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Taking a course or exam
To know whether a certain course or exam is right for you, there are two things to consider: Whether there are any prerequisites you must complete in order to sit an exam (permission). Whether you have the necessary background knowledge to unders...
Choosing a database engine
From time to time, we receive questions about which database engine is better and when to choose SQL over NoSQL. In this article, we’ll explain the difference between these engine types and what factors might influence your decision. This has ...
ACG course video console
If you’re struggling to navigate your video console, or curious about the available features, we’ve broken them down for you below. Previous lesson/ up next You can easily move between courses by clicking the fast-forward or rever...
I don’t see the same RDS create database screen as the course
In mid 2019 AWS changed the UI and Workflow to create RDS DBs in the console. This has led to a a few problems in the courses. This will show you how to turn on the new UI if it does not happen automatically. Some users may find that they are not p...
Broadening your cloud skill set
Cloud technology is a constantly evolving industry. If you don’t add new skills on a regular basis, you’re likely to get left behind. There’s no time like the present to get started—but how do you decide what to study? And ho...
Keeping current with ACG
Cloud technologies are in a constant state of flux, so it's almost impossible to be 100% up to date with the very latest content. That said, ACG learners are most concerned with two things: Will this course help prepare me for the certificatio...
Learning scheduler
Create your own schedule and stay on track with your learning goals using the Learning Scheduler. Getting started Go to the course dashboard for the course you'd like to complete. You'll find the Learning Scheduler on the right side of th...
Lesson resources
Depending on the course, there may be additional recourse provided. Either in the form of files, or links to external sites. You can find these in two places in the console. In the left panel of some lectures, you will see a paperclip indicating a ...
Resetting course progress
If you'd like to reset the progress of any course, you can do this on the dashboard of the specific course you'd like to reset. On the right hand side of the page, there is an option to reset course progress: Note: Once reset, progre...
So you want to be a successful engineer/developer
At A Cloud Guru, we have students coming from a range of backgrounds. Many come to cloud computing knowing only that they want to have a profitable career but not understanding what is needed to achieve that success. The information below has been c...
Upcoming courses
In this article Finding new course content Suggesting course content Resources for subject matter experts Finding new course content Our team works hard to bring exciting new courses and content to our platform. You can find these updat...
What do I need to start studying?
At A Cloud Guru, we recognize our students come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds. Some may have a lifetime of experience within the IT industry, others from academic study, and many with very little technical training. H...
What does it mean when a course says decommissioned?
One of my courses I've been studying now says decommissioned. What does that even mean? What decommissioned means A course being decommissioned means you will still have access to it, but it will not be getting any updates moving forward. ...
Why do those in a non-technical role need to know cloud?
Why should non-technical staff understand Cloud services? Cloud implementations are not purely a technical matter that has no impact on the rest of the organisation. To reap the benefits that Cloud offers, changes are often needed in the broader or...