Cloud Giant AWS and the Linux Academy Form Partnership
August 3, 2017
Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Linux Academy have formed a partnership. Part of the Amazon Group, AWS is a global cloud leader with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. Its cloud offerings extend to compute and storage options alongside the Internet of Things (IoT) and security and enterprise applications. AWS’ partnership with the Linux Academy will make ‘AWS Certification’ training available to “teams and individuals” free of charge for an initial 45-day period.
A nonprofit community and pioneer in vendor-neutral training with headquarters in Madhya Pradesh, India, the Linux Academy is the “foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community”. A “center of excellence” for all things Linux, the organization is “renowned for providing seamless migration to Linux”. It offers a broad range of training options “backed by highly qualified and professional competent faculties”.
The offer is being made “exclusively to nonprofits” and gives participants unlimited access to Linux Academy’s AWS and cloud certification and training course library. This in turn gives participants access to around 2,500 video courses, considerable amounts of Linux and OpenStack training, and “quizzes, study guides, flash cards, study groups, and practice exams”.The Linux Academy also provides training for all current AWS certifications including AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level and AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional Level.
“Organizations and individuals are rushing to ensure they can handle the technologies available today on the cloud,” explained the Linux Academy’s CEO, Anthony James. “We are excited about this new collaboration with AWS. It creates an affordable and efficient option for nonprofit organizations, which have limited budgets, to keep up with rapidly expanding technologies, as well as for people to find or progress within cloud tech careers.”
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