This Week at Cloud Academy

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

New course:

Cloud Academy just released another course in its LPIC-1 Linux certification series. This one covers Linux display managers and desktop environments…but it also works through the process of building an actual GUI desktop on top of an Amazon EC2 virtual machine. Admit it: you’ve always wanted to do that, haven’t you?

And keep your eyes open for the upcoming release of new courses, including one on using Amazon Machine Learning to convert big data to business intelligence.

Cloud Academy Quizzes:

Sometimes it does pay to mess with success. As powerful as Cloud Academy’s quizzes were in the past, they’ve just become a whole lot better. Now, not only can you control exactly which cloud platform, topic, and skill level you’d like to work on, but you can also choose the quiz style…optimizing for either careful study or exam simulation. Check it out for yourself.

Cloud Academy Blog:

CloudFormation and AWS deployment automation is a post that’s a bit longer and deeper than most. Besides providing some CloudFormation how-to goodness, the article also explores some of the philosophy and mindset that should accompany successful cloud automation. It’s worth a look.
That’s all for now, folks.

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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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