This Week at Cloud Academy

Welcome to our weekly review of some of what’s new, interesting, and just around the corner at your favorite cloud training source.

We published two brand new courses in recent days:

Amazon VPC: working with AWS networking (AWS261). This is the first course from the intermediate level of our AWS Core Services Track. AWS261 explores Amazon’s Virtual Private Networks in their role as the gateway through which pretty much all of your network traffic must travel. If you want to fully understand – and exploit – AWS resources you can’t ignore the VPC.

LPIC Linux Certification (4 of 11). This is the fourth course in our series preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute’s Server Admin exams. This course covers the essential Linux command line and text-manipulation tools. But you may ask: where’s the “Cloud” in Linux certification? Given how much of the Internet is run on Linux machines, we like to think of Linux skills as among the most productive tools you can have to really master the Cloud.

And watch out for our new AWS SysOps Admin – Associate Level certification preparation course that’s coming in the next few days. (Update March 2019 – the AWS SysOps Admin – Associate Certification learning path is now available.)

We’ve also been busy stoking the Cloud Academy blog fires:

Security intelligence for cloud deployments looks at ways you can better monitor and protect your applications and resources from attacks…and from plain, old fashioned system failures.

VPC Endpoint for Amazon S3 takes a look at AWS’s very new service that allows direct and secure connections between VPC-based resources and content stored in S3 buckets.

S3 FTP (build a reliable and inexpensive FTP server using Amazon’s S3) is a guide to automating file transfers between local computers and Amazon’s S3. But it also nicely illustrates the general possibilities for mounting cloud stores on local machines.

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