Top 7 Free Courses To Build Cloud Tech Skills

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The internet has exploded with free online courses in recent weeks with people remaining confined in their homes amid Covid-19 lockdowns across the world. These offerings have taken various forms — top programs from universities, video tutorials and even podcasts — and across a broad range of disciplines.

While some of the resources available for free within the data science landscape has been enlisted here, some platforms are offering interesting courses for learners to build their cloud tech skills. Here are some of the top courses that will help you grow your career in a world that is increasingly turning digital:


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EdX’s Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies

One of the main attractions of this course is that learners need not have any prior cloud experience to enrol in it. In fact, it is meant for people who are new to the cloud and are unsure of where to begin. It will teach them the fundamentals of building and managing cloud technologies, the basics of cloud computing, and tools associated with top platforms.

Led by cloud experts from The Linux Foundation, it covers various topics including next-generation cloud technologies, scalable and performant compute, storage and network solutions, and solutions employed by companies to meet their business demands.

Associated Institute: The Linux Foundation
Duration: 14 weeks
Level: Beginner
Click here to enrol

Oracle’s Cloud Certifications

Oracle had announced that it was opening its online learning content on the cloud for free till May 15. With this, learners will have access to 50+ hours of content and certification exams. With the offer, they can give one attempt per exam for free.

While users will get access to materials around Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Autonomous Database, they can also tap into resources across other disciplines, including data science and machine learning as well.

Duration: 50+ hours
Level: Beginner
Click here to start.

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AWS’ Security, Identity & Compliance

About the course: Spread across presentations, assessments, videos, and other interactive elements, the course equips learners with knowledge about AWS security technology and services. It is intended for people new to AWS, as well as IT professionals curious about cloud security practices, and security professionals.

Divided into seven distinct sections, it provides a nuanced understanding of the importance of security in the cloud, and also equips learners with the skills to be able to identify AWS services that can be used to secure data.

Duration: 3 hours
Level: Beginner
Click here to enrol

EdX’s Cloud Computing Management

About the course: With this course, learners will be able to pick up methods for managing cloud computing projects, and build a nuanced understanding of the risks and issues involved. As a part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, it covers commonly encountered management issues, including Cloud migration, Cloud Service Level Agreements, and Cloud Requests for Proposals, among others.

More importantly, it delves into best industry practices to develop techniques that can address and mitigate these issues. The course also covers business processes to implement cloud solutions and cloud vendors management.

Associated Institute: University of Maryland
Duration: 8 weeks
Level: Intermediate
Click here to enrol

ALSO READ: How To Stay On Top Of The Game With Cloud Knowledge

Eduonix’s Learning Cloud Computing Certification

With cloud computing changing the way companies view their digital infrastructure, it has become imperative to have a nuanced understanding of this technology. This course spans 9 lectures covering various cloud concepts, including  SAAS, PAAS and IAAS.

Aspirants will learn to use popular cloud platforms, understand virtualisation and its use in infrastructure development, and finally, applications of their learning to build cloud infrastructure and to build better apps.

Associated Institute: Eduonix Learning Solutions
Duration: 2.5 hours
Level: Beginner
Click here to enrol

Udemy’s Introduction to Cloud Computing

About this course: This course comprises 15 lectures that cover an introduction to Cloud Computing and more. Even though anyone can take this course, it is targeted at developers, architects, operational, managers, and CIO’s.

For learners who have previous experience in the cloud, this course will enable them to have a broader understanding of key concepts. The course covers fundamental elements of cloud computing, and filters out the hype while focusing on the value it brings. It is led by Mike Chambers, who is an Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Solutions Architect, and holds a 17-year experience in the ICT industry.

Duration: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
Click here to enrol

A Cloud Guru’s Introduction To Cloud Computing

This short video series will explore the basics and cover the benefits of cloud computing. Led by the founder of A Cloud Guru Sam Kroonenburg, it seeks to answer the question – What is the cloud?

The video lessons will introduce learners to key concepts around cloud and guide learners through the fundamentals. Although just 20 minutes long, it’s divided between 15+ videos that succinctly explain topics.

Duration: 20 minutes
Level: Beginner
Click here to start

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