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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner vs Microsoft Azure AZ-900 Exam

2020-10-14T04:16:31+00:00

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner vs Microsoft Azure AZ-900 Exam One way to boost your career in the cloud computing space is through certifications. These exams will help validate your current understanding and knowledge in the cloud. Cloud service providers offer different learning paths such as Cloud Architect, Cloud Developer, and Cloud Administrator.  Both AWS and Microsoft have introductory certifications that will test your understanding of the basics. AWS has what they call the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, while Microsoft has the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam.  In this article, we will discuss the similarities and differences between these two [...]

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner vs Microsoft Azure AZ-900 Exam2020-10-14T04:16:31+00:00

AWS CloudFormation Deletion Policy

2020-08-18T09:22:50+00:00

AWS CloudFormation Deletion Policy Deleting a stack on CloudFormation also removes all the provisioned resources in it. In some cases, you want some resources to be retained even after deleting its stack. The good thing is that you can do this by defining its DeletionPolicy.  This is pretty straightforward - you just need to define DeletionPolicy with Retain value and for the resources that support snapshot, (like RDS databases) you can set Snapshot as its value. With DeletionPolicy: Snapshot, a snapshot is created before a resource is deleted. This allows you to have a backup of the resource that's been [...]

AWS CloudFormation Deletion Policy2020-08-18T09:22:50+00:00

Amazon Cognito User Pools vs Identity Pools

2020-08-18T08:59:27+00:00

Amazon Cognito User Pools vs Identity Pools With the proliferation of smartphones in our connected world, more and more developers are quickly deploying their applications on the cloud. One of the first challenges in developing applications is allowing users to log in and authenticate on your applications. There are multiple stages involved in user verification and most of these are not visible from the end-user. AWS provides an easy solution for this situation. User Identity verification is at the core of Amazon Cognito. It provides solutions for three key areas of user identification:  Authentication – provides users sign-up and sign-in [...]

Amazon Cognito User Pools vs Identity Pools2020-08-18T08:59:27+00:00

AWS Cheat Sheet – AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

2020-08-18T09:04:26+00:00

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) Distributes incoming application or network traffic across multiple targets, such as EC2 instances, containers (ECS), Lambda functions, and IP addresses, in multiple Availability Zones. When you create a load balancer, you must specify one public subnet from at least two Availability Zones. You can specify only one public subnet per Availability Zone. General features Accepts incoming traffic from clients and routes requests to its registered targets. Monitors the health of its registered targets and routes traffic only to healthy targets. Enable deletion protection to prevent your load balancer from being deleted accidentally. Disabled by default. [...]

AWS Cheat Sheet – AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)2020-08-18T09:04:26+00:00

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

2020-08-18T09:04:07+00:00

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) Distributes incoming application or network traffic across multiple targets, such as EC2 instances, containers (ECS), Lambda functions, and IP addresses, in multiple Availability Zones. When you create a load balancer, you must specify one public subnet from at least two Availability Zones. You can specify only one public subnet per Availability Zone. General features Accepts incoming traffic from clients and routes requests to its registered targets. Monitors the health of its registered targets and routes traffic only to healthy targets. Enable deletion protection to prevent your load balancer from being deleted accidentally. Disabled by default. [...]

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)2020-08-18T09:04:07+00:00

Amazon Simple WorkFlow (Amazon SWF)

2020-08-18T09:02:30+00:00

Amazon Simple WorkFlow (Amazon SWF) A fully-managed state tracker and task coordinator in the Cloud. You create desired workflows with their associated tasks and any conditional logic you wish to apply and store them with SWF. Features SWF promotes a separation between the control flow of your background job's stepwise logic and the actual units of work that contain your unique business logic. SWF manages your workflow execution history and other details of your workflows across 3 availability zones. SWF lets you write your application components and coordination logic in any programming language and run them in the cloud or [...]

Amazon Simple WorkFlow (Amazon SWF)2020-08-18T09:02:30+00:00

Amazon SNS

2020-08-18T09:02:08+00:00

Amazon SNS A web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. SNS follows the “publish-subscribe” (pub-sub) messaging paradigm, with notifications being delivered to clients using a “push” mechanism rather than to periodically check or “poll” for new information and updates. Features SNS is an event-driven computing hub that has native integration with a wide variety of AWS event sources (including EC2, S3, and RDS) and AWS event destinations (including SQS, and Lambda). Event-driven computing is a model in which subscriber services automatically perform work in response to events triggered by publisher services. [...]

Amazon SNS2020-08-18T09:02:08+00:00

AWS Cheat Sheet – AWS Billing and Cost Management

2020-08-18T09:01:54+00:00

AWS Billing and Cost Management Cost Explorer tracks and analyzes your AWS usage. It is free for all accounts. Use Budgets to manage budgets for your account. Use Bills to see details about your current charges. Use Payment History to see your past payment transactions. AWS Billing and Cost Management closes the billing period at midnight on the last day of each month and then calculates your bill. At the end of a billing cycle or at the time you choose to incur a one-time fee, AWS charges the credit card you have on file and issues your invoice as [...]

AWS Cheat Sheet – AWS Billing and Cost Management2020-08-18T09:01:54+00:00

AWS Billing and Cost Management

2020-08-18T09:01:43+00:00

AWS Billing and Cost Management Cost Explorer tracks and analyzes your AWS usage. It is free for all accounts. Use Budgets to manage budgets for your account. Use Bills to see details about your current charges. Use Payment History to see your past payment transactions. AWS Billing and Cost Management closes the billing period at midnight on the last day of each month and then calculates your bill. At the end of a billing cycle or at the time you choose to incur a one-time fee, AWS charges the credit card you have on file and issues your invoice as [...]

AWS Billing and Cost Management2020-08-18T09:01:43+00:00

AWS Cheat Sheet – Amazon Inspector

2020-08-18T09:00:44+00:00

Amazon Inspector An automated security assessment service that helps you test the network accessibility of your EC2 instances and the security state of your applications running on the instances. Inspector uses IAM service-linked roles. Features Inspector provides an engine that analyzes system and resource configuration and monitors activity to determine what an assessment target looks like, how it behaves, and its dependent components. The combination of this telemetry provides a complete picture of the assessment target and its potential security or compliance issues. Inspector incorporates a built-in library of rules and reports. These include checks against best practices, common compliance [...]

AWS Cheat Sheet – Amazon Inspector2020-08-18T09:00:44+00:00

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