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  • Free SC-900 Practice Test *84 Question
    by /u/Trevski_1965 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    From Paul, at Inside Security, I like his easy going style. SC-900 Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Exam Cram (Full Course) PDF Presentation Download – SC-900 Exam Cram FULL COURSE!AmhtzcmYt5AViN8eg... FREE SC-900 Practice Exam 85 questions - 1 for every skill measured! submitted by /u/Trevski_1965 [link] [comments]

  • Google Cloud - Certification Journey
    by /u/johnbulla (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 14, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Dear community, From September, the new 7-week Certification Journey Program will give you all the resources and support you need to become fully certified as a Cloud Architect, Associate Cloud Engineer or Data Engineer. #Free 🔗More Info: #GoogleCloud #Certification submitted by /u/johnbulla [link] [comments]

  • Question On Cert Path
    by /u/Worldly-Regular28 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 14, 2022 at 5:50 am

    After passing the AZ-900 should I immediately start for an intermediate cert? Any recommendations or can I do what I see interesting like security engineer. submitted by /u/Worldly-Regular28 [link] [comments]

  • AZ 204 Practice Exam recomendations
    by /u/oldvetmsg (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 13, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Hello, working in AZ 204, done some of the labs, and been working with Azure for a while. Currently working through the whiz labs exams any other recommendations on practice exams that would closely resemble the exam format and content. Not necessary a dump but everyone knows that wording is mostly what matters in the actual exam and hands on at work so whatever closely resemble the actual exam. Thanks. submitted by /u/oldvetmsg [link] [comments]

  • Azure / 365 foundations
    by /u/Trevski_1965 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 13, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    My post on SC-900 seems to have gone down well, so thought I would explain where I am and why I am doing the base certs, I am 56, 30+ years of IT experience, and think I have seen most things come and go. I work as an architect, supporting business development, architecture, BI and reporting etc… basically a big mixed bag. Generally I am at a stage where IT is now so broad it’s almost impossible to keep up with developments. So whilst lazing about one Sunday morning, I thought how I might re-address this.. The answer I came up with was to re-approach the NEW basics, look at embrace each of the 900 series certs and run through the curriculum, work pays for any exam I want to take. So it’s really up-to me to decide if I want the Credly badge or not. The reason I am doing the documentation/ cram guide is to freely share, pay back if you will. I have always considered myself to be a life long learner, I was born with that what, why, how mentally. I hate the scenario where you ask why and get told…. Well it’s that way just because it is Ps. Kids have all left now so am really looking to embrace a community…. This one may well be it. Anyway that’s enough about my story…. Very best wishes to you all happy studying I might give study a miss today as it’s currently 31 degrees here, in the heart of Sherwood Forest 🌳 edited to add words my mind though, but neglected to send to my fingers 😂 submitted by /u/Trevski_1965 [link] [comments]

  • AZ-140 updated exam (August)
    by /u/pm_me_your_falcon (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 13, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Hi Everyone, I am just wondering if anyone has done the updated AZ-140 (Configuring and Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop) exam. I've gone through an acloudacedemy course and Microsoft Learn and purchased the MeasureUp practice exam. I felt like the acloudcadery course covered far more then Microsoft Learn even though it was slightly outdated and didn't touch on some of the newer concepts. The MeasureUp practice test has again been very good and seems to cover far more then what was include in the Microsoft Learn however again didn't touch on some of the newer concepts. For example the Microsoft Learn has an entire section on Azure Firewall and probably got 2 questions in the practice test covering this. I've attached a screenshot of what they changed in the exam. submitted by /u/pm_me_your_falcon [link] [comments]

  • Online test experience
    by /u/Worldly-Regular28 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 13, 2022 at 2:46 am

    Plan on taking the AZ-900 online, how was the test taking experience? Awkward or not ? Just curious thanks submitted by /u/Worldly-Regular28 [link] [comments]

  • Passed AZ305
    by /u/Diega78 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 13, 2022 at 2:26 am

    After a good 8 months of intensive studying I've gone through from Az900 > Az104 and finally Az305 It's been a slog to get this far but I'm super pleased with my 810 score. Been working with a lot of consultants on many projects and have a lot of very knowledgeable people who supported me through the journey so far. What I used: MS Learn docs, John Savill vids and probably about 8-10 hours of using Azure day to day in my job and some dabbling at weekends when I felt like it. I have been in IT (but more on prem) for 25 years so had a fair amount of experience to draw on. I found the exam fairly balanced in what it covered, I didn't get pummelled with K8S or anything. 🙂 submitted by /u/Diega78 [link] [comments]

  • Passed GCP: Cloud Digital Leader
    by /u/Kalad1nBrood (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 12, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Hi everyone, First, thanks for all the posts people share. It helps me prep for my own exam. I passed the GCP: Cloud Digital Leader exam today and wanted to share a few things about my experience. Preparation I have access to ACloudGuru (AGU)and Udemy through work. I started one of the Udemy courses first, but it was clear the course was going beyond the scope of the Cloud Digital Leader certification. I switched over AGU and enjoyed the content a lot more. The videos were short and the instructor hit all the topics on the Google exam requirements sheet. AGU also has three - 50 question practices test. The practice tests are harder than the actual exam (and the practice tests aren't that hard). I don't know if someone could pass the test if they just watched the videos on Google Cloud's certification site, especially if you had no experience with GCP. Overall, I would say I spent 20 hrs preparing for the exam. I have my CISSP and I'm working on my CCSP. After taking the test, I realized I way over prepared. Exam Center It was my first time at this testing center and I wasn't happy with the experience. A few of the issues I had are: - My personal items (phone, keys) were placed in an unlocked filing cabinet - My desk are was dirty. There were eraser shreds (or something similar) and I had to move the keyboard and mouse and brush all the debris out of my work space - The laminated sheet they gave me looked like someone had spilled Kool-Aid on it - They only offered earplugs, instead of noise cancelling headphones Exam My recommendation for the exam is to know the Digital Transformation piece as well as you know all the GCP services and what they do. ​ I wish you all luck on your future exams. Onto GCP: Associate Cloud Engineer. submitted by /u/Kalad1nBrood [link] [comments]

  • Passer Az-500
    by /u/assangeleakinglol (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 12, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    I didnt really study for this one. Did whizlabs practice exam but it was not that similar to the actual exam. My score was 866. Im glad I have actual azure experience since it made the lab portion very easy. I already have az- 104, 303 and 304 as well as Terraform. submitted by /u/assangeleakinglol [link] [comments]

  • Passed AZ-700
    by /u/shipwrecked__ (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 12, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Hey everyone, I passed the AZ-700 exam yesterday. I mainly used the John Savill AZ-700 video playlist and any AZ-700 study guide with MS Docs links you can Google (Most have the same links to docs). I also have a few years experience working in Azure and have done a lot of networking design and troubleshooting in Azure over the past year. Overall, I'd say it was tricky with lots of "what should you do first" questions. For whatever reason my exam had a lot of questions regarding service endpoints and very little Azure Firewall. There was a good mix of vnet connectivity/nsg/appgw/frontdoor/traffic manager/hybrid connectivity/load balancer/private link/paas networking questions. If you follow study guides, have some experience working with a lot of these services, and watch John's videos you'll do well. submitted by /u/shipwrecked__ [link] [comments]

  • Best free resources for reviewing PL-300?
    by /u/EnderMandalorian (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 12, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Do you have any recommendation for reviewing for a PL-300 certification? submitted by /u/EnderMandalorian [link] [comments]

  • Official GCP study guide print quality?
    by /u/steffi8 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 11, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    How is the print quality with the official GCP study guide series? Is it better than Microsoft’s Azure series as those are pretty bad. submitted by /u/steffi8 [link] [comments]

  • Resources for Google Cloud
    by /u/Khaotic_Kernel (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 11, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Useful Tools and Learning Resources for Google Cloud. Table of Contents Google Cloud Learning Resources Developer Resources GCP Training & Courses GCP Books Google Cloud Tools submitted by /u/Khaotic_Kernel [link] [comments]

  • Sc-900 prep - still lots to learn
    by /u/Trevski_1965 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 11, 2022 at 2:01 pm

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  • Please help me decide, new graduate deciding his cloud journey.
    by /u/Themotionalman (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 11, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Hey so I would like to start my cloud journey. I just graduated in may and I’m lucky to have gotten a job in June. The company uses AWS the problem is I don’t see myself staying here long term. I currently do some front and back but I’d like to move more into cloud maybe later in life. I have used AWS and GCP on some personal projects nothing too intense. So I’d consider myself a noob. Here are my questions. How much preparation do you think is required for the cloud practitioner? After the CP I’d like to get a solutions architect dev architect I think and afterwards get the security specialist. Is this plan feasible, what would you change ? Last question something that might trigger a few, I’m afraid of vendor lock in, I know my company uses AWS and the best move to take would be to stick with them but here in France I see that GCP is more lucrative I am thinking of maybe doing just CP from AWS and pivoting, what do you think about this strategy, if any, what advice would you give to help me pick a platform or maybe you could tell me why you chose what you chose thanks in advance submitted by /u/Themotionalman [link] [comments]

  • Starting role in Help Desk / Technical Support Specialist. Which Certificate is more helpful SC-200 or SC-300.
    by /u/mainsamayhoon24 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 11, 2022 at 5:24 am

    Attempting AZ-104 in 2 weeks. Completed Microsoft Build Challenge, got the exam voucher. But I'm confused between these 2 Certs SC-200 Or SC-300. As a starting role in IT which will be more beneficial for my role. submitted by /u/mainsamayhoon24 [link] [comments]

  • How do I get a job as Azure Cloud fresher in India? Please advise.
    by Microsoft Azure Certifications on August 11, 2022 at 4:10 am

    I have 2 years of IT experience managing Windows Active Directory and as Technical Support. I'm looking to get a job in Azure Cloud Services, my aim is to become a Azure Cloud Administrator first and later move on to DevOps Expert roles. Also I have cleared AZ-900 and AZ-104 and have practiced labs for almost 3 months now and have been worked on a dummy projects. I've been applying in companies since last 2 months but haven't heard anything from them. Please suggest how to land a job as an Azure Cloud Newbie. [link] [comments]

  • Small doubt about certifications
    by /u/maxpayne3zz1 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 11, 2022 at 3:34 am

    Hi there, so apparently my main account (Microsoft) had a different name than my real name. I generally use in-game names everywhere, and now my certification (one of the easier ones, don't worry) show the other name instead of my real name Since then I've changed my name to reflect my original name and I presume the future certifications will be with my real name. Would there be any way for me to request a name change on the first certification I did? It looks a bit odd having a completely different name on one of my certs. submitted by /u/maxpayne3zz1 [link] [comments]

  • Passed my Cloud Digital Leader!
    by /u/Spirited_Chipmunk_46 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 11, 2022 at 2:51 am

    …well according to the preliminary results. Now to keep up the momentum. submitted by /u/Spirited_Chipmunk_46 [link] [comments]

  • Certificate design
    by /u/Specialist-Ad7821 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 11, 2022 at 12:24 am

    So this might sound superficial and insignificant, but did Microsoft change their certificate design? I got my SC-900 in May and just got my SC-300 today and it’s totally different.. I liked the design on my SC-900 better. Simple but elegant.. I’m just wondering submitted by /u/Specialist-Ad7821 [link] [comments]

