This October, our team of expert certification specialists released eight new or updated learning paths, 23 courses, 21 hands-on labs, and one lab challenge!
New Content on Cloud Academy
This month’s new content fell into these categories:
- Google Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Data Science & AI
- New Product Features
This course provides an overview of the AWS Identity & Access Management Service, commonly referred to as IAM, along with its core features. This is a key security service within AWS and is likely to be one of the first security services you will come across allowing you to manage specific access controls within your environment for your users.
If you’ve ever wondered how the underlying AWS network actually works, this Tablet Talk is for you. We’ll have an advanced conversation that will describe how traffic moves through the VPC, from the internal IP spaces to the external world, as well as how instance-to-instance communication takes place. There are a few hidden AWS services that make all the magic happen behind the scenes, and we will discuss those as well.
This lab demonstrates how to use the AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) service to detect potentially malicious web requests.
This lab supports our content for the AWS Financial Game Day initiative and walks the student through using the Amazon Comprehend console to analyze natural text.
This lab will help you understand the main components of Amazon Forecast, a fully managed machine learning service for time-series forecasting.
This course covers microservices and how a microservices-based architecture differs from a monolithic architecture. It also explains what containers are and how you can create your own and then run them in AWS using the Elastic Container Service (ECS).
In this guided lab, you’ll create an Amazon SNS topic, subscribe Amazon SQS queues to it, create subscription filters, and publish Amazon SNS messages. This lab will be of particular interest to candidates for the Solutions Architect Associate certification.
This learning path has been curated to help you get the most from the STG207 re:Invent session. It will enable you to understand the insights and discussions during the talk at a greater level, and prepare you to ask some great questions of the speaker(s).
Optimize your experience with this learning path, which will help you get the most from the NET206 re:Invent session. It will enable you to understand the insights and discussions during the talk at a greater level, and prepare you to ask some great questions of the speaker(s).
Gain the knowledge and understanding required to get the most from the STG205 re:Invent session. This learning path will enable you to understand the insights and discussions during the talk at a greater level, and prepare you to ask some great questions of the speaker(s).
This playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions—all without the need to install any software on your local machine.
This hands-on lab challenge will test the learner’s practical ability to follow a feature branching
This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the AI-102 Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution exam. Even if you don’t plan to take the exam, these courses and hands-on labs will help you get started on your way to becoming an Azure AI engineer.
This course covers conditional access policies in Azure. You’ll learn what Conditional Access is, why you use it, and what it offers. We’ll then explore how to build a conditional access policy, and you’ll see a demonstration of how to create one.
In this lab playground, learners have the opportunity to play around with a preconfigured Azure DevOps environment. This lab playground also includes a couple of suggested activities to get you started with exploring Azure DevOps.
This course shows you how to use the various graphical tools in Power Query Editor to visualize data distribution, including uniqueness and distinct values. It also looks at factors that impact correctly importing table relationships into a Power BI data model and pitfalls to look for when assessing and profiling column data.
Processing data in the cloud is not always the optimal way to run computational workloads, for various reasons. This session dives into how Azure IoT Edge can help in this scenario by training a machine learning model in the cloud using the Microsoft AI Platform and deploying this model to an IoT Edge device using Azure IoT Hub.
This course is intended for anyone looking to improve their understanding of Azure IoT and its benefits for organizations. You’ll gain an understanding of all the related data components of the IoT reference architecture.
This course explores strategies for secure IoT device connectivity in real-world edge environments—specifically how the use of the Azure IoT Edge Gateway can accommodate offline, intermittent, legacy environments by means of Gateway configuration patterns.
This course is the first installment of three courses covering Domain 2 of the CSSLP, covering the topic of policy decomposition. Understand the fundamental concepts of information security and operational security.
This course is the second installment of three courses covering Domain 2 of the CSSLP, covering the topic of data classification and categorization. Understand the fundamentals of data classification and categorization; learn about the security implications of data ownership and labeling; and learn about different data types and the data lifecycle.
