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Cloud Connectivity: Be taught Methods to Join the Cloud (The Proper Approach)

Cloud Connectivity: Be taught Methods to Join the Cloud (The Proper Approach)


A couple of years in the past, you may be forgiven for not worrying about cloud computing and cloud suppliers, particularly on the enterprise degree. Actually, in your each day life, you might need solely recognized “the cloud” as one thing that allowed you to binge-watch your favourite streaming collection or enabled speedy response occasions in your cell apps, whether or not you’re in Los Angeles, London, Lima, or Lagos.

These days–whether or not you realize it or not–your enterprise might be within the cloud. It’ll be as much as you to ensure that apps, information, and providers can transfer seamlessly between your native information facilities and whichever cloud supplier(s) your organization is utilizing. Appears like a fairly large job, however don’t fear: We’re right here to assist. Learn on for an outline of studying and certification presents constructed to information you in your cloud connectivity journey—no matter Extensive-Space Community (WAN) know-how or cloud supplier. We’ve been the chief in connectivity for many years, and the cloud isn’t any completely different for us.

Serving to join you to the clouds

As a part of the Cisco Licensed Community Skilled (CCNP) Enterprise certification, we’ve launched the brand new ENCC focus examination, which focuses on Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity. You may have a look at the blueprint, nevertheless it’s a fairly complete examination, specializing in design, a number of sorts of implementations (IP Safety [IPSec] and Software program-Outlined WAN [SDWAN]), and troubleshooting of those implementations.

For those who’re unfamiliar with cloud networking ideas usually, you may get began with cloud networking and connectivity tutorials (created by us, your technical advocates). They’re obtainable on Cisco U. at the moment, without cost and for everybody.

For those who’re already cloud-aware and need to soar into connecting them utilizing cloud-native sources, we’ve acquired tutorials for instantiating IPsec VPNs between a Cisco router and AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

For those who’d like one thing a bit extra complete, we’re releasing a full ENCC Studying Path masking all the certification blueprint. The primary observe of this studying path is stay now for these with a Cisco U. subscription, with the remaining following in brief order over the approaching weeks.

Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity | ENCC | Monitor 1

Out there now in Cisco U. Free. Get began

Moreover, there are a number of Snack Minute sources should you favor your studying in video format quite than written phrases. In Episode 113, Patrick Gargano teases the thought course of behind the Multicloud Specialist certifications, in addition to opinions the blueprint and examination subjects which might be included within the ENCC Certification. Lastly, he teases a number of the sources obtainable on Cisco U.

In Episode 121, I dive deep into the Azure cloud management panel and the required steps to create an IPSec-based Digital Non-public Community (VPN) between an on-prem router and native cloud VPN constructs.

For those who couldn’t inform–we’re enthusiastic about this new certification and need to see you reach your certification journey!

New Snack Minute episodes premiere each Tuesday at midday Pacific Time.

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Enhancing our personal cloud

Having a unified platform for quite a lot of completely different studying elements (tutorials, programs, and studying paths) is nice. However like with any funding, particularly on the enterprise degree, with the ability to observe customers, licenses, begin and finish dates, and license consumption, is necessary. Due to this, we’ve added an “Admin portal” inside Cisco U. to make sure that buyer directors are offered an in-platform expertise to handle learner accounts. This manner, you could be certain the suitable learners are enabled to their coronary heart’s content material!

Creating engaging cloud presents

Lastly, rumor has it that we’ll offer a particular Cisco U. Black Friday deal (November 20–24, 2023). The draw back is that these dates are a couple of weeks away. Nevertheless, the upside is that they are a couple of weeks away; providing you with an opportunity to discover all that Cisco U. has to supply (should you haven’t already).

Dive into the tutorials, discover the obtainable programs and Studying Paths, and see simply how a lot there’s so that you can study. I’m certain that you simply’ll be setting your alarm for very first thing on the 20th to just remember to don’t miss out.

I do know I wrote a number of phrases. The TL;DR of all of it is: Utilizing the facility of Cisco and our new studying platform, the cloud has by no means regarded…brighter? (Effectively, possibly that doesn’t work since clouds often block the solar–however you realize what I imply.)

As all the time, if this wasn’t sufficient data, click on the video beneath to get a whole recap of every part new in Cisco U., and take a look at the Cisco Studying Community for some cloudy discussions about all of it afterward. I imply—effectively… the discussions aren’t cloudy—they’re fairly clear and simple to grasp, really. I’ve actually carried this joke too far, haven’t I?

Learn subsequent: “Up, Up, and Away to the Clouds: Cisco Multicloud Specialist certifications” by Hank Preston. Learn now >>

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