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AWS Solutions Architect Professional: How to Get Ready!

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Andrea Colangelo
March 26, 2014

Cloud Academy has three courses to help you achieve the AWS Solutions Architect Professional certification. On top of that, we've also released som...

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Hadoop Learning Series – Hive, Flume, HDFS, and Retail Analysis

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47Line Technologies
March 24, 2014

This is a guest article by 47Line Technologies. Last week we introduced Big Data ecosystem and showed a glimpse of the possibilities. This week we...

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  • Hadoop

AWS Solution Architect: The Best Choice for Your Cloud Career

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
March 21, 2014

(Update) We've recently written a blog post to support those wanting to prepare for the AWS Solutions Architect Professional Certification as well ...

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Best Job Positions for This Week

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
March 20, 2014

(Update) To get a definition of the roles needed to maximize your organization's investment in cloud, explore the latest skills in demand by job ro...

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3 Tools to Start Deploying Your Amazon Web Services Infrastructure

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Andrea Colangelo
March 19, 2014

The Amazon Web Services stack is by and large vast and complex, and deploying your application or your infrastructure might be quite scary if you a...

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Cloud Academy: 4 things I Learnt About Building Products

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
March 18, 2014

(Update) We’ve recently released some new product features to further enhance your training experience: Hands-on Labs, live cloud environments f...

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  • Cloud Computing

Big Data: Getting Started with Hadoop, Sqoop & Hive

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47Line Technologies
March 17, 2014

(Update) We’ve recently uploaded new training material on Big Data using services on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platfor...

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  • Big Data
  • Hadoop

Bernard Golden: Why Cloud Will Transform the IT World

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Andrea Colangelo
March 12, 2014

Bernard Golden, Vice-President of Enterprise Solutions at Enstratius and a guru in Cloud Computing has been so kind as to accept our invitation to ...

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  • Cloud Computing

How Cloud Rank 2.0 works: a great tool for your cloud computing career

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Andrea Colangelo
February 28, 2014

As you know from our blog, last Monday we at Cloud Academy deployed a brand new version of our exclusive Cloud Rank technology. We spent a great ef...

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  • Cloud Computing

New Updates for the AWS Console

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
February 28, 2014

As part of our daily job, we spend a lot of time learning and improving our content about AWS. We update our content, quizzes and learning statemen...

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery —  cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...

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Andrew Larkin
— January 31, 2021

The 12 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

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  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 28, 2020

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...

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Stuart Scott
— January 29, 2021

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate. Its new version (SAA-C02) was released on March 23, 2020. The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some ...

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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have config...

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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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Cloud Academy Team
— January 31, 2021

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...

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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— January 23, 2020

Learn Cloud Computing: Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites and requirements to learn cloud computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the prerequisites to learning cloud computing. This was a question I was emailed countless times from our users, and while we have Learning Paths, AWS...

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