Solutions Review compiled the top cloud administration courses on LinkedIn Learning for cloud engineers and administrators of all skill levels.
Are you an IT engineer looking to brush up on your cloud administration skills? Looking to earn some certifications in cloud administration but don’t know where to start prepping for them? Online courses are a great way to gain knowledge in any field of technology, and cloud security is no exception. However, with so many courses available on so many platforms, it can be difficult to narrow down which ones are right for you. To help alleviate the search for solid online cloud administration training, we’ve highlighted eight courses on LinkedIn Learning that are must-takes for any beginner, novice, or proficient cloud engineer or administrator. Click GO TO TRAINING to learn more and register.
NOTE: We included cloud administration courses on LinkedIn Learning with more than 10 student reviews and a rating of 4 stars or better. Courses are listed in alphabetical order.
“Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most widely used cloud platforms, and the top pick for many organizations looking to scale and reduce costs by adopting a cloud infrastructure strategy. This course explores AWS from the architect’s perspective, focusing on the foundations you need to build scalable and reliable cloud-based application architectures. Instructor Jeff Winesett covers everything from high-level principles and best practices to hands-on implementation, optimization, and security. He takes three different approaches—manual, automated, and serverless—so you can see how AWS fits a variety of workflows and architectures. Each lesson is backed with practical examples, grounding services like Elastic Load Balancing, RDS, DynamoDB, and CloudFront in a real-world context.”
“Amazon Web Services (AWS) has several powerful features and services that support processes automation and continuous delivery. Learn how to leverage several core services, including CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy and CodePipeline. See how to use the AWS command line interface to write and run scripts for automations. Discover best practices you can follow, and third-party tools you can use, to successfully set up automated processes and implement continuous delivery, and find out how to effectively manage application updates. This course can also be used as an exam preparation resource, as it covers the topics in the first domain of the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer exam: Continuous Delivery and Process Automation.”
“State-of-the-art technology is changing the way we design for the cloud. New architectural patterns and concepts are emerging as a result of breakthroughs such as microservices, containers, and serverless computing. Want to know how these advanced and emerging concepts may affect your cloud architecture? This platform and cloud-neutral course provides a broad overview for IT professionals who want to understand the impact of new technologies on their business. Learn how independently deployable, modular services—microservices—affect the structure of cloud-based architectures; how serverless and composite architectures free up engineers to focus on features, not infrastructure; and how new high-performance solutions allow you to “lease” computing storage and power. Instructor David Linthicum also discusses DevOps integration and advanced architecture strategies, such as isolating change and volatility in a single domain.”
“This course is targeted at IT professionals who have a basic understanding of the cloud and are ready to move on to creating a cloud architecture. David Linthicum begins with the business case and requirement patterns, and then discusses mapping requirements to individual architecture concepts. There are multiple aspects to consider: storage, processing, governance, and more. David also covers advanced topics such as serverless architectures and containers. Watch and learn how to make sense of today’s requirements, and plan your cloud-based architecture to scale with what your company needs to succeed tomorrow.”
“Is Google Cloud Platform (GCP) right for your business? Explore the offerings of this leading cloud services provider. This course is designed for IT professionals—architects, network admins, and technology stakeholders—evaluating GCP for their organizations as well as those tasked with getting apps up and running on the Google cloud. Learn how to set up an account and use the console, APIs, Cloud Shell, and other GCP tools. Then explore the core services—serverless computing, data storage, and machine learning—and the developer tools that Google provides for building your own custom solutions. Along the way, instructor Lynn Langit shows how to use GCP to manage virtual machines, Docker containers, Kubernetes clusters, functions, relational data stores, NoSQL data, and more. She also shares practical tips for saving money and planning deployments, and reviews examples of common architectural patterns.”
“Understanding the ins and outs of networking—how it works, how it interacts with your existing enterprise network, and how to work with different networking services—is crucial in the world of cloud computing. In this course, explore the fundamentals of cloud networking, and learn about the networking services available for the top three cloud platforms: AWS, Azure, and Google. Cloud computing expert David Linthicum kicks off the course by covering the basics of networking, including internal and external networks, moving networking to the cloud, and troubleshooting a network. He then dives into a deeper exploration of networking within AWS, Azure, and Google, and takes you through a demo of a couple of the top networking services. To wrap up, David provides guidance for selecting a networking solution and planning and testing a network.”
“G Suite is a popular cloud-based productivity platform for enterprise document management and email. To have a great Google experience, administrators need to be able to choose and deploy the right services. This course helps you launch G Suite at your organization. Julio Appling provides an overview of G Suite plans and explains how to choose the right one. He shows administrators how to create an account and migrate email, calendar, and contact data to G Suite. He walks through the Admin homepage, where you create a company profile, choose services, add users, manage user privileges, and create groups. Since G Suite also works well on mobile, Julio shows how to set up Android, iOS, and Google Chrome devices. He also covers activity reports, audit reports, and advanced security options.”
“The professionals in charge of Azure administration need to know how to secure services correctly to protect the data flowing between client computers and the cloud. This course investigates security concepts related to Azure deployment and services such as Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. Find out how to work with the security portals, secure virtual machines, implement more robust multi-factor authentication, and protect your services and data, including email, documents, and user data. Plus, learn best practices for successfully securing your Azure deployment.”
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