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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 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

AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty ANS-C01 Exam Study Path


Bookmarks AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty Overview ANS-C01 Study Materials for ANS-C01 Core AWS Services to Focus On AWS Services That Will Appear In The ANS-C01 Exam Irrelevant AWS Services That Will NOT Appear In The ANS-C01 Exam Common Exam Scenarios for ANS-C01 Validate Your Knowledge Final Remarks The AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty ANS-C01 certification exam is a part of the AWS Specialty learning path and is a highly in-demand certificate among AWS Specialty certifications. The Advanced Networking path focuses on designing and maintaining network architectures in [...]

AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty ANS-C01 Exam Study Path2022-08-12T00:04:06+00:00

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 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

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)


Bookmarks Components Storage Networking Security Monitoring Pricing A managed service that allows you to run Kubernetes on AWS without installing, operating, or maintaining your own Kubernetes control plane or nodes. Integration with various AWS services to provide scalability and security for your applications: Amazon ECR for container images Elastic Load Balancing for load distribution IAM for authentication Amazon VPC for isolation Components Clusters An EKS cluster is made up of two main components: EKS control plane It is made up of nodes that run the Kubernetes software (API server & etcd). [...]

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)2022-08-03T07:38:46+00:00

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 infrastructure of your own. You can provision a Transfer Family server with multiple protocols (SFTP, FTPS, FTP).   Benefits   Fully managed service and scales in real time. You don't need to modify your applications or run any file transfer protocol infrastructure. Supports up to 3 Availability Zones and is backed [...]

AWS Transfer Family2021-11-11T09:22:08+00:00

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 of the exam, I received a message regarding the number of questions in the multiple-choice and multiple-response sections, including the number of exam labs in the [...]

AWS Certified Sysops Administrator Associate (SOA-C02) Exam Experience2021-10-07T05:22:12+00:00

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 SCENARIO In this scenario, you have to create a CloudWatch alarm that publishes a message to an SNS topic when triggered. The alarm state is based [...]

Sample SysOps Exam Lab Scenario #1 – Create an Alarm Using a Metric Filter2021-08-10T06:50:48+00:00

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 Route 53 health checks, and compare them with one another.

ELB Health Checks vs Route 53 Health Checks For Target Health Monitoring2021-05-17T11:54:57+00:00

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 Zone. Endpoints are regional, which means they are only usable within the same region they are created in. Since interface endpoints use ENIs, they also use security groups to control traffic. Can be accessed through AWS VPN connections or AWS Direct Connect connections, through intra-region VPC peering connections from Nitro instances, [...]

Interface Endpoint vs Gateway Endpoint vs Gateway Load Balancer Endpoint2021-08-31T08:24:23+00:00

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 file system interface such as NFS protocol. • Amazon EFS supports file system access semantics such as strong consistency and file locking. • EFS file systems can automatically scale in storage to handle petabytes of data. With Bursting mode, the throughput available to a file system scales as a file system [...]

Amazon EFS vs Amazon FSx for Windows vs Amazon FSx for Lustre2021-06-21T07:15:21+00:00

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