There's been lots of new and exciting launches here at Linux Academy. In case you missed any of them, here they are:
Cloud Essentials is a basic certification through CompTIA. The certification aims to provide a vendor-neutral, conceptual understanding of the cloud. Cloud Essentials focuses on real-world issues and practical solutions for cloud computing, as it relates to business and IT. This is not a technical-heavy course and centers on the principles of the cloud, instead of the command line. CompTIA also has a CompTIA Cloud+ certification more in the direction of technical-heavy concepts that Linux Academy will offer in the future as well. If your organization uses the cloud or is still on the fence of migrating services into the cloud, the Cloud Essentials is a great starting point for you.
Linux Academy now features training for the OpenStack Foundation Certified OpenStack Administrator exam! OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform featuring a RESTful API, dashboard GUI, and Cli. OpenStack contains a vast number of components that allow administrators to control everything from virtualization, image storage and networking to identify services, block storage and more. The Certified OpenStack Administrator certification is OpenStack's first professional certification. It is aimed at OpenStack professionals with at least six months of OpenStack experience, or the skills to provide daily management and operations to an OpenStack cloud.
As many of you already know, on February 2nd of 2016, the Linux Foundation updated their Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator Exam to version 2.16 of their core domains and competencies. Keeping with our close association and partnership with the Linux Foundation, we launched our updated certification preparation course reflecting the new version's requirement on the same day. Let's talk a bit about the differences. Big Changes from Version 1 There are a number of big changes in the core competencies for exam v2.16 as compared to version 1. This exam now covers a wider array of topics at a greater depth than the original. Here are the new sections and their associated weighting in the new test:Essential Commands - 25% Operation of Running Systems - 20% User and Group Management - 15% Networking - 15% Service Configuration - 10% Storage Management - 10% Virtualization - 5%
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Amazon Web Services has done nothing short of disrupting the traditional data center paradigm. Large corporations to small startups are testing, prototyping, and sometimes flat out converting large scale data centers to Amazon Web Servers. Running applications on Amazon Web Services isn't exactly the same as running them in traditional hosting environments. In some ways it feels the same and in others it feels, well, incredibly better. With AWS we can build our applications on top of a scaleable and elastic, fault tolerant infrastructure that helps react automatically to any change in demand for your app. Here is the most common misconception of the cloud, it's not magical. It doesn't just "do everything for you". You still need to build on it, code it, automate it, configure it, network it, and everything else. You just do it differently now. To help prepare organizations and individuals for this process, Amazon recently announced a certificate program called AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level. I've recently had the opportunity to sit in on this exam and pass it on the first try. Without breaking any NDA's I agreed to while taking the exam, I'm going to attempt to help you "prepare" for the exam. After reading several other posts on the internet, I notice that they are pushing you disproportionately towards services such as VPC (Virtual Private Cloud). Lets see if we can't clear a few things up and help you prepare for this exam.