UPDATE MAY 2018: Thanks to everybody for joining us in the celebration – we hope ya’ll received your swag packs! Congrats to all of you for winning. We’re going to be launching 150+ Courses, Challenges, & Learning Activities in July so stay tuned for another month of celebrations, giveaways, and more!
We’ve been receiving many course requests from our students, and we’ve been working hard to answer all of them. While we can’t get to all of them just yet, we’ll start by launching over 70 new Courses/Challenges/Learning Activities for you! *happy dance*
Several times in April, we’ll also be live streaming on YouTube about the latest course launches, challenge announcements, and new learning activities. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to interact and engage with our team. Who knows, Course Authors, celebrities, or even I may be making an appearance!
- 20 new courses (some refreshes)
- 50+ new Cloud Assessment
- Hands-on learning activities
- New challenges
I’m also very pleased to inform you that the new labs that we’ll be launching this April will be utilizing our new REAL-time grader platform! We’re taking learn-by-doing to a whole new level so if you’ve been enjoying our current hands-on labs, this is something you’ll want to really get your hands on! (you see what I did there?)
As you’re going through these new labs, you’ll be able to see your progress in real time, get graded as you go, and receive tailored instructions or hints for how to go about completing the lab.
Additionally, our new quizzes and practice exams (launched after April 1st) will also be utilizing our brand new (literally completed today) Practice Exams system – V1.0!
Our team has been working hard to create these new courses and features, so we can’t wait for all of you to start digging in. We’re so excited to bring you along with us on this journey in April and equipping you with the latest and greatest. YOU are our inspiration, and our team can’t thank you enough for all of your recommendations, suggestions, and feedback. Thank you for being a part of the family, and we can’t wait to continue this journey with you. Be on the lookout – we’ve got a lot in store for 2018!
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Don’t forget to follow us on social media and check back here for the latest course updates. We’ll see you around soon!
In addition to our current features including 6 Cloud Servers for you to spin up and Hands-on Labs for you to gain real world skills through taking actions in live environments, we’ve got some great Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments content and features (like the new Practice Exams system) coming for you in 2018 that we can’t wait to share with you. Thank you for using Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments and thank you so much for your amazing feedback so far – please keep them coming!
It’s a great time to get started on your training! If you’re not already training with us, we’ve got a 7-days free trial that gets you access to all of our platforms — Linux Academy, Cloud Assessments, and Scale Your Code. We hope to see you on the other side!
EP 1 – Mon, April 2 – Quick Tour of Linux Academy office in Keller, TX with Anthony James
EP 2 – Tues, April 3 – Introducing: Google Cloud Security Essentials & New Practice Exams System
EP 3 – Wed, April 4 – Introducing: Google App Engine Deep Dive with interactive diagrams
EP 4 – Thurs, April 5 – Introducing: AWS IAM Deep Dive & AWS Security discussion
EP 5 – Fri, April 6 – Introducing: Building a Serverless Chatbot with AWS Lex ; Scale Your Code Episodes Coming!
EP 6 – Mon, April 9 – Introducing: Deploy and Manage OpenStack on Ubuntu – Pike & State of OpenStack
EP 7 – Tues, April 10 – Introducing: DevOps Essentials & Careers in DevOps
EP 8 – Wed, April 11 – Introducing: 2 AWS CSA Challenges on Cloud Assessments & A Deeper Dive into the Cloud Assessments Platform
EP 9 – Thurs, April 12 – Introducing: New AWS Security Basics Quest
EP 10 – Mon, April 23 – Introducing: Mastering Systemd, Cloud Foundry Certified Developer, & Elastic Stack Essentials
EP 11 – Wed, April 25 – Introducing: NGINX Web Server Deep Dive, Source Control With Git, & Using Salt for Configuration Management and Orchestration
EP 12 – Mon, April 30 – Introducing: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (V3.18), Red Hat Certified Specialist in Platform-as-a-Service Exam (EX280) Prep Course (OpenShift), CoreOS Essentials, Deploying to AWS with Ansible and Terraform, Managing Applications and Infrastructure with Terraform, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (Rebuild), AWS Learn By Doing
Wed, April 4 – Complete with 9 quizzes, learn and understand how to manage and build an app with Google App Engine Deep Dive.
Thurs, April 5 – Explore AWS IAM Deep Dive through our hands-on learning activity that focuses on user and group management, as well as assigning access to specific resources using IAM managed policies.
Fri, April 6 – Utilizing a live AWS environment through our hands-on learning activity, learn how to create the fulfillment and validation lambda functions to Build a Serverless Chatbot with AWS Lex that can integrate with Slack.
Mon, April 9 – Deploy and Manage OpenStack on Ubuntu – Pike contains 3 hands-on labs to master the skills of: using the CLI, setting ACLs in Swift, and managing policies!
Tues, April 10 – DevOps Essentials with a hands-on learning activity where you’ll create a DevOps pipeline all the way from making a code change to deploying that change to a production environment.
Wed, April 11 – 2 new Challenges in the AWS CSA Quest Content & Media Delivery and EFS Storage Solutions
Thurs, April 12 – Test your skills in VPC network security, encryption, S3 best practices, and more as you configure Travel Salmon’s infrastructure security in the latest AWS Security Basics Quest
Mon, April 23 – Develop your skills in: working with wervices in Systemd – Start/Stop/Restart/Status, changing the default target of a system, creating a Systemd compatible CentOS 7 container and creating a Systemd compatible Debian container in Mastering Systemd
Deploy your apps to Cloud Foundry and connect backing services like MySQL, MongoDB and Memcache to it in Cloud Foundry Certified Developer (complete with 19 hands-on learning activities)
Create a log aggregation pipeline for the system authentication and syslog log files on a Linux/Unix system to collect and store usage data in Elastic Stack Essentials
Prepare for your career in system administration through the 15 hands-on labs in Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (v3.18) where you’ll get hands-on experience in: managing file attributes & permissions, installing and managing packages on different systems, deploying a web server with vHost, generating & exchanging SSH keys for secure access, creating users & groups, and more!
Get in-depth training on managing & using Red Hat OpenShift Container platform in 10 hands-on OpenShift learning activities with Red Hat Certified in Platform-as-a-Service Exam Prep Course
& follow along with a pre-configured environment to learn how CoreOS is used for container implementations & clustering in CoreOS Essentials
Get a hands-on introduction to deploying an actual infrastructure to AWS using Terraform and Ansible where you’ll get to create your own blog in Deploying to AWS with Ansible and Terraform
Understand the basics of Terraform functions & parameters that will allow you to create masterful deployments capable of utilizing the benefits of Infrastructure as Code in Managing Applications and Infrastructure with Terraform
Administer applications on AWS from an operations viewpoint based on information from monitoring, auditing, and gathering performance feedback in AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate to get your certification!
Completely immerse yourself in the world of AWS through 29 hands-on Learning Activities & Challenges to become an AWS master while gaining actual skills in AWS Learn by Doing
Here’s the list of all the hands-on content we released in April!