As we recently wrote in a previous AWS re:Invent 2015 post, the 2015 edition of AWS’s re:Invent event is going to be huge. There will be far too much going on to expect that you’ll actually see anything more than a representative sampling of everything on offer. So if you’re lucky enough to have a ticket and you want to get as much as you can from those busy few days, you’ll have to plan very carefully.
Looking for a bit of help focusing your attention? At Cloud Academy, we’ve come up with a short list of five superstar sessions that can make the whole thing worthwhile all on their own. And we’ve got just the prep content you’ll need so you’ll be ready to take full advantage of each of these advanced sessions.
1. AWS re:Invent ARC201
Microservices Architecture for Digital Platforms with AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudFront and Amazon DynamoDB
Time: Wednesday, Oct 7, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Presenter: Eugene Istrati – CTO, Mitoc Group Inc.
Using his own company’s Digital Asset Management system as an example, Mitoc’s CTO will demonstrate how AWS’s service abstraction platforms (like Lambda and CloudFront) can be used to create low maintenance and highly scalable high-performance serverless environments at very low cost. His point seems to be that if Mitoc can do it, anyone can.
2. AWS re:Invent CMP301
Time: Thursday, Oct 8, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Presenter: Tim Wagner – General Manager, Amazon Web Services
Just how disruptive can Lambda become? Think about entire IoT and mobile ecosystems efficiently delivering granular capacity and scalability without servers. Not just “without traditional rack servers”, but without even virtual servers. Tim Wagner will show you what Lambda brings to the table to make that possible.
Need a quick backgrounder to Lambda? Try Cloud Academy’s Lambda course (41 minutes of video) or Introduction to AWS Lambda hands-on Lab. We’ve also just published an excellent blog post offering a solid introduction to Lambda.
3. AWS re:Invent ARC301
Time: Thursday, Oct 8, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Presenter: Joel Williams – Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
AWS solutions architect Joel Williams will provide an advanced (300 level) explanation of real-world big league scaling. Viral app growth doesn’t have to be frightening, and it can definitely be managed.
Cloud Academy’s SysOps administration certification course provides an outstanding introduction to scaling under pressure. At just over an hour of video, perhaps it’s worth a quick look.
4. AWS re:Invent ARC302
Of course, you know that AWS was built for cost efficiency, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of the tools they provide to make it work for you. But you will probably never see all the parts brought together in a single humming whole the way you will in this 300 level session. Learn how to work much smarter and save money.
5. AWS re:Invent CMP302
Time: Thursday, Oct 8, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Presenter: Deepak Singh – GM, Amazon EC2 Container Service, Amazon Web Services
Perhaps you’ve already been introduced to Docker and Amazon’s ECS (and if you haven’t, it’s definitely not too late), but Deepak Singh will demonstrate the patterns and architectures that allow deployments to fully integrate microservice platforms to solve – and prevent – real-world problems.
New Content: Azure DP-100 Certification, Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate Prep, 13 Security Labs, and Much More
This past month our Content Team served up a heaping spoonful of new and updated content. Not only did our experts release the brand new Azure DP-100 Certification Learning Path, but they also created 18 new hands-on labs — and so much more! New content on Cloud Academy At any time, y...
AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions
If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 12 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...
Overcoming Unprecedented Business Challenges with AWS
From auto-scaling applications with high availability to video conferencing that’s used by everyone, every day — cloud technology has never been more popular or in-demand. But what does this mean for experienced cloud professionals and the challenges they face as they carve out a new p...
Constant Content: Cloud Academy’s Q3 2020 Roadmap
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...
New Content: Alibaba, Azure AZ-303 and AZ-304, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation, Python 3 Programming, 16 Hands-on Labs, and Much More
This month our Content Team did an amazing job at publishing and updating a ton of new content. Not only did our experts release the brand new AZ-303 and AZ-304 Certification Learning Paths, but they also created 16 new hands-on labs — and so much more! New content on Cloud Academy At...
Blog Digest: Which Certifications Should I Get?, The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications, 6 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach, and More
This month, we were excited to announce that Cloud Academy was recognized in the G2 Summer 2020 reports! These reports highlight the top-rated solutions in the industry, as chosen by the source that matters most: customers. We're grateful to have been nominated as a High Performer in se...
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...
New Content: AWS, Azure, Typescript, Java, Docker, 13 New Labs, and Much More
This month, our Content Team released a whopping 13 new labs in real cloud environments! If you haven't tried out our labs, you might not understand why we think that number is so impressive. Our labs are not “simulated” experiences — they are real cloud environments using accounts on A...
Kickstart Your Tech Training With a Free Week on Cloud Academy
Are you looking to make a jump in your technical career? Want to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Kubernetes, Python, or another in-demand skill? Then you'll want to mark your calendar. Starting Monday, June 22 at 12:00 a.m. PDT (3:00 a.m. EDT), ...
New Content: AZ-500 and AZ-400 Updates, 3 Google Professional Exam Preps, Practical ML Learning Path, C# Programming, and More
This month, our Content Team released tons of new content and labs in real cloud environments. Not only that, but we introduced our very first highly interactive "Office Hours" webinar. This webinar, Acing the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification, started with a quick overvie...
Azure vs. AWS: Which Certification Provides the Brighter Future?
More and more companies are using cloud services, prompting more and more people to switch their current IT position to something cloud-related. The problem is most people only have that much time after work to learn new technologies, and there are plenty of cloud services that you can ...
Blog Digest: 5 Reasons to Get AWS Certified, OWASP Top 10, Getting Started with VPCs, Top 10 Soft Skills, and More
Thank you for being a valued member of our community! We recently sent out a short survey to understand what type of content you would like us to add to Cloud Academy, and we want to thank everyone who gave us their input. If you would like to complete the survey, it's not too late. It ...