Cloud Training

I’ve been looking at cloud training this summer, and I went with Linux Academy for a couple reasons:

  1. It was pretty inexpensive.
  2. The videos are really helpful.
  3. One subscription covers a LOT of technologies (AWS, Open Stack, Linux, Security, Azure).
  4. There is a new feature for the Associate Architect called The Orion Papers.

This last point is really helpful. During the videos you get a lecture about the latest version of AWS, which is what you’d expect.

But on the right side of the screen there is a very detailed multi-level diagram of what’s going on. Each video starts with the top-level diagram and zooms in to the area that the video is going to talk about.

For training, this gives you and idea of where you are in the landscape before digging down in the details. It gives you more hooks to relate the content to each other rather than stand-alone, 7 minute videos.  It’s the ‘scaffolding’ that you can hang new knowledge on.

For visual learners I think it’s great. I’ve been trying to figure out how to steal this idea for the docs for my current project.  If I find out how, I’ll let you know.

If you’re interested check it out here. If you sign up with this link, I’ll get a free month.