There is a Cloud revolution under way. It has been going on for several years now, but recently, it's significance has increased dramatically. Businesses, both large and small, are driven to the cloud to save costs, access more data, automate, and remain competitive. And as a result, there has been a huge increase in the demand for cloud engineers, cloud developers, and cloud security experts in the last year. Businesses need to hire professionals that have a demonstrated deep knowledge of the latest cloud enabled technologies, such as serverless computing, big data, machine learning, DevOps, functional programming, software controlled networking, IoT, cloud security, and much more.
Azure finally catches up with AWS and GCP by offering a burstable VM option.
Our team has been working hard to give you the latest course information – we just refreshed a Linux course and added two new ones, one in OpenStack and another in Linux! Take a look below:
Here at Linux Academy, we create course content day-in and day-out, but that isn't all we do! We are genuinely passionate about our students and want all of them to succeed! While our Course Authors do work very hard to provide students with updated, quality content, they are also available for when students have questions. In fact, we've created a community where you can interact with other fellow students, which continues to grow with each passing day. Part of the reason why we love what we do here is being able to meet and interact with all of our students (current or future!), especially face-to-face.Recently, the Linux Academy team went to Interop ITX in Vegas and got to meet many students, here are some highlights:
Our Course Author, Amy Marrich, just refreshed the OpenStack Foundation’s Certified OpenStack Administrator COA course! This new course…
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Alpine Linux is a relative new-comer in terms of Linux distributions, one of several in a recent proliferation of distros tailored for virtualization, containerization and the cloud. As noted on its website, Alpine Linux is “...an independent, non-commercial, general purpose Linux distribution designed for power users who appreciate security, simplicity, and resource efficiency.” Performance and security being more or less universal goals, Alpine’s self-proclaimed focus is hardly earth-shattering. This particularly in light of the growing number of performance- and security-oriented distros available. So what makes Alpine different – sufficiently different enough to warrant Docker switching to Alpine for its base images?
At Linux Academy, we love hearing the stories of success from our students and want to educate them not only on the tools behind Linux and cloud platforms, but the state of the cloud as it was and is today. The cloud market, as we see it today, is one of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors in our modern economy. Before we get into the factors driving this explosive growth, we want to look at the market, some of its largest organizations and the current trends that help explain why the cloud market is currently growing at a rate 5x faster than the rest of the IT industry. The biggest players in this market are AWS, Azure, IBM and Google. These four key companies currently control 51% of the market share and are currently averaging an astounding 88% growth year to year. To put that into context, let’s look at both AWS and the rest of Amazon. If the entirety of Amazon grew as fast as AWS, Amazon, who is on track to sell around $125 billion this year, would theoretically have to sell over $235 billion worth of merchandise next year. That is simply unprecedented growth for any economic sector, even the IT industry. Furthermore, the total cloud market, including SaaS, IaaS and PaaS sectors, in 2016, is worth around $208 billion and is currently growing at 18% annually.
Students come to Linux Academy from all across the globe, each with varying skill sets and experience levels. Some students know exactly the course (or courses) they want to take, while others are looking for guidance or a starting point. Navigating the certification/e-learning landscape can be confusing, with many different courses and content from which to choose. Have you ever asked yourself one (or more) of the following questions?Where do I start? What course is right for me? What course should I take next? What "path" is best? What course should I take first, as a prerequisite? I don't need a to get a certification, what other types of courses do you offer to learn new skills?To help answer those questions, I present to you the Linux Academy Visual Course Guide.
You can now have access to all our video courses, flash cards, and community features free for 7 days when you sign up for a Linux Academy account. Here's just a few of the features you can start using: