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My DVA-C02 AWS Developer Associate Exam Experience


A few weeks ago, I took and passed the latest AWS Certified Developer Associate exam, DVA-C02. If you've already cleared DVA-C01 and intend to recertify, note that you can no longer book DVA-C01 exams. I suggest checking out this article I wrote a couple of months ago. This breaks down the changes you need to be aware of, and I’ve also shared my expectations for the DVA-C02 exam.  In this post, I'll be sharing my experience on the exam, discussing my thoughts on it, and providing tips and tricks that can hopefully help you get through it. Is DVA-C02 more [...]

My DVA-C02 AWS Developer Associate Exam Experience2023-03-31T03:26:35+00:00

Customize Your Invite Links with Amazon S3 Website Redirect


If you use Discord, Slack, or Telegram, you're probably familiar with those long and complicated invite links used to join servers or channels. These links can be difficult to remember and may even discourage some people from joining. With URL redirection, you can create a custom and easy-to-remember domain name for your invite links. For example, you might use a domain like "discord.mycoolsite.com" that redirects to the invitation page of your Discord server, which might look something like this: "discord.com/invite/aabbCCDD". Inviting people thru a custom domain can reinforce your brand and make it easier for others to share and join [...]

Customize Your Invite Links with Amazon S3 Website Redirect2023-03-29T03:47:22+00:00

Using Amazon Route 53 Resolver


In the previous blog post, we talked about Split-view DNS using Amazon Route 53, in which the DNS server gives out a different response to the same DNS query based on where the query came from. This is helpful if you are in a hybrid environment when you want an internal application to resolve a domain from a private hosted zone and external applications to resolve from a public hosted zone in Route 53. In hybrid environments, configuring Amazon Route 53 hosted zones can be tricky. Your VPC and on-premises resources may need to resolve DNS names hosted on the [...]

Using Amazon Route 53 Resolver2023-03-27T06:11:02+00:00

Is a Cloud Computing Career Still Worth Pursuing in 2023?


Cloud computing has remained a hot topic in the IT field for the past years, gaining even more attention during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 2020 and 2021, there’s been a burst of cloud adoption from startups, mid-sized businesses, and even large enterprises as they looked for ways to adapt to remote work and digital operations. And it's no wonder, given the benefits it offers over traditional on-premises solutions, like more flexibility and scalability, better security, and improved collaboration and productivity. As the hype around cloud continues to grow and with the pandemic slowly easing up, you might [...]

Is a Cloud Computing Career Still Worth Pursuing in 2023?2023-03-27T09:19:20+00:00

7 Most In-Demand IT Skills for 2023


Every day the growth of technology is exponential, there will come a time when the technology you've just learned will be obsolete. If you’re currently exploring opportunities in the IT industry, we’re gonna tackle the article provided by Indeed about the best IT jobs for the year 2023. Below, you'll find information that reflects the current trends and offers a chance to explore new career paths. Despite the anticipated advancements in technology, our objective is to give you an idea of what to anticipate. Here are the top 7 most in-demand IT skills for 2023: 1. Full Stack Developer A [...]

7 Most In-Demand IT Skills for 20232023-03-27T09:20:42+00:00

Using Origin Access Control (OAC) to Secure S3 Object Access to CloudFront


What is Amazon S3 Object Access? Amazon S3 is one of the most popular AWS service organizations use, as it offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance for object storage. S3 is utilized to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics. One of the frequent use cases of Amazon S3 is for storing static media content. It works well together with CloudFront distribution, especially if the content needs to be delivered around the world. [...]

Using Origin Access Control (OAC) to Secure S3 Object Access to CloudFront2023-03-27T06:09:28+00:00

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner CLF-C01 Exam Domains


Amazon Web Services began its Global Certification Program in 2013 with the primary purpose of validating the technical skills and knowledge of IT Professionals in building secure and reliable cloud-based applications using the AWS Cloud. On April 2013, AWS launched its first-ever AWS Certification test called the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam. This was followed by the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator and AWS Certified Developer Associate exams. Amazon has been continuously expanding and updating its certification program year after year. They launched a series of Professional and Specialty-level certifications that cover various topics like DevOps, machine learning, data analytics, advanced [...]

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner CLF-C01 Exam Domains2023-03-20T01:17:02+00:00

Retrieving Parameter Values from SSM Parameter Store through AWS Lambda


In today's world, serverless computing is gaining popularity as it offers technologies for running code, managing data, and integrating applications, all without managing servers. It eliminates the infrastructure management tasks so developers can focus on application development. One of the requirements of serverless development is storage for configuration data management and secrets management. Developers need to store data such as passwords, database strings, etc., at some point. Luckily, Parameter Store, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, provides secure, hierarchical storage for configuration data management and secrets management that works well in serverless development. Developers can store values as plain text [...]

Retrieving Parameter Values from SSM Parameter Store through AWS Lambda2023-03-27T04:01:09+00:00

Secure EC2 Instances Connections Leveraging Session Manager


As more workloads are being migrated to the cloud, security should always be a top priority. Some organizations fail to consider security and therefore paid the price of having their workloads compromised. For example, an EC2 instance that has its SSH inbound port open to the world, therefore, providing unrestricted access to attackers globally. Luckily, AWS has a service that allows you to connect to your EC2 instances without opening any inbound port, eliminating this particular security risk, and that is AWS Systems Manager Session Manager. Session Manager is a fully managed AWS Systems Manager capability. You can use an [...]

Secure EC2 Instances Connections Leveraging Session Manager2023-03-20T01:27:23+00:00

Benefits of Being AWS Certified


Have you ever heard of AWS Certifications? Are you wondering if it is beneficial to get one? Is an AWS certification enough to land a cloud-related job? These are typical questions that aspirants ask and wonder if it’s favorable to commit to studying. For this article, we will discuss the benefits of being AWS certified and whether it’s worth it to invest time and effort. Let’s get started. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive, broadly adopted, and leading cloud platform that offers the most functionality than any other cloud provider. It has the largest community of customers [...]

Benefits of Being AWS Certified2023-03-20T05:13:55+00:00

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