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.
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) 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 (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.
VPC Flows are collected, processed, and stored in capture windows that are approximately 10 minutes long. The log group will be created and the first flow records will become visible in the console about ten minutes after you create the Flow Log. You can create up to two Flow Logs on one resource.
Amazon AWS OpsWorks is a configuration management service that enables you to turn your Infrastructure into code and deployment AWS resources, install applications and deliver complete end to end application solutions using Chef. This article, Amazon AWS OpsWorks Exam Tips gives you an overview of the concepts you need to learn for both the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam and the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Exam.
As a SysOps Administrator, another core AWS Service which needs to be monitored is the Elastic Load Balancers you use on the AWS Account for example when you are delivering High Availability services for your web server farm. This article, monitoring and metrics for Elastic Load Balancers looks at some key concepts and hints on what to study for your AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Exam.
As part of your Sysops Administration duties, you need to ensure you monitor all your core AWS Services. This includes using CloudWatch and CloudTrail services to monitor your Simple Storage Services (S3). Prepare for your AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Exam, by review core monitoring tools and the kind of metrics you can monitor for Amazon S3.
A primary task for an AWS Sysops Administrator is to monitor the core services on the platform. Amazon RDS is one such services that needs to be managed and monitored. Monitoring RDS is an important topic to study for the AWS Certified Sysops Administrator – Associate Exam
Amazon Elastic Block Storage is a block-level storage device that can be used as virtual disks attached to EC2 instances to provide local server storage. Databases will also utilize EBS volumes of different types based on capacity and IOPS requirements to provide storage. This article, Monitoring and Metrics Exam Tips for EBS provides an overview of core concepts you need to learn for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Exam