Announcing the general availability of a new course, IBM Cloud Essentials.

IBM Cloud Essentials is free, has no prerequisites, and can be completed in less than a day. Earn your IBM Cloud Essentials V2 badge by successfully completing all course activities and passing the test. Cloud Essentials is recommended for anyone who would like to understand IBM Cloud.

IBM Cloud Essentials is a companion course to Introduction to Cloud, released in March. With the release of Cloud Essentials and Intro to Cloud, IBM now offers a complete training path to the associate-level IBM Cloud Solution Advisor certification

IBM Cloud Essentials includes four self-paced modules:

  1. Introduction to the IBM Cloud introduces cloud services, deployment options, and account types.
  2. Infrastructure Services explains IBM Cloud servers, networks, and storage.
  3. Workloads on the IBM Cloud includes Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes, and serverless cloud functions.
  4. Solutions on the IBM Cloud describes AI and data services, IBM Cloud Paks, and DevOps support.

IBM subject matter experts curated each module to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date view of IBM Cloud.

Try IBM Cloud Essentials today.


More from Cloud

IBM Tech Now: October 2, 2023

< 1 min read - ​Welcome IBM Tech Now, our video web series featuring the latest and greatest news and announcements in the world of technology. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified every time a new IBM Tech Now video is published. IBM Tech Now: Episode 86 On this episode, we're covering the following topics: AI on IBM Z IBM Maximo Application Suite 8.11 IBM NS1 Connect Stay plugged in You can check out the IBM Blog Announcements for a…

IBM Cloud inactive identities: Ideas for automated processing

4 min read - Regular cleanup is part of all account administration and security best practices, not just for cloud environments. In our blog post on identifying inactive identities, we looked at the APIs offered by IBM Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) and how to utilize them to obtain details on IAM identities and API keys. Some readers provided feedback and asked on how to proceed and act on identified inactive identities. In response, we are going lay out possible steps to take.…

IBM Cloud VMware as a Service introduces multitenant as a new, cost-efficient consumption model

4 min read - Businesses often struggle with ongoing operational needs like monitoring, patching and maintenance of their VMware infrastructure or the added concerns over capacity management. At the same time, cost efficiency and control are very important. Not all workloads have identical needs and different business applications have variable requirements. For example, production applications and regulated workloads may require strong isolation, but development/testing, training environments, disaster recovery sites or other applications may have lower availability requirements or they can be ephemeral in nature,…

IBM accelerates enterprise AI for clients with new capabilities on IBM Z

5 min read - Today, we are excited to unveil a new suite of AI offerings for IBM Z that are designed to help clients improve business outcomes by speeding the implementation of enterprise AI on IBM Z across a wide variety of use cases and industries. We are bringing artificial intelligence (AI) to emerging use cases that our clients (like Swiss insurance provider La Mobilière) have begun exploring, such as enhancing the accuracy of insurance policy recommendations, increasing the accuracy and timeliness of…