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What's free at Linux Academy this month?

Posted on August 1, 2018 by OliviaOlivia

We support others in their mission to learn and grow and are adding new ways for our students to learn what they need to succeed. By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to further develop their Linux and cloud skills.
July was an exciting month because we added over 150 new hands-on content to our training library, and we’re making 5 courses and 1 Learning Activity free for a limited time only!
Improve your skills in AWS, Google Cloud, Elasticsearch, and NGINX while this content is available for free.


Included with FREE Community Membership: August 1 – September 1, 2018

AWS IAM (Identity and Access Management) Deep Dive – Learn how to configure and manage AWS IAM for any sized company. After taking this course, you’ll know the basic concepts, such as root account management, and you’ll learn more advanced concepts and gain extensive experience in configuration.
Learning Activity: Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) – Set up an entire company in IAM, establish policies, and configure permissions for the whole company. Master and prove your IAM skills!

NGINX Deep Dive – Gain the experience and confidence necessary to use NGINX as a web server, reverse proxy, and load balancer. Through 5 hands-on labs, you’ll learn how to configure and work with NGINX to make deploying any application in your environment much easier.

Google Cloud Essentials – Get the essentials on Google Cloud: what cloud computing is, the overall advantages Google Cloud offers, and detailed explanation of all major services – what they are, their use cases, and how to use them. Here are just a few things you’ll learn in this course:

Google Cloud Security Essentials – Learn the core fundamentals necessary to properly secure your Google Cloud environment, and manage who has access to what resources. The concepts introduced in this course are necessary for any security considerations on Google Cloud.

Elasticsearch Deep Dive – Gain an understanding on the core functionality and best practices of Elasticsearch. Get hands-on experience with installing, indexing and querying through 12 hands-on labs. You’ll also learn how to configure Elasticsearch for production use with TLS encryption, user access control, monitoring, and alerting with X-Pack and automated management with Elasticsearch Curator.

Keep Training in this Hands-On Content with a FREE Community Membership: July 1 – October 1, 2018


AWS Concepts – New to AWS? Get a simple, conceptual introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, and it’s core services.

Elastic Stack Essentials – Get an introductory overview of Elastic Stack’s core services (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats), features, terms, and basic administration.

Mastering Systemd – explore the history of this Linux subsystem and why we have it now. Learn how to use systemd to create your own service files, and see how much simpler it is to use compared to the older init system.

Build Your Own Linux from Scratch – Learn how the Linux kernel interoperates with glibc (and the rest of the binary toolchain), and how various software packages rely on the kernel and glibc to provide interfaces and services, as well as the “why” behind many of the features and idiosyncrasies of the Kernel and glibc.

SQL Primer – Learn how to structure SQL statements, create databases, manage access, create tables, insert and update data, create indexes and more.

LPI Linux Essentials – Learn the basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of the Linux operating system. Gain an understanding of open source applications in the workplace, and learn to navigate systems on a Linux desktop rudimentary commands to navigate the Linux command line.
The DevOps Pipeline Learning Activity – create a DevOps pipeline all the way from making a code change to deploying that change to a production environment.

As a community member, you have free access to the course videos onlysign up for a full membership to get unlimited access to the comprehensive practice exams and quizzes, hands-on labs, and Learning Activities that go along with each course. Deploy a cloud server or environment and learn by performing actions in the live environments, themselves, to truly master your new skills!

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Joan Daniel
2 years ago

Excelent opportunity

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