Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: How Do AWS Certifications Increase Your Employability, How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer, and more

With everything going on right now, it’s likely that the only thing you’ve been reading lately is related to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s important to stay informed during these times, but it’s also good to jump into something that can take your mind off of the current situation for just a few minutes. Try to clear your mind of worry and enjoy this month’s Cloud Academy Blog Digest.


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AWS

AWS Certifications: How Do They Increase Your Employability and Progress Your Career?

AWS certifications are no walk in the park. They’re designed to validate in-depth, specialist knowledge and comprehensive experience, often requiring months of dedicated studying to earn — even for those already working with the cloud platform. But the rewards that AWS professionals can rake in once they’re certified are well worth the effort. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the reasons why securing one of those coveted badges can give your career a boost.

Heroku vs. AWS: Which Cloud Solution Works Best in 2020

Сloud-based platforms get more and more recognition. According to Statista, just in the third quarter of 2019, cloud market revenues reached $27.5 billion. By moving to the cloud, businesses can focus on their strategy and other processes instead of dealing with the tech stuff. In this article, we’ll discuss which cloud solution works best: Amazon Web Services (AWS) vs. Heroku.

How to Encrypt an EBS Volume

Keeping data and applications safe in the cloud is one of the most visible challenges facing cloud teams in 2020. Cloud storage services where data resides are frequently a target for hackers, not because the services are inherently weak but because they are often improperly configured.

AWS Reserved Instances and Savings Plans: Challenges and Solutions

In this article, we will discuss how new-found cloud freedoms quickly spawned a whole host of challenges, what AWS did to address these issues, and how the current overabundance of options has, in turn, created a unique set of challenges and potential solutions.

Elasticsearch vs. CloudSearch: AWS Cloud Search Choices

Let’s compare AWS-based cloud tools: Elasticsearch vs. CloudSearch. While both services use proven technologies, Elasticsearch is more popular, open-source, and has a flexible API to use for customization; in comparison, CloudSearch is fully managed and benefits from managed service features such as (near) plug-and-play startup and auto-patching and updating.

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Azure

5 Steps to Vulnerability Management for Containers

To ensure the security of your development pipeline, as well as the security of the apps produced via that pipeline, you need to implement an effective vulnerability management strategy. You need to secure and protect your container ecosystem — from build to run. You need to protect your pipeline, your containers, and your apps against vulnerabilities throughout the entire container lifecycle — from development to deployment.

How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer

Data engineering is one of the most sought-after skills in the job market. According to a 2019 Dice.com report, there was an 88% year-over-year growth in job postings for data engineers, which was the highest growth rate among all technology jobs. If you want to become a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer, then you’ll have to decide which technologies to learn because it’s impossible to be an expert in everything.

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Certifications

Which Certifications Should I Get?

If you are a professional who wants to add cloud experience to your resume or if you’re just starting out, you may be wondering: Which certifications should I get? In this post, we’ll look at some of the most popular certifications across the three major platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, as well as other certifications for Kubernetes, Security, etc.

How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer

Data engineering is one of the most sought-after skills in the job market. According to a 2019 Dice.com report, there was an 88% year-over-year growth in job postings for data engineers, which was the highest growth rate among all technology jobs. If you want to become a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer, then you’ll have to decide which technologies to learn because it’s impossible to be an expert in everything.

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Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence

AI and Machine Learning: How They Are Changing the Content Industry

The way content is created and how it should be structured has been directly impacted by AI and machine learning. How has this been done? In this article, we’ll show you a few good examples of how AI and machine learning are changing the content industry.

How We Use Natural Language Processing to Scale & Automate Quiz Creation

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a subfield of linguistics, computer science, information engineering, and artificial intelligence. We’ll discuss NLP and how we at Cloud Academy use it to scale and automate quizzes.

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DevOps

Learn Git With Our First All-Lab Learning Path

Git is an open-source, widely-used version control system for code repositories. Companies use Git to safely make changes to their codebases, track those changes across time, and combine or even undo changes made — if needed. This article explains how to learn Git the real-world way.

Cloud Academy Content Roadmap Updates

Welcome to our Q1 2020 roadmap. This is the content we plan to build over the next three months, between February 1 – April 30, 2020. Let’s look at some of our roadmap highlights.

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Programming

How to Install and Use Python

Learning a new programming language takes a lot of work. When people start out, they take baby steps by trying out the basics once the installation is finally done. Typically, installing any software is a cumbersome process but fortunately, Python is very simple to install. Get advice on quick installation so you can start experimenting.

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Kubernetes

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS): What Is It and Why Do We Use It?

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is an open-source fully managed container orchestration service that became available in June 2018 on the Microsoft Azure public cloud. It can be used to deploy, scale and manage Docker containers and container-based applications in a cluster environment.

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Cloud Adoption

5 Tips To Back Up Your Data and Keep It Safe

Usually, we never worry about the need to back up data on our computers to keep them safe until we have lost a chunk of important work, and it becomes impossible to recover them. Your laptop gets stolen, damaged, or it gets attacked by some virus, and — poof — all your work is gone. Whatever the reason may be, losing your data can be a real nightmare and super frustrating for just about any computer user.

How Cloud-Based Software Can Benefit Your Hotel Management Business

One of the main changes in the hotel industry over the last decade has been the addition of cloud-based software. It gives hotel owners a safe and dependable way to run their property, and the cloud gives owners an incredible amount of answers to the problems that on-premises systems have.

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Alisha Reyes

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Alisha Reyes

Alisha is a Navy Veteran with 20+ years of experience in the mass communications field, including technical writing, journalism, photography, and graphic design. She is passionate about learning new technologies and researching best practices to save time and resources. In her free time, she enjoys working out with friends and traveling around the world with family.


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