get developers up to speed developing apps on the Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Microsoft will work with and advise the Cloud Academy content development team in the planning of courses, hands-on labs, and quizzes that will make up the learning path to aid developers in app creation on the IoT platform. All of the content created will be owned by Cloud Academy and will only accessible on their platform.
Commenting on the collaboration, Bessie Weiss, Head of Content, Cloud Academy said, “At Cloud Academy, we are driven to provide the most up-to-date training content available to developers and their organizations. We understand how vital it is for workers and businesses to keep current with all of the latest updates and releases on cloud platforms. As these changes are ongoing, our training is continuous to meet its demands. We are thrilled to work with the Microsoft Azure IoT team, to bring our expertise in creating best-in-class Azure training to this emerging field, and to better serve developers in what they do.”
Cloud Academy’s Josh Lane, Azure Researcher, and Instructor adds, “The Microsoft Azure IoT Suite offers a comprehensive bundle of services for building connected applications across a range of devices and physical footprints. From geo-scale messaging and databases to real-time streaming analytics and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, as well as tight integration with the full Azure cloud platform, developers have everything they need to build the next generation of intelligent IoT solutions. As an Azure MVP and Cloud Academy instructor, I’m super-excited about our content collaboration with Microsoft in the IoT space, and can’t wait to see what we build together!”
Commenting on choosing Cloud Academy for this collaboration, Jerry Lee, Director, Cloud Platform Marketing, Microsoft Corp. said, “The Microsoft Azure IoT Suite enables customers to capture and analyze untapped data that can improve business results. We are pleased to work with Cloud Academy to support the next generation of developers creating apps for this platform.”
“At Cloud Academy, our learning experience is enhanced by great content combined with stellar learning technology,” said Stefano Bellasio, CEO, Cloud Academy Inc. “This combination has always been our secret for helping enterprise companies worldwide to get their teams up to speed with cloud technologies with a continuous learning approach. There is not really a beginning and an end with Cloud Academy – the teams we see move from one project to another and keep using our platform every month to keep their cloud skills updated. We also see people enjoying our bite-sized content to assess their skills or learn on the go with their colleagues. IoT is a crucial trend for us, and we are proud to have Microsoft’s support in delivering some of the best learning paths we have produced so far.”
Throughout the coming year, Cloud Academy will release new content designed with the advice of the Azure IoT team, which will provide developers the training they need to build apps on the IoT platform.
Today’s cloud environment requires flexibility and fluency across multiple platforms and for highly specialized technologies. Cloud Academy was founded in 2014. Their mission is to create training solutions that help individuals, teams, and organizations understand and develop the skills needed to support cloud technologies.
Cloud Academy offers continuous training for every step of your cloud journey. Whether you’re an individual starting from scratch or an enterprise team using the latest cloud technologies, Cloud Academy is designed to take you from beginner all the way to cloud certification and beyond. Our expert-created learning paths, quizzes, courses, and hands-on labs help keep your skills current with the latest releases and updates.
Thousands of courses, quizzes, and hands-on labs are available for every cloud platform and technology. Our content library has everything you need to test your progress, practice a new application, or prep for certification. New content added regularly.
Take your training to the next level with our guided, end-to-end learning experience. Each learning path contains all of the courses, hands-on labs, and quizzes you need to prepare for cloud computing certifications or upgrade your skills across a range of platforms.
Our hands-on labs are designed with a learn-by-doing approach. Each lab allows you to learn directly in the Azure Virtual Machine in a live, working environment. We provide specific tasks to perform, and we’re there to help you with step-by-step guidance.
Thousands of skill assessments (with 15 questions per session) to study, test, and prepare yourself for certifications or general Cloud knowledge. Explanations and links to documentation are included for every question.
Video courses for Developers and System Administrators, Network, Database & Storage Engineers, IT Managers and Executives, and non-tech Executives. Beginner to expert level courses are available.
About Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is the most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform available in the market today. Our library has new updated content every month on the most important topics in the cloud ecosystem including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps disciplines, Containers and more.
New on Cloud Academy: AWS Solution Architect Lab Challenge, Azure Hands-on Labs, Foundation Certificate in Cyber Security, and Much More
Now that Thanksgiving is over and the craziness of Black Friday has died down, it's now time for the busiest season of the year. Whether you're a last-minute shopper or you already have your shopping done, the holidays bring so much more excitement than any other time of year. Since our...
Understanding Enterprise Cloud Migration
What is enterprise cloud migration? Cloud migration is about moving your data, applications, and even infrastructure from your on-premises computers or infrastructure to a virtual pool of on-demand, shared resources that offer compute, storage, and network services at scale. Why d...
Kubernetes Services: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud
Kubernetes is a popular open-source container orchestration platform that allows us to deploy and manage multi-container applications at scale. Businesses are rapidly adopting this revolutionary technology to modernize their applications. Cloud service providers — such as Amazon Web Ser...
New on Cloud Academy: AZ-900 Exam Update; MS-100 Exam Prep; PRINCE2 Foundation; Azure, Kubernetes, and Google Hands-on Labs; and Much More
This month, our Content Team really kicked it into overdrive with tons of new content. If you're Team Azure, then you'll be amazed at the number of Azure Courses and Hands-on Labs we published this month alone! At any time, you can find all of our new releases by going to our Training ...
How to Get Hands-on Experience on AWS, Azure, and GCP: Lab Challenges
Meaningful cloud skills require more than book knowledge. Hands-on experience is required to translate knowledge into real-world results. We see this time and time again in studies about how kids and adults best learn — doing the actual learning task is key. Hands-on Labs and Lab Challe...
Which Certifications Should I Get?
As we mentioned in an earlier post, 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 compan...
New on Cloud Academy: ITIL® 4, Microsoft 365 Tenant, Jenkins, TOGAF® 9.1, and more
At Cloud Academy, we're always striving to make improvements to our training platform. Based on your feedback, we released some new features to help make it easier for you to continue studying. These new features allow you to: Remove content from “Continue Studying” section Disc...
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...
Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: The Fight for Serverless Cloud Domination
Serverless computing: What is it and why is it important? A quick background The general concept of serverless computing was introduced to the market by Amazon Web Services (AWS) around 2014 with the release of AWS Lambda. As we know, cloud computing has made it possible for users to ...
New on Cloud Academy: CISSP, AWS, Azure, & DevOps Labs, Python for Beginners, and more…
As Hurricane Dorian intensifies, it looks like Floridians across the entire state might have to hunker down for another big one. If you've gone through a hurricane, you know that preparing for one is no joke. You'll need a survival kit with plenty of water, flashlights, batteries, and n...
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...
Content Roadmap: AZ-500, ITIL 4, MS-100, Google Cloud Associate Engineer, and More
Last month, Cloud Academy joined forces with QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, and it put us in an excellent position to solve a massive skills gap problem. As a result of this collaboration, you will see our training library grow with additions from QA’s massive catalog of 500+...