Category Archives: AWS Certified Solutions Architect

2018 AWS Security Specialty Exam: Updated July 2018

Finally, it’s here! I’ve compiled a list of resources and videos to help you study! AWS Certified Security – Specialty Exam   Official Exam Guide First, here is the pdf of the  AWS Exam Guide for the  SCS-C01 Now, here is … Continue reading

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Path to AWS Architect Professional – Storage Anti-Patterns

  This post a summary on my notes from reading the Storage Design Anti-Patterns addressed in this AWS Whitepaper.   “An anti-pattern is a common response to a recurring problem that is usually ineffective and risks being highly counterproductive” S3 Anti-Patterns:  Amazon S3 … Continue reading

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Path to AWS Architect Professional – Which DB to use? re:Invent Notes

AWS reInvent vids on youtube are a goldmine for knowledge seekers. What follows are my notes from the AWS ReInvent 2017 ‘Which Database to use when’ Presentation I am using these vids to study for my AWS Architect Professional exam coming … Continue reading

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AWS S3 Bucket Policy Batman Style

  As easy as bucket Policies are supposed to be, I fought for some hard won knowledge on how to bolt together what I thought was going to be a simple policy.  After banging my head, I called AWS support … Continue reading

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Getting AWS IAM info via AWS CLI and Linux

Hi friends, I wrote a script that is useful for getting AWS IAM info: [ account number, users, list of groups to which each user belongs and any policies attached directly to the user ] in one place.  The script … Continue reading

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PaloAlto VM Firewalls with AWS ELB/ALB

Hey friends – wanted to continue sharing my knowledge as I uncover how to use Palo Alto FW inside AWS. Here is some information about this Cloud Formation Template by Palo Alto. Basically, the link above leads to a collection … Continue reading

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Passed AWS SysOps Associate Exam!

Hi! I passed the AWS SysOps Associate exam, so I wanted to spend a few minutes and give my thoughts on it. I can’t give any data on actual questions, because that breaks the AWS NDA, but I do have … Continue reading

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