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.
AWS Security: Bastion Host, 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...
Big Changes to the AWS Certification Exams
With AWS re:Invent 2019 just around the corner, we can expect some early announcements to trickle through with upcoming features and services. However, AWS has just announced some big changes to their certification exams. So what’s changing and what’s new? There is a brand NEW ...
New on Cloud Academy: ITIL® 4, Microsoft 365 Tenant, Jenkins, TOGAF® 9.1, and more
At Cloud Academy, we're always striving to make improvements to our training platform. Based on your feedback, we released some new features to help make it easier for you to continue studying. These new features allow you to: Remove content from “Continue Studying” section Disc...
AWS Security Groups: Instance Level Security
Instance security requires that you fully understand AWS security groups, along with patching responsibility, key pairs, and various tenancy options. As a precursor to this post, you should have a thorough understanding of the AWS Shared Responsibility Model before moving onto discussi...
Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits
If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...
Real-Time Application Monitoring with Amazon Kinesis
Amazon Kinesis is a real-time data streaming service that makes it easy to collect, process, and analyze data so you can get quick insights and react as fast as possible to new information. With Amazon Kinesis you can ingest real-time data such as application logs, website clickstre...
Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: The Fight for Serverless Cloud Domination
Serverless computing: What is it and why is it important? A quick background The general concept of serverless computing was introduced to the market by Amazon Web Services (AWS) around 2014 with the release of AWS Lambda. As we know, cloud computing has made it possible for users to ...
Google Vision vs. Amazon Rekognition: A Vendor-Neutral Comparison
Google Cloud Vision and Amazon Rekognition offer a broad spectrum of solutions, some of which are comparable in terms of functional details, quality, performance, and costs. This post is a fact-based comparative analysis on Google Vision vs. Amazon Rekognition and will focus on the tech...
New on Cloud Academy: CISSP, AWS, Azure, & DevOps Labs, Python for Beginners, and more…
As Hurricane Dorian intensifies, it looks like Floridians across the entire state might have to hunker down for another big one. If you've gone through a hurricane, you know that preparing for one is no joke. You'll need a survival kit with plenty of water, flashlights, batteries, and n...
Amazon Route 53: Why You Should Consider DNS Migration
What Amazon Route 53 brings to the DNS table Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by AWS. It is named by the TCP or UDP port 53, which is where DNS server requests are addressed. Like any DNS service, Route 53 handles domain regist...
How to Unlock Complimentary Access to Cloud Academy
Are you looking to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Cloud Security, Python, Java, or another technical skill? Then you'll want to mark your calendars for August 23, 2019. Starting Friday at 12:00 a.m. PDT (3:00 a.m. EDT), Cloud Academy is offering c...