AJSnetworking.com Podcast – An Overview of AWS Certification 4/6/2018

April 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

AWS Certification

I got this podcast idea from my friend Chris Riling at Cisco Systems. He was curious about AWS Certifications! Enjoy!


AJSnetworking.com Podcast – The New Network+ Exam 4/5/2018

April 5, 2018 at 2:32 pm


Based on your feedback – I recorded a podcast episode today covering the details of the new Network+ exam (N10-007) from CompTIA.org. Enjoy!


AJSnetworking.com Podcast – What I am Working On! 4/4/2018

April 4, 2018 at 2:34 pm


The latest podcast episode is up with a quick rundown of what I am currently working on for you! Enjoy!


My Interview Podcast with the Broadcast Storm!

March 17, 2018 at 9:29 am


Thanks so much to Kevin Wallace for featuring an interview with yours truly in his recent podcast episode.

Here is the link for the podcast if you would like to check it out!


In this podcast we discuss:

  • Tips for the Troubleshooting Section of the CCIE R/S Lab
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Anthony’s New CCIE R&S Prep Club
  • What Anthony has Learned from Tony Robbins
  • What Anthony is Working on Now
  • And More…

CBT Nuggets Releasing New SQL Server 2016 Training Modules

March 7, 2018 at 5:30 am

SQL Server 2016

I can speak to the incredible quality of the new SQL Server 2016 training being released weekly at CBT Nuggets in 2018. I can do this because I was blessed to be the peer reviewer of this incredible content.

Check out the latest modules that were just released!

1.1 Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-764: Configure Encryption

1. SQL Server Encryption

2. Implement Cell-level Encryption

3. Implement Always Encrypted

4. Implement Backup Encryption

5. Configure Transparent Data Encryption

6. Configure Encryption for Connections

7. Troubleshoot Encryption Errors

8. Lab – Configure Encryption

1.2 Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2016 70-764: Configure Data Access and Permissions

1. SQL Server Data Access

2. Create and Maintain Users

3. Create and Maintain Custom Roles

4. Manage Database Object Permissions

5. Configure Row-level Security

6. Configure Dynamic Data Masking

7. Configure User Options in Azure

8. Lab – Configure Data Access and Permissions

These are just some of the great SQL Server 2016 modules awaiting you at CBT Nuggets. Note they include Hands On Labs that will reinforce your skills as well as challenge you.

Have fun! I know I did!

Downloading CBT Nuggets for Offline Viewing – Now in the Windows App!

March 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm

NuggetsI notice from the email that I receive that many CBT Nugget learners are still unaware of the fact that you can always download Nuggets for offline viewing. This works in the mobile versions of our apps – like on the iPhone, iPad, or an Android device. Also, keep in mind this also works in our new Universal Windows App! Check out the video here announcing this exciting new option!

AWS Offers Certified Developer – Associate Beta Exam

February 28, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Certified Developer

This beta exam validates a candidate’s understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices. It also validates proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS.

  • Price: 75 USD
  • First exam delivery: February 19, 2018
  • Last exam delivery: March 16, 2018

If you want a crack at the beta exam – get registered here: https://www.aws.training/certification

Here is the beta exam blueprint. We can certainly expect this is what the new final exam blueprint will look like if we want to track our studies to that upcoming exam:

Content Area 1: Deployment

Topic 1.1 Deploy written code in AWS using existing CI/CD pipelines, processes, and patterns.
Topic 1.2 Deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk.
Topic 1.3 Prepare the application deployment package to be deployed to AWS.
Topic 1.4 Deploy serverless applications.

Content Area 2: Security

Topic 2.1 Make authenticated calls to AWS services.
Topic 2.2 Implement encryption using AWS services.
Topic 2.3 Implement application authentication and authorization.

Content Area 3: Development with AWS Services

Topic 3.1 Write code for serverless applications.
Topic 3.2 Translate functional requirements into application design.
Topic 3.3 Implement application design into application code.
Topic 3.4 Write code that interacts with AWS services by using APIs, SDKs, and AWS CLI.

Content Area 4: Refactoring

Topic 4.1 Optimize application to best use AWS services and features.
Topic 4.2 Migrate existing application code to run on AWS.

Content Area 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Topic 5.1 Write code that can be monitored.
Topic 5.2 Perform root cause analysis on faults found in testing or production.