This course is the third installment of three courses covering Domain 2 of the CSSLP, covering the topic of functional and operational security requirements. You’ll explore the functional and operational requirements for building secure software.
This learning path covers domain two of the CSSLP certification and prepares you to successfully take and pass the examination.
In this lab, you will gain a basic understanding of the three layers for securing the Kubernetes API server and how each can impact requests sent to the cluster.
You will learn how to discover and use custom resources in this lab. You will work with Argo CD custom resources to release an update to an application.
This lab explores ephemeral volumes. You will learn how Kubernetes provides ephemeral storage and how to utilize ephemeral storage.
Use Linux command exit statuses and return codes in a shell script. This lab provides supplemental hands-on learning for the student to work with topics covered in the Using Exit Statuses and Return Codes in Your Scripts course.
This lab covers Linux wildcards in shell scripts to assist with file and directory searching and string pattern matching. You’ll use wildcards to perform actions on one or more files at a time, as well as use character classes to find matching pieces of text in a file.
This lab created by Rebecca Hom has the learner create the foundational pieces of an HTML document. You’ll begin with the declaration and then work through the head and body of the document.
Data Science & AI
Check out the complete list, including links to sign up for future webinars and watch recordings of past ones, on our Webinars page.
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- November 23 Office Hours: AWS Certified Developer – Associate | Domain 1 of 5 – Deployment
Take a deep dive on Domain 1 of the AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam.
- November 30 Office Hours: AWS Certified Developer – Associate | Domain 2 of 5 – Security
Learn all about Domain 2 of the AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam with our AWS Content & Security Lead, Stuart Scott.
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- Mastering Machine Learning – Ep.4: Build a Sentiment Analysis Pipeline
Join Andrea Giussani to learn how to predict the sentiment of customer reviews through machine learning in episode 4 of our ML series.
- Office Hours: AWS Solutions Architect – Associate | Domain 4 of 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
Take a deep dive on Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures of the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate exam.
- Get Your IT Department Certified With Cloud Academy and Track All Certifications in a Single Platform
Cloud Academy is the solution to train and certify your people with precise time frames and tangible results. Join us to learn why!
- Office Hours: AWS Solutions Architect – Associate | Domain 3 of 4: Design Secure Apps and Architectures
Take a deep dive on Domain 3: Design Secure Apps and Architectures of the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate exam.
- Mastering Machine Learning – Ep.3: Be a Data Science Master and Commander with XGBoost
Explore the results of an xbooster classifier with Shap values in episode 3 of our machine learning webinar series.
- Retain and Develop Your Tech Talent With Cloud Academy
Join our CEO to discover how the Cloud Academy platform can help organizations retain and develop their tech talent.
- Office Hours: AWS Solutions Architect – Associate | Domain 2 of 4: Design High-Performing Architectures
Discover everything you need to know about Domain 2 of the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate exam.
- Introduction to Amazon Lightsail Object Storage
Join experts from AWS and Cloud Academy to learn of a new, low-cost way to store your static content on Amazon Lightsail.
- Office Hours: AWS Solutions Architect – Associate | Domain 1 of 4: Design Resilient Architectures
Take a deep dive on Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures of the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate exam.
New Product Features
There are new versions of the Members report, some Report API endpoints, and some LMS API endpoints. The old versions will no longer be available after October 31, 2021.
You should update any processes that depend on the legacy items before that date. You can read more in the Technical Bulletins article in the help center.
Changes to the way the product looks or works appear in the Cloud Academy Release Notes page.
- End User Dashboard: The dashboard that team members see first when they log in to their Cloud Academy account has been updated. All the functionality is still there, but we have refreshed the layout to be more intuitive and compatible with accessibility tools. This feature is being rolled out incrementally, so if your users haven’t already noticed the change, they will soon.
- Content Engine Editor: The content editing experience of Content Engine has been updated. The new editor has superior code sample highlighting, image inserting, and video inserting.
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