Category: AWS

Learn AWS inside and out with our tips, tricks, and best practices.

Introducing our AWS Security Basics Quest

Security is really, really important. This sounds obvious, but it’s worth repeating over and over again. No matter how strongly we emphasize security, we continue to see news stories about breaches and data leaks that affect millions. The fact is that no matter how clever the app or how profitable the website, it can all

Test your AWS Skills with 2 New Cloud Assessments Challenges

Last summer, we launched the Cloud Assessments platform with a Quest made up of several hands-on Challenges and Learning Activities. The response from students has been incredible, and today we’re proud to announce two brand new Challenges on Cloud Assessments! Both of our new Challenges will be included in our AWS CSA Quest and will

5 Study Tips for Passing your AWS Certification Exam

So you’ve decided to get AWS Certified… what’s your plan to get there? Studying for the exams is not easy, and it will require a ton of work. And let’s face it, studying usually isn’t fun. Often, people focus too much on the rewards of earning their certification and not enough on the process of

How the North Pole Migrated to the Cloud: Episode 6

If you’ve followed along this December, you’ve seen the trials of the North Pole’s infrastructure migration. But now that the holidays are over, let’s take a more positive look at the changes that Santa and the elves were able to make. In the final part of our series, we’ll examine the North Pole’s new infrastructure,

How the North Pole Migrated to the Cloud: Episode 5

Earlier this week, we explored security at the North Pole. As you might have guessed, a hundreds-of-years-old system like theirs had plenty of unpatched vulnerabilities (which are finally being fixed this year!). Today, we want to examine arguably the biggest factor in Santa’s decision to migrate to the cloud… How would he pay for it?

My History with (and Love for) Virtual Reality

Almost three years ago, I participated in the 2015 Oculus Mobile VR Jam. The Jam was a Virtual Reality development competition sponsored by Oculus for the newly released Samsung Gear VR. Up until a few months prior, I had never used VR – however I picked up the Gear VR right around Christmas time. I

How the North Pole Migrated to the Cloud: Episode 4

Last week, we examined some of the North Pole’s testing methods that were used in assessing the skills gap. These metrics were crucial to the success of the elves’ migration operation to the cloud. Measuring skills is just one aspect, however. Once Alby Snowball had a clear vision of his team’s needs, he encountered a