• 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 [...]

  • how_to_create_wait_conditions_in_a_cloudformation_template

    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 [...]

  • multi-account_multi-region_data_aggregation_on_aws_config

    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 [...]

  • setting_up_aws_systems_manager_for_hybrid_environments

    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 [...]

  • Symmetric vs. Asymmetric CMKs

    Symmetric vs. Asymmetric CMKs

    Even before the Internet, the security, privacy, and integrity of information have always been the top concern of institutions like banks, hospitals, and universities. Nobody wants their personal information (name, address, credit card number, etc.) to be exposed in public for anyone to use. Imagine signing up on your [...]

  • Amazon Textract

    Amazon Textract

    A fully managed document analysis service for detecting and extracting information from scanned documents. Returns extracted data as key-value pairs (e.g., Name: John Doe) Supports virtually any type of documents Can detect text written in Standard English alphabet and ASCII symbols. Common Use Cases: Building search indexes Importing documents [...]

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 [...]

  • how_to_create_wait_conditions_in_a_cloudformation_template

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 the stack creation process. Use cases: For example, you want to make sure that a specific domain name is working before you can conclude that [...]

  • multi-account_multi-region_data_aggregation_on_aws_config

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 enables you to determine the overall compliance against the rules and configurations specified in your guidelines. This simplifies compliance auditing, security analysis, change management, and [...]

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 the method of evaluation for your config rules. There are two types of triggers to select from when creating a rule. 1. Configuration Changes When [...]

  • setting_up_aws_systems_manager_for_hybrid_environments

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 resolve operational problems, and makes it easy to operate and manage your infrastructure securely at scale. The following are the capabilities of AWS Systems Manager [...]

  • Symmetric vs. Asymmetric CMKs

Symmetric vs. Asymmetric CMKs

Even before the Internet, the security, privacy, and integrity of information have always been the top concern of institutions like banks, hospitals, and universities. Nobody wants their personal information (name, address, credit card number, etc.) to be exposed in public for anyone to use. Imagine signing up on your favorite social media website, and after a few days, somewhere on the globe has been using your profile and pretending to be you without you [...]

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