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Now let’s jump right into this month’s blog digest.

  • AWS
  • Google Cloud 
  • Security
  • DevOps
  • Data Science
  • Cloud Adoption
  • Platform Updates & New Content

AWS

Top 5 Reasons to Get AWS Certified Right Now

Currently, the three biggest cloud providers in the world are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. However, AWS has the biggest market share, holding about 32.4% of the market. Besides, it’s already responsible for 11% of total Amazon sales. AWS is also popular among many big companies that spend impressive amounts of money on it. In this article, we’ll discuss the top five reasons to get AWS certified.

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Google Cloud

Google Cloud Platform: Getting Started with VPCs

When preparing for Google Cloud certifications or Amazon AWS certifications, you will likely encounter the term “virtual private cloud.” A virtual private cloud in Google Cloud Platform and Amazon AWS is referred to as a VPC. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some of the basics of VPCs within the context of Google Cloud Platform.

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Security

OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities

Over the last few years, more than 10,000 Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) vulnerabilities have been reported into the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®) database each year. This is a list of common identifiers for publicly known cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The OWASP vulnerabilities top 10 list consists of the 10 most-seen application vulnerabilities.

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DevOps

DevOps Principles: My Journey as a Software Engineer

As a software engineer, you may think that DevOps is a bunch of people that deploy your code on production, and who are always accountable for keeping the infrastructure up and running. But here is the key: DevOps are principles — not people — and the principles should be embraced and adopted by the entire organization, including Operations, Product and project owners, and especially by software engineers. In this article, a Cloud Academy software engineer discusses his journey toward DevOps.

Linux and DevOps: The Most Suitable Distribution

In this article, we will discuss which Linux distributions are most suitable for DevOps practitioners. Although most readers of this article will be at least partially familiar with Linux, some may not be. For this reason, we will begin with a brief overview of what Linux is, why it can be useful for those working in DevOps, and finally, the major Linux distributions used in the field of DevOps.

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Data Science

Is AI Really Intelligent? (And What It Means For Your Chatbot)

Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to adjust to new inputs, learn from experience, and perform tasks like a human being. With the surge of people using AI, it is gratifying to see a technology that seemed impossible, become a new reality. However, due to the popularity of the technology, we are seeing a lot of vendors, firms, and companies trying to jump on the AI bandwagon. They are creating and using intelligent hardware and software like — AI chatbots  — to make their products and services smart.

6 Ways AI Can Improve Content Creation

Have you ever thought about how common artificial intelligence is? Or how close are we to all-powerful AI “supercomputers”? Gartner reports that 37% of companies implemented AI in some form in 2019. In this article, we’ll dive into the world of AI and how it can improve content creation.

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Cloud Adoption

Top 10 Cloud Storage & File-Sharing Services for 2020

This article is not about the nitty-gritty of cloud storage. This article focuses on the top 10 cloud storage services of 2020. There are many competitors in this field. Since all the big tech giants have their own cloud storage services, the competition is fierce. So, when we select a cloud storage service, we should consider some essential features such as service security, privacy, mobile app, pricing, complexity, and speed.

Top 10 Soft Skills You Need as an IT Professional

As an IT professional, you know there are countless cloud and IT certifications that you can earn to help your chances of success by boosting your career opportunities. But having the right mix of technical and soft skills is what you need in today’s economy. Therefore, we have selected the 10 most-recommended soft skills to develop in 2020 to substantially improve your chances of acing an interview, finding the proper work-life balance, and refining your habits that lead to success.

Cloud Academy Training Tip #5

This month’s training tip is all about changing our study habits a bit. Why not break out of your routine and do something different so you can re-engage those neurons and synapses? We’re here to help you keep learning, and sometimes that means taking a break and trying something new.

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Platform Updates & New Content

Cloud Academy Launches Multi-Year Plans: Build Multi-Cloud Skills for the Future

Just think about how many certifications you can earn between now and 2023. With our new multi-year plan options, you can now purchase two or three years at a significant discount. The two-year plan provides a 35% discount and the three-year provides an amazing discount of 45%!

Introducing Our Newest Lab Environments: Lab Playgrounds

Want to train in a real cloud environment, but feel slowed down by spinning up your own deployments? When you consider security or pricing costs, it can be costly and challenging to get up to speed quickly for self-training. To solve this problem, Cloud Academy created a new suite of lab-based practical environments: Lab Playgrounds.

New Content on Cloud Academy: Alibaba, Azure Cert Prep: AI-100, AZ-104, AZ-204 & AZ-400, Amazon Athena Playground, Google Cloud Developer Challenge, and much more

This month, our Content Team released 8 new learning paths, 4 courses, 7 labs in real cloud environments, and 4 new knowledge check assessments. Not only that, but we introduced our very first course on Alibaba Cloud.

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