  • Best Microsoft Azure Books for beginners you might know in 2022 -
    by /u/Lakshmireddys (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 11, 2022 at 12:14 am

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  • Learning Azure from development point of view?
    by /u/nomadicviking024 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I'm a .Net developer and trying to hone my skills to move into cloud. What are some courses which teaches Azure from Development point of view? If you can share any Udemy or any other course site which teaches Azure from .Net point of view, that'd be great. Thank you. submitted by /u/nomadicviking024 [link] [comments]

  • Passed SC-300
    by /u/Specialist-Ad7821 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 10, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Just passed the SC-300 Barely (720) but I passed! Did ESI training, MS Learn, Mark Grimes YouTube videos and the practice tests through ESI for about 2 weeks. I’m not gonna lie it was a bit tough and I’ve been in IAM working with AD for about 8 years. submitted by /u/Specialist-Ad7821 [link] [comments]

  • Azure How-to for Sentinel SIEM
    by /u/EverydayScriptkiddie (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 10, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Good Afternoon folks, I just created a how to on my Git hub for setting up Azure Sentinel. I learned a lot by doing it and believe y'all can too! This is my second write-up as Yesterday I posted about setting up Splunk enterprise and universal forwarders in Azure as well. Below will be the link for the Sentinel walk-through any suggestions are welcome! If you are interested in learning about splunk and setting that up feel free to look at my second to last post on my page! submitted by /u/EverydayScriptkiddie [link] [comments]

  • How tough is SC-100?
    by /u/Covfefe_Anon (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 10, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Background: I've got my AZ-500, AZ-305, AZ-304, and AZ-303. I figured I may as well sit for the SC-100 since it's out of beta. Question is: how difficult is this going to be? Could I just sit and take this without much study or will the topics be significantly different from the previous exams? As an aside, I work in the cloud cybersecurity field and work with Azure on a daily basis if that helps. There is just so little on this exam that it is tough to gauge. John Savill is helpful and all the topics look familiar, but I want to make sure I am not underestimating this exam. Thank you! submitted by /u/Covfefe_Anon [link] [comments]

  • This is covered in the AZ-400 : Azure Monitor Logs
    by /u/mo_fig_devOps (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 10, 2022 at 12:54 am

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  • AZ-900 Sample questions
    by /u/6dig (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 9, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    where can i get AZ-900 sample questions online? submitted by /u/6dig [link] [comments]

  • Pluralsight/Udemy or Cloud Academy?
    by /u/steffi8 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 9, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    For the following certifications what is recommended? Is one of the above suitable pass the Data Engineer/Cloud Architect/Cloud Engineer certifications? I have all 3 available to me with Dan Sullivans courses from Udemy. Furthermore, are Dan's books worthwhile if you're also following the online content? submitted by /u/steffi8 [link] [comments]

  • Anybody know how to escalate Azure Certification Support?
    by /u/Sirwired (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 9, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    With the move away from the old Certification Dashboard, my "Profile Merge" process to make my certifications accessible from MS Learn is broken. MS Learn support is 100% unhelpful. (After sitting on my ticket for over a week, the only response I got boiled down to "Well, try it again, and if it still doesn't work, send in the exact same thing we had you send in last time. Oh, and if you don't do that within one business day, we are closing your ticket." Shocker; nothing has changed, and it's still failing in the same way.) submitted by /u/Sirwired [link] [comments]

  • Seeking Advise
    by /u/OkCabinet17 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 9, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Hello Azure Family, I hope you guys doing great. Looking for advise on Azure certificate in terms of cloud platform career. As of now I am working as Data analyst in Big data platform, I am more interested towards cloud azure platform, however I am confused that what certificate of Azure can help me out to learning more about Data on Cloud and also helps in find great career path towards cloud. I have 2 Azure certificate already namely Azure Fundamentals and Azure Data Fundamentals. Looking for guidance to het what other Azure certificate for Cloud career. Thanks in advance. submitted by /u/OkCabinet17 [link] [comments]

  • Just Passed DP-100
    by /u/jog4242 (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on August 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Hello all! I wanted to provide some feedback on the test, resources, and background since reading the posts helped me out a lot in preparing for this test. ​ Background: Data Analyst job for about 3 months, was a medical student prior this role with a bachelors in Biomedical Sciences. I have done a data analyst bootcamp where I learned Python, SQL, Excel, and PowerBI. Currently enrolled in a Masters for Data Science, just finished my first two classes which were Python and SQL. Overall, I liked to say I have about 6 months of programming experience with 3 months on the job. ​ Preparation: I took and passed Azure Data fundamentals end of June, then I started studying for DP-100. I ended up studying about a month for it. I went through the MS Learn topics first, most of a Udemy course by Jitesh, and used practice questions from Whizlabs and Skillcertpro. ​ In my opinion, Skillcertpro was not worth it. Lots of old questions using modules that are not supported anymore. Whizlabs and the Udemy course were top tier. After going through all of the questions on Whizlabs, I went back and reviewed the SDK portion on MS Learn since it was what I most struggled with. ​ Test: Just like everyone said, a lot of SDK. Like 80%. I had maybe 3 questions on Databricks and a few on choosing computes. Best advice I can give is to learn your Classes and methods. Know how to get the metrics, logs. Know how to create a workspace or if its already created, how to get it. ​ Pretty proud to have passed it on the first try! Best of luck to everyone! submitted by /u/jog4242 [link] [comments]

  • Hey in your words why pick GCP over AWS to learn, or at least the certs.
    by /u/Themotionalman (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 9, 2022 at 12:24 am

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    by /u/Logical-Neck-1131 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 8, 2022 at 5:37 pm

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  • which gcp storage can scale to higher database sizes?
    by /u/lindogamaton (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 7, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    The answer is SQL Spanner. why is that? submitted by /u/lindogamaton [link] [comments]

  • passed GCP ACE today
    by /u/pulse008 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on August 6, 2022 at 9:29 am

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  • ML Engineers: Partners for Scaling AI in Enterprises
    by (Training & Certifications) on August 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Enterprises across many industries are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) at a rapid pace. Many factors fuel this accelerated adoption, including a need to realize value out of the massive amounts of data generated by multichannel customer interactions and the increasing stores of data from all facets of an enterprise's operations. This growth prompts a question: what knowledge and skill sets are needed to help organizations leverage and scale AI and ML? To answer this question, it’s important to understand what types of transformations enterprises are going through as they aim to make better use of their data.Growing AI/ML Maturity Many large organizations have moved beyond pilot or sample AI/ML use cases within a single team to figuring out how to solidify their data science projects and scale them to other areas of the business. As data changes or gets updated, organizations need ways to continually optimize the outcomes from their ML models. Mainstreaming Data Science Data science has moved into the mainstream of many organizations. People working in various line-of-business teams — such as product, marketing and supply chain — are eager to apply predictive analytics. With this growth, decentralized data science teams are popping up all over a single enterprise. But many people looking to apply predictive techniques have limited training in data science or limited knowledge of the infrastructure fundamentals for production-scale AI/ML. Additionally, enterprises are faced with a proliferation of ad hoc technologies, tools and processes.  Increasing Complexity of Data Having achieved some early wins, often with structured or tabular data use cases, organizations are eager to derive value out of the massive amounts of unstructured data, including from language, vision, natural language and other categories. One role that organizations are increasingly turning to is the ML engineer.  What is a Machine Learning Engineer?I have observed that as organizations mature in their AI/ML practices, they expand from hiring mainly data scientists toward hiring people with ML engineering skills. A review of hundreds of ML engineer job postings sheds light on why this role is one way to meet the transformative needs of the enterprise. Examining the frequency of certain terms in the free text of the job postings surfaces several themes:SOFTWARE ENGINEERINGML engineers are closely affiliated with the software engineering function. Organizations hiring ML engineers have typically achieved some wins in their initial AI/ML pilots and they are moving up the ML adoption curve from implementing ML use cases to scaling, operationalizing and optimizing ML in their organizations. Many job postings emphasize the software engineering aspects of ML over the pure data science skills. ML engineers need to apply software engineering practices and write performant production-quality code. DATAEnterprises are looking for people with the ability to create pipelines or reusable processes for various aspects of ML workflows. This involves both collaborating with data engineers (another in-demand role) and creating the infrastructure for robust data practices throughout the end-to-end ML process. In other words, ML engineers create processes and partnerships to help with cleaning, labeling and working with large scale data from across the enterprise. PRODUCTIONMany employers look for ML engineers who have experience with the end-to-end ML process, especially taking ML models to production. ML engineers work with data scientists to productionize their work, building pipelines for continuous training, automated validation and version control of the model.  SYSTEMSMany ML engineers are hired to help organizations put the architecture, systems and best-practices in place to take AI/ML models to production. ML engineers deploy ML models to production either on cloud environments or on-premise infrastructure. The emphasis on systems and best practices helps to drive consistency as people with limited data science or infrastructure fundamentals learn to derive value from predictive analytics. This focus on systematizing AI/ML is also a critical prerequisite for developing an AI/ML governance strategy. This qualitative analysis of ML Engineering jobs is not based on an assessment of a specific job posting or even one specific to the enterprise I work in. Rather, it reflects a qualitative evaluation of general themes across the spectrum of publicly available job postings for ML engineers—a critical role for enterprises to scale AI/ML.In what teams do ML Engineers work?Within enterprises, ML engineers reside in a variety of teams, including data science, software engineering, research and development, product groups, process/operations and other business units.What industries seek talent to help productionize ML?While demand for ML engineers is at an all-time high, there are several industries that are at the forefront of hiring these roles. The industries with the highest demand for ML engineers include  computers and software, finance and banking and professional services. As AI and ML continue to grow and mature as a practice in enterprises, ML engineers play a pivotal role in helping to scale AI/ML usage and outcomes. ML engineers enable data scientists to focus on what they do best by establishing infrastructure, processes and best practices to realize business value from AI/ML models in production. This is especially the case as data volumes and complexity grows. Where to begin with building AI and ML skills? Google Cloud Skills Boost offers a number of courses that can help your teams build ML engineering skills on their path to achieving the Professional Machine Learning Engineer certification. To learn more about how Google Cloud products and services empower enterprises to do more with AI and ML, visit our AI and ML products page or read this blog post about some of our top resources for getting started with Google Cloud services like Vertex AI, our machine learning platform built for the needs of ML engineers. For the latest from Google Cloud ML experts and customers, check out on-demand sessions from our Applied ML Summit to get a firsthand look at additional learning events for you and your teams.Related ArticleSharpen your machine learning skills at Google Cloud Applied ML SummitImprove your machine learning skills and learn from leading experts at Google Cloud Applied ML Summit, coming June 9, 2022.Read Article

  • Digital training helps APJ realize full potential of AWS Cloud
    by Andrew Sklar (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on August 3, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Recent research we commissioned from AlphaBeta, found an estimated 86 million more workers (14% of the workforce) need to be trained over the next year across Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea combined, to keep pace with technological advancements. Find out how AWS is continuing to support digital transformation in the APJ region with the launch of AWS Skill Builder Individual and Team subscriptions . . .

  • Generally available: Azure Firewall Premium is now ICSA labs certified
    by Azure service updates on August 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Azure Firewall Premium Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) certification from ICSA Labs is now generally available.

