Thursday, January 13 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

Join INE’s Chief Content Officer Neal Bridges, Chief Marketing Officer Scott Cederbaum, and’s founder Mike Pfeiffer on INE Live for a discussion about how INE and are joining forces. They’ll discuss the future of Cloud education, how INE expects to expand labs into Cloud Computing and other IT fields, and take your questions. 

We’ll have additional announcements on our Cloud training opportunities and certifications in the near future. In the meantime, please visit our FAQ section below for answers to questions you may have.


INE Acquires

We’re excited to announce INE has acquired to supercharge your Cloud learning experience! Through this acquisition, we’re bringing together the world-class expertise INE is known for and the cutting-edge Cloud course material, labs, and the podcast to bring you a more immersive, engaging, and practical experience than any other training solution. is a Cloud consulting and training firm with comprehensive, original course content designed by instructors with decades of experience. As one of the most immersive and global Cloud training providers, their courses have helped educate, advise, and inform students around the world on the full Cloud stack including DevOps and Cloud Native.
With the acquisition of, we have revamped what it means to become a Cloud professional. This includes relaunching our Cloud content and labs as well as launching Cloud Career Paths to guide students on their journey from Cloud Consultant to Chief Cloud Architect, or anywhere in between. In addition, we will release the first-ever INE certification, the INE Certified Cloud Associate, which will be available later this month.

More information on this certification will be available soon, but in the meantime, you can start working towards your multi-cloud development so you’re ready to get certified!

Together, we’ll continue breaking down barriers to Cloud education around the world through on-demand, hands-on training for students of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Why are INE and joining forces?

INE and both offer comprehensive IT training the industry has come to know and love. By joining forces, we’re adapting to meet our students’ needs through in-depth training, thousands of virtual, real world, hands-on lab exercises, instructor-led videos, and more. Together, our combined solutions will allow students of both platforms and all skill sets to continue accelerating their IT careers through the best training available.

How will this impact me if I’m an INE customer?

As of today, INE monthly, annual, and Premium subscribers have access to 261 hours of new cloud content from including AWS, Kubernetes, Azure, and more. Labs and bootcamps are accessible via a Premium or Business subscription. If you would like to upgrade your plan to experience more of the industry’s best Cloud training and labs available, you can do so by visiting our checkout page and upgrading your subscription.

How will this impact me if I’m a customer?

If you’ve purchased an individual CloudSkills course in the past, you can still access your course on the CloudSkills platform. All CloudSkills customers will receive an email from the CloudSkills team on how to access more content on the INE platform in the near future. In the meantime, you can access any CloudSkills content you’ve purchased on the same CloudSkills platform you’ve been using.

Will the podcast still be shared on a weekly basis?

Yes! will remain as your way into Cloud with technical information and career advice. Episodes will continue to feature experts and provide insight for developers, architects, and anyone moving into the Cloud sphere. If you aren’t already, be sure to follow the podcast for all your Cloud information needs. You can tune in on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

I did the Cloud beta exams, what does that mean for me?

Thank you for participating in our betas! Your participation provided valuable data for our content development and training plans. We’ve made the decision not to offer platform-specific certifications but will instead offer multi-cloud certifications to fit the modern business environment. Platform-specific material will continue to be provided and will serve as help in preparing for the Cloud exams as well as milestones in your training journey. You can test your AWS, Azure, and other skills in the INE platform by taking a similar test, and demonstrating your mastery of the platform.

How do I learn more?

We will post updates to this landing page and on social media as new information becomes available, so be sure to check back in!

Who should I reach out to for additional questions?

If you have any questions, please email us at


*Our exam is fully comprehensive and covers the fundamentals of Cloud regardless of your platform of choice. Instead of the simple question and answer method, INE has scenario-driven questions that apply to real-life situations. Get certified and prepared to perform with INE’s new ICCA certification!

Certification Comparison




Basic Question & Answer

CompTIA Cloud+


Platform specific

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals


Platform specific

AWS Cloud Practitioner


Comprehensive Scenario Application & Labs

IINE Certified Cloud Associate (ICCA)