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What’s New with the SAP-C02 AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam this 2022?

2022-07-21T06:28:30+00:00

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 new SAP-C02 will be focused on designing new AWS solutions, as shown on its official exam guide.   History of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional [...]

What’s New with the SAP-C02 AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam this 2022?2022-07-21T06:28:30+00:00

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

2022-07-21T06:16:35+00:00

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 seventh layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. After setting up an ALB, it is also essential to consider security as it’s one of the [...]

Whitelisting Access to Application Load Balancer Through The Use of AWS WAF2022-07-21T06:16:35+00:00

Exploring AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practitioner Game

2022-07-10T04:00:36+00:00

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 that are new to Cloud Computing and people who want to learn the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Before you can play, you have to [...]

Exploring AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practitioner Game2022-07-10T04:00:36+00:00

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

2022-06-20T01:54:25+00:00

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 this manually can be quite tedious and can significantly increase the operational load. It involves human intervention and hence, piling up its risks for human errors. [...]

Building Dynamic Start and Stop Scheduler Functions for Non-Distributed Applications Under Auto-Scaling Group2022-06-20T01:54:25+00:00

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

2022-07-11T23:05:35+00:00

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 of them all, there are certain metrics that are non-negotiable. Examples of these are CPU utilization, memory usage, disk space, disk usage, network throughput, and so [...]

Real-time Monitoring of 5XX Errors using AWS Lambda, CloudWatch Logs and Slack2022-07-11T23:05:35+00:00

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

2022-05-30T06:57:00+00:00

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. Cloud computing, like any other utility, should be treated the same way.  Just as we are told to unplug appliances when not in use, removing/stopping unused [...]

Automatically stop non-production RDS databases with AWS Lambda and Amazon EventBridge2022-05-30T06:57:00+00:00

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

2022-08-02T01:58:50+00:00

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 the data lifecycle of collection, storage, processing, and visualization. This specialty certification exam is on par with the other AWS Professional level tests so you need [...]

AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty DAS-C01 Exam Study Path2022-08-02T01:58:50+00:00

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

2022-03-06T12:11:04+00:00

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 Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam (SAA-C03) Let’s take a look at the brief history first of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam. It all began in [...]

What’s New with the SAA-C03 AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam this 2022?2022-03-06T12:11:04+00:00

Getting Started with SageMaker Ground Truth Private Workforce

2021-11-28T10:18:04+00:00

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 Ground Truth and how it helps data science teams get access to clean labeled datasets.  When performing machine learning experiments, getting access to labeled datasets is [...]

Getting Started with SageMaker Ground Truth Private Workforce2021-11-28T10:18:04+00:00

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

2021-11-04T11:28:14+00:00

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 sections: [1] Synthetic Data Generation (found in PART I) [2] Using MinMaxScaler without the managed infrastructure support of SageMaker Processing (found in PART I) [3] Using [...]

Scalable Data Processing and Transformation using SageMaker Processing (Part 2 of 2)2021-11-04T11:28:14+00:00

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