Training

Linux Academy Launches Cloud Assessments Platform to Test and Train Hands-On Technology Skills

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Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, today launched the public beta of Cloud Assessments, a new platform that allows enterprises to test and train their IT teams, as well as prospective job candidates, on their technology. Individuals can also leverage Cloud Assessments to prove real, hands-on skill and earn micro certifications. The first Cloud Assessment offerings will focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

"In today's world of constantly changing technologies and competition for IT talent, it's necessary for companies to know for certain that their IT staff and new hires have more than a theoretical understanding of their technology, particularly AWS," said Anthony James, CEO and founder, Linux Academy. "Whether it's used by companies to test, vet, or train their teams on AWS skills or by individuals to assess and learn new ones, Cloud Assessments provides proof of those skills, and we're very excited about the tremendous advantages and opportunities it presents to both."

Cloud Foundry Foundation and Pivotal to Open Source Training Materials

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Cloud Foundry Foundation
, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced that it would be releasing into the community training and education material, developed and donated by Pivotal, under the Apache open source licensing model, giving anyone the ability to freely use the materials to become more proficient on Cloud Foundry, as well as to contribute to the content.

Cloud Foundry is the world's only multi-cloud platform. Founded by Pivotal, who donated the core cloud platform technology to the Cloud Foundry Foundation in 2013. Today, the open source cloud platform is collectively developed by Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, and leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications, and financial services.

The Linux Foundation and edX Announce New, Free Introduction to OpenStack Course

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced its newest massive open online course (MOOC) is available for registration. The course, LFS152x - Introduction to OpenStack, is offered through edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The course is free and will go live this October.

This is the third edX MOOC offered by The Linux Foundation. Its first course, Intro to Linux, has reached more than 600,000 students globally and continues to grow in registrations. The second, Intro to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies, became available in June.

"To keep current with their profession, sysadmins of all stripes must have at least basic knowledge of cloud technologies, especially OpenStack," said Linux Foundation General Manager for Training and Certification Clyde Seepersad. "We knew edX was an ideal partner to help increase the pool of talent qualified in OpenStack by providing a platform to make high-quality education easily accessible to people looking to build rewarding careers managing OpenStack clouds."

 

Red Hat brings open source curriculum to EMEA University Students with Red Hat Academy

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Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Academy, an open source education program that provides hands-on curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and educator training and support, is available to universities with the required technology and support environments in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region.
 
Students leaving university certified in one or more Red Hat technologies can demonstrate to potential employers that they are conversant with certain Red Hat technologies. Those who join the Red Hat Academy and finish with a certification learn real-world skills, helping to prepare them for future development and jobs as IT professionals and developers. Materials for Red Hat Academy are available online...

New Cloud Security Certification In A Maturing Industry

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Cloud security certification is getting a new dimension. At the RSA conference earlier this month the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)² announced a new cloud security certification: Certified Cloud Security Professional, or CCSP for short. (ISC)² is most famous for its flagship certification: Certified Information Systems Security Professional or CISSP. More than 100,000 professionals maintain this certification and it is widely recognized. The Cloud Security Alliance pioneered the cloud security field a few years ago, and runs the CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) programme. The CCSP body of knowledge covers 6 domains:

  • Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements
  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Operations
  • Legal and Compliance...

AWS & ActiveState launch cloud training conference

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and ActiveState have teamed up to offer enterprises the ability to get trained in a multitude of different cloud systems, without being tied to a particular vendor. The organisers of the IT Cloud Computing Conference (IC3) claim it will not only offer IT managers the chance to get hands-on experience of different cloud vendors, but also enable them to evaluate platforms and demonstrate proofs of concept for cloud implementations.

IC3, which will be held in San Francisco in October, will provide attendees with first-hand experience of products from Amazon, Google, Chef, Puppet and various others. A notable omission, however, is Microsoft, although ActiveState's Bernard Golden, one of the conference trainers, said it was possible that Microsoft could still join...

Simplilearn Launches Big Data and Cloud Certification for IT Professionals

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Simplilearn (http://www.simplilearn.com), a leading provider of online training and professional certification courses, announces the launch of Big Data and Cloud certified training for IT professionals. Simplilearn will offer Big Data and Hadoop Live Virtual Classes (LVC) to give professionals the opportunity to interact with world-class Big Data and Hadoop instructors and upgrade their skills. Simplilearn is also amongst the few players to have received accreditation for its E-Learning course on Comptia Cloud Essentials.

According to global research firm Gartner, by 2015, nearly 4.4 million new jobs in Big Data will be created globally but the supply of resources will meet less than half the demand. According to Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO, Simplilearn, "Big Data and Cloud Computing are two of the most trending subjects in today's technology world, creating huge career opportunities for IT professionals. Simplilearn is trying to bridge the demand and supply gap by offering high quality Big Data and Hadoop training for professionals. Our courses have specialized content created to enable professionals become the 'go-to expert' in their fields"...

7 free cloud computing online courses

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Though it may be old hat to many higher education technologists, cloud computing still plays a vital role on campuses of every size. Cloud is basically a symbol for the internet; and cloud computing is a way for organizations, business and universities to store and retrieve data over the internet. It allows for people to store things on the internet and have access on a large-scale.

Anyone with an online connection can utilize cloud computing at any location. It is a more efficient and inexpensive way to synchronize and access data or programs, especially in the uprising of online courses for universities. Forbes recently released a list of free online cloud computing courses:...

IT Pros Want Training on Cloud, Mobility, Security

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A "state of the IT worker" survey from ScienceLogic contains mostly good news: Information technology employees expect that their organizations will spend more money on IT initiatives in 2014. They also think that the enterprise network, IT applications and the data center will likely emerge as the top areas of future investment.

The IT pros also confess that they make pretty good money. In fact, some of them even feel that they are overpaid, and they anticipate making even more next year. But these workers are less encouraged by their preparation for what's ahead, especially when it comes to their educational grounding in cloud-focused developments...

Cloud Computing Adoption to Outpace Employee Skillsets in 2014

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Fifty percent of organizations will spend more on IT in 2014, investing heavily in public and private cloud-enabling technologies like infrastructure and virtualization, according to a survey of 1,000 IT professionals. However, half of all respondents participating in cloud initiatives within their organizations need more education on the technology and note their current skillsets do not adequately prepare them to do their jobs well in the coming year.

The survey, conducted by next generation IT monitoring software provider ScienceLogic, found that lack of education is not the only headache employees will face in the coming year. While IT spend is increasing in 2014, survey results reveal a lack of industry investment in employees, with 40 percent of respondents confirming they would make the same or less money year-over-year in 2014...