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Azure vs. AWS: Which Certification Provides the Brighter Future?

Rebecca Willis
Rebecca Willis
June 3, 2020

More and more companies are using cloud services, prompting more and more people to switch their current IT position to something cloud-related. Th...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • certification

Blog Digest: 5 Reasons to Get AWS Certified, OWASP Top 10, Getting Started with VPCs, Top 10 Soft Skills, and More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
June 2, 2020

The Cloud Academy Monthly Blog Digest keeps you up-to-date on the latest technology trends and best practices on AWS, Google Cloud, Security, DevOp...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • blog digest
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Academy
  • OWASP
  • OWASP Top 10
  • Security
  • VPCs

DevOps: Why Is It Important to Decouple Deployment From Release?

Luca Casartelli
Luca Casartelli
June 1, 2020

Deployment and release In enterprise organizations, releases are the final step of a long process that, historically, could take months — or even ...

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  • decoupling
  • Deployment
  • DevOps
  • engineering
  • Release

Cloud Academy Launches Multi-Year Plans: Build Multi-Cloud Skills for the Future

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
May 29, 2020

Now that cloud is the new "norm," most businesses understand the benefits of using multiple cloud service providers and are leveraging multi-cloud ...

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  • multi-year plan
  • multicloud

Top 10 Soft Skills You Need as an IT Professional

Ana Lastovetska
Ana Lastovetska
May 27, 2020

What soft skills make people more likely to become successful? How can you stress less, be more productive, stay healthy, and find time for your pr...

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  • soft skills

Google Cloud Platform: Getting Started with VPCs

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Thomas Mitchell
May 26, 2020

When preparing for Google Cloud certifications or Amazon AWS certifications, you will likely encounter the term “virtual private cloud.” A virtual ...

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  • GCP
  • Google
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • virtual private cloud
  • VPCs

Cloud Academy Training Tips

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Andrew Larkin
May 22, 2020

We know it’s tough to stay on track. That’s why we’re introducing Cloud Academy’s new training tips to help you stay motiva...

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  • training tips

Top 10 Cloud Storage & File-Sharing Services for 2020

Vinay Singh
Vinay Singh
May 20, 2020

The internet has drastically changed the IT industry. It not only connects a person with the world, but it also introduces new features every year....

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  • Cloud Storage

6 Ways AI Can Improve Content Creation

Lynn Mitchell
Lynn Mitchell
May 19, 2020

Have you ever thought about how common artificial intelligence is? Or how close are we to all-powerful AI "supercomputers"? Gartner reports that 37...

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  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • content creation

DevOps Principles: My Journey as a Software Engineer

Luca Casartelli
Luca Casartelli
May 14, 2020

I spent the last month reading The DevOps Handbook, a great book regarding DevOps principles, and how tech organizations evolved and succeeded in a...

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  • DevOps
  • DevOps principles

Popular Posts

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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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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Andrew Larkin
— March 20, 2020

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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

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 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Stuart Scott
— April 27, 2020

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, though you can still take SAA-C01 through July 1, 2020. This post will focus on version SAA-C02.The AWS...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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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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  • AWS
  • S3
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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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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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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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 6, 2019

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...

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  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes
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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
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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services and implement a level of automation.If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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  • AWS CLI
  • Command line interface