Category Archives: Certification

AWS DevOps Pro Domain 1: SDLC Automation (part 1)

By | September 19, 2021

In this series of articles, I’m going to go through Domain 1 of the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam guide. As such, I will break down each of the concepts into walk-throughs of the process: 1.1 Apply concepts required to automate a CI/CD pipeline Set up repositories Set up build services Integrate automated testing… Read More »

Studying for the AWS DevOps Professional Certification (DOP-C01): Part 1

By | August 29, 2021

OK! It’s time to stop dithering, dilly-dallying, lolly-gagging, and procrastinating!!!! I’m going to start studying for the AWS Certified DevOps professional certificate! Why are you blogging about it? To keep myself honest (and to help me review while on the road), I’m going to be posting my study notes in blog-format here. This will help… Read More »

My Experience with the AWS Solutions Architect Pro (AWS-PSA) Exam

By | January 15, 2017

It took me 2 times to pass this test and I have to say, it is a very difficult and rather sneaky exam 😉 To start off, this is the progression of study material that I used, in order: Watched the excellent acloud.guru video series. Read all of the whitepapers in the recommended reading list as… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Pro – Study Notes Domain 8

By | November 29, 2016

Domain 8.0: Cloud Migration and Hybrid Architecture (10% of exam) 8.1 Plan and execute for applications migrations 8.2 Demonstrate ability to design hybrid cloud architectures VMware Integration AWS management portal for vCenter: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/vcenter-portal/ Portal installs as a vCenter plug-in Enables you to migrate VMware VMs to EC2 & Manage AWS resources from within vCenter Use… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Pro – Study Notes Domain 7

By | December 4, 2016

Domain 7.0: Scalability and Elasticity (15% of exam) 7.1 Demonstrate the ability to design a loosely coupled system 7.2 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate front-end scaling architecture 7.3 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate middle-tier scaling architecture 7.4 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate data storage scaling architecture 7.5 Determine trade-offs… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Pro – Study Notes Domain 6

By | December 3, 2016

Domain 6.0: Security (20% of exam) 6.1 Design information security management systems and compliance controls 6.2 Design security controls with the AWS shared responsibility model and global infrastructure 6.3 Design identity and access management controls 6.4 Design protection of Data at Rest controls 6.5 Design protection of Data in Flight and Network Perimeter controls AWS… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Pro – Study Notes Domain 5

By | November 26, 2016

Domain 5.0: Data Storage for a complex large scale deployment (15% of exam) 5.1 Demonstrate ability to make architectural trade off decisions involving storage options 5.2 Demonstrate ability to make architectural trade off decisions involving database options 5.3 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate data storage architecture 5.4 Determine use of synchronous versus asynchronous… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Pro – Study Notes Domain 4

By | November 26, 2016

Domain 4.0: Network Design for a complex large scale deployment (10% of Exam) 4.1 Demonstrate ability to design and implement networking features of AWS 4.2 Demonstrate ability to design and implement connectivity features of AWS When you create a NAT instance, don’t forget to disable source/destination checks! VPC Peering (http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonVPC/latest/PeeringGuide/Welcome.html) : Connecting 2 VPCs within… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Pro – Study Notes Domain 3

By | November 26, 2016

Domain 3.0: Deployment Management (10% of exam) 3.1 Ability to manage the lifecycle of an application on AWS 3.2 Demonstrate ability to implement the right architecture for development, testing, and staging environments 3.3 Position and select most appropriate AWS deployment mechanism based on scenario CloudFormation https://aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/faqs/ Services supported http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/cfn-supported-resources.html#d0e194974 : API Gateway Auto scaling CloudFront… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Pro – Study Notes Domain 2

By | November 26, 2016

Domain 2.0: Costing (5% of exam) 2.1 Demonstrate ability to make architectural decisions that minimize and optimize infrastructure cost 2.2 Apply the appropriate AWS account and billing set-up options based on scenario 2.3 Ability to compare and contrast the cost implications of different architectures EC2 types https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/ On-demand https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/on-demand/ Highest hourly rate, no commitments Ideal… Read More »