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    AWS Shared Responsibility Model

    Cloud computing is changing the way businesses operate by providing scalable, pay-as-you-go infrastructure and services. The shared pool of configurable computing resources is made up of thousands of powerful physical servers located in data centers around the world and equipped with enterprise-grade processors capable of creating hundreds or even [...]

  • Azure Storage Redundancy Options

    Azure Storage Redundancy Options

    What are the Azure Storage Redundancy Options? Azure storage redundancy options provide different levels of protection for data stored in Azure. These options ensure that data is available and retrievable in case of failure or data loss. There are several different types of consistency options available in Azure, each [...]

  • Estimating Your Azure Monthly Usage

    Cloud Computing Service Types: IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS

    What is IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS? IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are three types of cloud computing services provided by Microsoft Azure. Each model has its advantages that help customers meet their specific needs. Each type of cloud computing service, and deployment method, provides you with different levels of control, [...]

  • Estimating Your Azure Monthly Usage

    Estimating Your Azure Monthly Usage

    Estimating your monthly Azure usage can be a daunting task and may deter interested customers of Azure from ever using it, especially if you are new to cloud computing. Fortunately, Microsoft Azure provides a tool that allows us to estimate the monthly consumption of our potential workloads in Azure. [...]

  • Build Your Own Slack commands with Lambda function URL

    Build Your Own Slack commands with Lambda Function URL

    What are Lambda Function URLs? In the past, calling a Lambda function over HTTP required a lot of setup and configuration with API Gateway. The process of setting up API resources and methods, and linking them to the appropriate Lambda function, can be overwhelming, especially for developers who are [...]

  • Working with AWS CLI (AWS Command Line Interface)

    Working with AWS CLI (AWS Command Line Interface)

    What is AWS CLI? AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is a tool used to manage and interact with AWS Services using the command line. Users more comfortable in the command line can leverage the AWS CLI as it offers the exact scope of functionality as the AWS Console.  AWS [...]

  • Event-driven transfer on Storage Transfer Service for Google Cloud Storage

    Event-driven Transfer on Storage Transfer Service for Google Cloud Storage

    Last January 7, 2023, Google Cloud announced a new capability for Storage Transfer Service (STS). Now, users can do an event-driven transfer quickly to a Cloud storage whenever there are changes to a source bucket. The event-driven transfer is an execution mode on Storage Transfer Service that allows transfer [...]

  • DOP-C02

    What’s New with the DOP-C02 AWS Certified DevOps Professional Exam in 2023?

    Heads Up! The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training and Certification team recently announced the third iteration of the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional (DOP-C02) exam. Mark your calendar – March 7, 2023 is the first day that you will be able to take the latest version of the [...]

  • Automatic SSH Key Pair Rotation via AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager

    Automatic SSH Key Pair Rotation via AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager

    Automatic SSH Key Pair Rotation via AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager AWS Systems Manager has an extensive collection of features and capabilities to manage your AWS and hybrid systems. This service allows you to centralize operational data from various AWS services and automate manual tasks on both your on-premises [...]

  • Split-view DNS using Amazon Route 53

    Split-view DNS using Amazon Route 53

    What is Amazon Route 53? Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service. This allows you to do Split-view DNS or Split-horizon DNS implementation for your applications. It offers additional features that are not present from third-party domain registrars. Route 53 allows you [...]

  • SAA-C03

My SAA-C03 AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam Experience

My team and I took the recently released AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate SAA-C03 exam version recently. The SAA-C03 test replaced the old SAA-C02 exam version last August. If you can compare the official exam guide of the previous SAA-C02 version with the latest one (SAA-C03), you may notice that the exam domains are almost exactly the same but with quite different domain percentages. For example, the "Design Secure Applications and Architectures" domain [...]

AWS Certified Solutions Architect SAA-C03 Content Update

With the new version of AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam coming out very soon, we are delighted to let you know that we started transitioning our SAA practice exams from the SAA-C02 to the new SAA-C03 exam version based on the brand new cloud services that AWS recently released. We also released the new SAA-C03 version of our AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Study Guide eBook quite recently.  As for our [...]

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional SAP-C02 Exam Domains

What’s New with the SAP-C02 AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam this 2023?

The AWS Training and Certification team recently announced the third iteration of its challenging AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional (SAP-C02) exam. The first day to take the new version of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam would be on November 15, 2022, with an updated exam code of SAP-C02. Take note that the current version (SAP-C01) will only be available on November 14, 2022 so you still have time to recertify. The [...]

Whitelisting Access to Application Load Balancer Through The Use of AWS WAF

Load balancing an application is a common approach to distributing traffic among multiple servers. It has a breadth of benefits that can optimize performance, including availability and responsiveness, as it spreads the workload from one server to another, preventing server overload. AWS has a wide variety of load balancer types. But one of the most commonly used for web servers is the Application Load Balancer (ALB), as it functions at the application layer, the [...]

Exploring AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practitioner Game

What is AWS Cloud Quest? AWS Cloud Quest is an open-world, role-playing game that teaches you how to create AWS solutions using cloud concepts and exercises based on real life. It helps you learn the intricacies of modern cloud technologies and have fun at the same time. Cloud Quest features 12 real-life scenario assignments which prepare and train you to become an AWS Cloud Practitioner at absolutely no cost. This free game targets audiences [...]

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 Analaytics Specialty Exam - DAS-C01 DAS-C02 - Study Exam Guide

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 DAS-C01 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 [...]

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 [...]

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