  • GCP ML Engineer Learning in a short time
    by /u/vrajjshah (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 29, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    I know Dump is not the right way to learn. But my workplace has given me a short deadline yesterday to complete ML Engineer Certificate by Monday. The Examtopics Dump is not available for this exam(gives 404 Error) - 404 - Page not found ( It is available through VPN but has only 66 questions! I did not find a course on Udemy too. Any other resources for learning it in a short time ( weekened)? Or even any other popular dumps website ( Tried and Tested). Thanks in Advance submitted by /u/vrajjshah [link] [comments]

  • Meet the new Professional Cloud Database Engineer certification
    by (Training & Certifications) on July 28, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    After a successful certification beta, we’re excited to share that the Professional Cloud Database Engineer certification is now generally available. This new certification allows you to showcase your ability to manage databases that power the world’s most demanding workloads. Traditional data management roles have evolved and now call for elevated cloud data management expertise, making this certification especially important now because 80% of IT leaders note a lack of skills and knowledge among their employees. Google Cloud certifications have proven to be critical for employees and businesses looking to adopt cloud technologies. In fact, 76% of IT decision makers agree that certifications have increased their confidence in their staff’s knowledge and ability. Certification exam tips from a beta testerThe new certification validates your ability to design, plan, test, implement, and monitor cloud databases. Plus, it also demonstrates your ability to lead database migration efforts and guide organizational decisions based on your company’s use cases.Kevin Slifer, Technical Delivery Director, Cloud Practice, EPAM Systems shares his experience in becoming a Google Cloud certified Professional Cloud Database Engineer:“Preparing for the Professional Cloud Database Engineer certification improved my proficiency in database migration and management in the cloud.  Passing the exam has enabled me to add immediate value to the organizations that I work with in navigating their database migration and modernization journeys, including my current project, which involves the adoption of Cloud SQL at scale. Candidates who are preparing for this exam should make an investment in understanding the key benefits of bringing legacy database platforms into Google-managed services like Cloud SQL and Bare Metal Solution, as well as the additional upside to going cloud-native with Google’s own database platforms like Spanner and Firestore.”Deepen your database knowledgeGet started with our recommended content to enhance your database knowledge, on your journey towards becoming a Google Cloud certified Professional Cloud Database Engineer. This is a Professional certification requiring both industry knowledge and hands-on experience working with Google Cloud databases.Start with the exam guide and familiarize yourself with the topics covered.Round out your skills by following the Database Engineer Learning Path which covers many of the topics on the exam, including migrating databases to Google Cloud and managing Google Cloud databases.Gain hands-on practice by earning the skill badges in the learning path:Create and Manage Cloud Spanner Databases  Manage Bigtable on Google Cloud Migrate MySQL data to Cloud SQL using Database Migration Service Manage PostgreSQL Databases on Cloud SQL Don’t skip the additional resources to help you prepare for the exam, such as:Your Google Cloud database options, explainedDatabase modernization solutions Database migration solutions Register for the exam! Mark Your CalendarsRegister for our upcoming Cloud OnAir webinar on August 4, 2022 at 9am PT featuring Mara Soss, Credentials and Certification Engagement Lead and Priyanka Vergadia, Google Cloud Staff Developer Advocate, as they dive into the new certification, how to best prepare, and they will take your questions live.Related ArticleWhy IT leaders choose Google Cloud certification for their teamsWhy IT leaders should choose Google Cloud training and certification to increase staff tenure, improve productivity for their teams, sati...Read Article

  • Achieve your personal and hiring goals with cloud-focused internships
    by Carlie Marvel (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on July 28, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Are you a job-seeker looking to gain hands-on experience to land the tech role of your dreams? Are you one of the many employers struggling to find qualified tech talent? If you answered “yes” to either question, you’ve landed in the right place. Read on to learn how job-seekers and employers alike can achieve their personal and professional goals with internships . . .

  • Nexity uses AWS Skills Guild to create ‘Cloud First Academy’
    by Training and Certification Blog Editor (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on July 28, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    This blog shares an example of how a large organization leveraged a comprehensive cloud skills training strategy to achieve its digital transformation goals while empowering its employees to be a part of their Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud journey . . .

  • developer in ERP system for 10 years, new to GCP, which Google Cloud Cert should I pursue?
    by /u/lindogamaton (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 27, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Hi,I am new to GCP. I have experience in python, sso, windows, sql in past 10 years. I have experience building web application on top of ERP, build some tutorial app on aws for weekend project, build integration, draw system diagram, and some of my client use datalake (all I do is to provide data through integration, but no knowledge of datalake). In my ERP word, I am at architect level with hands on coding experience. And I'd like to pursue GCP Cert: associate cloud engineer pro data engineer pro cloud developer pro cloud architect My goal is to get prod cloud architect, is it a mission impossible for 1st GCP. Should I take pro cloud developer path, build some web app, gain experience, then consider pro cloud architect next year? Thank you! submitted by /u/lindogamaton [link] [comments]

  • How a mechanical engineer gained cloud skills to become his own boss
    by Training and Certification Blog Editor (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on July 27, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Igor Soroka, a former mechanical engineer, took the self-employment plunge and became a freelance cloud software consultant. In this blog, he shares highlights from his cloud learning journey and outlines the resources he used to earn six AWS Certifications.

  • Updated AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate: Registration now open
    by Priya Ponnuswamy (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on July 27, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Did you know that we recently updated the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification exam? Registration is now open and the first day to take the new exam is August 30, 2022. This certification showcases your knowledge and skills of AWS technology across a wide range of AWS services. It demonstrates

  • #GCP #GoogleCloud need to read flat file delimeted and push data to CloudSQL. google dataflow, right service ?
    by /u/Electronic-Region834 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 27, 2022 at 2:40 am

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  • A communicator’s path to earning an AWS Certification
    by Jenn Kaufer (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on July 26, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Editor’s note: This blog highlights one learner’s journey to an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification. Jenn Kaufer, an AWS Communications Program Manager, shares her experience preparing for and taking the exam and explains the benefits of earning this certification, even for those in non-technical roles. Employment anniversaries at Amazon are called “Amaversaries”, and they’re an

    by /u/Mell-O_5751 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 25, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Hey, i just passed the ACE exam on 6th July but didnt received any confirmation mail yet by Google. I send many emails but nothing… how many days can be delayed? 20 days and counting. submitted by /u/Mell-O_5751 [link] [comments]

  • Whizlabs for GCP ACE?
    by /u/hpoddar2810 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 25, 2022 at 6:33 am

    I am preparing for GCP ACE . I already have the whizlabs practice test but haven't given yet. So I wants to ask is it enough or I should also look for some other pratise tests. submitted by /u/hpoddar2810 [link] [comments]

  • GCP Cloud Developer Prep
    by /u/ahmedtm1 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 24, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    I'm preparing for the GCP cloud developer cert. I have 2 months to prepare before the exam. Pls, recommend to me some good learning resources. If any has taken this exam before, pls guide me. What to expect in the exam and what will be the complexity of the exam. submitted by /u/ahmedtm1 [link] [comments]

  • I am a kryterion proctor/csa/livechat AMA
    by Google Cloud Platform Certification on July 23, 2022 at 3:37 pm

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  • New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in July 2022
    by Training and Certification Blog Editor (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on July 19, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Editor’s note: In July, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training and Certification released new courses and offerings for cloud learners of all backgrounds, AWS customers, and AWS Partners. New digital courses focus on AWS Cloud Adoption Framework 3.0, cost optimization and operations, storage with Amazon Snow Family, Amazon FSx, and developing with Amazon EC2. Additionally, we

  • How much did you spend in GCP for certification training?
    by /u/Kalad1nBrood (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 18, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    I’m a Security Architect and have my CISSP. I’ve done a little bit of work in AWS, but otherwise have no experience in any of the Cloud consoles. I just started studying for the GCP Digital Leader, then the plan is to do the Cloud Engineer and Cloud Security Engineer certifications. Is the $300 Google credit enough to get me the training I need with all the GCP services or should I expect pay for additional service? Also does anyone have feedback on the QwikLabs? Was it worth it? submitted by /u/Kalad1nBrood [link] [comments]

  • Your video signal was lost ~ ACTION REQUIRED
    by /u/TrySmile (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 15, 2022 at 6:26 am

    I was taking the exam, a few days ago. I have 2 cameras, logitech and a built-in laptop. I passed the exam on this equipment a few months ago and there were no problems. I also took exams on PersonVue and no problems. Unfortunately, there are problems at the last exam. Your video signal was lost ~ ACTION REQUIRED Three times they made me undergo verification from the beginning. The third time I unplugged my logitech camera and it went. It's hard to show peace without an external camera. Halfway through the exam, I got the message again: Your video signal was lost ~ ACTION REQUIRED. It scared me a bit. I wrote to them quickly in chat and the exam resumed again with the room verifier from the beginning. They resumed from the moment I finished the exam, and not from the beginning of the entire exam. Finally I passed the exam, but the stress was more than usual 🙂 submitted by /u/TrySmile [link] [comments]

  • Kryterion Online Exam - Terrible
    by /u/JesseAGJ (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 14, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Not sure if this type of post is allowed but be warned that the online-proctored experience with Kryterion has been horrible for me. I took the CDL about a month ago and it took several tries for the proctor to be able to see my video feed even though everything was working on my end. Passed the system-check, etc. Luckily it started working without me doing anything. Woke up at 4:30 am this morning to attempt the ACE and same thing. Passed all the checks, was able to see my own video feed, take my biometric pictures, etc. Proctor couldn't see my feed. Said there was an issue "streaming to our servers". Restarted and same thing. They sent me to support and the support tech said their internet lagged. I've been at this for over two hours this morning and will be doing in-person exams moving forward even though it's quite inconvenient. submitted by /u/JesseAGJ [link] [comments]

  • Prepare for Google Cloud certification with top tips and no-cost learning
    by (Training & Certifications) on July 11, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    Becoming Google Cloud certified has proven to improve individuals’ visibility within the job market, and demonstrate ability to drive meaningful change and transformation within organizations.  1 in 4 Google Cloud certified individuals take on more responsibility or leadership roles at work, and  87% of Google Cloud certified users feel more confident in their cloud skills1.75% of IT decision-makers are in need of technologically-skilled personnel to meet their organizational goals and close skill gaps2.94% of those decision-makers agree that certified employees provide added value above and beyond the cost of certification3.Prepare for certification with a no-cost learning opportunityThat's powerful stuff, right?  That’s why we've teamed up with Coursera to support your journey to becoming Google Cloud certified.As a new learner, get one month of no-cost access to your selected Google Cloud Professional Certificate on Coursera to help you prepare for the relevant Google Cloud certification exam. Choose from Professional Certificates in data engineering, cloud engineering, cloud architecture, security, networking, machine learning, DevOps and for business professionals, the Cloud Digital Leader.Become Google Cloud certifiedTo  help you on your way to becoming Google Cloud certified, you can earn a discount voucher on the cost of the Google Cloud certification exam by completing the Professional Certificate on Coursera by August 31, 2022 Simply visit our page on Coursera and start your one month no-cost learning journey today. Top tips to prepare for your Google Cloud certification examGet hands-on with Google CloudFor those of you in a technical job role, we recommend leveraging the Google Cloud projects to build your hands-on experience with the Google Cloud console. With 500+ Google Cloud projectsnow available on Coursera, you can gain hands-on experience working in the real Google Cloud console, with no download or configuration required.Review the exam guideExam guides provide the blueprint for developing exam questions and offer guidance to candidates studying for the exam. We´d encourage you to be prepared to answer questions on any topic in the exam guide, but it's not guaranteed that every topic within an exam guide will be assessed.Explore the sample questionsTaking a look at the sample questions on each certification page will help to familiarize you with the format of exam questions and example content that may be covered. Start your certification preparation journey today with a one month no-cost learning opportunity on Coursera. Want to know more about the value of Google Cloud Certification? Find out why IT leaders choose Google Cloud Certification for their teams.1. Google Cloud, Google Cloud certification impact report, 20202. Skillsoft Global Knowledge, IT skills and Salary report, 20213. Skillsoft Global Knowledge, IT skills and Salary report, 2021Related ArticleWhy IT leaders choose Google Cloud certification for their teamsWhy IT leaders should choose Google Cloud training and certification to increase staff tenure, improve productivity for their teams, sati...Read Article

