Time to Restart & Install Updates! [Study Resources] AWS & Azure

It’s that time of year for me to hit restart and install updates!

I will be looking at refreshing skills in both Azure and AWS. Wish me luck!

A few exams and study resources on my radar below:

Microsoft Azure Exams

AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
AZ-300 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
AZ-301 Microsoft Azure Architect Design
70-473 Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

Please note: The following exams retire June 30, 2019!
70-774 Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning
70-775 Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft HDInsight

Udemy and Pluralsight have a selection of courses, Edx.org offers a number of Microsoft Certification Tracks that cover a range of Azure skills:
Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science
Microsoft Professional Program in DevOps
Microsoft Professional Program in Artificial Intelligence

AWS has Updated and New Exam Readiness Courses

Aligned to the recently released AWS Certification exams:
Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty
Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Security – Specialty

Updated Exam Readiness Courses
Reflect new features, services, and best practices covered in the respective exams:
Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
Exam Readiness: AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

Another great AWS resource is courses available via ACloud.Guru.

Custom Vision API

Henk Boelman has a great tutorial on using the Microsoft Custom Vision API. Easy to follow and a great resource to get you going quickly. Bonus if you’re a Simpson’s fan =)

https://www.henkboelman.com/object-detection-with-microsoft-custom-vision/

More on Custom Vision API available on the Microsoft site here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/custom-vision-service/home

Counting Down.. T-minus 2 days to PASS Summit 2018!

Too excited to sleep last night, its almost that time of year!

If this is your first time at PASS Summit, … check out Bob Pusateri’s post on where he’ll be and what to do while you are there… https://www.bobpusateri.com/archive/2018/11/pass-summit-2018-where-ill-be/ Lots of fun stuff, with lots of fun data people this week!