What lab environments do you offer?
We offer Coding Labs that are a place to practice and assess a student’s programming skills, where they complete coding exercises and challenges to showcase their proficiency in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries.
Then we have Cloud Labs that are a place to practice and assess a student’s cloud technology-related skills. They put learners in real-world scenarios to follow guided exercises and solve challenges in a cloud environment.
Lastly, we offer Hybrid code and cloud labs that allow learners to learn in coding and cloud environments simultaneously for practical situations.
Can I customize labs?
Yes! Organizations may build their own labs and/or clone and customize labs with our Lab Maker feature. You can create simple cloud labs and sandboxes. Cloud Academy also offers the ability to provide customized labs as a service.
Do I have to pay extra for labs?
No, and why should you? We believe that hands-on learning is critical for job readiness especially for teams that touch mission-critical applications and infrastructure. So our labs are always included at no cost. All credentials and environments are provided on your behalf.
Are open sandboxes available?
Yes and no. Yes, we do provide sandboxes (playgrounds) with security restrictions in place. In most cases, these are sufficient for customer use. And yes, we are able to provide open sandboxes (without limits) pending a shared responsibility model. However, open sandboxes lack any safeguards against cryptominining and other illicit or costly activities, so we require all customers to share the responsibility for such sandbox accounts.