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.
New on Cloud Academy: AWS Solution Architect Lab Challenge, Azure Hands-on Labs, Foundation Certificate in Cyber Security, and Much More
Now that Thanksgiving is over and the craziness of Black Friday has died down, it's now time for the busiest season of the year. Whether you're a last-minute shopper or you already have your shopping done, the holidays bring so much more excitement than any other time of year. Since our...
Understanding Enterprise Cloud Migration
What is enterprise cloud migration? Cloud migration is about moving your data, applications, and even infrastructure from your on-premises computers or infrastructure to a virtual pool of on-demand, shared resources that offer compute, storage, and network services at scale. Why d...
6 Reasons Why You Should Get an AWS Certification This Year
In the past decade, the rise of cloud computing has been undeniable. Businesses of all sizes are moving their infrastructure and applications to the cloud. This is partly because the cloud allows businesses and their employees to access important information from just about anywhere. ...
AWS Regions and Availability Zones: The Simplest Explanation You Will Ever Find Around
The basics of AWS Regions and Availability Zones We’re going to treat this article as a sort of AWS 101 — it’ll be a quick primer on AWS Regions and Availability Zones that will be useful for understanding the basics of how AWS infrastructure is organized. We’ll define each section,...
Application Load Balancer vs. Classic Load Balancer
What is an Elastic Load Balancer? This post covers basics of what an Elastic Load Balancer is, and two of its examples: Application Load Balancers and Classic Load Balancers. For additional information — including a comparison that explains Network Load Balancers — check out our post o...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture
What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...
Kubernetes Services: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud
Kubernetes is a popular open-source container orchestration platform that allows us to deploy and manage multi-container applications at scale. Businesses are rapidly adopting this revolutionary technology to modernize their applications. Cloud service providers — such as Amazon Web Ser...
AWS Internet of Things (IoT): The 3 Services You Need to Know
The Internet of Things (IoT) embeds technology into any physical thing to enable never-before-seen levels of connectivity. IoT is revolutionizing industries and creating many new market opportunities. Cloud services play an important role in enabling deployment of IoT solutions that min...
Which Certifications Should I Get?
As we mentioned in an earlier post, the old AWS slogan, “Cloud is the new normal” is indeed a reality today. Really, cloud has been the new normal for a while now and getting credentials has become an increasingly effective way to quickly showcase your abilities to recruiters and compan...
How to Go Serverless Like a Pro
So, no servers? Yeah, I checked and there are definitely no servers. Well...the cloud service providers do need servers to host and run the code, but we don’t have to worry about it. Which operating system to use, how and when to run the instances, the scalability, and all the arch...
AWS Security: Bastion Hosts, NAT instances and VPC Peering
Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS infrastructure. Welcome to part four of my AWS Security overview. In part three, we looked at network security at the subnet level. This ti...
Top 13 Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Best Practices
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) brings a host of advantages to the table, including static private IP addresses, Elastic Network Interfaces, secure bastion host setup, DHCP options, Advanced Network Access Control, predictable internal IP ranges, VPN connectivity, movement of interna...