Cloud Academy Training Tips

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 Certifications

Associate

Professional

Specialty

Foundational

AWS Certifications

Azure Certifications

Fundamental

Associate

Professional

Microsoft Azure Certifications

Google Cloud Platform Certifications

Associate

Professional

Google Cloud Certifications

DevOps Certifications

Newly-Added Certifications

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.

Training Tip #002

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. 

Study in offline mode

To do this, you’ll need to install the app first and then download your training content. You can study anytime you’re without data or a WiFi signal. Just think about how much study time you can pack into your next flight or while you’re on the metro.

Cast to Chromecast

You now have the capability to cast your training content directly to your TV using both the iOS and Android apps. It’s simple. Just go the app, click the cast icon, and sit back on your couch and relax.

Continuous improvement

We’ve made a lot of recent updates to enhance app performance to make it blazingly fast and improve your overall experience. If you don’t want to take my word for it, just check it out for yourself.

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Want to try our new “magic” link?

We made it even easier to download the app. Just go to your Cloud Academy Dashboard > click “Download mobile app” > add your phone number > click “Send me the link.” It’s that simple.

Download mobile app

Already using the app?

If you’re already using the app, please take a moment to add a review on Google Play or the App Store. If you love it, tell us! If you don’t love it, let us know how we can improve. We’re constantly updating our app with your feedback in mind.

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Andrew Larkin

Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe. His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups.


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