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Jump-Start Your Cloud Skills With These Objective-Driven Assignments

Published: 07 June 2019

ID: G00387172

Analyst(s): Elias Khnaser , Tony Iams , Fintan Ryan , Angelina Troy , Kyle Hilgendorf , Simon Richard , Mark Diodati , Joerg Fritsch


Formal training is just the first step to building a cloud career. Technical professionals must pursue objective-driven assignments to measure their newly acquired skills. This research provides technical assignments for reinforcing public cloud skills.

Table Of Contents


  • Challenge No. 1: Globally Load-Balance a “Hello World” Web Application
  • Challenge No. 2: Create an Autoscaling Group
  • Challenge No. 3: Configure a VPC/VNet With Public and Private Subnets (NAT)
  • Challenge No. 4: Configure and Deploy Essential Security Services
  • Challenge No. 5: Automate and Enforce Security Best Practices
  • Challenge No. 6: Create a Hybrid Architecture for Managing Azure IaaS Users
  • Challenge No. 7: Schedule a Task Using Function Platform as a Service
  • Challenge No. 8: Automate IT Operations With fPaaS
  • Challenge No. 9: Create a Container Cluster Using Managed Kubernetes
  • Challenge No. 10: Use an API Gateway as a Front End to a Kubernetes Environment


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