During the last week of July, we brought Azure home to Cloud Playground. In this blog, we’ll be talking about that new addition along with a ton of new course announcements and a special giveaway we’re holding on our YouTube channel.

The New Stuff

We’ve already mentioned the new Azure Cloud Playground, but that’s not the only new thing we have going on.
During July, we started creating transcripts for many of our course videos. During August, we are working on adding even more transcripts to our courses! These transcripts will make it even easier to follow along with the course authors, and allow you to pause and re-read a section instead of having to rewind.
In the past month, we’ve also launched over 110 new hands-on labs! Here’s a look at the amount of each type we’ve put out so far:
  • Linux: 37
  • DevOps: 32
  • Security: 29
  • Google Cloud: 8
  • Azure: 6
  • AWS: 6
To find these awesome new labs, log in to your account, and then click on Hands-On Labs on the top of the screen. Here you can search by your desired category for the latest hands-on labs, with the newest appearing at the top of the list.

YouTube Subscriber Giveaway

Nearly 70% of the people who watched last month’s Linux Academy update were not subscribed to our YouTube channel. We think this information is incredibly helpful for your learning journey, and it would be beneficial for you to subscribe to our channel. To thank you for subscribing, each quarter we are giving away a limited edition t-shirt, with a new design each quarter! All you have to do is:
  1. Make sure you’re a Community or paid Linux Academy member.
  2. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  3. Fill out this Submission Form.
  4. Watch next month’s update to see if you won!

Subscribing to our YouTube channel will be the ONLY way to get one of these shirts, so you’re going to want to enter to win as soon as possible. Here’s a look at this month’s design!

Completed Early Access Courses

The following are courses that were announced last month as early access but have since been completed:

LPI Linux Essentials CertificationThis course introduces and teaches the basic concepts and components of the Linux operating system.
Docker Certified Associate (DCA) – Ultimately, the certification exam aims to validate one’s skills as a Docker practitioner. In this course, we dissect both the concepts and objectives needed to use Docker effectively. 
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C01) – This course has been developed to provide you with the requisite knowledge to not only pass the AWS SysOps Administrator certification exam but also gain the hands-on experience required to become a qualified AWS Systems Operator working in a real-world environment.

Updated Courses

The following are courses that have been updated to contain the most up-to-date information:

Jenkins Quick Start – Although Jenkins is a complex topic that we cover in-depth elsewhere on the site, this course gives you a quick introduction and provides just enough information for you to build your own Jenkins server and get started using it to perform remote builds and management.
Managing Applications and Infrastructure with Terraform – This course takes you from the basics of Terraform to more advanced deployments that allow you to create masterful Terraform deployments of your own involving Docker, AWS, Kubernetes, and other technologies that are capable of utilizing the benefits of Infrastructure as Code or IaC.

New Courses

Who doesn’t like new stuff? Here are some of our new courses that are up and ready for you to dig into:

Nagios Certified Professional Prep CourseBy the end of this course, you’ll understand all the key concepts of Nagios, be able to create custom configuration files, and set Nagios up to your liking.
Managing AWS with Ansible – Managing AWS with Ansible is a course that shows how we can use the AWS Ansible modules to dynamically provision cloud infrastructure, all from our Ansible control node. We’ll discuss many key modules, and also look at how we can bring the modules together to deploy full environments in the AWS cloud!
Database Administration and SQL Language Basics – In this course, we will be using MySQL to learn about administering a database, as well as the basics of the SQL language.
Apache Kafka Deep Dive – This course brings you through all those configurations and more, allowing you to discover brokers, consumers, producers, and topics. You will build your own Kafka cluster using Linux Academy servers, which will help your understanding and provide you with real-world examples.

New Early Access Course

Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Security Engineer – Early Access – This course has been developed to provide you with the requisite knowledge to pass not only the Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification exam but also gain the hands-on experience required to become a qualified Google Cloud security specialist working in a real-world environment.
If you missed last month’s update, take a look at last month’s blog post or take a look at last month’s YouTube video! And remember to subscribe to our YouTube to enter to win the limited edition swag!
See you in September! 

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Noor
5 days ago

Linux Academy courses are great, they are designed for workforce

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