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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Welcome to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course.

Are you a business professional, accountant, sales person, or some other type of non-technical person that works in the tech industry?  Have you always wanted to know what cloud computing is, how it works, and what it's used for — without all the technical jargon?  If you answered YES, then the Certified Cloud Practitioner course and exam are perfect for you.  

As the cloud computing industry continues to grow, understanding its concepts, purpose, and use cases will become an increasingly valuable skill among non I.T. individuals and employees.  With that in mind, AWS created an exam that covers the very basics of their cloud computing platform, and that tests you on basic AWS services, benefits, concepts, and use cases.  All without having to know detailed technical terms, concepts, and know-how.  

For all those who want to learn these basics, this course has been designed with two main objectives in mind:  (1) Prepare you to pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, and (2) learn the foundations of cloud computing and AWS, including its primary services, benefits, and use cases. 

This course is NOT designed to teach you how to build and run applications on AWS.  This course is all about conceptual understanding. If you are looking for an introduction to AWS course from a hands-on/cloud engineering perspective, please see our AWS Essentials course. 

Download The Practitioner's Brief:
https://interactive.linuxacademy.com/diagrams/thepractionersbrief.html

Length: 06:55:08
Cloud Course

CompTIA's Cloud Essentials - New

Hello and welcome to CompTIA Cloud Essentials. In this class, we will prepare you for the CompTIA CLO-001 certification which is CompTIA’s entry-level cloud certification. If you have not had any experience with cloud computing this is the perfect place to get started. We will look at the basic concepts of cloud computing and the major advantages and challenges of cloud computing. Specifically, in this class, we will first start with an introduction to cloud computing. We will review the basic terminology and the major cloud service categories.

Next, we will look at cloud computing from a business perspective and the major issues that are important to an organization. After that, we will look at cloud computing from a technical perspective. We will look at such issues as the major difference between public and private clouds, techniques for cloud computing deployment, cloud computing risks and challenges and the impact of cloud computing on application development.

After that, we will look at the steps an organization must take to successfully adopt cloud computing.

For the final two sections, we will look at how a company should operate with cloud comping and the steps they need to take with basic governance.

By the end of this class, you will be well prepared for the CLO-001 exam and will thoroughly understand the basic concepts that drive cloud computing today. You will be in a great position to help your organization transition to cloud computing and take advantage of one of the most exciting areas of information technology today. Thank you so much for your interest in this class. So let’s go ahead and get started. See you in class!

Length: 10:43:41

Intermediate

Cloud Course

Kubernetes the Hard Way

Kubernetes is a powerful tool for container orchestration. There are many different ways to bootstrap a Kubernetes cluster, many of which make the process easier by abstracting some of the details. Kelsey Hightower's open source guide, Kubernetes the Hard Way, goes through how to bootstrap a Kubernetes cluster without the use of installers or scripts. While there is nothing wrong with using installers or scripts, this approach gives you a deeper understanding of the details of Kubernetes. This course is an adaptation of the Kubernetes the Hard Way guide. It is intended to walk you through it and provide some additional explanation of each step along the way.

Length: 17:24:35
Cloud Course

Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer

This course is designed to not only help you pass the Google Cloud Certified - Associate Cloud Engineer exam but also to learn the real-world skills you'll need to be a cloud engineer. This course loosely follows the domain objectives outlined in the certification info. However, instead of just walking you through each bullet point and showing how that particular item works, without any context, we’ve chosen to use a scenario.

In this scenario, you’ve been hired by a startup called Find Seller. They're working on an app that allows users to post a picture of an item and tag it as something they want to buy or sell. They’re having trouble getting funded because currently all of their technology resides on the developers' laptops, and they don’t have any idea how to move to the cloud. That’s where you and I enter the scenario. You’ve been hired as a junior cloud operations engineer, and I’ll be working as a senior cloud engineer. I’ll be mentoring you as we’re assigned tasks from our boss, and we’ll go through the process of deploying and maintaining the application.

Here are some of the areas of focus:

  • Set up a cloud solution environment.
  • Plan and configure a cloud solution.
  • Deploy and implement a cloud solution.
  • Ensure successful operation of a cloud solution.
  • Configure access and security.

By the end of this course, you should be ready to pass the Google Cloud Certified- Associate Cloud Engineer Exam.

