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Cloud administrators must have a firm understanding of cloud principles and services. This learning path offers an introduction to cloud best practices and platforms, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. See how tools in each platform are used for effective infrastructure administration.
Explore key components of cloud computing.
Learn about the leading cloud computing platforms.
Discover certifications that can advance your cloud career.
Learning Cloud Computing: Core Concepts with David Linthicum
Migrating to the cloud? Get a general overview of cloud computing, including cloud security, operations, and services such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Office 365.
1h 44m • COURSE
Learning Cloud Computing: Public Cloud Platforms with David Linthicum
Explore the services offered by leading public cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Alibaba Cloud.
1h 12m • COURSE
Cloud Computing: Private Cloud Platforms with David Linthicum
Discover the services offered by leading private cloud platforms. Consider if one is right for your business and then determine which solution meets the needs of your organization.
1h 2m • COURSE
Learning Cloud Computing: Cloud Security with David Linthicum
Understand the basics of cloud security. Review cloud security services from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
1h 32m • COURSE
Introduction to Cloud Computing for IT Pros with David Rivers
Learn what cloud computing is and what it can do for your business. Explore a variety of cloud services—from G Suite to Office 365—and techniques to migrate to the cloud.
1h 40m • COURSE
Azure Administration Essential Training with David Elfassy
Get a cloud administrator's view of Azure. Learn how to use its cloud-based storage and networking services, which can scale up or down as your organization changes.
3h 7m • COURSE
AWS Essential Training for Architects with Jeff Winesett
Explore AWS from the architect’s perspective, focusing on the foundations you need to build scalable and reliable cloud-based application architectures.
5h 4m • COURSE
Google Cloud Platform Essential Training for Administrators with Lynn Langit
Explore the Google cloud. Learn how to leverage Google Cloud Platform services—including serverless computing, data storage, and machine learning—for your organization.
3h 49m • COURSE
Cloud Computing Careers and Certifications: First Steps with Lynn Langit
Interested in transitioning to a career in cloud computing? Explore potential career paths and the certifications that can help you accelerate your professional transformation.
1h 30m • COURSE
You'll learn cloud computing administration skills with these experts
David Linthicum is the chief cloud strategy officer at Deloitte Consulting.
David was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. David is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO three times in the last 25 years. Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David's achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership has earned him a lofty position within the industry. It's not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day. With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. He has expanded the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what is possible and achievable.
David is a Gigaom research analyst and writes prolifically for InfoWorld as a cloud computing blogger. David is also a contributor to IEEE Cloud Computing, as well as SearchCloudComputing and SearchAWS from Tech Target. He is quoted in major business publications, including Forbes, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, and the LA Times. David has appeared on NPR several times as a computing industry commentator, and does a weekly podcast on cloud computing.
David Rivers specializes in elearning and productivity. His clients include Microsoft and Corel.
Author, trainer, and learning and development expert David Rivers has over 20 years experience helping government, hi-tech, and healthcare businesses increase their efficiency and productivity by integrating technology tools. With deep experience in Microsoft Office, elearning tools, and assorted productivity tools such as FrameMaker and RoboHelp, David is passionate about helping people improve their workflows to recover time in their schedules. His clients include Microsoft, Corel Corporation, Halogen Software, and the City of Ottawa. David is also a published book author on topics ranging from Photoshop to Acrobat and the Microsoft Digital Image Suite.
David Elfassy is a Microsoft consultant and trainer, specializing in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
David began his career in IT in the early 90s, delivering Microsoft Official Curriculum, and has specialized in Microsoft Exchange Server since 1997. He worked as a project lead on many migrations and implementations of Microsoft infrastructure technologies for governmental and corporate organizations, helping these groups migrate to the new versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. He has also been working closely with Microsoft Learning teams on various marketing and certification projects, particularly on curriculum development for multiple arms of Microsoft Corp. David is a co-owner and senior technical adviser for two Microsoft Gold Certified Partners—Netlogon Technologies (specializing in large-enterprise consulting) and Kalleo (specializing in small-business network management)—overseeing teams of consultants and network technicians.
Jeff Winesett is CEO and partner at SeeSaw Labs, a creative technology and digital production company.
Jeff has spent many years building large-scale digital products and business applications on top of Amazon Web Services. He is a strong proponent of using cloud-based services to strengthen the offering of software applications, and is an Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect. He is often presenting on, writing about, and building upon AWS cloud services.
Lynn Langit is a cloud architect who works with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.
Lynn specializes in big data projects. She has worked with AWS Athena, Aurora, Redshift, Kinesis, and the IoT. She has also done production work with Databricks for Apache Spark and Google Cloud Dataproc, Bigtable, BigQuery, and Cloud Spanner.
Lynn is also the cofounder of Teaching Kids Programming. She has spoken on data and cloud technologies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.