Cloud

Cloud

This learning path is designed to give you an introduction to Cloud Computing. In this learning path you will learn what Cloud Computing is, the key technologies that power the cloud, how organisations are adapting to the cloud and where to go next.

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Cloud Roles

Cloud Roles

If you’re looking for a cloud-based role, there’s a good chance you’ll end up working with one of the three biggest cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud (GCP). Any of the roles below could be applied to any provider and whilst each has its own offerings, being familiar with just...

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Cloud Concepts

Cloud Concepts

If you’ve spent much time looking at a new career in tech, it’s more than likely that you’ve heard the term “Cloud” or “Cloud Computing” being thrown around. Cloud computing is a newish phenomenon in technology which is revolutionising how many organisations carry out their day to day operations. Sometimes it is in your face...

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Operating Systems Concepts

Operating Systems Concepts

Let’s talk about operating systems. Whichever side of the Windows vs Mac battle you sit on, your opinion is based on how you feel about these computer’s operating systems. An operating system, often just called an OS, can be thought of as an interface between your computer hardware and the applications that you use such...

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Data Concepts

Data Concepts

Data is a term that is thrown around quite a lot these days and many people use the word without fully understanding what it means. In technology the word “data” is approximately synonymous with “information”. That is data about a person, is just unprocessed information about them. Almost all companies produce and consume huge amounts...

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Database Concepts

Database Concepts

Databases are an important part of building applications and software. If you haven’t already, we recommend that you read our article on data before this article. Databases are very simply a way of storing data on a server or computer. Traditionally, they have been designed to store structured data however in recent times new database...

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DevOps Concepts

DevOps Concepts

DevOps is a term that is used quite liberally in tech and can often be misused. Let’s start by breaking down the term DevOps into its two constituent parts: Dev (short for Development) and Ops (short for Operations). Development is the term used to characterise the building of software and applications by writing code or...

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Configuration Management Concepts

Configuration Management Concepts

Configuration management is about ensuring all parts of a technical product are deployed and  managed effectively. Admittedly, this is already sounding like a pretty dry topic. But stick with us! It is the foundation of many modern software releases and is definitely more interesting that it may first appear. If you are interested in DevOps,...

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Hardware Concepts

Hardware Concepts

Can you list the main physical components of your laptop? Or tell us what the difference between your computer and a server actually is? Most people can’t. But if you plan on working in tech, you should at least have the basics of computer hardware somewhat understood. For most tech roles, there’s no need to...

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What Training Is Best?

What Training Is Best?

It might be hard to decide whether to commit time to doing a training course about a topic you know nothing about. You might ask yourself if the course is too difficult, worth the money or even worth the time. Many tech employers will even offer training when you begin your job, so why bother...

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Should I do a Certification?

Should I do a Certification?

Certifications are an odd one. Most of the time, people will insist that you don’t actually need them because experience and enthusiasm are far more important. But at the same time, almost everyone seems to do them. So below, we’ve briefly outlined the what, why, and cost of tech qualifications. However if you just want...

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