New on Cloud Academy: CISSP, AWS, Azure, & DevOps Labs, Python for Beginners, and more…

As Hurricane Dorian intensifies, it looks like Floridians across the entire state might have to hunker down for another big one. If you’ve gone through a hurricane, you know that preparing for one is no joke. You’ll need a survival kit with plenty of water, flashlights, batteries, and non-perishable food. While this might seem like a small list, it might mean that you have to drive to every store around town just to find one that doesn’t resemble scenes from The Walking Dead. But that’s a story for another day.

“What does this have to do with training,” you ask?

Everything! If you don’t live in the Florida or Georgia area, then you can still take advantage of this valuable opportunity to set yourself up for offline success. If you do live in the hurricane route, we want you to get prepared and stay safe during the hurricane, but we also want you to prepare for the boredom that you might face while locked in your home for a couple days after Dorian makes landfall. So the time to prepare for getting your CISSP certification, understanding how to manage Azure AD identities, or learning the basics of Python is NOW.

Simply follow the steps below to activate your anytime, anywhere training — for when you’re on an airplane, on a subway, or when you’re unfortunately stuck in the house and your power and cell towers go down.

  1. Install the mobile app
  2. Find a Learning Path or Course
  3. Click the download icon

When you’re offline, you’ll be able to easily access your downloaded courses. Just click the “Download” tab to access the courses. But the trick is making sure you download your courses BEFORE you’re forced into offline mode  — like right now.

What’s new?

At any time, you can find all of our brand new releases by going to our Training Library and finding the section titled “New this month in Our Library.” Check it out below.

New on Cloud Academy

You can also keep track of what new training is coming for the next 4-6 weeks with our Content Roadmap. As you may already know, we’re always publishing new content and updating our Training Library on a daily basis. Whether you are looking for training material on AWS, Azure, Containers, DevOps, Google Cloud Platform, Python, or Information Security, we have new content just for you!

This Month’s Updates


Course: AWS CloudFormation: Introduction to Infrastructure as Code

In the AWS ecosystem, CloudFormation is one of the most powerful and sophisticated automation tools available to developers. This course explains CloudFormation’s components and how they operate together to provide you with functionality to provision your infrastructure as code.

Hands-on Lab: Install MongoDB with Persistent Volumes

MongoDB is an extremely popular cross-platform, document-oriented database. This Lab is designed to show you how to install MongoDB with persistent data volumes on a Linux-based EC2 instance within AWS.


Course: Developing Azure Logic Apps

This course looks at some of the features and benefits of Logic Apps and examines the kinds of business processes that you can easily model. It looks at the wider topic of workflow and automation problems and then shows you how to transform these into Logic App solutions.

Course: Managing Azure AD Identities

In this course, we will have a look at some of the most common tasks to be performed by Microsoft 365 administrators related to Azure AD identities, how to secure your environment by assigning the correct permissions to your users, and how to reduce administrative overhead.

Course: Managing Microsoft 365 Access and Authentication

This course teaches you how to manage Microsoft 365 access and authentication, and will help prepare you for the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services exam. The topics covered within this course include: managing authentication, implementing multi-factor authentication, configuring application access, and implementing access for external users of Microsoft 365 workloads.

Lab Challenge: Azure Virtual Machine Basic Challenge

In this Lab Challenge, you’ll need to prove your knowledge of Azure Virtual Machines. You’ll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of Azure Virtual Machines and relevant tools. The Lab Challenge simulates building a basic solution in a real-world scenario.

Quiz: Azure Security Center Knowledge Check

This quiz will test your knowledge of Azure Security Center concepts. You have 15 minutes to complete 5 multiple-choice questions.


Hands-on Lab: Introduction to Kubernetes Playground

Kubernetes is a production-grade container orchestration system that helps you maximize the benefits of using containers. This lab is meant to be completed while going through the Introduction to Kubernetes course on Cloud Academy,  allowing you to create a Kubernetes cluster for you to use as you progress through the course.


Hands-on Lab: Create a Voting Web App Using React

This Lab is designed to show you how to install and setup a React-based development environment, allowing you to compile and execute your own React-based web applications. The Lab will then walk you through the process of creating a custom programming language voting web application that involves making AJAX requests to a sample backend API service (provided).

Hands-on Lab: Create an API with Go and Gorilla Mux

Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. This Lab is designed to show you how to install and setup a Go-based development environment, as well as walk you through the process of creating a basic API in which you are shown how to use Gorilla Mux for API request routing.

Google Cloud Platform

Course: Setting up a Google Cloud Platform Environment

This course is intended for Google Cloud Platform administrators, and it’s an important course to take if you are studying for the Google Associate Cloud Engineer exam. In this course, you will learn how to enable APIs for a project as well as create budgets and configure monitoring for the resources and services allocated.

Learning Path Update: Cloud Architect – Professional Certification Preparation for Google

This is an existing Learning Path that helps you gain a solid understanding of the various components of the Google Cloud Platform and/or prepare for the Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect Exam. The update to this Learning Path adds the Deploying Containerized Applications on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Hands-on Lab.

Information Security

Learning Path: Preparation for the (ISC)² CISSP Certification (Preview)

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is one of the most globally recognized certifications in the information security profession. This preview learning path contains the CISSP introduction and content for Domain 1. Over the next few weeks, content for the remaining domains will be added to ensure you are ready and prepared to tackle this much sought-after security certification.


Learning Path: Python for Beginners

Designed for people new to programming, this Learning Path provides an ideal entry point for people wanting to learn how to program with the Python scripting language.

General Content

Cloud Knowledge Evaluation

Whether you use AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or a combination of all three, our Cloud Knowledge Evaluation will test your current skills to reveal your strengths and weaknesses. To understand where your technology skills stand, you don’t need a paid Cloud Academy account.

Content Roadmap

A brief overview of the content we plan for the next three months, including what we have built already and how we go about prioritizing what to build for you next.

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