  • Bitter dissapointment
    by /u/638231 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 11, 2022 at 11:34 am

    I just passed my GCP Professional Cloud Architect exam and received my cert, and more importantly my merch code. Much to my shock and disappointment though I can't get a PCA hoody, all I can pick from is an ugly fleece jumper or a really average backpack. Gutted. submitted by /u/638231 [link] [comments]

  • 7 Best Google Cloud Courses on Coursera You Might Know in 2022
    by /u/Lakshmireddys (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 11, 2022 at 7:06 am

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  • Preparing for Technical Solutions Specialist role at Google Cloud
    by /u/rishabkumar7 (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 7, 2022 at 4:42 pm

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  • Investing in Differentiation brings great customer experiences and repeatable business
    by (Training & Certifications) on July 7, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    “Customer success is the cornerstone of our partner ecosystem and ensures our joint customers experience the innovation, faster time to value, and top notch skills from Google and Google Cloud Partners.”—Nina Harding, Global Chief, Partner Advantage Program.Our ecosystem is a strong, validated ally to help you drive business growth and solve complex challenges. Differentiation achievements help you select a partner with confidence, knowing that Google Cloud has verified their skills and customer success across our products, horizontal solutions and key industries.  In all cases, our partners have demonstrated their commitment to learning and ongoing training, demonstrated through earned certifications, Specialization and Expertise. To further refine the process of helping customers find the best partner fast, we recently introduced Net Promoter Score© within Partner Advantage.  This industry standard rating tool allows customers to provide feedback and insights on their successes with partners quickly and easily. We encourage you to work with your partners to share your success and provide feedback using Net Promoter Score.To find the most highly qualified, experienced partners the Google Cloud Partner Directory puts you in the driver’s seat. This purpose-built tool helps customers like you leverage partner Differentiation achievements to move forward with confidence as you start your next project.This new “How to find the right Google Cloud Partner” video shows you how to create a shortlist of potential partners by Region, and based on 14 different strategic solution categories or 100+ Expertise designations.To find a partner that meets your specific needs, or complements your capable team, look no further than Partner Advantage’s Differentiation framework and share in our congratulations to some partners that have achieved Specialization the past few quarters.Related ArticleStanding out to customers through the Partner Differentiation journeyLearn how Google Cloud Partner Advantage partners help customers solve real-world business challengesRead Article

  • Show off your cloud skills by completing the #GoogleClout weekly challenge
    by (Training & Certifications) on July 6, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Who’s up for a challenge? It’s time to show off your #GoogleClout!Starting today, check in every Wednesday to unlock a new cloud puzzle that will test your cloud skills against participants worldwide. Stephanie Wong’s previous record is 5 minutes, can you complete the new challenge in 4?#GoogleClout ChallengeThe #GoogleClout challenge is a no-cost weekly 20 minute hands-on challenge. Every Wednesday for the next 10 weeks, a new challenge will be posted on our website. Participants will race against the clock to see how quickly they can complete the challenge. Attempt the 20 minute challenge as many times as you want. The faster you go, the higher your score!How it worksTo participate, follow these four simple steps:Enroll - Go to our website, click the link to the weekly challenge, and enroll in the quest using your Google Cloud Skills Boost account. Play - Attempt the challenge as many times as you want. Remember the faster you are, the higher your score!Share - Share your score card on Twitter/LinkedIn using #GoogleCloutWin - Complete all 10 weekly challenges to earn exclusive #GoogleClout badgesReady to get started?Take the #GoogleClout challenge today!Related ArticleEarn Google Cloud swag when you complete the #LearnToEarn challengeEarn swag with the Google Cloud #LearnToEarn challengeRead Article

  • Passed the Google Cloud: Associate Cloud Engineer
    by /u/HeavyFuckingMetalx (Google Cloud Platform Certification) on July 3, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Hey all, I was able to pass the Google Cloud: Associate Cloud Engineer exam in 27 days. I studied about 3-5 hours every single day. I created this note to share with the resources I used to pass the exam. Happy studying! submitted by /u/HeavyFuckingMetalx [link] [comments]

  • Earn Google Cloud swag when you complete the #LearnToEarn challenge
    by (Training & Certifications) on June 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    The MLOps market is expected to grow to around $700m by 20251. With the Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer certification topping the list of highest paying IT certifications in 20212, there has never been a better time to grow your data and ML skills with Google Cloud. Introducing the Google Cloud #LearnToEarn challenge Starting today, you’re invited to join the data and ML #LearnToEarn challenge- a high-intensity workout for your brain.  Get the ML, data, and AI skills you need to drive speedy transformation in your current and future roles with no-cost access to over 50 hands-on labs on Google Cloud Skills Boost. Race the clock with players around the world, collect badges, and earn special swag! How to complete the #LearnToEarn challenge?The challenge will begin with a core data analyst learning track. Then each week you’ll get new tracks designed to help you explore a variety of career paths and skill sets. Keep an eye out for trivia and flash challenges too!  As you progress through the challenge and collect badges, you’ll qualify for rewards at each step of your journey. But time and supplies are limited - so join today and complete by July 19! What’s involved in the challenge? Labs range from introductory to expert level. You’ll get hands-on experience with cutting edge tech like Vertex AI and Looker, plus data differentiators like BigQuery, Tensorflow, integrations with Workspace, and AutoML Vision. The challenge starts with the basics, then gets gradually more complex as you reach each milestone. One lab takes anywhere from ten minutes to about an hour to complete. You do not have to finish all the labs at once - but do keep an eye on start and end dates. Ready to take on the challenge?Join the #LearnToEarn challengetoday!1. IDC, Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide AI Life-Cycle Software, September 20212. Skillsoft Global Knowledge, 15 top-paying IT certifications list 2021, August 2021

  • New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in June 2022
    by Training and Certification Blog Editor (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on June 23, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Check out the latest courses and offerings from AWS Training and Certification, including courses on managing containers, serverless solutions, hybrid storage solutions, large-scale workloads, AWS configurations, machine learning fundamentals, AWS billing & cost management, and common cloud workload use cases for the financial services industry.

  • General availability: Edge Secured-Core for Windows IoT
    by Azure service updates on June 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Edge Secured-Core is a certification program that extends the Secured-Core label into IoT and Edge devices.

  • The time’s right for recent graduates to develop cloud skills
    by Kevin Kelly (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on June 21, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Editor’s note: This post is a letter to recent graduates from Kevin Kelly, the director of Cloud Career Training Programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He shares his cloud education and training philosophy and how it will continue to impact our daily lives. He includes advice on cloud learning for graduates to consider while exploring

  • AWS re/Start program provides cloud education to refugees
    by Training and Certification Blog Editor (AWS Training and Certification Blog) on June 20, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    AWS re/Start is proud to announce the launch of a new cohort in Amsterdam. On World Refugee Day, AWS, Accenture, and Refugee Talent Hub are joining forces to help refugees in The Netherlands reskill into cloud computing careers.

  • Google helps Indonesia advance education on cloud, machine learning, and mobile development through Bangkit academy
    by (Training & Certifications) on June 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Indonesia is leading the way for digital transformation in Southeast Asia. According to Google’s e-Conomy South East Asia report, the country’s 2030 Gross Merchandise Value - the value of online retailing to consumers -  could be twice the value of the whole of Southeast Asia today.  This growth means that many companies need more qualified IT graduates and employees with digital skills than they have today. Fast-growing tech companies need more qualified IT graduates, and employees with digital skills. According to the World Bank, Indonesia needs an additional nine million people with digital skills by 2030. The shortage of technical talent reiterates the need to invest in a reliable skills pipeline. Following years of digital talent developments in Indonesia, Google has become a supporter of Bangkit, an academy designed to produce high-caliber technical talent for Indonesian technology companies and startups. Bangkit has facilitated a multi-stakeholder collaboration between Google, government, industry, and universities across Indonesia. Last year, the President of Indonesia and the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research, and Technology, acknowledged Bangkit’s significant impact, with 3,000 students completing nearly 15,000 courses and specialisations. Building on last year’s success, Bangkit started its 2022 program in February, offering three learning paths to students:Cloud computing with Google Cloud, preparing students for the Google Associate Cloud Engineer certification. Some of the course components are also available online Mobile development with Android, preparing students for the Google Associate Android Developer exam. An online version is available here. Machine learning with Tensorflow, getting students ready to take the Tensorflow Developer certification. Some of the online courses are available here for others.Bangkit 2022 has enrolled 3,100 university students who will take a five month study course, obtaining university study credit, as well as industry certifications. The program accepts diverse cohorts of people who are passionate about preparing for a tech career in the near future, with support and encouragement for women, people with disabilities, and students from across Indonesia to apply. Since its pilot in 2019, Bangkit has been guided by three principles:  Industry-led: provides curriculum and instructors from industry experts, including Google, GoTo and Traveloka. Instructors include key figures such as Laurence Moroney (Google, Lead AI Advocate), Google Developer Experts, and other committed professionals. Immersive: combines online learning methods conducted in both individual and group settings.  Interdisciplinary: contains knowledge and best practices in tech, soft skills, and English to provide complete career readiness. The program runs from February to July 2022, and has a 900-hour curriculum throughout the 18-week learning experience. Benefits for students participating in Bangkit include:Study credit conversion Job opportunities at our career fairGoogle Cloud, TensorFlow and AAD exam vouchersIncubation funds and mentorship support from industryTowards the end of Bangkit 2022, students will team up for the Capstone Project challenge to propose solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing problems, such as environmentalism, accessibility, and more. The top 15 teams will be selected to receive funding to incubate their capstone projects. These education and career-preparedness offerings are provided at no cost.Google is partnering with industry, governments, universities, and employers to help meet the skill demands of today. From supporting the State of Ohio to offer tech skills to residents, to working with the University of Minnesota-Rochester to create a customized health sciences degree program, Google is here to help our partners prepare those they serve for a cloud-first world.

