AWS Certification Exam Tips

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.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 Exam Tips

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2 is one of the most important Exam topics on the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam. These exam tips are a must read before you enter the exam room and it is vital that you also get hands on experience in designing, configuring and supporting EC2 instances on the AWS platform. EC2 stands for Elastic Compute Cloud and is a web services that enables you to launch Compute Cloud instances (servers) in a matter of minutes. It enables you to scale your compute capacity without worrying about availability of underlying hardware or resources.

AWS S3 Transfer Acceleration Exam Tips

This article discusses AWS S3 Transfer Acceleration Exam Tips. A fairly new service and likely to start coming up in the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam, Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration is a web service which provides fast, easy, and secure transfers of files over long distances between AWS customers and their S3 bucket(s). Transfer Acceleration takes advantage of Amazon CloudFront’s globally distributed edge locations. As the data arrives at an edge location, data is routed to Amazon S3 over an optimized network path.