Celebrate student success with Linux Academy!
This year has been a crazy ride for us at Linux Academy, and a quick glance back through our blog will tell you a lot about why. As we close in on the end of it, we reach one of the biggest events for technology addicts each year – Black Friday. At the end of this week, retailers everywhere are lowering prices on phones, tablets, and computers of all types. And if you’ve got a technology addiction like most of us do at Linux Academy, it’s your best chance to grab that new toy you’ve had your eye on.
Getting that brand new computer on Black Friday is always exciting, but chances are you want to use it to do something. Linux Academy is offering our biggest sale of the year this weekend, so you can start your cloud computing journey – or continue it – for just $150 for a one-year subscription.
The Linux Academy Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale
We’ve all gone to work and thought about how we’re going to get that next big raise or promotion. Some of us have even thought about how to get into a totally new career. We believe in high quality, affordable, hands-on training that makes your learning goals possible.
Since we introduced single sign-on, a one year subscription will get you access to both Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments. That’s two great learning platforms for the price of one, offering thousands of hours of training content on:
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform
- Linux Administration
- Containers (and not just Docker!)
- A huge variety of DevOps tools and platforms
And that’s just to name a few.
What’s Included in a Subscription?
We believe that when you apply your skills in the real world, you should be able to think back to a time you used a given technology, not just a time you heard somebody talk about it. That’s why our training focuses on hands-on, real world scenarios. We provision live environments so you can use the tools you’re learning about. People learn best by doing, and that’s why we spin up real servers to test your skills.
We also have an active community with thousands of members and a full-time staff of experts to answer questions. Learning cloud computing isn’t always easy, and you’re probably going to get stuck once or twice – we want to make getting help as easy as possible.
The Linux Academy Black Friday sale is one of our biggest discounts ever, but it’s also one of our shortest. The sale begins this Friday, November 24th, and ends Monday, November 27th. The $150 yearlong subscription is for a limited time, and after Cyber Monday, prices will return to normal.
If you’ve ever thought about advancing in your current IT role, starting a new career in tech, or even just building some new skills, we’ve got the training to help you deploy your potential. On Thursday this week, we’ll be sitting around our Thanksgiving tables thinking of how thankful we are for our students. And this time next year, we hope you’ll be sitting around yours, thinking about how thankful you are for your latest promotion or raise.
Grocery giant Kroger recently announced a new partnership with Google Cloud Platform. The move comes as part of their goal to have a leading role in digital initiatives such as home grocery delivery.
Kroger chose Google Cloud due to their suite of products and services that streamline operations and allow them to scale their efforts without up front investments in legacy on-premises equipment.
This marks another big win for GCP in just the last few months. Cisco, Salesforce, and Marketo are just a few other large organizations who have partnered with Google in the second half of 2017.
As GCP continues to build momentum in the cloud wars, are you ready to take advantage of the opportunities that will present themselves? Stay tuned to Linux Academy for more Google Cloud Platform courses that are currently in development. We have a LOT of new material coming soon that you’ll love. Until then, check out part one of our Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect course, as well as our other GCP offerings.
Information security is more important now than ever. In the news, we see one breach after another, and the impact is huge – not just for businesses, but for consumers as well. Running a large organization means keeping tons of data, and a lot of it is going to be sensitive. Think about what would happen if that data were to fall into the wrong hands, then think about what your company is doing to keep that from happening. We’ve all got questions about security, especially on cloud platforms like AWS. This Friday, November 17, 2017, we’ll be hosting a webinar to answer some of these questions about AWS Security, and how to protect your data.
The webinar will be hosted by AWS Certified Professionals Anthony James and Christophe Limpalair. They’ll be discussing the keys to keeping your infrastructure secure, and how to avoid the mistakes that often lead to the big breaches we see so often in the news. A few of the topics will include:
- IAM security best practices – how to control access to your resources
- Data protection – how to protect data lakes using S3 and encryption both at-rest and in-transit
- Detective control and incident response – how to automate detection and prevention, as well as contain incidents
- Infrastructure security – which services and features can work to increase security across your infrastructure
Data breaches are increasingly common, and the results are increasingly harmful. Security isn’t a matter of changing a few settings in your configuration, of course. It’s an ongoing process that needs to be constantly reviewed and evaluated. But with our upcoming webinar, we hope to provide a few starting points for those new to AWS security, and tips on how to get better for those with experience.
Can’t make it to the live stream? No problem. Just register below, and we’ll send you a recording once it’s over. We hope you’ll join us!
It’s happened to most of us. We have gone through countless hours of studying, training, practicing, learning, etc. We have spent long nights watching videos, reading whitepapers, practicing in labs, and taking practice tests. We thought we had this; we KNEW we had this! But when the test was completed, we hit submit, and we get the dreaded score, which is less than what was required for the Powers That Be to award us our certificate. Four of the seven stages of grief pour over you in rapid fire:
“What went wrong?!”
“I can’t believe I just wasted this money!”
“Maybe if I write to the testing board, they’ll understand that they’re wrong.”
“Ugh, this is so laaaaame!”
But, it’s done. It’s time to take this experience, learn from it, and come back and crush this exam! (more…)
We’re now only 20 days out from one of the most renowned events of the year! You may have heard of it… AWS re:Invent? The largest gathering of the cloud computing community with over 40,000 people attending, 6 campuses, over 1000 technical sessions, hackathons, boot camps, more workshops, and opportunities to get certified. Tickets are selling fast, so get your ticket ASAP! If you can’t make it this year, you can register to view the keynotes each day here.
If you are attending, hopefully you made your schedule and RSVP’d for the popular sessions – they fill up fast. But don’t lose hope just yet! We’ve got an insider tip: if the sessions you want to attend are full, note that they only reserve up to 75% of the seats, so get there early and you may have a chance to be a walk-in.
Of course, that’s not our only tip. Here’s a full list of our recommended activities, hand-picked by our team, for creating unforgettable memories to make the most of your re:Invent experience!
THINGS TO DO AT RE:INVENT 2017
You drew the lucky straw at work, maybe you applied for travel support and received it, or maybe your talk was accepted. Either way, you’re lucky enough to be going to a conference – but now what? Here’s what you should remember when preparing for a conference: (more…)
This month, we got some time to sit down with VP of Marketing, Christophe Limpalair! Many of you may know him from taking an AWS course or from an email that he’s sent you, but what about when he’s not working? You may find him catching the latest Game of Thrones episode or discussing cats with lazers..
Currently listening to: Santa Barbara by Rebelution. Great band!