Category: Certification

AWS Advanced Networking Specialty

AWS Advanced Networking Specialty

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, however I’ve recently been studying for the AWS Advanced Networking Specialty Exam. Since re:Invent at the latter end of 2017 I’d made the decision to take a little time off of the studying but that changed when Sybex Published the AWS official study guide for the Advanced Networking Specialty. To date the book is still not available here in the UK as the release date seems to keep being delayed (perhaps due to distribution issues) but I was able to order it directly from Amazon.com in the US and get it shipped.

AWS Advanced Networking Official Study Guide

The book itself I thought was extremely good and covered the topics in pretty good detail and what I really liked was that it covered a number of the newer services such as PrivateLink and GuardDuty.

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A New Year and New AWS Exams

AWS Cloud Practitioner

Firstly I’d like to wish a Happy New Year to everyone.  Apologies for the lack of posts recently as I’ve taken a bit of a break from the studying following re:Invent and the festive period.

January has started as last year finished from a work perspective with lots of things currently on the go at the moment and hence why I’ve been trying to recharge myself before continuing with any of the AWS certifications.

Last Friday I attended an event at the AWS UK Headquarters for re:Invent 2.0 comes to London which was focused on the Public Sector.  Whilst there wasn’t any new announcements since it was aimed at people that weren’t able to attend Las Vegas for re:Invent, it was designed to bring to life some of new releases to the platform at a. high level.  Personally for myself, it was a good opportunity to listen to the talk on Elastic Container Service (ECS), AWS Fargate and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).  Fargate and EKS were two new announcements from re:Invent and I didnt have the opportunity to attend any of the breakout sessions related to those services whilst I was there so it was a good opportunity to learn about them.  I’m going to try and spend some time learning more about containers such as Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos and the use cases for them as opposed to traditional IaaS. Continue reading “A New Year and New AWS Exams”

AWS re:Invent – Day 5

It’s been a few days since re:Invent finished in Las Vegas and am currently still on vacation with my wife. Yesterday evening we decided to go on the LINQ High Roller observation wheel to see the view of the Las Vegas strip. Whilst we were doing so I was looking back at the Venetian and the Sands Expo where so much of re:Invent was held and then noticed the huge structure of where the re:Play party was held. Although it was in the car park of the LINQ there were a significant amount of people working to try and dismantle the temporary structure under flood lights so that it could return to normal.

Whilst doing so I also realised that I hadn’t updated the blog regarding sitting the Solution Architect Professional Exam. As I had booked the exam for the last possible slot that I could, I decided to make sure I was well rested from the party the night before and have a good breakfast as I was sitting it just before lunchtime.

Post breakfast I headed back to my hotel room to do some last minute study. As part of this I reviewed a raft of my notes from my OneNote and reviewed the additional questions that we did on the bootcamp earlier in the week.

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AWS re:Invent – Day 2

This post is a little later than I had planned as yesterday it was completely non stop from 6am. The day started with a quick breakfast at the MGM in a room that seemed to be the size of an aircraft hanger after which it was daily chore of queuing for the shuttle bus to the Venetian.

A quick walk over to the Mirage for a Solution Architect Professional Exam Readiness Bootcamp. It was attended by circa of 100 people with varying levels of experience of which only one was sitting the recertification. What surprised me was the number of people who hadn’t even sat the Associate which is a prerequisite for the exam. Continue reading “AWS re:Invent – Day 2”

AWS SA Professional – Practice Question 12

question

Your customer is implementing a video on-demand streaming platform on AWS. The requirements are; support for multiple devices such as IOS, Android and PC and client devices, using a standard client player, using streaming technology (not download) and scalable architecture with cost effectiveness. Which architecture meets the requirements? (Choose 1)

a. Store the video contents to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) as an origin server. Configure the Amazon CloudFront distribution with a streaming option to stream the video contents

b. Store the video contents to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) as an origin server. Configure the Amazon CloudFront distribution with a download option to stream the video contents.

c. Launch a streaming server on Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) (for example, Adobe Media Server), and store the video contents as an origin server. Configure the Amazon CloudFront distribution with a download option to stream the video contents

d. Launch a streaming server on Amazon EC2 (for example, Adobe Media Server), and store the video contents as an origin server. Launch and configure the required amount of streaming servers on Amazon EC2 as an edge server to stream the video contents.

This question is testing your understanding of a both Amazon S3 and CloudFront. I’d highly recommend reading the following articles from the AWS Blog and CloudFront Documentation:

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