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Cloud Academy Launches Assessment Cycles to Further Bolster Skill Measurement Capabilities

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Cloud Academy today announced the launch of an end-to-end suite designed to measure cloud skills, assess training effectiveness, identify skill gaps, and enhance cloud training strategies at scale. The launch, which includes the general availability of Analytics, Assessment Cycles and the continued beta of Skill Profiles, affirms Cloud Academy's continued commitment to taking a quantified and data-driven approach towards technology learning in the context of driving innovation.

These announcements come in advance of upcoming cloud industry conferences including Microsoft Ignite and AWS re:Invent, where major updates are expected in machine learning, automation, storage, and artificial intelligence.

"Cloud technologies are forcing organizations to quickly improve how they think about software and digital transformation, requiring leaders to find ways to help their teams maintain knowledge of existing technologies while acquiring emerging skills relevant for innovation projects. Organizations who fail to catch up will be left behind and will struggle to survive in the next five years." said Stefano Bellasio, CEO, Cloud Academy. "Our recently launched capabilities offer organizations the ability to map their organization's tech skills, identify skills gaps, and use our software and content library to build custom Training Plans for their teams, which will increase accountability and provide the right training guidance. Our intention is to give our customers a unique enterprise platform to consistently develop and measure their tech skills at scale to improve their time to market with products and services and, which in turn uses data to attract and retain talent."

MapR Academy Offers New Course on Application Containers and Kubernetes - Free, On-Demand

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry's leading data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced a new, free on-demand course from MapR Academy on application containers and Kubernetes.  Application Containers and Kubernetes explains how Kubernetes enhances application containers and makes them a viable solution for deployment on an enterprise level. This course is ideal for business decision-makers and administrators who want to more fully understand how to use application containers in a production environment.

"Application containers and Kubernetes are two relatively new technologies used to improve efficiency of creating and deploying applications in an enterprise environment. Even users who are comfortable with application containers may not understand how Kubernetes can ease their transition into using application containers on a production environment," said Suzanne Ferry, vice president, global training and enablement, MapR Technologies.  "This course explains how Kubernetes enhances application containers and makes them a viable solution for deployment on an enterprise level."

MapR Academy Delivers New Machine Learning Course, Free and On-Demand

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry's leading data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced a new, free introductory course from MapR Academy on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).  This on-demand course provides insights into how businesses can leverage AI and ML to improve operations through real-world use cases.  This course is ideal for developers just starting out in ML, as well as higher-level business decision makers.

"Machine learning, a trending topic in big data, is not fully understood.  This course provides a foundation for anyone curious about ML/AI and how it works in practical applications," said Suzanne Ferry, vice president, global training and enablement, MapR.  "Decision-makers, even those who already use big data, will benefit from learning more about common ML/AI business use cases."

 

Cloud Academy Launches Skill Profiles, Delivering a Data-Driven Approach to Close the Tech Skills Gap

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Cloud Academy, the leading enterprise cloud training platform, today announced the general availability of a new platform capability designed to measure and visualize cloud skills at scale: Skill Profiles. In an industry first, Skill Profiles enable senior leadership and corporate learning departments to take a quantified, data-driven approach to identifying skill gaps, measuring the effectiveness of training, and aligning employees and teams to upcoming innovation projects. 

The cloud and technical skills gap continues to be a challenge for many organizations today. According to recent reports, half of companies believe that the talent shortage reduces their competitiveness, while 70 percent have no idea how to address the challenge. In total, missing cloud skills cost organizations $258,188,279 annually, slowing down productivity and innovation.

Expand the Pipeline of Job-Ready Cloud Risk Management Professionals

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Learning Tree International announced a 100% hands-on online certification program for the Certified Cloud Risk Management Professional (CCRMP) sponsored by Mission Critical Institute (MCI) and designed to expand the pipeline of job-ready cloud risk management professionals.

The CCRMP certifies that members of the Learning Tree community have become cloud risk management job-ready by successfully completing hands-on projects producing NIST Risk Management Framework and FedRAMP deliverables.

"This new affiliation with MCI will enable public and private sector organizations to address the critical need for additional cyber and cloud security professionals globally," said Richard A. Spires, CEO, Learning Tree International. "Under this program, attendees can gain valuable and practical NIST Risk Management Framework and FedRAMP experience, earn a hands-on cloud risk management certification, and progress toward leadership positions."

WhiteHat Security Delivers New Crash Course Series to Grow AppSec Expertise

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Today, WhiteHat Security, leading application security provider, launched its "Crash Course" series, which includes three webinars run by Kimberly Chung, who runs the Threat Research Center's WhiteHat Academy.

"WhiteHat has made a major commitment to educating and training the wider security and developer community. The WCSD program, Crash Course series and on-demand technical webinars-all provided for free-- demonstrate the company's long-term commitment to supporting industry professionals and helping them fulfill their potential," commented Eric Sheridan, chief scientist at WhiteHat and leader of the WCSD program.

The series complements the successful WhiteHat Certified Secure Developer (WCSD) program, which has enrolled more than 3,300 people and certified more than 500 developers in 2017 alone. The series is specifically tailored for application developers, security analysts, architects, managers or auditors and any security professionals interested in learning how web application security is key to vulnerability management. 
 

Become an Expert in Cloud Security With This New Online Course

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The cloud has a wealth of sensitive information floating through it – both from individuals and corporations. One critically important, and lucrative, field of work is making sure all that information is kept safe and secure. That's why we've teamed up with StackCommerce to bring you the Cloud Technology Security Knowledge (CCSK) Certification Prep course.

With 12 modules and 9.5 hours of content, you'll start with the basics of cloud computing, before diving into cloud security. Learn governance and risk management, cloud architectural framework and disaster recovery. The course also gets you prepped for the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certification exam. Right now, the course is only US$27, and best of all, you can take the whole course from your couch...

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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."