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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 …

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The Truth About How Much AWS Certifications Really Cost

This is something that always plays at the back of my mind when signing up for a certification. I remember once I was considering getting Agile certified. I did some digging and realised that it was going to cost thousands and required a yearly renewal! So when I approached the AWS certifications I wanted to know the real cost of …

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21 Tips For Passing The Architect Associate Exam

I passed the AWS architect associate certification recently. I learnt a bunch studying for the certification and there’s a lot of ways you can improve your odds of passing the exam so I thought I’d share my best 21 tips for passing the architect associate exam. The best tips for passing the architect associate exam is to form regular study …

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Are AWS Certifications Hard? – My Definitive Answer

Answering this question is always going to be subjective and will depend on who you ask! But if you’re after the textbook answer then here’s how I’d quantify it. While determining difficulty of an exam is always going to involve an element of subjective opinion. It’s fair to say that the exams increase in difficulty as you progress through the …

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AWS Certification For Testers – A Comprehensive Review

This is a question I’ve heard a few times now and I don’t think anyone’s answered it in any kind of comprehensive way so I wanted to put my 2 cents in. I’ve surmised the answer in a few sentences if you’re in a rush. While there is no specific AWS certification for testers. Picking either the Architect Associate or …

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Are AWS Certifications Worth It? Yes, Here’s 10 Reasons Why

Asking yourself if you think it’s worth gaining an AWS Certification? I found myself asking the very same question and couldn’t find a comprehensive list of the benefits of getting AWS certified. Now that I’ve passed, I decided to put together that list and the results you might expect from passing one or more of the AWS Certifications. Certifications provide …