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GK Polaris Accelerate Subscription

New – On-demand subscription that features authorized content and hands-on challenge exercises from industry-leading tech providers such as Microsoft, AWS and more.

GK# 100784


Course Overview


GK Polaris Accelerate is Global Knowledge’s on-demand subscription plan that features authorized, high-tech, digital education from industry-leading technologists such as Microsoft, AWS and more. The Accelerate subscription delivers unparalleled flexibility—each course can be accessed anytime from the location of your choice.

GK Polaris Accelerate is a unified offering of vendor-specific, on-demand training, featuring both videos and demonstrations. It includes challenge-based activities that provide practical, real-world experience based on specific tasks that you would perform in your daily professional environment. The subscription provides 12 months of unlimited access to hundreds of titles and challenges, providing certified expert instruction on topics and real hands-on reinforcement through challenge activities.

  • 12 months unlimited access
  • Hundreds of titles and demonstrations in video learning
  • Courses built and delivered by validated, industry- recognized subject matter experts
  • Hundreds of challenges covering multiple technologies and tech providers
  • Authorized content from Microsoft, AWS, and more
  • Dozen of cyber security challenges
  • Single subscription price comparable to cost of a single course

And as new courses are released, you’ll automatically gain access to these courses for the duration of your subscription.


What’s Included


AWS Digital Learning

The AWS Digital Learning courses are high quality AWS-authored videos organized into the following job role competencies:

  • Cloud Practitioner
  • Data Analyst
  • Architect
  • Developer
  • Operations Specialist
  • Data Engineer
  • Business Specialist


IT Pro Challenges All Access Pass

The All Access Pass includes access to hundreds of IT Pro challenges related to multiple platforms and technologies, such as Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, Linux, Security with AWS and Google Cloud (coming soon). There are also dozen of cybersecurity hands-on exercises. New challenges are continually being released, and you will gain automatic access to them for the duration of your subscription.

IT Pro Challenges are designed to extend and expand your learning experience with hands-on, scenario-based exercises. IT Pro Challenges are different from traditional labs, they provide you with high level guidance and requirements as opposed to detailed step-by-step instructions and designed specifically to provoke thought. IT Pro Challenges are divided into three different levels: Guided, Advanced, and Expert, with each level including a form of assessment so you may gauge your success.

Challenges as of 9-18-2020.


Technology Focused Challenges

  • AWS: 25+ challenges
  • Cybersecurity: 65+
  • Linux: 7+
  • Microsoft 365: 10+
  • Microsoft Azure: 225+
  • Windows Server 2016: 90+
  • VMware: 1


Exam-related Challenges

  • AWS Exam: CLF-C01
  • AWS Exam: DVA-C01
  • AWS Exam: SAA-C01
  • AWS Exam: SOA-C01
  • Microsoft Exam: 70-740
  • Microsoft Exam: 70-741
  • Microsoft Exam: 70-742
  • Microsoft Exam: AI-100
  • Microsoft Exam: AZ-104
  • Microsoft Exam: AZ-204
  • Microsoft Exam: AZ-303
  • Microsoft Exam: AZ-304
  • Microsoft Exam: AZ-500
  • Microsoft Exam: AZ-900
  • Microsoft Exam: DP-200
  • Microsoft Exam: DP-201
  • Microsoft Exam: DP-300
  • Microsoft Exam: Microsoft-100
  • vSphere Foundations Exam
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS SysOps Adminstrator
  • Azure Administrator
  • Azure AI Engineer
  • Azure Data Engineer
  • Azure Database Administrator
  • Azure Developer
  • IT Professionals
  • Systems Administrator


Certification-related Challenges

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - Foundational
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • VMware Certified Professional


Challenges related to Microsoft Courses

  • AI-100T01
  • AZ-103T00
  • AZ-200T01
  • AZ-200T02
  • AZ-200T03
  • AZ-200T04
  • AZ-201T01
  • AZ-201T02
  • AZ-201T03
  • AZ-203T01
  • AZ-203T02
  • AZ-203T03
  • AZ-203T04
  • AZ-203T05
  • AZ-203T06
  • AZ-300T01
  • AZ-300T02
  • AZ-300T03
  • AZ-300T04
  • AZ-300T05
  • AZ-300T06
  • AZ-301T01
  • AZ-301T02
  • AZ-301T03
  • AZ-301T04
  • AZ-301T05
  • AZ-500T00
  • MOC 10961
  • MOC 10962
  • MOC 20740


Learning Path Challenges

  • AWS Architecture: Storage - Challenge Series
  • AWS: Cloud Practitioner - Challenge Series
  • AWS: Elastic Compute Cloud
  • AWS: Technical Essentials - Challenge Series
  • Cybersecurity: Access Management - Challenge Series
  • Cybersecurity: Defensive Tools - Challenge Series
  • Cybersecurity: Foundations - Challenge Series
  • Cybersecurity: Offensive Tools - Challenge Series
  • Cybersecurity: PKI Essentials - Challenge Series
  • Cybersecurity: Technology and Tools - Challenge Series
  • Cybersecurity: Tools and Access Management - Challenge Series
  • Linux: 7+
  • Microsoft 365: 1
  • Microsoft: Azure: 20+
  • Microsoft: Powershell: 2
  • Microsoft: Windows Server: 5+
  • VMware - vSphere 7.0 Foundations


Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Learn is an online training platform that provides interactive learning for Microsoft products with the goal of helping you to become proficient on Microsoft technologies and learn more skills with fun, guided, hands-on, interactive content that's specific to your role and goals.

You receive access to over 2,200 learning modules across 380+ on-demand courses. Microsoft Learn provides role-based training and learning paths for Azure developers, solution architects, and administrators, as well as role-based training and learning paths for Microsoft Power BI, PowerApps, Dynamics365, Microsoft365, Office and Visual Studio.


GK Polaris Launch

Powered by Develop, one of Global Knowledge's trusted partners, GK Polaris Launch subscription consists of over 250 foundational on-demand courses designed to build a basic level of knowledge and skills across a range of technology topics, including software development, DevOps, cybersecurity, project management, networking and cloud.


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GK Polaris Accelerate contains a broad selection of courses that will appeal to IT professionals with varying experience levels – from those early in their career to those with advanced skills.

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