This month our Content Team continues building the catalog of courses for everyone learning about AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure. In addition, this month’s updates include several Java programming lab challenges and a couple of courses on big data. In total, we released five new learning paths, nine courses, and 19 labs.
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In this lab, you will create a DB subnet group, a Neptune Database, and you will perform some SPARQL commands.
This course explores two different Amazon S3 features: the replication of data between buckets and bucket key encryption when working with SSE-KMS to protect your data.
Learn how to manage AWS infrastructure using Terraform, the most popular infrastructure-as-code tool in the DevOps toolbelt.
HANDS-ON LAB CHALLENGE: Deploy EC2 with Terraform Challenge
In this lab challenge, you will test your Terraform knowledge. You will be tasked with developing an infrastructure-as-code solution using Terraform by creating a configuration to create a VPC, Subnet, and EC2 instance.
LEARNING PATH: Start Modelling Data with Amazon SageMaker
Start building business solutions with the latest SageMaker services
COURSE: Get Started with Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler, Data Pipeline, Feature Store and Ground Truth
The latest SageMaker services released at re:invent 2020
HANDS-ON LAB: Testing Terraform Code with Terratest
Develop a test to validate a Terraform module using Terratest, a popular Golang library for testing Terraform code.
Learn how to aggregate data using Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka in this hands-on lab.
HANDS-ON LAB: Keeping Terraform Remote State DRY with Terragrunt
Learn how to use Terragrunt to create separate Terraform environments with a remote state following DRY principles.
Learn advanced Terraform techniques by reducing the blast radius of critical infrastructure using Terragrunt to deploy an environment with separate Terraform states.
HANDS-ON LAB: Creating DRY Terraform Environments with Terragrunt
Follow along in this hands-on lab and use Terragrunt to duplicate a Terraform environment and change the environment by modifying a single file.
This brief course provides insights from re:Invent 2020 regarding the AWS Glue Elastic Views service.
This brief course provides an overview of the VPC Reachability Analyzer, a service that allows you to easily test the connectivity between two points of your architecture. We’ll look at how the service works and its use case. Then you’ll watch a brief demo from the AWS platform which shows how to create and analyze a connection and how to troubleshoot when a destination in your architecture is not reachable.
HANDS-ON LAB CHALLENGE: Google Cloud Deployment Manager Challenge
Demonstrate your Cloud Deployment Manager skills by performing tasks required to set deployment manager configurations in this lab challenge.
HANDS-ON LAB: Google Cloud Functions Playground
Practice your Google Cloud functions skills in a free-rein, empty GCP environment by creating and managing cloud functions, pub/sub triggers, and storage triggers in any way you see fit.
HANDS-ON LAB: Google Cloud Storage Playground
Practice your Google Cloud storage skills in a free-rein, empty GCP environment by creating and managing storage resources in any way you see fit.
In this lab, you will clone a git repo that contains a simple docker application, you will set up a cloud build configuration, and you will run the cloud build configuration you defined.
This course explores how to build CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Google Cloud Build, Google Container Registry, and Source Repository.
HANDS-ON LAB CHALLENGE: Azure Service Bus Challenge
Put your Azure Service Bus skills to the test in this hands-on challenge laboratory.
HANDS-ON LAB: Deploying Infrastructure with Terraform in Azure
Get started on your DevOps journey and learn how to build infrastructure on Azure using Terraform.
In this hands-on Azure lab, you will learn how to send and receive messages to an Azure Service Bus Topic.
This learning path is designed to help you prepare for Microsoft’s DP-300 Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure exam.
LEARNING PATH: DP-900 Exam Preparation: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals
This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the DP-900 Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals exam.
This course explores Azure Virtual Networks, how to create them, and how to connect them.
COURSE: Implementing Azure SQL Databases
This course explores how to plan and implement data platform resources specifically with regard to Azure SQL offerings.
LEARNING PATH: Java Beginner’s Challenge Gauntlet
Run the gauntlet of Java lab challenges that increase in difficulty but are suitable for Java beginners.
HANDS-ON LAB CHALLENGE: Java Challenge: RNA Transcription
Your task in this challenge is to return the RNA complement of a given DNA strand (per the provided RNA transcription rules).
HANDS-ON LAB CHALLENGE: Java Challenge: Diamond
In this challenge, you will write Java code to write diamond-shaped alphabetic output.
HANDS-ON LAB CHALLENGE: Java Challenge: Pangram
In this challenge, you will write Java code to determine if a sentence is a pangram.
HANDS-ON LAB CHALLENGE: Java Challenge: Bob
Write Java code to produce the conversational interface of a lackadaisical teenager named Bob in this challenge.
HANDS-ON LAB CHALLENGE: Java Challenge: Beer Song
In this challenge you will write Java code to recite the lyrics to “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”
This course takes you through a case study of a real-world scenario of how data gets processed, stored, and presented for an insurance dashboard.
COURSE: Introduction to Prometheus
This course introduces Prometheus, an open-sourced systems monitoring and alerting toolkit with additional capabilities in service discovery.
Office Hours: AWS Solutions Architect – Associate – Series of Four Webinars
Our experts take a deep dive into the most popular AWS certification exam.
- Domain 1 of 4: Design Resilient Architectures
- Domain 2 of 4: Design High-Performing Architectures
- Domain 3 of 4: Design Secure Apps and Architectures
- Domain 4 of 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
Join Guy Hummel, Google and Azure Content Lead, and Tom Mitchell, Google and Azure Trainer, to learn all of the secrets behind this exam.
Discover the tips and tricks for landing a job in the tech world with the help of engineering and human resources experts from Cloud Academy.
Join our expert to explore advanced data manipulation techniques applied to video games data with Python.
Gain key insights on how to prepare for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer exam.
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