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This Week at Cloud Academy

Welcome to our weekly review of some of what’s new, interesting, and upcoming at Cloud Academy.

New Courses:

This week, the long-awaited AWS SysOps certification course came online. SysOps administrators are focused on infrastructure deployment and management. Because they need all the same basic skills as Solutions Architects, we recommend that people interested in SysOps certification also work through our Solutions Architect associate level courses. But once you’ve cleared that, you’re ready to learn how to face the pressures and fast-changing needs that real-world AWS deployment will throw at you.

The fifth installment in our LPIC Linux Certification series (see course number four here) is now complete and should be online with a few days. This will complete the material needed to prepare for the first of the two Server Administrator exams (the LPIC-1 101).

Lab updates

Although it often happens beneath our radar, Cloud Academy’s hands-on lab department is constantly hard at work. When they’re not actually releasing brand new labs, they’re adding features and improving the user experience. This week, for instance, they added a new step to our critical Elastic Load Balancer lab covering SSL protocol configuration during the ELB Creation Wizard process. The documentation has also undergone a significant update.

Cloud Academy Blog

And we haven’t neglected the Cloud Academy blog.

Interested in trying out VMware’s relatively new cloud hosting service? This post on vCloud Air OnDemand provides a bit of an overview of the service and its position within the larger VMware family of products…and a link that can get you as much as $1,000 of free usage credits.

Have you ever been even a little bit confused over when you should be using AWS OpsWorks instead of CloudFront, or CloudFront instead of Elastic Beanstalk? AWS Deployment Tools aims to shine some light on this rather subtle problem…and invites you to add your own thoughts to the conversation.

See ya next week!

Written by

David Clinton

A Linux system administrator with twenty years' experience as a high school teacher, David has been around the industry long enough to have witnessed decades of technology trend predictions; most of them turning out to be dead wrong.

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