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We’re great believers in promoting personal growth and development, and have a number of resources available for learning such as cloud exam study guides, programme guides and expert advice on industry topics.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam: resources and tips

Richard Bennett 31st August 2018
Cloudreach have been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for 9 years, and during this time we’ve grown to over 600 people and have more than 500 AWS certs between us. “Promote personal growth” is one of Cloudreach’s core values and as such we strongly encourage everyone in the business, from Project Managers to Sales, […]

Google Cloud Certified: Comparing and Contrasting GCP exams

Stanley Zheng 20th August 2018
The Google Cloud Certified designation means you’ve demonstrated the necessary skills to leverage Google Cloud technology in a way that transforms businesses and meaningfully impacts the people and customers they serve. Largely, the exams aim to be a practical baseline assessment of day-to-day duties at a Google Cloud Platform-oriented company. Previously, I have done the […]

MCSA Data Engineering with Azure: Exam 70-775 study guide

Dwayne Monroe 11th July 2018
One of Cloudreach’s core beliefs is that as a company, and as individual Cloudreachers, we should strive to be “one step ahead”. For me, this means building a strong competency in one of Azure’s most exciting offerings with data engineering, analytics and if I’m feeling especially ambitious, machine learning (further down the road). My plan […]

Passing the ‘Architecting Azure Solutions (70-534 & 70-535)’ exams resource

Tudor Toma 13th June 2018
Azure 70-535 certification overview As the title describes, the Azure 70-535 certification, which is part of a larger certification (MCSA and MCSP), is actually the last (and in my opinion the most complex) of the Azure certifications. The passing of this Azure exam acknowledges that you are able to identify cloud and hybrid solutions correctly […]

Cyber Essentials: A SecOps journey to compliance

Scott McLeod 11th June 2018
In April 2018, Cloudreach became Cyber Essentials certified. The scheme is comprised of a minimum set of technical controls across areas of network configuration, device hardening, patch and device management, and tooling. The UK government-administered certification is intended to help organisations protect against, “Common online threats.”   Cyber Essentials Project Goals Despite being ISO 27001 […]

Cloud skills and training: keys to successful cloud adoption

Dwayne Monroe 7th June 2018
In my role as a Cloud Architect for Cloudreach, I spend a lot of time getting ‘into the weeds’ of a project’s technical details. Large, multinational customers, eager to begin their cloud journeys possess very large IT estates, typically composed of thousands of virtual machines, bare metal hosts and correspondingly sprawling networks. It takes a […]

How I became fully certified on AWS

Carlos Martell 5th June 2018
Back in February 2017, I got my first Amazon Web Services certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate. I immediately became fascinated by the technology, to the point that I decided to challenge myself and obtain all AWS certifications (with the exception of the Cloud Practitioner certification) within one year. I am very lucky to […]