Linux Academy Weekly Update 3-18-2019

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Anthony James Founder/CEOAnthony James Founder/CEO

This week we have more updates over labs, content, and teasers for Linux Academy, plus an exciting update about our relaunch of the Linux Academy for Business platform. 

Cloud Playground Update

Kali-Linux is now up and running for everyone to use! The new Kali-Linux sandbox allows you to pentest any of your Linux Academy servers. Just make sure that you are testing against your servers, as it is against our TOS to test against any servers that aren’t your own. 

More Google Hands-On Labs

As promised last week, we have some new Google hands-on labs ready for you to take. What are they?

Plus, we have the Introduction to Python course that was released last week. If you have any interest in Python, we highly suggest taking a look. We have been receiving rave reviews over this course, and we’d love to hear what you think!

Don’t forget to listen to our new podcast episodes as well, all of which are free on Jupiter Broadcasting:

  • Coder Radio — Dependency Dangers: Mike shares a success story from the Google+ shutdown, Wes shares his grief about brittle and repetitive unit tests, and Mike reviews the System76 Darter Pro.
  • Linux Action News — Linux Action New 97: We try out the latest GNOME 3.32 release, review new leader candidates for Debian, experience foundation inception, and NGINX is getting acquired. Plus Android Q gets an official Desktop Mode, the story behind the new Open Distro for Elasticsearch, and more!
  • LINUX Unplugged — Cheese on the SCaLE: Review some recent adventures at SCaLE 17x, look at the Debian project’s recent struggles, NGINX’s sale, and Mozilla’s new service.
  • TechSNAP — Ethics in AI: An exploration of some surprising ways bias can creep into machine learning and the serious consequences of ignoring these problems.

Teasers and Things to Come

Making sure our Business customers get the most bang for their buck is important to us; so is making sure they are able to monitor and review their organization’s members without having to purchase un-needed licenses. I am happy to announce our Free Administrative Licenses! Our new Linux Academy for Business platform allows the creation of Administrators and Group Administrators without using a student license. There is no extra cost to the organization, and while these administrators can’t consume everything on Linux Academy without a license, they can still take our free Community Edition content.

Now, I know all of you enjoy getting things early, so I am asking you once again to help me spam our awesome Terry over on Twitter to ask him to put out two of our new courses before April! What courses you may ask? Well, one of them may deal with the new CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst Certificate that was recently announced, but you’ll have to keep tuned in and poke Terry to find out for sure.

Also, be sure to keep watching and reading the weekly updates to learn about some special announcement involving Windows Server and Linux Academy Google Playground. You won’t want to miss what we have coming up!

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