Training Tip #005: Mix Up Your Habits
Let’s change some of our study habits a bit. Why not break out of your routine and do something different so you can re-engage those neurons and synapses? We’re here to help you keep learning, and sometimes that means taking a break and trying something new.
Send to PDF
Have you been watching screens for weeks on end? Give your eyes a break — let’s go analog and print something out.
Whenever you’re in a course, any of the resources with the download symbol ⤓ can be saved as a PDF, so get your markers and start drawing connections and sketching.
Send to Phone
Don’t want to leave your screen? We get it.
You can seamlessly and easily continue your studying anywhere. When you’re in one of our learning paths or courses, just click the Send to your phone button to push your content to your phone. You’ll instantly pick up exactly where you were on your computer. (Hint: make sure you have notifications enabled, and you can get the app for Android and iOS.)
Now you can study anywhere. Curl up in a corner. Sit outside. Or pretend to watch a hyperactive child while they dig in dirt and you steal a few moments to yourself.
Bonus: Don’t forget, you can also pre-download content so you have it available for offline studying. We’ll even make sure to download in the background and only when you’re on WiFi.
Keep up the great work and as always, contact us for any support.
Training Tip #004: Stay connected
Now more than ever it’s key to keep up your connections with friends, co-workers, families, and/or online buds who share the same goals as you.
Working step-by-step towards a goal like a cert exam is hard and solitary. Check out some of these Cloud Academy resources to build out your support network for when you have questions, need encouragement, or just want a break.
What are some resources to try out?
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Keep yourself up-to-date by checking out our constantly updated content roadmap here. You’ll get updates on exciting new content covering:
- Docker Certified Associate Exam Prep
- Alibaba Cloud
- And lots more
Training Tip #003: Set a goal
Not sure where to start your learning? Are there too many awesome cloud subjects you want to master? Let’s leapfrog over that option paralysis and let the experts help you out — let’s choose a certification learning path!
Why start with a certification?
The experts at big cloud providers and other groups have done the hard work to establish what is important to know at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
We build the learning framework. Now you just go in, climb up that ladder, and execute on all the cool learning opportunities we provide. Plus, along the way, you’ll find out new tangents that you’re interested in and you can follow those, too.
Some certification learning path added bonuses:
- Provide a step-by-step process
- Demonstrate having reached an industry-standard proficiency level
- Are a good short-term goal, approximately 3-6 months in total
Cloud Academy’s Certification Learning Paths
You’re sure to find something interesting in this list of all our current cert learning paths…
- AWS Certified Machine Learning
- AWS Certified Advanced Networking
- AWS Certified Big Data
- AWS Certified Security Specialty
- AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator
- AZ-203: Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate
- AZ-500: Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate
- DP-200: Implementing an Azure Data Solution
- DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution
- AZ-300: Solutions Architect – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
- AZ-301: Solutions Architect – Microsoft Azure Architect Design
Google Cloud Platform Certifications
- Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam Preparation
- Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Preparation
- TOGAF 9 Foundation and Certified Level 1 and 2
- Preparation for the (ISC)² CISSP Certification (Preview)
- ITIL 4 Foundation Certification in IT Service Management
If you’re looking for something different, feel free to just jump right into your dashboard to find another learning path. If you’re not yet a Cloud Academy member, you can get started with any of our hundreds of learning paths with a 7-day free trial.
Training Tip #002: Set a training time reminder
Routines, routines, routines. As unsexy as they may sound, routines are the foundation for any sort of positive habit. Starting something new is hard, so use our training time reminders to get bite-sized chunks of study time on your calendar. After a few weeks of your new routine, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how it becomes second nature.
You can quickly create these from your Cloud Academy dashboard. Just click “Add a Training Reminder” and boom — your time is booked.
PRO TIP: Choose a short amount of time to start (maybe 30 minutes), and make it a time when you are least likely to be distracted. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Whichever works for you, just try one of them and modify as needed. And get yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee, too.
That’s it! We’re here to help you make things simpler. Let us know your thoughts.
Training Tip #001: Install the app
We know it’s tough to stay on track. That’s why we’re introducing Cloud Academy’s new training tips to help you stay motivated to study. Let’s dive right into why we think this tip deserves the top spot.