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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 …

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AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) – Certification Guide

Welcome to part 1 of a multiple part course on passing your AWS Architect & Developer Associate exams. The best part…this course is totally free of charge! In this article we will look at Identity Access Management (IAM for short). IAM is AWS’s user management and user access facility and is guaranteed to appear in the associate exams. The article …

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Can AWS be Hacked? – The Simple Answer

Picture the scene, your company has decided to use AWS to host their new green field application. You think to yourself: “Great news! I’ve wanted to use AWS for a while now and here’s my chance.” But as the buzz starts to wear off, you have to start asking real questions about how to host your application in the cloud …

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17 Reasons To Start Using AWS – Real World Examples

This shouldn’t be a tough sell. AWS and Cloud are in my opinion (and many others) a game changer in the industry. Ideas and products that simply weren’t feasible 10 years ago are not attainable for even the smallest startup. Wanna start your own streaming service? No problem Keen to create an eCommerce website that scales regardless of your black …

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Passing the AWS Architect Associate exam – Interview With Chris Green

For those of you considering taking the AWS Architect Associate exam as your next certification. We have a special guest on the blog today, who’s recently passed the exam. Chris Green gives his thoughts and insights into taking the Architect Associate exam. Chris has over 12 years experience working for FTSE 100 financial technology (fin tech) companies. During that time …

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25 AWS Architect Associate Mock Exam Questions Free

My post on 25 Cloud Practitioner Mock Exam Questions proved really popular with readers. So I thought I’d put out another one around the Architect Associate course. If you have the time, after going through these exam questions, check out that post as it has some great tips and techniques on how to approach questions and apply common sense logic …