For those with a background in IT wishing to deepen their understanding of cloud computing, this learning path provides a strong foundation. Focusing primarily on general cloud principles, the path concludes by exploring services specific to both Azure and AWS.
Build an understanding of fundamental cloud concepts.
Explore specific cloud services like security and storage.
Increase your understanding of Azure and AWS services.
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
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
Learning Cloud Computing: Cloud Storage with David Linthicum
Learn the basics of cloud storage, including how to plan cloud storage, estimate costs, and secure storage instances.
1h 22m • COURSE
Learning Cloud Computing: Networking with David Linthicum
Explore the fundamentals of cloud networking, and learn about the networking services available for the top three cloud platforms: AWS, Azure, and Google.
1h 8m • COURSE
Azure: Understanding the Big Picture with Walt Ritscher
Take a look at the big picture of Azure. Explore Azure services, including storage, hosting, and machine learning, to assess which best fit your organization's cloud strategy.
2h 59m • COURSE
Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers: 3 Core Services with Hiroko Nishimura
Get a nontechnical introduction to the core services that make up Amazon Web Services (AWS).
1h 19m • COURSE
You'll learn cloud computing foundational 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.
Walt Ritscher is a programmer, UI designer, and staff author at LinkedIn Learning.
Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces started early. Shortly after discovering how to move pixels around on a computer screen, he began devouring books on computer graphics and UI design. Before long, he was sharing his discoveries with other technology buffs, a lifelong pursuit that has led to teaching engagements at universities, private training companies, and the international conference circuit. As a consultant, Walt has worked with a wide variety of clients, including Microsoft, HP, and Intel. He is now a staff author at LinkedIn Learning, where his content team produces hundreds of technical training courses for software developers each year.
Hiroko Nishimura is a special education teacher turned systems administrator turned technical instructor.
Hiroko is the founder of AWS Newbies, which makes cloud computing accessible for everyone by creating jargon-free resources. She teaches introductory AWS courses at LinkedIn Learning to create more resources for non-engineers to begin learning about cloud computing.