  • Unveiling the 2021 Google Cloud Partner of the Year Award Winners
    by (Training & Certifications) on June 14, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    It’s time to celebrate! Join us in congratulating the 2021 Google Cloud Partner of the Year Award winners. As cloud computing and emerging technologies improve how we connect, share information, and conduct business, these partners helped customers turn challenges into opportunities. We’re proud to work alongside our partners and support customers as they innovate their businesses and accelerate their digital transformations. Congratulations to these winners for their creative spirit, collaborative drive, and customer-first approach; we are proud to recognize you and to call you our partners!Kudos to the 2021 winners:We're proud, grateful, and—above all—excited for what's next. As our network of partners continues to grow, we invite you to learn more about the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program and how you can get involved by visiting our partner page.Related ArticleCelebrating the winners of the 2021 Google Cloud Customer AwardsCustomers have won Google Cloud Awards for innovation, excellence and transformation during another exciting year in the cloud.Read Article

  • Google Cloud supports higher education with Cloud Digital Leader program
    by (Training & Certifications) on June 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    College and university faculty can now easily teach cloud literacy and digital transformation with the Cloud Digital Leader track, part of the Google Cloud career readiness program. The new track is available for eligible faculty who are preparing their students for a cloud-first workforce. As part of the track, students will build their cloud literacy and learn the value of Google Cloud in driving digital transformation, while also preparing for the Cloud Digital Leader certification exam. Apply today!Cloud Digital Leader career readiness trackThe Cloud Digital Leader career readiness track is designed to equip eligible faculty with the resources needed to prepare their students for the Cloud Digital Leader certification. This Google Cloud certification requires no previous cloud computing knowledge or hands-on experience. The training path enables students to build cloud literacy and learn how to evaluate the capabilities of Google Cloud in preparation for future job roles. The curriculumFaculty members can access this curriculum as part of the Google Cloud Career Readiness program. Faculty from eligible institutions can apply to lead students through the no-cost  program which provides access to the four-course on-demand training, hands-on practice to supplement the learning, and additional exam prep resources. Students who complete the entire program are eligible to apply for a certification exam discount. The Cloud Digital Leader track is the third program available for classroom use, joining the Associate Cloud Engineer and Data Analyst tracks. Cloud resources for your classroomReady to get started? Apply today to access the Cloud Digital Leader career readiness track for your classroom. Read the eligibility criteria for faculty. You can preview the course content at no cost.Related ArticleRead Article

  • Why IT leaders choose Google Cloud certification for their teams
    by (Training & Certifications) on May 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    As organizations worldwide move to the cloud, it’s become increasingly crucial to provide teams with confidence and the right skills to get the most out of cloud technology. With demand for cloud expertise exceeding the supply of talent, many businesses are looking for new, cost-effective ways to keep up.When ongoing skills gaps stifle productivity, it can cost you money. In Global Knowledge’s 2021 report, 42% of IT decision-makers reported having “difficulty meeting quality objectives” as a result of skills gaps, and, in an IDC survey cited in the same Global Knowledge report, roughly 60% of organizations described a lack of skills as a cause for lost revenue. In today’s fast-paced environment, businesses with cloud knowledge are in a stronger position to achieve more. So what more could you be doing to develop and showcase cloud expertise in your organization?Google Cloud certification helps validate your teams’ technical capabilities, while demonstrating your organization’s commitment to the fast pace of the cloud.What certification offers that experience doesn’t is peace of mind. I’m not only talking about self-confidence, but also for our customers. Having us certified, working on their projects, really gives them peace of mind that they’re working with a partner who knows what they’re doing. Niels Buekers, managing director at Fourcast BVBAWhy get your team Google Cloud certified?When you invest in cloud, you also want to invest in your people. Google Cloud certification equips your teams with the skills they need to fulfill your growing business. Speed up technology implementation Organizations want to speed up transformation and make the most of their cloud investment.Nearly 70% of partner organizations recognize that certifications speed up technology implementation and lead to greater staff productivity, according to a May 2021 IDC Software Partner Survey. The same report also found that 85% of partner IT consultants agree that “certification represents validation of extensive product and process knowledge.”Improve client satisfaction and successGetting your teams certified can be the first step to improving client satisfaction and success. Research of more than 600 IT consultants and resellers in a September 2021 IDC study found that “fully certified teams met 95% of their clients’ objectives, compared to a 36% lower average net promoter score for partially certified teams.”Motivate your team and retain talentIn today’s age of the ongoing Great Resignation, IT leaders are rightly concerned about employee attrition, which can result in stalled projects, unmet business objectives, and new or overextended team members needing time to ramp up. In other words, attrition hurts.But when IT leaders invest in skills development for their teams, talent tends to stick around. According to a business value paper from IDC, comprehensive training leads to 133% greater employee retention compared to untrained teams. When organizations help people develop skills, people stay longer, morale improves, and productivity increases. Organizations wind up with a classic win-win situation as business value accelerates. Finish your projects ahead of scheduleWith your employees feeling supported and well equipped to handle workloads, they can also stay engaged and innovate faster with Google Cloud certifications. “Fully certified teams are 35% more likely than partially certified teams to finish projects ahead of schedule, typically reaching their targets more than two weeks early,” according to research in an IDC InfoBrief.Certify your teamsGoogle Cloud certification is more than a seal of approval – it can be your framework to increase staff tenure, improve productivity, satisfy your customers, and obtain other key advantages to launch your organization into the future. Once you get your teams certified, they’ll join a trusted network of IT professionals in the Google Cloud certified community, with access to resources and continuous  learning opportunities.To discover more about the value of certification for your team, download the IDC paper today and invite your teams to join our upcoming webinar and get started on their certification journey.Related ArticleHow to become a certified cloud professionalHow to become a certified cloud professionalRead Article

  • Public preview: Azure Communication Services APIs in US Government cloud
    by Azure service updates on May 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Use Azure Communication Services APIs for voice, video, and messaging in US Government cloud.

  • New Research shows Google Cloud Skill Badges build in-demand expertise
    by (Training & Certifications) on May 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    We live in a digital world, and the future of work is in the cloud. In fact, 61% of HR professionals believe hiring developers will be their biggest challenge in the years ahead.1During your personal cloud journey, it’s critical to build and validate your skills in order to evolve with the rapidly changing technology and business landscape.That is why we created skill badges - a micro-credential issued by Google Cloud to demonstrate your cloud competencies and your commitment to staying on top of the latest Google Cloud solutions and products. To better understand the value of skills badges to holders’ career goals, we commissioned a third-party research firm, Gallup, to conduct a global study on the impact of Google Cloud skill badges. Skill badge earners overwhelmingly gain value from and are satisfied with Google Cloud skill badges.Skill badge holders state that they feel well equipped with the variety of skills gained through skill badge attainment, that they are more confident in their cloud skills, are excited to promote their skills to their professional network, and are able to leverage skill badges to achieve future learning goals, including a Google Cloud certification. 87% agree skill badges provided real-world, hands-on cloud experience286% agree skill badges helped build their cloud competencies2 82% agree skill badges helped showcase growing cloud skills290% agree that skill badges helped them in their Google Cloud certification journey274% plan to complete a Google Cloud certification in the next six months2Join thousands of other learners and take your career to the next level with Google Cloud skill badges.To learn more, download the Google Cloud Skills Badge Impact Report at no cost.1. McKinsey Digital,Tech Talent Technotics: Ten new realities for finding, keeping, and developing talent , 20222. Gallup Study, sponsored by Google Cloud Learning: "Google Cloud Skill Badge Impact report", May 2022Related ArticleHow to prepare for — and ace — Google’s Associate Cloud Engineer examThe Cloud Engineer Learning Path is an effective way to prepare for the Associate.Read Article

  • If you are looking for a Job relating to azure try r/AzureJobs
    by /u/whooyeah (Microsoft Azure Certifications) on May 5, 2022 at 10:41 am

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  • How we’re keeping up with the increasing demand for the Google Workspace Administrator role
    by (Training & Certifications) on April 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    We’ve rebranded the Professional Collaboration Engineer Certification to the Professional Google Workspace Administrator Certification and updated the learning path. To mark the moment, we sat down with Erik Geerdink from SADA to talk about how the Google Workspace Administrator role and demand for this skill set has changed over the years. Erik is a Deployment Engineer and Pod Lead. He holds a Professional Google Workspace Administrator Certificationand has worked with Google Workspace for more than six years.What was it like starting out as a Google Workspace Administrator?When I first started, I was doing Google Workspace Support as a Level 2 Administrator. At that time, there were fewer admin controls for Google Workspace. There were calendar issues, some mail routing issues, maybe a little bit of data loss prevention (DLP), but that was about it.About 5 years ago, I transferred into Google Deployment and really got to see all that went on with deploying Google Workspace and troubleshooting advanced issues. Since then, what you can accomplish in the admin console has really taken off. There’s still Gmail and Calendar configurations, but the security posture that Google offers now—they’ve really upped their game. The extent of DLP isn’t just Gmail and Drive anymore; it extends into Chat. And we’re doing a lot of Context-Aware Access to make sure users only have as much access as IT compliance allows in our deployments. Calendar interop, which allows users in different systems to see availability, has been a big area of focus as well.How has the Google Workspace Administrator role changed over the last few years? It used to be that you were a systems admin who also took care of the Google portion as well. But with Google Workspace often being the entry point to Google Cloud, we’ve had to become more knowledgeable about the platform as a whole. Now, we not only do training with Google Workspace admins for our projects, we also talk to their Google Cloud counterparts as well.Google Workspace is changing all the time, and the weekly updates that Google sends out are great. As an engineering team, every week on Wednesday, we review each Google Workspace update that’s come out to understand how they affect us, our clients, and our upcoming projects. There’s a lot to it. It’s not just a little admin role anymore. It’s a strategic technology role.What motivated you to get Google Cloud Certified?I spent the first 15 years of my career doing cold server room roles, and I knew I had to get cloudy. I wanted to work with Google, and it was a no-brainer given the organization’s reputation for innovation. I knew this certification exam was the one to get me in the door. The Professional Google Workspace Administrator certification was required to level up as an administrator and to make sure our business kept getting the most out of Google Workspace. How has the demand for certified Google Workspace Admins changed recently? Demand has absolutely gone up. We are growing so much, and we need more professionals with this certification. It’s required for all of our new hires. When I see a candidate that already has the certification, they go to the top of the list. I’ll skip all the other resumes to find someone who has this experience. We’re searching globally—not just in North America—to find the right people to fill this strategic role.Explore the new learning pathIn order to keep up with the changing demands of this role, we’ve rebranded the Professional Collaboration Engineer Certification to the Professional Google Workspace Administrator Certification and updated the learning path. The learning path now aligns with the improved admin console. We’ve replaced the readings with videos for a better learning experience: in total, we added 17 new videos across 5 courses to match new features and functionality. Earn the Professional Google Workspace Administrator Certification to distinguish yourself among your peers and showcase your skills.Related ArticleUnlock collaboration with Google Workspace EssentialsIntroducing Google Workspace Essentials Starter, a no-cost offering to bring modern collaboration to work.Read Article

