This sample exam lab was taken from our AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Practice Exams. Check out our practice test course for more exam lab scenarios. LEARNING OBJECTIVE The goal of this lab exercise is to help you understand how you can leverage CloudWatch Logs, CloudWatch Metrics, CloudWatch Alarms, and Amazon SNS services in creating an automated alarm system that can inform you of unusual activity in your AWS cloud environment. TIME: 20 MINUTES SCENARIO In this scenario, you have to create a CloudWatch alarm that publishes a message to an SNS topic when triggered. The alarm state is based [...]
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We all know that health checks are a very useful tool for making sure that AWS services such as AWS ELB and Amazon Route 53 know the state of their targets before forwarding traffic to them. In this section, we will take a look at ELB health checks and Route 53 health checks, and compare them with one another.
Interface Endpoint Gateway Endpoint Gateway Load Balancer Endpoint An elastic network interface with a private IP address that serves as an entry point for traffic destined to a supported AWS service, endpoint service, or AWS Marketplace service. For each interface endpoint, you can choose only one subnet per Availability Zone. Endpoints are regional, which means they are only usable within the same region they are created in. Since interface endpoints use ENIs, they also use security groups to control traffic. Can be accessed through AWS VPN connections or AWS Direct Connect connections, through intra-region VPC peering connections from Nitro instances, [...]
Amazon EFS Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Amazon FSx for Lustre • Amazon EFS is a serverless, scalable, high-performance file system in the cloud. • EFS file systems can be accessed by Amazon EC2 Linux instances, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, and AWS Lambda functions via a file system interface such as NFS protocol. • Amazon EFS supports file system access semantics such as strong consistency and file locking. • EFS file systems can automatically scale in storage to handle petabytes of data. With Bursting mode, the throughput available to a file system scales as a file system [...]
Data Streams Data Firehose Data Analytics Video Streams Short definition Scalable and durable real-time data streaming service. Capture, transform, and deliver streaming data into data lakes, data stores, and analytics services. Transform and analyze streaming data in real time with Apache Flink. Stream video from connected devices to AWS for analytics, machine learning, playback, and other processing. Data sources Any data source (servers, mobile devices, IoT devices, etc) that can call the Kinesis API to send data. Any data source (servers, mobile devices, IoT devices, etc) that can call the Kinesis API to send data. Amazon MSK, Amazon Kinesis [...]
A fully managed machine learning service for building recommendation systems. Amazon Personalize allows you to train, build, and deploy recommendation models without an extensive machine learning experience. Offers batch and real-time recommendations. Common Use Cases: Personalized product and content recommendations. Product rankings. Improves marketing communication through individualized push notifications and emails. Concepts Amazon Personalize can provide recommendations based on real-time data, historical data, or a mix of both. Event trackers Records user interactions in real-time. Recipe Refers to the algorithm to be used in training a solution for a given use case. Available Recipes USER_PERSONALIZATION - optimized for personalized recommendation [...]
Azure AD Azure RBAC Description An identity and access management service that helps you access internal and external resources. An authorization system that manages user’s access to Azure resources including what they can do with those resources and what areas they can access. Focus Grants permissions to manage access to Azure Active Directory resources. Grants permissions to manage access to Azure resources. Scope Tenant level Specify at multiple levels (management group, subscription, resource group, and resource) Roles Important Azure AD built-in roles: Global Administrator - manage access to all the administrative features in Azure AD. User Administrator - [...]
Bookmarks Study Materials Azure Services to Focus On Validate Your Knowledge Final Remarks The AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam is designed for people who have experience in implementing, managing, and monitoring a Microsoft Azure environment. The exam will test your technical skills in implementing solutions based on different scenarios. Having prior experience in infrastructure management will help you understand the concepts and services easily. The content of the exam will test your ability to perform the following: Manage Azure identities and governance Implement and manage storage Deploy and manage Azure compute resources [...]
Bookmarks Study Materials AWS Services to Focus on Validate Your Knowledge Final Remarks The AWS Machine Learning — Specialty Certification is intended for individuals who are responsible for developing data science or applied machine learning projects on the AWS Cloud. This specialty certification is quite different from any other AWS exam. If you already have prior experience with other AWS certifications, you’re probably expecting to be heavily tested on AWS services and how they can be architected to build solutions that can solve different business problems. However, this is not the case in [...]
AWS previously announced a new update on the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam. This certification exam is designed for individuals who have at least a year of hands-on experience with networking, management, deployment, and security on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. The sample exam questions can be found in this link. The beta version of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C02) exam was made available from February 16 to March 26, 2021. The current version SOA-C01 will continue to be available throughout the beta phase of the new exam and until the new SOA-C02 version has been officially released. [...]