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A Day in the Life of a Front-End Engineer at Cloud Academy (When There’s Not a Pandemic) #DevStories

Valentina Calabrese
Valentina Calabrese
March 19, 2021

It’s a typical Monday morning, and I am about to get off the TILO train that takes me to Cloud Academy’s offices in Mendrisio every morning. It’...

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  • day in the life
  • developer
  • frontend

New Content: Focus on DevOps and Programming Content this Month

Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
March 12, 2021

This month our team of expert certification specialists released 12 new or updated learning paths, 15 courses, 25 hands-on labs, and four lab chall...

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  • alibaba
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • programming

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

Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
March 11, 2021

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing technology in this modern era. According to the IDC report, “public cloud spending will grow from $22...

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  • Certifications
  • exams
  • Microsoft Azure

Track Your Certifications, Point to Your Success

Tommaso Cremonini
Tommaso Cremonini
February 24, 2021

Whether you're an individual user of our platform or part of a large enterprise team, we’ve learned that a majority of people using Cloud Academy a...

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  • certification

Our Journey to GraphQL

Lorenzo Canese
Lorenzo Canese
February 22, 2021

Here at Cloud Academy, we have recently been evolving our back-end architecture. We took the path toward a microservices architecture, and we’re st...

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  • backend
  • engineering
  • graphql

The Path You Take Depends on Where You Want to Go: Introducing Job Roles

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Stefano Giacone
February 19, 2021

The Cloud Academy training library is full of excellent training materials to help a wide variety of people achieve an even wider variety of career...

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  • careers
  • Job Roles

Cloud Academy Training Tips

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Andrew Larkin
February 18, 2021

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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  • tips
  • training tips

New Content: Get Ready for the CISM Cert Exam & Learn About Alibaba, Plus All the AWS, GCP, and Azure Courses You Know You Can Count On

Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
February 12, 2021

This month our team of intrepid certification specialists released five learning paths, seven courses, 19 hands-on labs, and three lab challenges! ...

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  • alibaba
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • cism
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • programming

Google Cloud Platform Certification: Preparation and Prerequisites

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Guy Hummel
February 9, 2021

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has evolved from being a niche player to a serious competitor to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. In 2020, rese...

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  • Certifications
  • Google Cloud Platform

17 Hours of Dog Food: How I Passed the Azure DevOps AZ-400 Exam

Hallam Webber
Hallam Webber
February 8, 2021

I want to tell you how I ate dog food to pass the Microsoft Azure DevOps AZ-400 exam. I’m not talking about wolfing down a punnet of premium beef m...

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  • AZ-400
  • training tips

Popular Posts

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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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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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
Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
— March 11, 2021

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

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing technology in this modern era. According to the IDC report, “public cloud spending will grow from $229 billion in 2019 to nearly $500 billion in 2023.” Therefore, nobody can deny the rapid growth of cloud computing in recent years. Many b...

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  • Certifications
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  • Microsoft Azure
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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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  • Azure
  • Hands-on Labs
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
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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
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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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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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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
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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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  • AWS
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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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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