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SaaS-Based Cloud Courses Offer Hands-on Training for Enterprises

Cloud courses on training platforms such as Cloud Academy help managers see where there are skills gaps, while bringing hands-on experience to employees.

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September 17, 2018

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Cloud migration best practices: 4 potential problems to avoid

Andrew Larkin, from the Cloud Academy, explains why successful cloud migration strategies require more than just a ‘lift and shift’ approach to maximize the benefits of the cloud.

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September 15, 2018

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Top disadvantages of cloud computing: What CIOs can do

Andrew Larkin from the Cloud Academy sheds light on cloud computing misconceptions and drawbacks — including downtime — and offers best practices for CIOs to address these risks.

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September 14, 2018

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Embracing DevOps Into Your Company

Some companies are embarking on a new adventure in DevOps. As organizations start to consider the possibilities of implementing DevOps, they need to think about what problems it solves and what role it will play in their organization.

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September 13, 2018

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Maximizing Your Training Strategy

Organizations that simply make training available will fall behind in their digital transformation. Implementing, and then maximizing, an internal training strategy is the key to staying competitive in today’s business landscape.

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September 13, 2018

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Tips For Improving Employee Engagement

The qualities needed to lead a digital enterprise have been well documented. How to ensure worker engagement with digital transformation initiatives and the digital workplace is less clear.

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August 22, 2018

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Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
— January 22, 2021

Micro-Blog 3 of 3: What I Wish I Knew Before I Took the CKAD: Steady as She Goes!

What I wish I knew before I took the CKAD: Steady as she goes! This may come as a “no duh” to most, but I used a wireless connection during my exam. To be honest, I felt fine with wireless for the following reasons: I built my own computer with a dedicated WiFi card and modular an...

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Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
— January 18, 2021

Micro-Blog 2 of 3: What I Wish I Knew Before I Took the CKAD: Bourne Again

What I wish I knew before I took the CKAD: Bourne Again You’re given two hours from the start of the exam to when you run out of time, or you request it to end. In my certification journey, I have never hit the time limit except when it came to the very first one I took. The CKAD is ye...

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Jonathan Lewey
Jonathan Lewey
— January 14, 2021

Micro-Blog 1 of 3: What I Wish I Knew Before I Took the CKAD: Multi-What?

I recently sat for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam. And as someone who has taken over 10 certification exams (read more on the strategies I use to pass exams), the CKAD was the first exam to throw a wrench into my strategies and affect my “during the exam” con...

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Bryony Harrower
Bryony Harrower
— January 11, 2021

“Spark Joy” With Our New Team Organization and Management Tools

We’ve made like Marie Kondo and organized all the things — including team roles, licenses, and visibility. Check out our new features to help you simplify, declutter, and optimize your team's skill-building experiences so you can scale training effectively.  Management Dashboard Faceli...

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  • enterprise
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  • users
Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
— January 7, 2021

New Content: AWS Terraform, Java Programming Lab Challenges, Azure DP-900 & DP-300 Certification Exam Prep, Plus Plenty More Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Big Data Courses

This month our Content Team continues building the catalog of courses for everyone learning about AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure. In addition, this month’s updates include several Java programming lab challenges and a couple of courses on big data. In total, we released five new learning...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming
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Stefano Giacone
— December 29, 2020

Goals Are Dreams with Deadlines: Completing Training Plans After the Due Date

You don’t have to give up your training goals when work gets hectic  Training Plans are powerful tools for learners and managers alike. With a Training Plan, you assign training to yourself or others and set a due date based on your weekly time commitment. If you are unusually busy one...

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  • Training Plans
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— December 28, 2020

The Positive Side of 2020: People — and Their Tech Skills — Are Everyone’s Priority

I am starting to write this while reading my message last year, and it definitely feels a bit weird considering what 2020 turned out to be for all of us. It’s been a very strange year for all of us — Cloud Academy customers, colleagues, and friends have been impacted in different way...

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  • 2021
  • Cloud Computing
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— December 24, 2020

Cloud Academy’s AWS re:Invent 2020 Recap & Highlights

Now that the dust has settled on re:Invent 2020 —  probably the most uniquely delivered AWS conference ever — we think it’s high time we get you a healthy recap of the top highlights from the three weeks. After all, no one’s really asking people to pay attention to every technologica...

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  • AWS re:Invent
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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— December 22, 2020

Cloud Academy Receives G2’s Enterprise Leader Badges in Winter 2021 Reports

We want to say, "Thank you!" The G2 Winter 2021 Reports are out, and we are proud to announce that Cloud Academy was recognized in several categories. Every quarter, G2 highlights the top-rated solutions in the industry, as chosen by the source that matters most: customers. We'd like to...

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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— December 21, 2020

Give the Gift of Cloud Academy

Inspire someone who inspires you, and give them a gift that will keep on giving throughout the year and throughout their career. With your gift card to Cloud Academy, you can help someone dive deep into their technical education, getting real hands-on experience along the way. Benef...

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Stuart Scott
— December 17, 2020

Where Should You Be Focusing Your AWS Security Efforts?

Another day, another re:Invent session! This time I listened to Stephen Schmidt’s session, “AWS Security: Where we've been, where we're going.” Amongst covering the highlights of AWS security during 2020, a number of newly added AWS features/services were discussed, including: AWS Audit...

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  • AWS
  • AWS re:Invent
  • cloud security
William Meadows
William Meadows
— December 11, 2020

AWS Lambda re:Invent Wrap-up Week 1

All the newest AWS Lambda announcements In the first week of re:Invent, there were a few interesting announcements for Lambda that we should take a moment to look at. A few of these have the potential to save some of us quite a lot of money, and the others help to build on the service ...

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  • AWS re:Invent
  • Lambda
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