Atchison Academy®

Cloud Careers: From Developer to Architect
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a cloud architect? Are you looking to boost your career? In this course, instructor Lee Atchison shows you how to become a cloud architect and thrive in this exciting, ever-evolving field. Learn more about how the cloud architect role differs from other archi...
Understanding the Value of Cloud-Native Architecture
According to Gartner, more than 85% of enterprises are likely to start using cloud-native technologies by 2025. So if you’re a solution architect, manager, or IT decision maker, you need to get your skills up to speed. In this course, instructor Lee Atchison provides a comprehensive overview of what ...
Architecting for Scale
How to Maintain High Availability and Manage Risk in the Cloud, 2nd edition
Every day, companies struggle to scale critical applications. As traffic volume and data demands increase, these applications become more complicated and brittle, exposing risks and compromising availability. With the popularity of software as a service, scaling has never been more important. Archite...
Overcoming IT Complexity
Simplify Operations, Enable Innovation, and Cultivate Successful Cloud Outcomes
The cloud promises cost savings, agility, and more. But the increasing complexity of modern IT systems often prevents businesses from realizing the outcomes they sought by moving to the cloud in the first place. At the core of this complexity is technical debt. Ad hoc decisions, traditional approache...
97 Things Every Information Security Professional Should Know
Whether you’re searching for new or additional opportunities, information security can be vast and overwhelming. This practical guide offers concise and useful tips from a diverse range of infosec experts to help you expand your skills and solve common issues by working through everyday security prob...
97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know
If you create, manage, operate, or configure systems running in the cloud, you’re a cloud engineer—even if you work as a system administrator, software developer, data scientist, or site reliability engineer. With this book, professionals from around the world provide valuable insight into today’s cl...
What Is Polycloud?
Leveraging Cloud Differentiation in Modern Digital Applications
This report explores what polycloud is and how it compares to and differs from other cloud architectural models, including multicloud. C-suite and engineering executives will learn where, when, and how to take advantage of the polycloud paradigm—as well as when to specifically avoid using it.
Business Breakthrough 3.0
An Accessible, No-Nonsense Guide Filled With Actionable Steps For Transforming Your Company And Implementing Sustainable Change
The best-selling guide is available now! Are you ready to break free of your old ways of doing business and transform your company from within? Eager to build teams of engaged employees who bring their best selves to work – every day? Ready to weave sustainability and cultural longevity into the ...
Software Architecture: From Developer to Architect
Are you an experienced software developer looking to become a software architect? Or have you recently been promoted to an architectural role in your organization? This transition is not as straightforward as you might expect. The role of an architect is vastly different from that of a developer—from...
Framing Cloud Discussions for the C-Suite
The decision-makers who green-light new projects and ventures at your company may not be familiar with the benefits and risks associated with the cloud, which is why it’s important for IT teams to frame cloud discussions in a way that resonates with these executives. In this course, instructor Lee At...
Identity in Modern Applications
Maintaining and Validating Trust in Enterprise Identity Management
Mapping a person, place, or thing to a software resource in a verifiable manner is the basis of identity. Confirming that identity is a complex process, particularly when the identity mapping has to be verified. This report explains the modern identity management techniques available to safeguard tha...
Caching at Scale With Redis
Cloud Caching Techniques for Enterprise Applications
This is the only primer you need to understand what application caching is, why and when it’s needed, and how to get the best performance from your applications using advanced enterprise application caching techniques.
Architecting a Cloud Security Strategy
6 Strategies to Keep Your Cloud-Based Application Secure
As your business moves more of its operations to the cloud, it’s essential to have a solid cloud security strategy in place. Unfortunately, many companies don’t take the time to plan properly for cloud security, leading to serious vulnerabilities. This white paper discusses six essential strategies f...
Presenting Cloud Migration Benefits to the C-Suite
When you’re presenting the idea of a cloud migration to executives, you need to frame the discussion in a context that makes clear to everyone what the benefits, risks, and considerations are. In this follow-up course to “Framing Cloud Discussions for the C-Suite,” instructor Lee Atchison provides gu...
Cloud Architecture: Advanced Concepts
If you’re an IT professional, you already know that new architectural patterns and concepts are changing the way we design for the cloud. This is especially true in today’s remote and hybrid work environment, where choosing the right type of cloud platform can determine the success and functionality ...
Creating and Leveraging a Cloud Center of Excellence in Your Organization
If you work in enterprise IT, you may be interested in finding out more about the benefits of having a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) in your organization. A CCoE can be a key component to successful cloud adoption, management, and optimization. The CCoE is an internal, centralized group that prov...
Understanding the Impact of a Merger for IT Teams
Corporate mergers, while common, are invariably complex—particularly for IT teams. What’s involved in being part of a post-acquisition IT merger? How will your organization change? What can you do to make the process smoother, and position yourself to be in a better career position within the merg...
Avoiding Bad Decisions in Your Cloud Strategy
Whether you’re migrating an existing application to the cloud or building a cloud-native application from scratch, it’s best to prepare yourself before you start to avoid common mistakes along the way. In this course, instructor Lee Atchison explores some of the biggest mistakes people make when util...
Basics of Cloud Security
How do you keep your private data safe in the public cloud? This email course will show you, at a high level, the guiding principles and policies you need to understand in order to keep your cloud-based and cloud-native application safe and secure.
Cloud Migration Fundamentals: Best Practices for Moving to the Cloud
It’s no secret that successful organizations are leveraging the cloud to transform their businesses. If you want to stay competitive in today’s industry, chances are you’re looking to do the same. However, you can’t simply flip a switch to start harnessing the power of cloud services—moving your work...