Length: 08:29:43
Cloud Course

Google Kubernetes Engine Deep Dive

Kubernetes, the open-source system for deploying, managing, and scaling containerized apps, is at the heart of Google Kubernetes Engine. This integration is totally natural. Google developed Kubernetes in-house, and uses it to run its own most popular, global apps. Gmail, YouTube, and even Search run in Kubernetes Engine. It is a fully-managed service and, in this course, you’ll learn it from the ground up.

During this course, I’ll explain the concepts behind Kubernetes and explain its architecture in detail. You’ll learn what comprises a cluster, how to spin one up, deploy an application on one, and then scale out as needed. Such power needs to be handled properly. We’ll cover multiple levels of access control, from integration with Cloud IAM to Kubernetes-specific Role-Based Access Control. With any cloud computing system, networking is key. I’ll show you how Kubernetes Engine works with load balancers (both internal and external), as well as how to set up a private cluster, and declare a network policy.

Throughout the course, a fictitious company, LA Containers, is used to provide real-world scenarios in an interactive chart, which can be viewed here: https://interactive.linuxacademy.com/diagrams/LAContainers.html.

Additionally, the course describes how to convert the normally stateless Kubernetes Engine so that it handles stateful applications, with the addition of a persistent disk. We’ll also explore the techniques used for integrating Kubernetes Engine with other services on the Google Cloud platform, such as Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Storage, and Cloud SQL.

Kubernetes is the de facto standard for orchestrating containerized apps, and Google Kubernetes Engine is its most fully-realized implementation. Join me in the comprehensive exploration of this much in-demand technology in Google Kubernetes Engine Deep Dive.

Length: 04:01:39
Cloud Course

CompTIA's Cloud+ Certification (CV0-002)

The CompTIA Cloud Plus certification is CompTIA’s intermediate cloud computing certification and combines some introductory material about cloud computing along with the management and operations of cloud computing environments. This class is vendor neutral and concentrates on concepts and operations that are inclusive of all cloud computing environments.

In the first section of this course, we will cover the configuration and deployment of cloud-based systems along with many of the detailed definitions of cloud system components. This includes the definitions of cloud deployment models, cloud service models and cloud models of high availability. In addition, information is included on cloud storage types, CPU and memory models in cloud-based systems as well as an overview of virtualized resources.

Section 2 of this class covers security of cloud-based systems. This includes security configurations, compliance controls, and setting access control levels. We will also discuss some of the high-level security requirements for the network, compute and storage components of cloud-based systems.

In section 3 of this class, we will discuss Maintenance of cloud-based systems. Specifically, we will discuss the details of patching systems, implementing automation to deliver system updates, and backup and restore services.

Section 4 of this class describes management tools and techniques for cloud-based systems. These include allocation of cloud resources, application provisioning, and account provisioning. We will also discuss preformance monitoring and metrics reporting in this section.

In the last section of the class, we will cover troubleshooting issues in cloud-based systems. We will cover such issues as troubleshooting deployment issues, orchestration, capacity issues, and connectivity issues. We will also describe a general model for the troubleshooting methodology.

Although the Cloud Essentials certification is not a strict prerequisite for this class, it is highly recommended. The ideal candidate for his class is a cloud practitioner looking to either start or continue a career in cloud computing, It is also ideal for IT managers who. Want to have a deeper understanding of cloud computing

You can access the interactive diagram for this class here: https://interactive.linuxacademy.com/diagrams/Cloud_Plus.html

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Length: 07:28:50

Advanced

Cloud Course

LPIC-3 Exam 304: Virtualization and High Availability

This course is designed to prepare you for the LPIC-3 304 Virtualization and High Availability exam. The material on this course will mirror the public objectives provided by LPI (https://www.lpi.org/our-certifications/exam-304-objectives). The course will open with an introduction to virtualization and many of the key concepts. Once we have a base understanding of virtualization, we will move on to specific virtualization platforms and utilities. The second half of the course is focused on High Availability. This section will cover the concepts and theories of high availability, and then move on to practical application. Some of the areas covered will include load balanced and failover clusters, as well as clustered storage and file systems.

NOTE: The interactive diagram in use during this course can be accessed through 'Downloads' in the Syllabus or from this link directly - https://www.lucidchart.com/documents/embeddedchart/80981d3e-93a0-498f-a210-f35de90dbbfe#

Length: 15:52:04

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