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We’d like to invite you to participate in a special campaign to give to those in need this holiday season.
From December 16, 2018, through December 26, 2018, Linux Academy will donate $1 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for each Hands-on Lab that you complete. You’ll earn gems while helping others!

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs provide a hands-on way to fill in knowledge gaps and learn the skills you need to understand concepts better. Discover the benefits of learn-by-doing while performing actions in live cloud environments, independently or as part of a course.
You can practice, break the environment, make mistakes, meet your goals, and do whatever you need to truly master your skills. As you progress through a Hands-On Lab, you’ll see real-time feedback so that you know exactly how you’re doing!
You can complete Hands-On Labs (examples below) in these training topics:

  • Cloud:
    • Create A Basic Lifecycle Policy in Amazon S3
    • Creating a Certificate Authority and TLS Certificates for Kubernetes
    • Building from SCM
  • Linux: 
    • Troubleshooting DNS
    • Setup OpenVPN
    • Creating a Load Balancer
  • Security:
    • Blocking and Allowing Traffic with a Firewall
    • Utilize TCPDump for Packet Capture
    • Exchange SSH Keys
  • Azure:
    • Installing Apache on an Ubuntu VM in Azure
    • Creating an Image of a Windows VM in Azure
    • Creating an Image of a Linux VM in Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform:
    • Managing Storage and Databases
    • Running Apps with Compute Services
    • Data Ingest and Processing
  • Amazon Web Services: 
    • Creating S3 Buckets, Managing Object, and Enabling Versioning in AWS
    • Creating a Load-Balanced Service in Amazon ECS
    • Create and Clone an AWS CodeCommit Repository
  • DevOps:
    • Parameterizing Builds
    • Building in Jenkins
    • Open SCAP Scanning Lab
  • Containers:
    • Installing LXC/LXD
    • Creating a Chrooted Environment
    • Working with Docker Images
  • OpenStack:
    • Working with OpenStack – Ansible
    • Creating a Virtual Machine
    • Build a Network with OpenStack Neutron
  • Big Data:
    • Migrating a Database using DMS
    • Creating DynamoDB tables
    • Querying HMR Using Hive

We’re proud to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®: Finding cures. Saving children.® St. Jude is leading the way in how the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 

How to Participate

  1. Sign up or log in to Linux Academy.
  2. Take Hands-On Labs of your choice between 12/16/18 CST and 12/26/18 CST.
  3. If you want to help spread the word – share how you’ve helped support St. Jude on Twitter with #YouLearnWeGive and tag @linuxacademycom and St. Jude.


Every Dollar Makes a Difference

  • $3 Could help provide pediatric isolation masks to help protect patients with compromised immune systems. 
  • $10 Could help provide a new toy for hospital play areas or recreational areas at St. Jude housing facilities. 
  • $36 Could help provide a St. Jude family with meals for one day in the Kay Kafe, the St. Jude cafeteria.
  • $57 Could help provide necessities for parents who may have hurriedly left home after their child’s diagnosis.
  • $100 Could help provide a platelet count test for two patients: Platelet counts are among the tests doctors use to monitor patient health during treatment.
  • $250 Could help provide a meal card for a St. Jude family for one week: St. Jude provides patients and their families with meal cards for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Kay Kafe, the hospital’s cafeteria.
  • $500 Could help provide one platelet transfusion: During chemotherapy, the platelet count of patients can drop to dangerously low levels, so platelet transfusions are essential for treatment.
  • $750 Could help cover the cost of five days of oxygen for a St. Jude patient. During treatment, St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.
  • $1,000 Could help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy: Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancers from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.

Sign up now to give back with your cloud skills this holiday season! Teams can participate too. Interested in a business account? See our For Business Overview.


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