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.
What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?
One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...
Boto: Using Python to Automate AWS Services
Boto allows you to write scripts to automate things like starting AWS EC2 instances Boto is a Python package that provides programmatic connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers a range of services for dynamically scaling servers including the core compute service, Elastic...
Content Roadmap: AZ-500, ITIL 4, MS-100, Google Cloud Associate Engineer, and More
Last month, Cloud Academy joined forces with QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, and it put us in an excellent position to solve a massive skills gap problem. As a result of this collaboration, you will see our training library grow with additions from QA’s massive catalog of 500+...
DevSecOps: How to Secure DevOps Environments
Security has been a friction point when discussing DevOps. This stems from the assumption that DevOps teams move too fast to handle security concerns. This makes sense if Information Security (InfoSec) is separate from the DevOps value stream, or if development velocity exceeds the band...
Test Your Cloud Knowledge on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform
Cloud skills are in demand | In today's digital era, employers are constantly seeking skilled professionals with working knowledge of AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. According to the 2019 Trends in Cloud Transformation report by 451 Research: Business and IT transformations re...
Disadvantages of Cloud Computing
If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery — cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...
Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)
The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...
Deployment Orchestration with AWS Elastic Beanstalk
If you're responsible for the development and deployment of web applications within your AWS environment for your organization, then it's likely you've heard of AWS Elastic Beanstalk. If you are new to this service, or simply need to know a bit more about the service and the benefits th...
How to Use & Install the AWS CLI
What is the 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 and implement a level of automation. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...
Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: July 2019
July has been a very exciting month for us at Cloud Academy. On July 10, we officially joined forces with QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider (read the announcement). Over the coming weeks, you will see additions from QA’s massive catalog of 500+ certification courses and 1500+ ins...
AWS Fundamentals: Understanding Compute, Storage, Database, Networking & Security
If you are just starting out on your journey toward mastering AWS cloud computing, then your first stop should be to understand the AWS fundamentals. This will enable you to get a solid foundation to then expand your knowledge across the entire AWS service catalog. It can be both d...
How to Become a DevOps Engineer
The DevOps Handbook introduces DevOps as a framework for improving the process for converting a business hypothesis into a technology-enabled service that delivers value to the customer. This process is called the value stream. Accelerate finds that applying DevOps principles of flow, f...