  • Build your cloud skills with no-cost access to Google Cloud training on Coursera
    by (Training & Certifications) on April 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Attracting talented individuals with cloud skills is critical to success, as organizations continue to adopt and optimize cloud technology. The lack of cloud expertise and experience is a top and growing challenge for businesses as they expand their cloud footprint and search for skilled talent. To help meet this need, we are now offering access to over 500 Google Cloud self-paced labs made available on Coursera. A selected collection of the most popular self-paced labs, known as projects, are available at no cost for one month from April 28 - May 29, 2022. Learners can choose their preferred format to claim one month free access to either a top Google Cloud Project, course, Specialization or Professional Certificate.What is a lab?A lab is a learning experience where you complete a scenario based use case by following a set of instructions in a specified amount of time in an interactive hands-on environment. Labs are completed in the real Google Cloud Console and other Google Cloud products using temporary credentials, as opposed to a simulation or demo environment and take 30 - 90 minutes to complete (depending on difficulty level). Our goal is to enable you to apply your new skills and be effective immediately in real-world cloud technology settings.Many of these labs, known in Coursera as projects, include a variety of tasks and activities for you to choose from to best fit your needs. Combine bite-size individual labs to create a personalized set of learning and upskilling with clear application in a sandbox environment. Labs are available for all skill levels, and cover a wide range of topics:Cloud essentialsCloud engineering and architectureMachine learningData analytics and engineeringDevOpsHere is a roundup of some popular and trending labs right now:Getting Started with Cloud Shell and gcloudKubernetes Engine: Qwik StartIntroduction to SQL for BigQuery and Cloud SQLMigrating a Monolithic Website to Microservices on Google Kubernetes EngineGet a feel for the lab experienceCreating a Virtual Machine is one of our most popular labs, taking place directly in Google Cloud Console. In this beginner level project, you will learn how to create a Google Compute Engine virtual machine and understand zones, regions and machine types. It takes 40 minutes to complete and you’ll earn a shareable certificate.As an example of more advanced content, Predict Baby Weight with TensorFlow on AI Platformrequires experience to train, evaluate and deploy a machine learning model to predict a baby’s weight. The lab activities are completed in a real cloud environment, not in a simulation or demo environment. It takes 90 minutes to complete and you will earn a shareable certificate.Kick off your no-cost learning journey todayFor direct access to self-paced labs, we recommend that you get started by taking a look at Coursera’s Collection Page, where you can browse labs/projects by our most popular topics, or explore the full catalog to find the cloud projects that are right for your career goals by browsing Google Cloud ‘projects’ on Coursera.The month of free Google Cloud learning on Coursera is available from April 28 - May 29, 2022, so join us to evolve your skill set and cloud knowledge.Ready to start your learning Google Cloud at no-cost for 30 days? Sign uphere.Related ArticleTraining more than 40 million new people on Google Cloud skillsTo help more than 40 million people build cloud skills, Google Cloud is offering limited time no-cost access to all training contentRead Article

  • How to prepare for — and ace — Google’s Associate Cloud Engineer exam
    by (Training & Certifications) on April 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Do you want to get out of the server room and into the cloud? Now’s the time to sign up for our Cloud Engineer Learning Path — now with the newly refreshed Preparing for the Associate Cloud Engineer certification course — and start working toward your Associate Cloud Engineer certification. Earning your Associate Cloud Engineer certification sends a strong signal to potential employers about what you can accomplish in Google Cloud. Associate Cloud Engineers can deploy and secure applications and infrastructure, maintain enterprise solutions to ensure they meet performance metrics, and monitor the operations of multiple projects in the cloud. Associate Cloud Engineers have also demonstrated that they can use the Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to maintain and scale deployed cloud solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud.Many Associate Cloud Engineers come from the on-premises world of racking and stacking servers and are ready to upgrade their skills to the cloud era. Achieving an Associate Cloud Engineer certification is a great step towards growing a career in IT, opening you up to become a cloud developer or architect, cloud security engineer, cloud systems engineer, or network engineer, among others.The Associate Cloud Engineer learning pathBefore attempting the Associate Cloud Engineer exam, we recommend that you have 6+ months hands-on experience with Google Cloud products and solutions. While you’re gaining that experience, a good way to enhance your preparation is to follow the Cloud Engineer Learning Path, which consists of on-demand courses, hands-on labs, and the opportunity to earn skill badges. Here are our recommended steps:1. Understand what’s on the exam: Review the exam guide to determine if your skills align with the topics on the exam.2. Create your study plan with the Preparing for Your Associate Cloud Engineer Journey: This course helps you structure your preparation for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam. You will learn about the Google Cloud domains covered by the exam and how to create a study plan to improve your domain knowledge.3. Start preparing:  Follow the Cloud Engineer learning path, where you’ll dive into Google Cloud services such as Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, App Engine, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, and BigQuery. 4. Earn skills badges: Demonstrate your growing Google Cloud skills by sharing your earned skill badges along the way. Skill badges that will help you prepare for the Associate Cloud Engineer certification include:Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google CloudAutomating Infrastructure on Google Cloud with TerraformCreate and Manage Cloud ResourcesSet Up and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud5. Review additional resources: Test your knowledge with some sample exam questions here.6. Certify: Finally, register for the exam and select whether to take it remotely or at a nearby testing center. Start your prep to become an Associate Cloud Engineer Take the next step towards becoming a cloud engineer and develop the recommended hands-on experience by earning the recommended skill badges. Register here and get 30 days free access to the cloud engineer learning path on  Google Cloud Skills Boost!Related ArticleThis year, resolve to become a certified Professional Cloud Developer – here’s howFollow this Google Cloud Skills Boost learning path to help you earn your Google Cloud Professional Developer certification.Read Article

  • Introducing the Professional Cloud Database Engineer certification
    by (Training & Certifications) on April 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Today, we’re pleased to announce the new Professional Cloud Database Engineer certification, in beta, to help database engineers translate business and technical requirements into scalable and cost-effective database solutions. By participating in the beta, you will directly influence and enhance the learning and career path for other Cloud Database Engineers. And upon passing the exam, you will become one of the first Google Cloud Certified Cloud Database Engineers in the industry. The cloud database space is evolving rapidly with the worldwide cloud database market projected to reach $68.5 billion by 2026. As more databases move to fully managed cloud database services, the traditional database engineer is now being tasked to handle more nuanced and advanced functions. In fact, there is a massive need for database engineers to lead strategic decision-making and distinguish themselves with a more developed and advanced skill set than what the industry previously called for. Why the certification is importantCloud Database Engineers are critical to the success of your organization and that’s why this new certification from Google Cloud is so important. These engineers are uniquely skilled at designing, planning, testing, implementing, and monitoring databases including migration processes. Additionally, they provide the right guidance about which databases are best for a company’s specific use cases and they’re able to guide developers when making decisions about which databases to use when building applications. These engineers lead migration efforts while ensuring customers are getting the most out of their database investment.  This new certification will validate a developer’s ability to: Design scalable cloud database solutionsManage a solution that can span multiple databasesPlan and execute on database migrationsDeploy highly scalable databases in Google CloudBefore your exam, be sure to check out the exam guide to familiarize yourself with the topics covered, and round out your skills by following the Database Engineer Learning Path which includes online training, in-person classes, hands-on labs, and additional resources to help you prepare for your exam. I am excited to welcome you to the program. Sign up now and save 40% on the cost of the certification.Related ArticleGoogle Cloud’s key investment areas to accelerate your database transformationThis blog focuses on the 6 key database investment areas that help you accelerate your digital transformation journey.Read Article

  • Train your organization on Google Cloud Skills Boost
    by (Training & Certifications) on April 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Enterprises are moving to cloud computing at an accelerated pace, estimating that 85% of enterprises will adopt a cloud first principle by 2025 (Gartner®, Gartner says Cloud will be the Centerpiece of the New Digital Experience, Laurence Goasduff, November 10, 2021). There are countless reasons why enterprises are moving to the cloud - from reduced IT costs and increased scalability, to improved security and efficiency. However this rapid change has presented a challenge - how will organizations build the skills they need to accelerate cloud adoption within their organization? The answer is comprehensive training. We commissioned IDC in March 2022 , an independent market intelligence firm, to write a white paper that studied the impact of comprehensive training and certification on cloud adoption. When organizations are trained they see:Significantly greater improvement in top business priorities - 133% greater improvement on employee retention and 56% greater improvement in customer experience scoresAccelerated cloud adoption, reduced time to value, and greater ROI - trained organizations are 10X more likely to implement cloud in 2 yearsGreater performance improvements - in areas like leveraging data analytics, protecting data, and jumpstarting innovationIDC White Paper, sponsored by Google Cloud Learning: "To Maximize Your Cloud Benefits, Maximize Training" - Doc #US48867222, March 2022To learn more, download the white paper.Build Team Skills in Google Cloud Skills Boost Coupling the research above with our commitment to equip more than 40 million people with cloud skills, we are excited to provide business organizations with a comprehensive platform to help address their teams’ cloud skilling needs. Google Cloud Skills Boost combines award winning learning experiences with the ability to earn credentials to validate learning, which can be managed and delivered directly by Google Cloud with enterprise level features. These features allow Organization leaders to manage access and user permissions for their team, and drive effective business outcomes using learning analytics. In addition, administrators will be able to grant access to the Google Cloud content catalog to individuals on their team. This catalog includes hundreds of courses, labs, and credentials authored by Google Cloud experts to help their teams learn and validate their cloud skills.Organizations can trial these features today through an exclusive no cost trial (based on eligibility). Contact your account team to learn more about your eligibility for the trial and how to set up your organization on Google Cloud Skills Boost. New to Google Cloud? Visit ourteam training page and complete the learning assessment to understand your team’s training needs and get connected with an account team. Ready to get started?Google Cloud Learning is committed to helping you accelerate the rate of cloud adoption in your organization through enabling team training. Contact your account team to learn more about your eligibility for the no cost trial and how to set up your organization on Google Cloud Skills Boost.  New to Google Cloud? Visit ourteam training page and complete the learning assessment to understand your team’s training needs and get connected with an account team. Click here to learn more about how comprehensive training impacts cloud adoption.GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.Related ArticleWomen Techmakers journey to Google Cloud certificationGoogle Cloud is creating more opportunities in the credentialing space with a certification journey for Ambassadors of the Women Techmake...Read Article

  • General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus) now FedRAMP High compliant
    by Azure service updates on March 30, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure is now compliant with FedRAMP High.

