AWS Certification Exam Tips

Amazon Relational Database Service – RDS Exam Tips

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Amazon RDS offers you six database engines to choose from, namely, Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

Amazon RDS is a critical exam topic to help you prepare for the AWS Certification Exams.

Amazon Route 53 – Exam Tips

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service. It is extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating names like into the numeric IP addresses like that computers use to connect to each other. Amazon Route 53 supports both IPv4 and IPv6. Our exam tips on Amazon Route 53 covers all core concepts and topics you need to learn in order to prepare yourself for all three Associate Exams

Amazon Simple Storage Service – S3 Exam Tips Part 4

Amazon S3 provides highly available object storage with excellent durability. Amazon S3 can be used for a wide range of use cases including storing backup data and archival content. In addition, it is possible to host a static website directly from within an S3 bucket adding to the versatility of the platform. In this 4th and final part of the series, we discuss additional features of the S3 service. This 4-part series will you help in your revision of the S3 platform and prepare you for both the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam as well as the AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam.

Amazon Elastic Load Balancers Exam Tips

Elastic Load Balancers help you to distribute traffic across multiple instances and thus give you the capabilities to design a fault tolerant solution. You can distribute traffic evenly across instances in multiple availability zones. This article, Elastic Load Balancers Exam Tips provides core concepts that you need to know for both the Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam and the Certified Developer Associate Exam.

Amazon Elastic Transcoder– Exam Tips

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is webservice that enables you to transcode media files (audio or video) to a particular format, size and quality. This enables you to produce media files for playback on a wide range of devices such as mobiles, tablets, desktop computers and televisions. This article, Amazon Elastic Transcoder – Exam Tips provides a breakdown of important concept you need to understand for the Solutions Architect Associate Exam.

Amazon Simple Workflow Services – SWF Exam Tips

Amazon SWF is a webservice that manages the coordination of workflows across distributed systems which can involve any number of activities to achieve a help build scalable and resillient applications. It enables the coordination of activities and its execution across multiple computing devices and across different AWS regions. These workflows can be carried out sequentially or in parellel. This article, Amazon Simple Workflow Services – SWF Exam Tips provides some key points you should be aware of before entering the exam room.

Amazon EBS Volumes with RAID Exam Tips

This article, Amazon EBS Volumes with RAID Exam Tips provides a quick overview on the type of RAID options you can configure with your AWS EBS Volumes. As part of preparing for your AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam you may well have a question or two on the best RAID options available for your EBS volumes. It is also important to note that you can only use software RAID configurations with EBS Volumes.

Amazon EBS Volumes and Snapshots Exam Tips

This article, titled ‘Amazon EBS Volumes and Snapshots Exam Tips’ is another important topic to learn in preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam. An Amazon EBS volume is block-level storage device that you can attach to a single EC2 instance. Like a virtual hard disk, this can host the instance operating systems, database as well as system and data files. You can use it like a physical hard drive attached to your servers in the AWS Cloud.

Amazon EC2 Security Groups Exam Tips

This article provides key exam tips on Amazon EC2 Security Groups. A security group enables you to protect your resource in the AWS cloud by acting as a virtual firewall. When you launch instances, you can associate one or more security groups to the instance and add rules which explicitly allow traffic to and from the instance. Each security group can be associated to multiple instances. Security Groups and Network Access Control Lists enable you to protect your AWS environment and is a key topic to study for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Exam.

Amazon EC2 Encrypting EBS Boot Volumes Exam Tips

You can launch Amazon EC2 instances with an encrypted Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) boot volume, which together with EBS data volume encryption means you can now encrypt all your EBS storage. The process of configuring encrypted boot volumes however is not straightforward and as an important exam tip, you should know that by default boot/root volumes are not encrypted during standard instance launch.