Often imitated, but inimitable.
Flight school for all things cloud. Hands-on Labs are live cloud environments for your team to build and validate practical experience directly on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, data pipelines, and much more. Available with guidance or in challenge mode, each Cloud Academy Lab takes place in a secure, sandboxed environment with no additional costs, no new accounts, and no test instances to clean up.
Customizable Hands-on Labs
Every enterprise technology stack is different and context matters. Like everything in our entire Training Library, Cloud Academy Hands-on Labs are customizable using Content Engine. Cloud Centers of Excellence, architects, and implementation teams can easily create custom Hands-on Labs by cloning one from our Library using Content Engine. By selecting a different base environment or changing steps in the lab, organizations can easily onboard new employees or get staff comfortable using a new technology in the specific context of an enterprise architecture.
Hands-on Labs cover essential topics such as Security, Compliance, and Migration on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and other cloud technologies in the enterprise world. Each lab is kept up to date with the latest platform releases and new labs on real-world enterprise topics are published every month.
Verify skills with Hands-on Labs
Mastering theory may work for a certification exam, but the stakes are higher in the real world. Validation for Hands-on Lab allows you to verify that staff can think critically about and properly operate various technologies in the console. They work by automatically checking that the steps that an individual took in a Hands-on Lab were completed and sufficient.
Secure Learning Sandbox
There’s a reason why internal test accounts at some companies can take weeks to get approved. Hands-on Labs are completely risk-free training environments on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Zero administrative overhead. Zero risk to infrastructure.
Labs in Seconds, Not Minutes
Cloud Academy Hands-on Labs provision in seconds — not minutes — and Bridge Mode allows Labs to work consistently even behind corporate firewalls. No AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform account required. Hands-on Labs are completely managed by Cloud Academy. They’re active within seconds and shut down securely and automatically once completed.