Tag: Hands-on Labs

A Second Set of Hands: Access Hands-on Labs Instructions From Your Phone

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Stefano Giacone
December 8, 2020

Now you can follow our hands-on lab instructions even easier. Use your phone as a second screen and avoid switching back and forth between tabs.  ...

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How to Get Hands-on Experience on AWS, Azure, and GCP: Lab Challenges

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
October 30, 2019

Meaningful cloud skills require more than book knowledge. Hands-on experience is required to translate knowledge into real-world results. We see th...

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Cloning Functionality for Exams & Hands-on Labs

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Stefano Giacone
August 12, 2019

Creating Custom Exams and Hands-on Labs Is Now Even Easier With Cloud Academy's Content Engine™, you can address organizational skill gaps by crea...

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NEW: Custom Hands-On Labs for Azure and Google Cloud Platform

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Giacomo Marinangeli
March 29, 2019

Harvard Business Review recently estimated that some 90% of corporate training never gets applied on the job. Given the $200B training industry, th...

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  • Azure
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What’s New with Cloud Academy Hands-on Labs

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Logan Rakai
January 29, 2019

Cloud Academy’s Hands-On Labs are an integral part of our platform. Learning by doing is the fastest way a professional can help their organization...

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How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

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Thomas Mitchell
July 14, 2017

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 incl...

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Our Hands-on Labs have a new look

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Greg DeRenne
July 13, 2017

Building new hands-on labs and improving our existing labs is a major focus of Cloud Academy for 2017 and beyond. If you search "types of adult lea...

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Hands-on Labs: 7 New AWS Labs for Aurora, CI/CD with AWS, Encryption, Redshift, IoT, and More

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
June 14, 2017

I'm happy to announce that we have just published 7 new AWS Hands-on Labs in the Cloud Academy content library! With these new additions, we now of...

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  • Aurora
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  • IoT
  • RedShift

Updates to Cloud Academy Labs: This Week at Cloud Academy

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David Clinton
September 2, 2015

Welcome to our weekly review of some of what’s new, interesting, and upcoming at Cloud Academy. Lab updates You talk. Cloud Academy listens. F...

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Cloud Academy Webinar: How to Get The Most From Our Hands-on Labs

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David Clinton
May 19, 2015

For most people, successfully mastering a new technology involves more than just reading through step-by-step guides, or even attending full-day ex...

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Popular Articles

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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
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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 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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  • Docker
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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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