Welcome to our weekly review of some of what’s new, interesting, and upcoming at Cloud Academy.
You talk. Cloud Academy listens.
From the very beginning, Cloud Academy’s hands-on labs have been a very popular resource. Being guided through a real-world cloud computing environment without having to worry about breaking anything expensive is a really great way to learn. But even good learning tools can be made better, and there’s no one better at visualizing valuable improvements than our users.
So when users pointed out that the AWS management console for the Lambda event-driven code launcher had changed, we updated the labs and documentation for our Lambda course Introduction to Lambda.
We added significant improvements to the documentation for the AWS Elastic Load Balancer lab.
But don’t think we’re done. There are more new labs coming.
LPIC-1 Linux certification course: Linux Networking
The next-to-last course in our Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification prep series is now online. If Linux is the driver behind just about everything that moves in the cloud (and it is), then Linux networking is the highway.
Our Linux networking course covers TCP/IP configuration and management, IP addressing, network protocols and ports, and critically, a guide to some of Linux’s network troubleshooting tools, like netstat, netcat, and traceroute.
The release of Linux Networking means that there’s only one more course (Linux security and encryption) left before the entire series is complete. With that, you’ll have everything you need to prepare for and pass both LPIC-1 (Server Professional) 101 and 102 exams.
The importance of Linux to all flavors of Cloud Computing is huge and growing steadily. Don’t miss this opportunity to grab your share of the pot.
A Second Set of Hands: Access Hands-on Labs Instructions From Your Phone
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. There’s no doubt about it, customers love our hands-on labs! Our industry-leading labs give you practical experience in real cloud accounts ...
How to Get Hands-on Experience on AWS, Azure, and GCP: Lab Challenges
Meaningful cloud skills require more than book knowledge. Hands-on experience is required to translate knowledge into real-world results. We see this time and time again in studies about how kids and adults best learn — doing the actual learning task is key. Hands-on Labs and Lab Challe...
Cloning Functionality for Exams & Hands-on Labs
Creating Custom Exams and Hands-on Labs Is Now Even Easier With Cloud Academy's Content Engine™, you can address organizational skill gaps by creating custom Exams and Hand-on Labs specific to your enterprise requirements. But let's face it: Creating custom Exams and Hands-on Labs is h...
NEW: Custom Hands-On Labs for Azure and Google Cloud Platform
Harvard Business Review recently estimated that some 90% of corporate training never gets applied on the job. Given the $200B training industry, that is a staggering amount of waste. One reason for the disconnect? Lack of context. Cloud Academy’s platform was built to make it extraor...
What’s New with Cloud Academy Hands-on Labs
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 close its technical skill gaps. Labs develop your skills first-hand by working through problems in real cloud environments on platforms lik...
How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam
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Our Hands-on Labs have a new look
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Hands-on Labs: 7 New AWS Labs for Aurora, CI/CD with AWS, Encryption, Redshift, IoT, and More
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 offer 60 hands-on labs in our catalog. Our AWS Hands-on Labs are one of our most important and appreciated products. With them, you can l...
Cloud Academy Webinar: How to Get The Most From Our Hands-on Labs
For most people, successfully mastering a new technology involves more than just reading through step-by-step guides, or even attending full-day executive training seminars. Getting solid and reliable information is, obviously, a good first step. But to really internalize new skills, yo...