Explore the newest learning paths, courses, and hands-on labs on Cloud Academy in November.
Introduction to DC/OS
In an enterprise environment, running multiple workload types simultaneously can be both difficult and costly, especially when servers aren’t being used to their full potential. DC/OS tames the complexity of managing containers and helps you run CI/CD tools, big data, machine learning, and AI services. This learning path is for teams who need to deploy and run containers in production. We’ll start with the fundamentals of how DC/OS works, and you’ll get hands-on practice deploying services. Next, we’ll use the container orchestrator Marathon and explore all of the ways that it can help you manage containers in production.
Data Engineer – Professional Certification Preparation for Google
Extracting value from large, diverse data sets is an ongoing challenge in the enterprise. In this learning path, we’ll help your teams get familiar with the heart of Google’s big data services—BigQuery—and we’ll show you how to use Cloud Machine Learning, Cloud Dataflow, and Cloud Dataproc to process your data. Each course includes hands-on demos and a series of quizzes help test your progress along the way. Teams can use this course to get a solid understanding of the data processing components of the platform or to prepare for Google Certified Professional Data Engineer certification.
Serverless Python Web Development For AWS
In an enterprise environment, it’s not unusual to be managing thousands of servers, both public and private, to run your web applications—and you’re paying for every second those servers are running. With serverless, you only pay for what you use, and your teams are freed from the burden of server management. If you’re considering serverless, this course is an excellent way to understand its value and get hands-on practice at the same time. In this learning path we will use Python 3.6 and AWS services—Lambda, API Gateway, Cognito, S3, and DynamoDB—to create a fully serverless web application.
Using AWS Storage for On-Premises Backup & Disaster Recovery
Whether you have an on-premises backup solution for your data center or you’re using cloud storage to backup your data, disaster recovery is an essential part of your business continuity plan. AWS offers many opportunities that aren’t possible with a standard on-premises solution. In this course, we’ll show you how to leverage AWS solutions—Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, AWS Snowball, and AWS Storage Gateway—and choose the best one for your business.
Azure Active Directory Security
A robust identity and access management set up is essential for protecting against this common infrastructure vulnerability: end-user accounts and devices. Azure Active Directory manages users, groups, and applications and their access to other applications and resources running in the cloud. This course is your introduction to Azure AD security. You’ll learn how to secure access to Azure AD, how to integrate it with on-premises and hybrid identity solutions, identity management, and much more.
Monitor Amazon Cloudwatch Security Logs for Failed SSH Attempts
In the public cloud, account or service hijackings that leave customer and transaction data vulnerable are one of the most feared forms of attack. In this lab, you’ll get hands-on practice using AWS CloudWatch and Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) to monitoring and notification of failed SSH attempts.
Deploy a Highly Available Serverless Application Using AWS Services
Time restrictions, cost limitations, high availability, and security concerns are just some of the challenges you’ll face when deploying web applications. In this hands-on lab, we’ll use a real-world scenario to deploy a highly available website using AWS. You will configure a variety of AWS services—including Cognito, S3, Glacier, and CloudFront—from authentication, all the way through long-term storage.
React to CodeCommit Events with AWS Lambda
With AWS CodeCommit, you can host private Git repositories within the AWS ecosystem in a secure and highly scalable way. By configuring CodeCommit to trigger actions whenever you push new code or create new branches or tags, you can send notifications, implement custom logic, or integrate third-party services. In this lab, you will get hands-on practice implementing a Lambda Function to process CodeCommit events.
Two New EC2 Instance Types Announced at AWS re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live
Let’s look at what benefits these two new EC2 instance types offer and how these two new instances could be of benefit to you. Both of the new instance types are built on the AWS Nitro System. The AWS Nitro System improves the performance of processing in virtualized environments by...
Google Cloud Certification: Preparation and Prerequisites
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has evolved from being a niche player to a serious competitor to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. In 2018, research firm Gartner placed Google in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for the first time. In t...
Understanding AWS VPC Egress Filtering Methods
Security in AWS is governed by a shared responsibility model where both vendor and subscriber have various operational responsibilities. AWS assumes responsibility for the underlying infrastructure, hardware, virtualization layer, facilities, and staff while the subscriber organization ...
S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3
Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache?FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have conf...
Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks
Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...
What Are Best Practices for Tagging AWS Resources?
There are many use cases for tags, but what are the best practices for tagging AWS resources? In order for your organization to effectively manage resources (and your monthly AWS bill), you need to implement and adopt a thoughtful tagging strategy that makes sense for your business. The...
How to Optimize Amazon S3 Performance
Amazon S3 is the most common storage options for many organizations, being object storage it is used for a wide variety of data types, from the smallest objects to huge datasets. All in all, Amazon S3 is a great service to store a wide scope of data types in a highly available and resil...
How to Optimize Cloud Costs with Spot Instances: New on Cloud Academy
One of the main promises of cloud computing is access to nearly endless capacity. However, it doesn’t come cheap. With the introduction of Spot Instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) in 2009, spot instances have been a way for major cloud providers to sell sp...
What are the Benefits of Machine Learning in the Cloud?
A Comparison of Machine Learning Services on AWS, Azure, and Google CloudArtificial intelligence and machine learning are steadily making their way into enterprise applications in areas such as customer support, fraud detection, and business intelligence. There is every reason to beli...
How to Use AWS CLI
The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services.So you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way through all the services....
AWS Summit Chicago: New AWS Features Announced
Thousands of cloud practitioners descended on Chicago’s McCormick Place West last week to hear the latest updates around Amazon Web Services (AWS). While a typical hot and humid summer made its presence known outside, attendees inside basked in the comfort of air conditioning to hone th...
From Monolith to Serverless – The Evolving Cloudscape of Compute
Containers can help fragment monoliths into logical, easier to use workloads. The AWS Summit New York was held on July 17 and Cloud Academy sponsored my trip to the event. As someone who covers enterprise cloud technologies and services, the recent Amazon Web Services event was an insig...