  • Accelerating Government Compliance with Google Cloud’s Professional Service Organization
    by (Training & Certifications) on March 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Did you know that by 2025, enterprise IT spending on public cloud computing will overtake traditional IT spending? In fact, 51% of IT spend in application software, infrastructure software, business process services, and system infrastructure will transition to the public cloud, compared to 41% in 20221.. As enterprises continue to rapidly shift to the cloud, government agencies must prioritize and accelerate security and compliance implementation. In May 2021, the White House issued an Executive Order requiring US Federal agencies to accelerate cloud adoption, embrace security best practices, develop plans to implement Zero Trust architectures, and map implementation frameworks to FedRAMP. The Administration’s focus on secure cloud adoption marks a critical shift to prioritizing cybersecurity at scale. Google Cloud’s Public Sector Professional Services Organization (PSO) has committed to helping customers meet security and compliance requirements in the cloud through specialized consulting engagements. Accelerating Authority to Operate (ATO)The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was established in 2011 as a government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government. FedRAMP provides a standardized approach to security and risk assessment for cloud technologies and federal agencies. US Federal agencies are required to utilize and implement FedRAMP cloud service offerings as part of the “Cloud First” federal cloud computing strategy.While Google Cloud provides a FedRAMP-authorized cloud services platform and a robust catalog of FedRAMP-approved products and services (92 services and counting), customers are still tasked with achieving Agency ATO for the products and services they use, and Google Cloud provides many resources to assist customers with this journey. Google Cloud’s FedRAMP package can be accessed by completing the FedRAMP Package Access Request Form and submitting it to Additionally, customers can use Google’s NIST 800-53 ATO Accelerator as a starting point for documenting control implementation. Finally, Google Cloud’s Public Sector PSO offers the following strategic consulting engagements to help customers streamline the Agency ATO process.Cloud Discover: FedRAMP is a six-week interactive workshop to support customers that are just getting started with the ATO process on Google Cloud. Customers are educated on FedRAMP fundamentals, Google’s security and compliance posture, and how to approach ATO on Google Cloud. Through deep-dive interviews and design sessions, PSO helps customers craft an actionable ATO plan, assess FedRAMP readiness, and develop a conceptual ATO boundary. This engagement helps organizations establish a clear understanding and roadmap for FedRAMP ATO on Google Cloud.FedRAMP Security Review is a ten to twelve week engagement that aids customers in FedRAMP operational readiness. PSO consultants perform detailed FedRAMP architecture reviews to identify potential gaps in NIST 800-53 security control implementation and Google Cloud secure architecture best practices. Findings from the security reviews are shared with the customer along with configuration guidance and recommendations. This engagement helps organizations prepare for the third-party or independent security assessment that is required for FedRAMP ATO.Cloud Deploy: FedRAMP is a multi-month engagement designed to help customers document the details of their FedRAMP System Security Plan (SSP) and corresponding NIST 800-53 security controls, in preparation for Agency ATO on Google Cloud at FedRAMP Low, Moderate, or High. PSO collaborates with customers to develop a detailed technical infrastructure design document and security control matrix capturing evidence of the FedRAMP system architecture, security control implementation, data flows and system components. PSO can also partner with a third-party assessment organization (3PAO) or an independent assessor (IA) to support customer efforts for FedRAMP security assessment. This engagement helps customer system owners prepare for Agency ATO assessment and package submission.Developing a Zero Trust StrategyIn addition to providing FedRAMP enablement, Public Sector PSO has partnered with the Google Cloud Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) team to assist organizations with developing a zero trust architecture and strategy.Zero Trust Foundations is a seven-week engagement co-delivered by Google Cloud’s CISO and PSO teams. CISO and PSO educate customers on zero trust fundamentals, Google’s journey to zero trust through BeyondCorp, and defense in depth best practices. The CISO team walks customers through a Zero Trust Assessment (ZTA) to understand the organization’s current security posture and maturity. Insights from the ZTA enable the CISO team to work with the customer to identify an ideal first-mover workload for zero trust adoption. Following the CISO ZTA, PSO facilitates a deep-dive Zero Trust Workshop (ZTW), collaborating with key customer stakeholders to develop a NIST 800-207 aligned, cloud-agnostic zero trust architecture for the identified first-mover workload. The zero trust architecture is part of a comprehensive zero trust strategy deliverable that is based on focus areas called out in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Zero Trust Strategy released January 2022. Scaling Secure Cloud Adoption with PSOPublic Sector PSO enables customer success by sharing our technical expertise, providing cloud strategy, implementation guidance, training and enablement using our proven methodology. As enterprise IT, operations, and organizational models continue to evolve, our goal is to help government agencies accelerate their security and compliance journeys in the cloud.  To learn more about the work we are doing with the federal government, visit 1 Gartner Says More Than Half of Enterprise IT Spending in Key Market Segments Will Shift to the Cloud by 2025

  • Women Techmakers journey to Google Cloud certification
    by (Training & Certifications) on March 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    In many places across the globe, March is celebrated as Women’s History Month, and March 8th, specifically, marks the day known around the world as International Women’s Day. Here at Google, we’re excited to celebrate women from all backgrounds and are committed to increasing the number of women in the technology industry. Google’s Women Techmakers community provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology to drive participation and innovation in the field. This is achieved by hosting events, launching resources, and piloting new initiatives with communities and partners globally. By joining Women Techmakers, you'll receive regular emails with access to resources, tools and opportunities from Google and Women Techmakers partnerships to support you in your career.Google Cloud, in partnership with Women Techmakers, has created an opportunity to bridge the gaps in the credentialing space by offering a certification journey for Ambassadors of the Women Techmakers community. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a free-of-charge, 6-week cohort learning journey, including: weekly 90-minute exam guide review sessions led by a technical mentor, peer-to-peer support in the form of an Online Community, and 12 months access to Google Cloud's on-demand learning platform, Google Cloud Skills Boost. Upon completion of the coursework required in the learning journey, participants will receive a voucher for the Associate Cloud Engineer certification exam. This program, and other similar offerings such as Cloud Career Jumpstart, and the learning journey for members transitioning out of the military, are just a few examples of the investment Google Cloud is making into the future of the technology workforce. Are you interested in staying in the loop with future opportunities with Google Cloud? Join our community here.Related ArticleCloud Career Jump Start: our virtual certification readiness programCloud Career Jump Start is Google Cloud’s first virtual Certification Journey Learning program for underrepresented communities.Read Article

  • General availability: Asset certification in Azure Purview data catalog
    by Azure service updates on February 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Data stewards can now certify assets that meet their organization's quality standards in the Azure Purview data catalog

  • Generally available: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) new certifications
    by Azure service updates on February 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    New compliance certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Unified data and ML: 5 ways to use BigQuery and Vertex AI together
    by (Training & Certifications) on February 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Are you storing your data in BigQuery and interested in using that data to train and deploy models? Or maybe you’re already building ML workflows in Vertex AI, but looking to do more complex analysis of your model’s predictions? In this post, we’ll show you five integrations between Vertex AI and BigQuery, so you can store and ingest your data; build, train and deploy your ML models; and manage models at scale with built-in MLOps, all within one platform. Let’s get started!April 2022 update: You can now register and manage BigQuery ML models with Vertex AI Model Registry, a central repository to manage and govern the lifecycle of your ML models. This enables you to easily deploy your BigQuery ML models to Vertex AI for real time predictions. Learn more in this video about “ML Ops in BigQuery using Vertex AI.”Import BigQuery data into Vertex AIIf you’re using Google Cloud, chances are you have some data stored in BigQuery. When you’re ready to use this data to train a machine learning model, you can upload your BigQuery data directly into Vertex AI with a few steps in the console:You can also do this with the Vertex AI SDK:code_block[StructValue([(u'code', u'from import aiplatform\r\n\r\ndataset = aiplatform.TabularDataset.create(\r\n display_name="my-tabular-dataset",\r\n bq_source="bq://project.dataset.table_name",\r\n)'), (u'language', u''), (u'caption', <wagtail.wagtailcore.rich_text.RichText object at 0x3e44ace18790>)])]Notice that you didn’t need to export our BigQuery data and re-import it into Vertex AI. Thanks to this integration, you can seamlessly connect your BigQuery data to Vertex AI without moving your data from the cloud.Access BigQuery public datasets This dataset integration between Vertex AI and BigQuery means that in addition to connecting your company’s own BigQuery datasets to Vertex AI, you can also utilize the 200+ publicly available datasets in BigQuery to train your own ML models. BigQuery’s public datasets cover a range of topics, including geographic, census, weather, sports, programming, healthcare, news, and more. You can use this data on its own to experiment with training models in Vertex AI, or to augment your existing data. For example, maybe you’re building a demand forecasting model and find that weather impacts demand for your product; you can join BigQuery’s public weather dataset with your organization’s sales data to train your forecasting model in Vertex AI.Below, you’ll see an example of importing the public weather data from last year to train a weather forecasting model:Accessing BigQuery data from Vertex AI Workbench notebooksData scientists often work in a notebook environment to do exploratory data analysis, create visualizations, and perform feature engineering. Within a managed Workbench notebook instance in Vertex AI, you can directly access your BigQuery data with a SQL query, or download it as a Pandas Dataframe for analysis in Python.Below, you’ll see how you can run a SQL query on a public London bikeshare dataset, then download the results of that query as a Pandas Dataframe to use in my notebook:Analyze test prediction data in BigQueryThat covers how to use BigQuery data for training models in Vertex AI. Next, we’ll look at integrations between Vertex AI and BigQuery for exporting model predictions. When you train a model in Vertex AI using AutoML, Vertex AI will split your data into training, test, and validation sets, and evaluate how your model performs on the test data. You also have the option to export your model’s test predictions to BigQuery so you can analyze them in more detail:Then, when training completes, you can examine your test data and run queries on test predictions. This can help determine areas where your model didn’t perform as well, so you can take steps to improve your data next time you train your model.Export Vertex AI batch prediction resultsWhen you have a trained model that you’re ready to use in production, there are a few options for getting predictions on that model with Vertex AI:Deploy your model to an endpoint for online predictionExport your model assets for on-device predictionRun a batch prediction job on your modelFor cases in which you have a large number of examples you’d like to send to your model for prediction, and in which latency is less of a concern, batch prediction is a great choice. When creating a batch prediction in Vertex AI, you can specify a BigQuery table as the source and destination for your prediction job: this means you’ll have one BigQuery table with the input data you want to get predictions on, and Vertex AI will write the results of your predictions to a separate BigQuery table.With these integrations, you can access BigQuery data, and build and train models. From there Vertex AI helps you:Take these models into production Automate the repeatability of your model with managed pipelines Manage your models performance and reliability over timeTrack lineage and artifacts of your models for easy-to-manage governance Apply explainability to evaluate feature attributions What’s Next?Ready to start using your BigQuery data for model training and prediction in Vertex AI? Check out these resources:Codelab: Training an AutoML model in Vertex AICodelab: Intro to Vertex AI WorkbenchDocumentation: Vertex AI batch predictionsVideo Series: AI Simplified: Vertex AIGitHub: Example NotebooksTraining: Vertex AI: Qwik StartAre there other BigQuery and Vertex AI integrations you’d like to see? Let Sara know on Twitter at @SRobTweets.Related ArticleWhat is Vertex AI? Developer advocates share moreDeveloper Advocates Priyanka Vergadia and Sara Robinson explain how Vertex AI supports your entire ML workflow—from data management all t...Read Article

