Cloud administrators must have an understanding of cloud services and architecture, as well as the top cloud platforms and tools. The courses in this learning path explore the top cloud platforms: AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
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 4m • COURSE
Learning Cloud Computing: Public Cloud Platforms with David Linthicum
Discover the services offered by leading public cloud platforms to help decide if a public cloud is right for your business and then determine which provider meets the needs of your organization.
1h 14m • COURSE
Cloud Computing: Private Cloud Platforms with David Linthicum
Discover the services offered by leading private cloud platforms to help decide if a private cloud 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
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
Amazon Web Services Essential Training with Jeff Winesett
Learn about using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as your cloud-based infrastructure solution. This course covers cloud concepts and best practices, implementation, automation, optimization, security, and server setup.
5h 2m • COURSE
Google Cloud Platform Essential Training with Lynn Langit
Discover the offerings available in the Google Cloud Platform including cloud computing, storage, database, and networking services. Learn how to leverage these services for your business needs.
3h 56m • COURSE
Learning Cloud Computing: The Cloud and DevOps with David Linthicum
Move DevOps to the cloud. Learn how to set up cloud-based DevOps processes and leverage services offered by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
1h 48m • COURSE
DevOps Foundations with Ernest Mueller
Learn how DevOps can help you establish a culture of collaboration and communication between software engineers (Dev) and IT operations (Ops).
2h 53m • COURSE
Cloud Computing Career Paths and Certifications: First Steps 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 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 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 a 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.
Ernest Mueller is director of engineering operations at AlienVault, an AT&T company.
Ernest studied electrical engineering at Rice University. Upon graduation he went moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he learned Unix system administration and web programming at FedEx and led the technology team at a print and internet publisher, Towery Publishing.
In 2002 Ernest moved back to his home state of Texas to take a job managing the web systems team at National Instruments, focusing his team on high uptime, continuous operations, application performance management, system development process, and web security. In 2008, he moved into the LabVIEW R&D group, where he was the web systems architect responsible for delivering Amazon Web Services and Azure-based SaaS products with an integrated DevOps team.
In 2012, he moved to SaaS provider Bazaarvoice to be the manager of release engineering and migrated product delivery from a ten-week release cycle to a one-week release cycle. Then he led the 40-person product ratings and reviews engineering team, a very large-scale web property managing reviews for many of the major retailers and manufacturers on the web.
In 2014, Ernest became the APM product manager at CopperEgg, an Austin-based SaaS monitoring company, which was acquired by Idera. He served as APM product manager for the Idera CopperEgg, Uptime, and Precise product lines.
In 2015, Ernest moved to AlienVault, a cybersecurity software company, where his multicountry team of DevOps pros supports the development teams with tooling and techniques to create infrastructure as code, continuous delivery, and monitoring to accelerate their path to product success. In 2018 AlienVault was acquired by AT&T as part of the company's cybersecurity strategy.
Ernest is active in the DevOps movement and the Austin technical community. He helped found the Austin chapter of OWASP, the CloudAustin user group, and the DevOpsDays Austin conference. He blogs with a cadre of like-thinking professionals at theagileadmin.com.