In January, our team of expert certification specialists released three new or updated learning paths, 32 courses, 25 hands-on labs, and two lab challenges!
New Content on Cloud Academy
December’s new content fell into these categories:
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Amazon Web Services
This learning path is curated specifically to prepare you for passing the AWS Developer – Associate exam.
In this lab, you will create an AWS IAM policy, and you will use this policy to restrict access to an Amazon DynamoDB table in various ways.
In this lab, you will analyze and visualize transformed Amazon CloudFront log data from your Amazon Redshift data warehouse using TIBCO Spotfire.
Learn how to set up a simple data lake in AWS with this hands-on lab.
This course explores some of the security best practices when using user groups and roles and how these can help you secure access to your resources more effectively.
This course looks at the AWS Systems Manager and its features. It covers how to execute commands, apply patches, and establish the desired state for instances.
In this hands-on challenge lab, you will be given a scenario and a set of tasks to complete to meet the scenario’s requirements.
Google Cloud Platform
This learning path contains a series of hands-on labs that will teach you how to build infrastructure using Terraform.
This lab will walk students through the use of the count, for, and for_each tools within a Terraform configuration. It also covers some of the use cases and limitations of each.
In this lab, you will use Terragrunt to deploy a Terraform configuration in separate Google Cloud Platform environments while keeping the remote state configuration DRY.
In this short lab, the student walks through the process of passing resource variables between Terraform modules.
In this lab, you will be securing your application using Cloud Identity Aware Proxy. You will first create a simple Python application that you will deploy on the App Engine and then you will enable Cloud IAP to create a Central Authorization Layer.
In this lab, you write a test using the Terratest library that validates a Google Cloud Platform module configuration.
This challenge will test your practical ability to work within a Terraform project to satisfy a set of requirements in a production-like GCP environment.
This lab walks the student through creating separate environments in GCP with Terragrunt.
In this lab, you will create and manage a basic project wiki.
Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to understand the storage types to choose for high-availability and understand the failover process for storage endpoints.
In this lab, you will predict income levels using census data and compare the performance of two trained models in Azure Machine Learning Designer. You will see how easy it is to build robust models without writing a single line of code!
In this hands-on lab, you will learn about Static website and perform the necessary configuration required to host the website in Azure Storage.
In this lab, you will publish documentation hosted in a repository as a wiki to Azure DevOps Wiki using a development environment.
In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to create the storage queue and send/receive messages to/from the queue.
In this lab, you will navigate the Microsoft Azure Portal and receive an introduction to networking services as provided by Azure. Each lab step will focus on a different Azure networking service.
In this lab, you will learn the pre-built models of Azure Computer Vision service for image analysis.
This course explores Azure App Service, which makes deploying a web application as easy as possible by managing the underlying infrastructure for you.
This course will walk through the process of creating Power BI workspaces, provisioning user roles, and publishing content to these spaces.
We cover design considerations when planning for ExpressRoute, requirements for installing ExpressRoute, and management and troubleshooting tasks.
This course will help you design and plan your Azure Virtual Desktop identity and user profiles and allow you to understand how it integrates with other Azure services.
In this course, we will help you design your Azure Virtual Desktop storage components so you can get the most out of them in your AVD solution but also control cost to make AVD a more cost-effective solution with a dedicated focus on preparing you for the Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty exam.
In this course, we will help you design your Azure Virtual Desktop network components so you can not only gain insight into those Azure services but also understand how they integrate and relate to the Azure Virtual Desktop service and help you to pass the Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty exam.
The course looks at setting up VM and network redundancy in various scenarios and how to implement data redundancy and database recovery.
This course focuses on continuous availability instead of high availability and complements the Azure SAP HADR course.
Developing a Power BI Data Model starts by looking at built-in hierarchy functionality across several scenarios to enhance a data model. Then we see how to apply row and object-level security to a data model, and the course finishes by setting the Q&A feature that enables users to provide feedback to the report writer.
This course looks at Azure Monitor, Azure Advisor, Azure Site Recovery, as well as tools like SAP Hardware and Cloud Measurement, and SAPS – SAP Application Performance Standard.
This brief course explores how to use autoscaling on Azure App Service to optimize the resources necessary for running your app.
This course will help you implement access to your Azure Virtual Desktop environment and understand how it integrates with the other Azure services.
This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to interact with Azure Storage to satisfy a set of requirements in a production-like Azure environment.
This course looks at how to deal with analytics at scale, specifically how to empower your big data analytics with real-time data from IoT devices using Alibaba Cloud.
This course explores Alibaba’s Elastic Compute Service and the features it offers to manage your Alibaba instances.
This course explores Alibaba’s RDS service looking at RDS instances, features, security, and the foundational concepts of the service.
This course explores the Alibaba Object Storage Service (OSS), covering the basics of the service and then looking at its features through guided demonstrations from the Alibaba Cloud Platform.
This course explores the main applications of the Alibaba Auto Scaling service and includes guided demonstrations for each one.
This brief course provides some additional guidance to help you pass either the ACA or ACP Cloud Computing Certification exams.
In this course, we’ll take a look at Alibaba Cloud security products to ensure host, network, apps, and data security.
This course introduces the Alibaba Server Load Balancer (SLB) service and its features, components, and settings.
This course focuses on Alibaba’s Content Delivery Network (CDN), exploring its features, architecture, and use cases.
After completing this lab, learners will be able to use the spread operator to make a new object from an existing object. They will be able to merge two arrays together in order to make a new array.
After completing this lab, learners will be able to use the rest operator to make a new object from the remaining object properties by using destructuring. Use the rest operator to destructure and create a new array from an existing array. Lastly, use the rest operator as a function parameter.
This lab gives an introduction to commonly used elements to display content on a web page. Elements used to display information on the page are often referred to as flow content.
This practical course explores HTML elements and gives an introduction to commonly used elements to display content on a web page.
This learning path covers the four key areas of domain three of the CSSLP certification.
This lab includes a scenario which you have to complete in a real-life environment.
This is the second course in Domain 3 of the CSSLP certification and covers the essential ideas, concepts, and principles that you need to take into account when building secure software.
This is the third course in Domain 3 of the CSSLP certification and covers the essential ideas, concepts, and principles that you need to take into account when building secure software.
This is the fourth course in Domain 3 of the CSSLP certification and covers the essential ideas, concepts, and principles that you need to take into account when building secure software.
Check out the complete list, including links to sign up for future webinars and watch recordings of past ones, on our Webinars page.
Recent — click to view recording
- Pre-Hire Assessment: Know the True Tech Skills Of Your Next Hire
Pre-hire Assessment gives you the ability to assess the tech skill levels of candidates just as you would with your own employees.
- Moving from ARM Templates to Azure Bicep Templates
A hands-on session on the advantages of moving to a Bicep Template Architecture.
Ongoing — click to register
New Product Features
Changes to the way the product looks or works appear in the Cloud Academy Release Notes page. We released three features in January.
You can now import your custom questions into Content Engine in bulk. You can include up to 50 questions in each import file. See Creating Custom Questions for Exams for step-by-step instructions and an explanation of the import file format.
The Training Library has a fresh new look this month. All the same functionality is still available, but the new layout substantially reduces scrolling and gets users more information about the training materials without having to click. See How the New Training Library Looks Different for a summary of the changes.
If departments in your company have separate Cloud Academy accounts, those multiple accounts can now implement single sign-on to the same authentication system. For example, if more than one department in your organization each have a separate Cloud Academy account, they can all set up SSO with your authentication provider, such as Okta or Azure AD.