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AWS Network ACLs vs Security Groups – A Comprehensive Review

Welcome to part 11 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! In this article we’ll compare and contrast network access control lists (nacl) and security groups. And explain when you might want to choose one over the other. What is an AWS network …

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NAT Instance vs NAT Gateway Certification Guide

Welcome to part 10 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! If you’ve been following my series on VPCs then by now you’ll have a decent understanding of what one is. In our first article we learnt the basic concepts of VPCs and …

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AWS VPC Creation Step By Step – Tutorial With Images

Welcome to part 9 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! If you haven’t already checked out my Introduction post on VPC then you should definitely check that out to get a well rounded view of what Virtual Private Cloud is. This post …

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AWS VPC Introduction & Certification Guide

Welcome to part 8 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! Virtual Private Cloud or VPC for short plays a massive part in all of the AWS Associate certifications. If you want to stand a chance of passing any of them then you …

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Amazon Kinesis Crash Course Guide

Welcome to part 7 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! By this point in our free course on AWS Certifications you would have covered lots of cool topics. In case you forgot, here’s a little reminder of those articles: AWS Identity and …

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AWS API Gateway For Dummies

Welcome to part 6 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! When I was studying for the AWS Architect Associate exam I knew that API Gateway was something that has recently been added to the exam. So I did a bunch of research, …

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AWS Simple Notification Service & Simple Workflow Service Guides

Welcome to part 5 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! Simple Workflow Service (SWF) and Simple Notification Service are admittedly not major players in any of the AWS certifications. But we should at least know the basics of both of these services …

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AWS Simple Queue Service Guide (SQS)

Welcome to part 4 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! When I was studying for the AWS Architect Associate exam I knew that Simple Queue Service (SQS) would show up. So I did a bunch of research, asked people who’ve recently passed …

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AWS Certification RDS Guide – With Exam Tips

Welcome to part 3 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! In this article we will look at Amazon’s Relation Database Service (RDS for short). RDS allows user to create relational databases hosted in the cloud for various vendors including Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL …

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AWS Route53 – Associate Certification Guide & Exam Questions

Welcome to part 2 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect, Developer & Sysops Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! In this article we will look at Route53 DNS service. Route53 is AWS’s DNS management and routing policy service. You can do things like register domains here, set up health checks and …