AWS Certification Exam Tips

Understanding the Amazon Rekognition Service

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification Exam is an introductory certification and ideal for anyone looking to build their career on AWS and Cloud Computing. As part of preparing for this certification, you need to learn and understand a number of core AWS Services. Amazon Rekognition is one such service that you need to study, albeit, at a high level. Review this post to learn about what the Amazon Rekognition service offers and its typical use cases.

AWS Organizations and Consolidated Billing

AWS Organizations is an Amazon service that enables you to centrally manage multiple AWS accounts by consolidating them into an organization. With AWS Organizations you can have a root account and many sub-accounts which can be managed with policies to ensure they meet the requirements of the business. In addition, you can use Consolidated Billing to manage the billing for all accounts in the organization and benefit from volume discounts. AWS Organizations and Consolidated Billing is an important concept to study in preparation for the AWS Certification Exams. These exam tips highly the key concepts and features of AWS Organizations and Consolidated Billing.

AWS Shared Security Mode and GDPR – Amazon Web Services

With the AWS Shared Security Model, AWS is responsible for the global security “of” the cloud and the customer is responsible for security “in” the cloud. For the AWS Certification exams, you need to understand the principals behind the Shared Security Model.

AMAZON WEB SERVICES GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE: Regions, Availability Zones, and Edge Locations

In total, as of June 2018, AWS Cloud Global Infrastructure has 55 Availability Zones within 18 Geographic Regions and 1 Local Region. It also plans to have 12 more Availability Zones and four more Regions. Amazon CloudFront global network spans 119 Edge Locations in 58 cities, across 26 countries. However, the numbers increase every year as AWS works to keep up with the increasing demand for cloud computing services.

Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) Exam Tips

Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a web service that coordinates and manages the delivery of sending messages to subscribing endpoints or clients. In Amazon SNS, there are two types of clients—publishers and subscribers—also referred to as producers and consumers. For the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, Certified Developer and SysOps Administrator exams, you need to understand the common uses of Amazon SNS and under what scenarios you would recommend using it.

Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) Exam Tips – IaaS Academy

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service that makes it easy to decouple application components, each performing a discrete function which improves scalability and reliability and is best practice design for modern applications.  Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is an important topic to study for the AWS Certification Exams including the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate and the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Certifications.

Domain 2 – Costing Part 1 – AWS CSA Professional

AWS Organizations enables you to consolidate multiple AWS Account into a single organization and centrally manage these accounts.  This allows you to centrally manage multiple accounts using global policies and permissions.  You can also use it to consolidate billing and account management functions and thus manage budgets, security and compliance much more effective for your business.  AWS Organizations also enable you to maximize on volume discounts available on AWS.

Domain 1 – High Availability and Business Continuity Part 2 – AWS CSA Professional

In the previous article we looked at the core concepts of Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) which fundamentally describes the level of loss a company is willing to sustain in the event of a disaster and the time it would take to recover from that disaster.  We then went on to look at various AWS Services on offer and how they have been designed to help develop a complete disaster recovery and business continuity plan.  In this article, we look at four DR scenarios that highlight the use of AWS and compare AWS with traditional DR methods.

Domain 1 – High Availability and Business Continuity Part 1 – AWS CSA Professional

In order to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Exams, you must understand and be able to design and build enterprise-grade solutions.  You must also be able to design and implement appropriate Backup, Restore, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions.  This document is Part 1 of the Domain 1 – High Availability and Business Continuity objective which represents 15% of the exam weight.

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