This New Year, Become a Cloud Pioneer!
Ring in 2019 by joining the Alibaba Cloud Academy community of Cloud enthusiasts
Join the Pioneer Club, Get Great Benefits!
Become a Cloud Pioneer
Join Alibaba's Pioneer Group Chat on Dingtalk; a powerful forum used to answer questions and discuss solutions.
Get a 50% off Membership Card
Receive a 50% off membership card for Alibaba Cloud University courses; effective for three months.
Alibaba Cloud Expert Solutions
Connect with Alibaba Cloud staff to troubleshoot issues and give product feedback.
Get a $50 lab voucher
Learn Cloud Computing with Alibaba Cloud hands-on labs. New Pioneers will receive a $50 lab voucher.

Alibaba Cloud Academy Gift Box


  • The first 20 people who complete 6 Clouders will be sent the 2019 Alibaba Cloud Gift Box
  • Gift 1: Alibaba Cloud ET Model
  • Gift 2: Alibaba Cloud Academy T-shirt
How to Become a Cloud Pioneer

Alibaba Cloud Pioneers are a group of Cloud users that, after taking a series of Clouder courses, have decided to join the Alibaba Cloud community to contribute, communicate and learn. Our annual Pioneer Certification Event gives a special opportunity to join this community of experts.

Take the 6 Clouder courses listed below
Pass the certification exams for each of the 6 courses.
Complete 6 Clouders before January 31 and receive a notification email inviting you to join the Pioneer Club.
First 20 users to complete 6 Clouders will receive the Alibaba Cloud Gift Box
Pioneer Certification Course List
Cloud Computing Courses
Course 1.1
  • Internetworking with VPC
Course 1.2
  • Deploy an E-commerce Website
$12.00Original Price: $20.00
Big Data Courses
Course 2.1
  • Introduction to Big Data Platform on the Cloud
Course 2.2
  • Data Visualization Using Python
$12.00Original Price: $20.00
Cloud Security Courses
Course 3.1
  • Malicious Code Mechanism Deep Dive
Course 3.2
  • Best Practices for the Safety Operation of the Host on the Cloud
$12.00Original Price: $20.00
Meet our Pioneers
Vinay Narasimhan
Vinay Narasimhan, from Bangalore, India, studied electronics engineering as an undergraduate and software technology as a post graduate. After his studies, Vinay was employed by Cognizant as a DevOps consultant. While working, he spent his off time getting certified as an AWS Solutions Architect Associate. Because of Alibaba Cloud’s affordability and network reliability, Vinay wants to piggy back on his knowledge of AWS to scale up on Alibaba Cloud.

To learn more about the Alibaba Cloud, Vinay has been taking classes on the Alibaba Cloud Academy. Of the 5 Clouder courses he has taken, he most enjoyed the class on Kubernetes and blue-green, using the DevOps tool and setting up CI/CD pipelines. When he struggled with parts of these operations, he found that the community on the Alibaba Cloud Forums was useful in providing solutions for his workplace.

Vinay will continue to study DevOps operations and plans to take the Cloud Computing Professional certification (ACP) soon for his own personal development as well as to strengthen his contributions to his company.
Jatin Rajpura
Jatin Rajpura has spent the past 8 years in China working in the tech industry and currently works at SAP China. During this time, Jatin was working as an engineer for Office 365 (SaaS service) offered by Microsoft. Jatin’s Cloud journey began at this time with AWS’s IaaS & PaaS and then with Alibaba Cloud. He explored opportunities in the Cloud architect field, looking to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.

Jatin has taken a handful of Alibaba Cloud Academy’s Clouder courses as well as the ACA for cloud computing and security. He has also completed AWS Solution Architect Associate Certification. He took to the videos Oliver Arafat, an Alibaba Cloud SA, due to his clear speech and technical explanation.He was even able to connect with him through DingTalk for further discussion and follow up. Jatin is presently studying security and Cloud architecture, because his job is not only to keep the cloud data safe from hackers but also to maintain compliance within the Cloud.

Being part of the Pioneer community helps Jatin improve his skills while obtaining industry-recognized certifications. With the Pioneer club’s support, Jatin helps build his skills and knowledge of implementing business scenarios and help companies build Cloud solutions. Jain appreciates that Alibaba Cloud gives a special platform to its dedicated followers who can advance their skills further through offering special discounts and free e-training videos. Jatin’s next step is working toward becoming an MVP for Alibaba Cloud.
Vinay Narasimhan
Vinay Narasimhan, from Bangalore, India, studied electronics engineering as an undergraduate and software technology as a post graduate. After his studies, Vinay was employed by Cognizant as a DevOps consultant. While working, he spent his off time getting certified as an AWS Solutions Architect Associate. Because of Alibaba Cloud’s affordability and network reliability, Vinay wants to piggy back on his knowledge of AWS to scale up on Alibaba Cloud.

To learn more about the Alibaba Cloud, Vinay has been taking classes on the Alibaba Cloud Academy. Of the 5 Clouder courses he has taken, he most enjoyed the class on Kubernetes and blue-green, using the DevOps tool and setting up CI/CD pipelines. When he struggled with parts of these operations, he found that the community on the Alibaba Cloud Forums was useful in providing solutions for his workplace.

Vinay will continue to study DevOps operations and plans to take the Cloud Computing Professional certification (ACP) soon for his own personal development as well as to strengthen his contributions to his company.
Jatin Rajpura
Jatin Rajpura has spent the past 8 years in China working in the tech industry and currently works at SAP China. During this time, Jatin was working as an engineer for Office 365 (SaaS service) offered by Microsoft. Jatin’s Cloud journey began at this time with AWS’s IaaS & PaaS and then with Alibaba Cloud. He explored opportunities in the Cloud architect field, looking to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.

Jatin has taken a handful of Alibaba Cloud Academy’s Clouder courses as well as the ACA for cloud computing and security. He has also completed AWS Solution Architect Associate Certification. He took to the videos Oliver Arafat, an Alibaba Cloud SA, due to his clear speech and technical explanation.He was even able to connect with him through DingTalk for further discussion and follow up. Jatin is presently studying security and Cloud architecture, because his job is not only to keep the cloud data safe from hackers but also to maintain compliance within the Cloud.

Being part of the Pioneer community helps Jatin improve his skills while obtaining industry-recognized certifications. With the Pioneer club’s support, Jatin helps build his skills and knowledge of implementing business scenarios and help companies build Cloud solutions. Jain appreciates that Alibaba Cloud gives a special platform to its dedicated followers who can advance their skills further through offering special discounts and free e-training videos. Jatin’s next step is working toward becoming an MVP for Alibaba Cloud.
Event Terms & Conditions

1. Event Time: January 7, 2019 - January 25, 2019.

2. Each person can only sign up once for this event.

3. Students who complete 6 Clouders will receive an email notification before January 31st. They will be invited to join the Pioneers Dingtalk group chat and obtain the lab voucher.

4. After joining the Pioneers Dingtalk group, particiapants will be granted a 50% discount on the purchase of the Academy's course valid for 3 months.

5. Beginning on January 7th, the 20 students who have first completed the 6 certifications will receive a Gift Box; the prize will be issued within half a month after the end of the event.

6. If you have already passed some of the 6 Clouder courses that are part of the activity, you do not need to pass the certification test again. Visit the certification page on edu.alibabacloud.com to buy the courses you haven’t taken separately, the special price will still be in effect.

7. If you have any questions, please contact: cloud-training@list.alibaba-inc.com.