  • Access role-based Google Cloud training free of charge
    by (Training & Certifications) on February 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Google Cloud is now offering 30 days no-cost access to Google Cloud Skills Boost, the definitive destination for skills development, to complete role-based training. Choose from the following eight learning paths, which include interactive labs and opportunities to earn skill badges to demonstrate your cloud knowledge: Getting Started with Google Cloud, Cloud Architect, Cloud Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer and Cloud Developer learning path. Read below to find out more about each learning path. Getting Started with Google CloudIn this path, you’ll learn about Google Cloud fundamentals such as core infrastructure, big data and machine learning (ML). You’ll also find out how to write gcloud commands, use Cloud Shell, deploy virtual machines, and run containerized applications on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).Cloud ArchitectIf you’re looking to learn how to design, develop, and manage cloud solutions, this is the path for you. You’ll learn how to perform infrastructure tasks like using Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Identity and Access Management (Cloud IAM), and more. The path will end with how to architect with Google Compute Engine and GKE. For a guided walkthrough of how to get started with Cloud IAM and Monitoring, register here to join me on February 10. You’ll also have a chance to get your questions answered live by Google Cloud experts via chat. Cloud EngineerTo learn how to plan, configure, set up, and deploy cloud solutions, take this learning path. You’ll learn how to get started with Google Compute Engine, Terraform in a cloud environment, GKE, and more. Data AnalystThis learning path will teach you how to gather and analyze data to identify trends and develop valuable insights to help solve problems. You’ll be introduced to BigQuery, Looker, LookML, BigQuery ML, and Data Catalog. Data EngineerInterested in designing and building systems that collect the data used for business decisions? Select this path. You’ll learn how to modernize data lakes and data warehouses with Google Cloud. Afterwards, you will also discover how to use Dataflow for serverless data processing and more. DevOps EngineerA DevOps Engineer is responsible for defining and implementing best practices for efficient and reliable software delivery and infrastructure management. This learning path will show you how to build an SRE culture, use Google Cloud Operations Suite for DevOps, and more. Machine Learning EngineerChoose this path for courses and labs on how to design, build, productionize, optimize, operate, and maintain ML systems. You’ll discover how to use TensorFlow, MLOps tools, VertexAI, and more. Cloud DeveloperA Cloud Developer designs, builds, analyzes, and maintains cloud-native applications. This path will teach you how to use Cloud Run and Firebase for serverless app development. You’ll also learn how to deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud. To learn more about the basics of Google Cloud infrastructure before getting started with a learning path, register here. Ready for your role-based training? Sign up here.Related Article2022 Resolution: Learn Google Cloud, free of chargeTechnical practitioners and developers can start 2022 with free introductory training on how to use Google Cloud.Read Article

  • General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) new certifications
    by Azure service updates on February 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    New compliance certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Generally available: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): New certifications
    by Azure service updates on January 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    New compliance certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): New toolkit certifications generally available
    by Azure service updates on December 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    New Toolkit certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure VMware Solution achieves FedRAMP High Authorization
    by Azure service updates on September 15, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    With this certification, U.S. government and public sector customers can now use Azure VMware Solution as a compliant FedRAMP cloud computing environment, ensuring it meets the demanding standards for security and information protection.

  • Azure expands HITRUST certification across 51 Azure regions
    by Azure service updates on August 23, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Azure expands offering and region coverage to Azure customers with its 2021 HITRUST validated assessment.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus) now compliant with additional certifications
    by Azure service updates on June 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    New certifications are now available for Hyperscale (Citus) on Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure expands PCI DSS certification
    by Azure service updates on March 15, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    You can now leverage Azure’s Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification across all live Azure regions.

  • 172 Azure offerings achieve HITRUST certification
    by Azure service updates on February 3, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Azure expands its depth of offerings to Azure customers with its latest independent HITRUST assessment.

  • Azure achieves its first PCI 3DS certification
    by Azure service updates on February 3, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Azure’s PCI 3DS Attestation of Compliance, PCI 3DS Shared Responsibility Matrix, and PCI 3DS whitepaper are now available.

  • Azure Databricks Achieves FedRAMP High Authorization on Microsoft Azure Government
    by Azure service updates on November 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    With this certification, customers can now use Azure Databricks to process the U.S. government’s most sensitive, unclassified data in cloud computing environments, including data that involves the protection of life and financial assets.

  • New SAP HANA Certified Memory-Optimized Virtual Machines now available
    by Azure service updates on November 12, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    We are expanding our SAP HANA certifications, enabling you to run production SAP HANA workloads on the Edsv4 virtual machines sizes.

  • Azure achieves Service Organization Controls compliance for 14 additional services
    by Azure service updates on November 11, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Azure gives you some of the industry’s broadest certifications for the critical SOC 1, 2, and 3 compliance offering, which is widely used around the world.

  • Announcing the unified Azure Certified Device program
    by Azure service updates on September 22, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    A unified and enhanced Azure Certified Device program was announced at Microsoft Ignite, expanding on previous Microsoft certification offerings that validate IoT devices meet specific capabilities and are built to run on Azure. This program offers a low-cost opportunity for device builders to increase visibility of their products while making it easy for solution builders and end customers to find the right device for their IoT solutions.

  • IoT Security updates for September 2020
    by Azure service updates on September 22, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    New Azure IoT Security product updates include improvements around monitoring, edge nesting and the availability of Azure Defender for IoT.

  • Azure Certified for Plug and Play is now available
    by Azure service updates on August 27, 2020 at 12:21 am

    IoT Plug and Play device certification is now available from Microsoft as part of the Azure Certified device program.

  • Azure France has achieved GSMA accreditation
    by Azure service updates on August 6, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Azure has added an important compliance offering for telecommunications in France, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) Security Accreditation Scheme for Subscription Management (SAS-SM).

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now ISO 27001 certified
    by Azure service updates on July 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    To help you meet your compliance obligations across regulated industries and markets worldwide, Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now ISO 27001 certified.

  • Azure Lighthouse updates—April 2020
    by Azure service updates on June 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Several critical updates have been made to Azure Lighthouse, including FEDRAMP certification, delegation opt-out, and Azure Backup reports.

  • Azure NetApp Files—New certifications, increased SLA, expanded regional availability
    by Azure service updates on May 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    The SLA guarantee for Azure NetApp Files has increased to 99.99 percent. In addition, NetApp Files is now HIPAA and FedRAMP certified, and regional availability has been increased.

  • Kubernetes on Azure Stack Hub in GA
    by Azure service updates on February 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    We now support Kubernetes cluster deployment on Azure Stack Hub, a certified Kubernetes Cloud Provider. Install Kubernetes using Azure Resource Manager templates generated by ACS Engine on Azure Stack Hub.

  • Azure Firewall Spring 2020 updates
    by Azure service updates on February 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Excerpt: Azure Firewall is now ICSA Labs certified. In addition, several key Azure Firewall capabilities have recently been released into general availability (GA) and preview.

  • Azure IoT C# and Java SDKs release new long-term support (LTS) branches
    by Azure service updates on February 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    The Azure IoT Java and C# SDKs have each now released new long-term support (LTS) branches.

  • HPC Cache receives ISO certifications, adds stopping feature, and new region
    by Azure service updates on February 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Azure HPC Cache has received new SO27001, 27018 and 27701 certifications, adds new features to manage storage caching in performance-driven workloads and expands service access to Korea Central.

  • Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High now available in new regions
    by Azure service updates on February 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    The Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High is now available in both Azure Government and Azure Public regions. This is in addition to the Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP Moderate released in November, 2019.

  • Azure Databricks Is now HITRUST certified
    by Azure service updates on January 22, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Azure Databricks is now certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF®), the most widely coveted security accreditation for the healthcare industry. With this certification, health care customers can now use volumes of clinical data to drive innovation using Azure Databricks, without any worry about security and risk.

  • Microsoft plans to establish new cloud datacenter region in Qatar
    by Azure service updates on December 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Microsoft recently announced plans to establish a new cloud datacenter region in Qatar to deliver its intelligent, trusted cloud services and expand the Microsoft global cloud infrastructure to 55 cloud regions in 20 countries.

  • Azure NetApp Files HANA certification and new region availability
    by Azure service updates on November 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Azure NetApp Files , one of the fastest growing bare-metal Azure services, has achieved SAP HANA certification for both scale-up and scale-out deployments.

  • Azure achieves TrueSight certification
    by Azure service updates on September 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Azure achieved certification for TruSight, an industry-backed, best-practices third-party assessment utility.

  • IoT Plug and Play Preview is now available
    by Azure service updates on August 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    With IoT Plug and Play Preview, solution developers can start using Azure IoT Central to build solutions that integrate seamlessly with IoT devices enabled with IoT Plug and Play.

  • View linked GitHub activity from the Kanban board
    by Azure service updates on June 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    We continue to enhance the Azure Boards integration with GitHub. Now you can get information of your linked GitHub commits, pull requests and issues on your Kanban board. This information will give you a quick sense of where an item is at and allow you to directly navigate out to the GitHub commit, pull request, or issue for more details.

  • Video Indexer is now ISO, SOC, HiTRUST, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI certified
    by Azure service updates on April 2, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Video Indexer has received new certifications to fit with enterprise certification requirements.

  • Video Indexer is now ISO, SOC, HiTRUST, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI certified
    by Azure service updates on March 26, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Video Indexer has received new certifications to fit with enterprise certification requirements.

  • Azure South Africa regions are now available
    by Azure service updates on March 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Azure services are available from new cloud regions in Johannesburg (South Africa North) and Cape Town (South Africa West), South Africa. The launch of these regions is a milestone for Microsoft.

  • Azure DevOps Roadmap update for 2019 Q1
    by Azure service updates on February 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    We updated the Features Timeline to provide visibility on our key investments for this quarter.

  • Azure Stack—FedRAMP High documentation now available
    by Azure service updates on November 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    FedRAMP High documentation is now available for Azure Stack customers.

  • Kubernetes on Azure Stack in preview
    by Azure service updates on November 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    We now support Kubernetes cluster deployment on Azure Stack, a certified Kubernetes Cloud Provider. Install Kubernetes using Azure Resource Manager templates generated by ACS-Engine on Azure Stack.

  • Azure Stack Infrastructure—compliance certification guidance
    by Azure service updates on November 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    We have created documentation to describe how Azure Stack infrastructure satisfies regulatory technical controls for PCI-DSS and CSA-CCM.

  • Logic Apps is ISO, HIPAA, CSA STAR, PCI DSS, SOC, and EU Model Clauses compliant
    by Azure service updates on July 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    The Logic Apps feature of Azure App Service is now ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27018, HIPAA, CSA STAR, PCI DSS, SOC, and EU Model Clauses compliant.

  • Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed Disks
    by Azure service updates on June 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    We're pleased to announce Apache Kafka with Azure Managed Disks Preview on the HDInsight platform. Users will now be able to deploy Kafka clusters with managed disks straight from the Azure portal, with no signup necessary.

  • Azure Backup for Windows Server system state
    by Azure service updates on June 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Customers will now be able to to perform comprehensive, secure, and reliable Windows Server recoveries. We Will be extending the data backup capabilities of the Azure Backup agent so that it will now integrate with the Windows Server Backup feature, available natively on every Windows Server.

  • Azure Data Catalog is ISO, CSA STAR, HIPAA, EU Model Clauses compliant
    by Azure service updates on March 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Azure Data Catalog is ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27018, HIPAA, CSA STAR, and EU Model Clauses compliant.

  • Azure compliance: Azure Cosmos DB certified for ISO 27001, HIPAA, and the EU Model Clauses
    by Azure service updates on March 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

    The Azure Cosmos DB team is excited to announce that Azure Cosmos DB is ISO 27001, HIPAA, and EU Model Clauses compliant.

  • Compliance updates for Azure public cloud
    by Azure service updates on March 16, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    We’re adding more certification coverage to our Azure portfolio, so regulated customers can take advantage of new services.

  • Protect and recover your production workloads in Azure
    by Azure service updates on October 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    With Azure Site Recovery, you can protect and recover your production workloads while saving on capital and operational expenditures.

  • ISO Certification expanded to include more Azure services
    by Azure service updates on January 17, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Azure ISO Certification expanded to include SQL Database, Active Directory, Traffic Manager, Web Sites, BizTalk Services, Media Services, Mobile Services, Service Bus, Multi-Factor Authentication, and HDInsight.

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