Cloud computing impacts all careers, and an awareness of the opportunities associated with this emerging field is critical. From backup and storage to PAAS, SAAS, microservices, and web services, get the essential knowledge and skills you need for a career in cloud development.
Discover the differences between AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
Learn the features common to all cloud services.
Explore the different career options related to cloud development.
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
Planning a Microsoft Cloud Solution with Sharon Bennett
Move to the cloud. Get a quick introduction to the cloud-based services—including storage and identity management—available in Microsoft Azure.
2h 16m • COURSE
Google Cloud Platform Essential Training 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 20m • COURSE
Learning Cloud Data Storage with Joseph Lowery
Move your data storage to the cloud. Learn how to calculate costs; investigate the options from Google, Amazon, HP, and Microsoft; and handle issues related to latency, security, and scalability.
1h 26m • COURSE
Cybersecurity with Cloud Computing with Malcolm Shore
Learn how to plan for and minimize risk when deploying cloud services such as Dropbox, Amazon Web Services, and Azure at your organization.
2h 25m • COURSE
Google Cloud Storage and Data Essential Training with Joseph Lowery
Learn how to use Google Cloud Storage and related services to store, manage, and analyze your data.
2h 54m • COURSE
Google Cloud Compute Engine Essential Training with Joseph Lowery
Learn how to use Google's cloud-based Compute Engine to set up a network of virtual computers. Pay for the computing power you need, when you need it.
2h 54m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Core Functionalities with David Elfassy
Get an IT administrator's view of Microsoft Azure. Learn to manage an Azure account, configure options via portals or PowerShell scripting, and set up services successfully.
2h 52m • COURSE
Cloud Computing Career Paths and Certifications: First Steps (2017) with Lynn Langit
Explore career paths and certifications that IT professionals should consider if they're interested in transitioning to a career in cloud computing.
1h 9m • COURSE
You'll learn cloud development 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.
Sharon Bennett is a staff author at LinkedIn who creates courses focusing on Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
Previously, Sharon worked with Microsoft Partners, providing technical and business development advice to help them build their cloud offerings. Sharon is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and holds several other Microsoft certifications. Additionally, Sharon has taught Azure and other Microsoft technologies to Microsoft Partners. Sharon brings 20+ years of technical experience and her own entrepreneurial lessons to her position.
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.
Joseph Lowery is a best-selling author, programmer, and presenter on web and mobile web technology.
Joseph's books about the web and web-building tools are international bestsellers, having sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide in eleven different languages. His most recent books are the Dreamweaver CS5 Bible, HTML5 24-Hour Trainer and Adobe CS4 Web Workflows. Joe also wrote Dreamweaver 8: Beyond the Basics from lynda.com. He's built hundreds of web sites over the years, as well as numerous extensions and applications to help other web designers.
As a programmer, Joseph contributed two extensions to releases of Fireworks and many extensions available for Dreamweaver. He has presented at Adobe MAX numerous times, Seybold in both Boston and San Francisco, ThunderLizard's Web World, and KW Media Group's Mac Design Conference.
Malcolm Shore is a cybersecurity expert who spent ten years as a director at New Zealand's GCSB.
Dr. Shore was the principal security officer at the Australian National Broadband Network Company and the director of education and community relations for the Australian Information Security Association. He's currently a technical director at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, and an educator in the fields of forensics, information warfare, security management, and applied cryptography. He holds a PhD in information security.
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.