Some Linux Academy students (and staff) have told us the best way to go through Linux Academy courses is with our videos on one screen and our Cloud Servers on another to follow along. To make that easier for you, our mobile development team has made the Linux Academy iOS app compatible with Apple TV! (more…)
We're so excited! Course Author Tom Haslett just refreshed, revamped, and relaunched our AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate course with updated content and 20 hands-on labs. If you are familiar with Tom's AWS Essentials course using the Omega Project, then you will be happy to know he used this same methodology to bring us the Orion Papers, a visual, interactive guide filled with live diagrams and AWS knowledge that you can use as your own personal study resource. We're always trying to incorporate new, innovative tools with our content, and to teach for as many learning styles as we can. (more…)
You're Not an Expert Until You Prove It: Try Cloud Assessments Free!Linux Academy is excited to announce the free public beta launch of Cloud Assessments, a new platform that allows you to prove real, hands-on skills and earn Micro-Certifications. The first Cloud Assessments offerings focus on AWS, where you can now test real ability with performance-based assessments and learn with labs. (more…)
Student Success!We got to celebrate so much student success this past year! You shared more than 1,037 exam passes with us, and over 27 of you let us know about your new jobs. All of us here at Linux Academy are excited to see how your hard work will continue to pay off in 2017.
"It's been a lucky end of the year for me, since I graduated AND my internship turned into a permanent position. It's been kind of funny, we haven't been using AWS pretty much at all at work...but the Linux skills have been incredibly useful. I've seen other courses on different websites that teach pretty much just for the tests/certifications, and I've been happy that LA teaches for the real-world utilization of skills instead. It's made a big difference." - Jessica V.(more…)
We're so excited to announce that we've partnered with Chef to provide high-quality, in-depth training to those of you interested in becoming Certified Chef Developers! If you visit linuxacademy.com/cheftraining, you can get started on the Basic Chef Fluency Course, which will provide a hands-on experience for managing Chef. It will prepare you for the Basic Chef Fluency Badge exam – you'll even get a coupon code for the exam! If that's not enough Chef content for you, we've also got a Local Cookbook Development course with an anticipated release date of March 2017. For more information, see Chef's blog post here.
These days, it’s rare that you’ll find a company that isn’t leveraging the advantages of cloud services. Despite some of the obvious ones, such as security and increasing the efficiency of your IT systems, there are a surprising number of companies – particularly small to medium businesses (SMBs) – that aren’t taking advantage of the cloud to backup their data. One of the reasons companies aren’t implementing cloud backup is that they lack the understanding or experience to do it properly. To combat this, Linux Academy has established a partnership with CloudBerry Lab to create a custom training course on how to design and implement backup strategies with Amazon Web Services (AWS). (more…)
Last week, we announced one of our newest course offerings, Build Your Own Linux... from Scratch. This course includes an 115-page PDF booklet detailing the process of building a basic Linux distro from the ground-up, alongside Linux Academy's normal video lessons. But we decided we liked the book so much, we wanted everyone to have it. So we made it a website and released it for free. BuildYourOwnLinux.com takes all the written copy from the Build Your Own Linux course and offers it to anyone interested in learning about how Linux distros go from simple Linux kernel to useable servers. From preparing your workspace to downloading and configuring needed packages, the course — and website — aims to give you a deeper understanding of Linux and how distros are made. And you don't even need a Linux Academy account! Of course, if you come across any issues or have any questions while building your very own Linux, we're still here to help. Sign up for our free community to chat with thousands of industry professionals and students just like you. So what are you waiting for? Open up your terminal and get building!