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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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Why a New Microsoft’s CEO is Great News For Your Cloud Computing Career

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
February 27, 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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  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing

Announcing CloudRank 2.0

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Andrea Colangelo
February 24, 2014

Today Cloud Academy goes one step further in its mission to be the best place to learn and test your cloud computing skills. Our exclusive CloudRan...

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  • Cloud Computing

How Cloud Computing is Changing the Job Market

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Andrea Colangelo
February 18, 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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  • Cloud Computing

Cloud Academy Courses Are Online! Learn Cloud Computing With Our Courses

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
February 18, 2014

(Update) We’ve released some great new content over the past few years across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, DevOps, and other...

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  • Cloud Computing

AWS Certified Solutions Architect: What to Study, Tips, and Resources

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
February 3, 2014

(Update) We've recently published a complete and updated Solutions Architect Associate Certification Learning Path that includes video Courses, Han...

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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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  • 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 Certifications
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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
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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS Certifications
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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
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