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Dedicating yourself to continuous learning is the best way to learn new skills, move forward in your career, or switch industries, but it’s a huge time commitment. Prioritizing learning and studying can be hard when you’re already balancing work and family life. Finding the time to learn is key to your cloud and Linux journey and we’re here to help!

By offering some courses under 2 hours, you can start learning when it fits your schedule. We offer 11 courses, and numerous Hands-On Labs, nuggets, and how-to guides that are consumable in under 2 hours, making it super easy to train in these topics quickly. You can also download the courses on our app and learn on the go, no matter where you are!

Explore these 11 courses that you can take in less than 2 hours:

YAML Essentials

with Elle Krout
YAML Essentials gives you the skills you need to craft documents using this popular data serialization language. Used across a variety of programs and languages for a vast array of reasons, YAML is a popular choice for data storage, configuration files, configuration management, and more. This course explores how to write a properly structured YAML file in both the human-readable block style and the JSON-compatible flow style. This course comes with a Hands-On Lab: Structuring a YAML Playbook with Ansible.

Beginner’s Guide to Containers and Orchestration

with Will Boyd
Containers and container orchestration are in the process of transforming the way the technology industry does what it does. If you’re not familiar with these technologies, it can be a little difficult to understand what people are talking about when they talk about containers! Gain a non-technical, beginner-level introduction to the concepts of containers and container orchestration in this course. Learn some of the tools and buzzwords, such as Docker and Kubernetes, and gain an understanding of what they mean.

How to Get a Linux Job

with Terry Cox
Whether you’re a seasoned Information Technology professional, or a student just out of school, this course will help you to apply for and successfully obtain your first Linux job. Learn how to use your professional network of contacts, the importance of cover letters, how to tailor your resume and what key topics to highlight in pursuit of that position.

Apache Tomcat 7 Application Server

with Terry Cox
Learn how to install Java Enterprise Edition for CentOS Linux. Once Java is installed, you’ll learn the most common and supportable methods of installing Apache Tomcat 7 in CentOS Linux. Once Tomcat is installed, you’ll learn the command line and browser-based administration of the installation as well as how to make changes to common parameters. Finally, you’ll learn how to tune the Java Virtual Machine to make the most effective use of system resources with Apache Tomcat.

Vim- The Improved Editor

with Terry Cox
Learn how to use the keyboard to work with your text documents, complete searches, replace text, and format them. You’ll also learn how to branch out from Vim to run commands, capture output into the current buffer, manage your buffers and move between them and more! This course comes with a Vim cheat sheet with common mode shortcuts and keyboard macros.

Ansible Quick Start

Ansible Quick Start

with Terry Cox
Learn how to use Ansible for managing and deploying your infrastructure, software, and services. This course comes with an Ansible cheat sheet and an Ansible – Module Examples Playbook!

Git Quick Start

with Terry Cox
Git is the most widely-used source control and management system in the world. Learn the basic information you need to start using it right now for your source control needs! This course comes with a Git cheat sheet with global configuration commands, basic commands, logging commands, branching and merging commands, and update/push commands.

Jenkins Quick Start

with Terry Cox
Although Jenkins is a complex topic that we cover in depth in other courses, this course will give you a quick introduction and provide just enough information for you to build your own Jenkins server and get started using it to perform remote builds and management.


Puppet Quick Start

with Terry Cox
This course is a “head-first” dive into the fundamentals of Puppet, ranging from the installation of the software to the writing of manifests and the use of modules from Puppet Forge. Other topics include node classification, manifest and class authoring, and tips throughout regarding Puppet best practices and style guidelines.

Serverless Concepts

with Travis Thomsen
Serverless Concepts will teach you the basics of this hot new technology. You’ll learn about what constitutes a serverless application. You’ll watch how-to videos that show off services like AWS Lambda, Google Firebase, and more. You’ll be able to review note cards to remember key elements from the sessions. Finally, connect with us in the community and share how you’re adopting this technology and your experiences.

AWS Concepts

With Thomas Haslett
This course is for the absolute beginner. Have you ever wanted to know, in very simple terms, the answer to the following questions?: What is the cloud? What is AWS? What are AWS’s core services? Why do we use AWS? If you answered yes to any of these, then this course is for you. Our goal with this course is to provide a simple, conceptual introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, and its core services. There are no technical explanations or definitions to memorize—this course is visual and strictly conceptual. When you are done with this course, you will have the conceptual foundation to move forward onto more advanced AWS courses. By having the frame-of-reference understanding from this course, you will be more prepared to tackle the more complex technical concepts and terminology.

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