• Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

    Bookmarks Components Storage Networking Security Monitoring Pricing A managed service that allows you to run Kubernetes on AWS without installing, operating, or maintaining your own Kubernetes control plane or nodes. Integration with various AWS services to provide scalability [...]

  • What’s New with the SAA-C03 AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam this 2022?

    The AWS Training and Certification team recently announced that there’s yet another version release of its popular AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam will be released this August 30, 2022. Its new exam version would be SAA-C03. Take note that the current version (SAA-C02) will only be available on August 29, 2022 [...]

  • AWS Transfer Family

    AWS Transfer Family

    Bookmarks Benefits How to delegate access Managing users Pricing AWS Transfer Family is a secure transfer service for moving files into and out of AWS storage services, such as Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS. With Transfer Family, you do not need to run or maintain any server [...]

  • elb health checks vs route 53 health checks

    ELB Health Checks vs Route 53 Health Checks For Target Health Monitoring

    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 [...]

  • interface endpoint vs gateway endpoint vs gateway load balancer Endpoint

    Interface Endpoint vs Gateway Endpoint vs Gateway Load Balancer Endpoint

    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 [...]

  • amazon efs vs amazon fsx for windows vs amazon fsx for lustre

    Amazon EFS vs Amazon FSx for Windows vs Amazon FSx for Lustre

    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 [...]

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    How to Create Wait Conditions in a CloudFormation Template

    Wait Conditions, as the name suggests, is a tool used to control the order of creation of the AWS resources in a CloudFormation stack. It can pause the creation of a stack and wait for a signal to ensure that specific resources and configurations were properly launched before resuming [...]

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    Multi-Account Multi-Region Data Aggregation On AWS Config

    AWS Config is a service that tracks changes made to resources associated with an AWS account. This service can give you a detailed view of the resource configuration’s timeline so you can go back in time and identify when and what resource the change was made into. It also [...]

  • Specifying Triggers for AWS Config Rules

    AWS Config allows you to set “rules” to evaluate configuration settings on your AWS resources. The result of these rule evaluations are then displayed on the AWS Config web console. You can control the frequency of rule evaluations by AWS Config by specifying a trigger. A trigger refers to [...]

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    Setting up AWS Systems Manager for Hybrid Environments

    AWS Systems Manager allows your organization to monitor and control their infrastructure on AWS and on-premises environments. Systems Manager provides a unified interface to which you can monitor thousands of servers and services of AWS. Essentially, Systems Manager simplifies resource and application management, shortens the time to detect and [...]

Building Dynamic Start and Stop Scheduler Functions for Non-Distributed Applications Under Auto-Scaling Group

In AWS, it’s of utmost importance to consider the cost in every aspect. In fact, cost optimization is one of the 6 pillars of a well-architected framework, therefore, it must be included in every step in building solutions in AWS. There are infinite ways to reduce bills but one of the most popular ones for EC2 instances is to start or stop them, especially if they don't need to run 24/7. But constantly doing [...]

Real-time Monitoring of 5XX Errors using AWS Lambda, CloudWatch Logs and Slack

Monitoring is the best friend of every system administrator. It gives visibility into what is happening on your application so that when an issue occurs, you or someone in your team could be alerted and do the necessary measures to mitigate it. However, this can only be as effective as the metrics you're keeping track of.  There are plenty of factors that can affect application performance. And while it’s difficult to stay on top [...]

Automatically stop non-production RDS databases with AWS Lambda and Amazon EventBridge

Every AWS service offering comes with a pay-as-go pricing model, empowering businesses, small or large, to be flexible at experimenting and making changes as they build their products to market. This pricing model is similar to riding an Uber, where you only pay for the distance covered, or to electric bills where you’re charged based on actual energy consumption. Of course, the more devices you have running, the higher your monthly bill will be. [...]

  • AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty Exam Study Path

AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty DAS-C01 Exam Study Path

Bookmarks Study Materials AWS Services to Focus On Common Exam Scenarios Validate Your Knowledge Final Remarks The AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty exam is intended for people who have experience in designing, building, securing, and maintaining analytics solutions on AWS. The exam will test your technical skills on how different AWS analytics services integrate with each other. You also need to know how they fit in the [...]

What’s New with the SAA-C03 AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam this 2022?

The AWS Training and Certification team recently announced that there’s yet another version release of its popular AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam will be released this August 30, 2022. Its new exam version would be SAA-C03. Take note that the current version (SAA-C02) will only be available on August 29, 2022 so you still have time to recertify. The new SAA-C03 will be focused on Security, as shown on its official exam guide.' History of the AWS [...]

Getting Started with SageMaker Ground Truth Private Workforce

Before we begin, let’s quickly talk about what Amazon SageMaker is and what it is used for. If this is your first time learning about Amazon SageMaker, it is the machine learning platform of AWS that helps solve the different requirements of data scientists, developers, and machine learning practitioners.  It has several features and capabilities that assist in the different stages of the machine learning process. In this tutorial, we will focus on SageMaker [...]

Scalable Data Processing and Transformation using SageMaker Processing (Part 2 of 2)

In this 2-part tutorial, we will focus on SageMaker Processing and how we can use it to solve our data processing needs. Our overall goal is to demonstrate how to use SageMaker Processing to help us perform Min-Max scaling on a dataset in its own dedicated and easily scalable environment.  If you are looking for Part 1, you can find it here. As mentioned in Part I, we have divided this tutorial into 4 [...]

Scalable Data Processing and Transformation using SageMaker Processing (Part 1 of 2)

Amazon SageMaker is the machine learning platform of AWS which helps solve the different requirements of data scientists and machine learning practitioners. It has several features and capabilities that assist in the different stages of the machine learning process. Here is a simplified list of the capabilities of SageMaker mapped to some of the stages of the ML lifecycle. SageMaker Processing Data Preparation and Processing  SageMaker Training Model Training SageMaker Automatic Hyperparameter Tuning Model [...]

  • aws sysops soa-c02 exam

AWS Certified Sysops Administrator Associate (SOA-C02) Exam Experience

I recently took the new AWS Certified SysOps Administrator SOA-C02 exam last week via the Pearson Vue online proctoring. There are a lot of recently introduced features and services that showed up in this new version which you should be aware of. The new version included the new Exam Labs section in the test, which is unique among the other existing AWS certifications. If you’re planning to take this exam soon, read on. At the beginning [...]

  • sysops soa-c02 exam lab

Sample SysOps Exam Lab Scenario #1 – Create an Alarm Using a Metric Filter

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 [...]

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