Category Archives: AWS

The All-New Live Online AWS Certification 3-in-1 Bootcamp!

Make 2021 the year you master the cloud with AWS!
Sign up right now here: https://www.kwtrain.com/aws

Don’t miss this incredible chance to learn AWS, fom the ground up!

We’re thrilled to announce a very special live online training event: AWS 3-in-1 Certification Bootcamp, hosted by Anthony Sequeira, CCIE #15626.

This bootcamp is unlike any other AWS training offering in the industry.  

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Here’s what you get:

  • 6 intense live sessions with real-world and AWS certification prep for the Solutions Architect Track:
    • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner – Foundation Level
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level
  • Hands-on lab challenges
  • Practice exams
  • Downloadable class recordings with slides and memory aids 

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Live Class Schedule:

All classes take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

  • Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Friday, January 22, 2021

NOTE: 9:00 PM EST (GMT-5) is the earliest we will complete class each evening. Please be prepared to remain in class for a full hour following this announced time! This is often dependent on the number of student questions during the event.

Sign up right now here: https://www.kwtrain.com/aws

Creating a Public AWS S3 Bucket

I had a great question from a friend via LinkedIn. She was asking how you can make a bucket public in AWS S3. Cool. Let’s walk through it step by step.

Penetration Testing and AWS

Here is one of those topics where you can often run into misinformation when you are studying AWS. That is because the rules keep changing, and you will often have textbooks and courses quoting old rules still!

AWS Pen Test

So here is the skinny as of 10/20/2019! You no longer have to obtain permission from AWS for pen testing your own resources within 8 of the total services of AWS. NOTE: Be sure not to pen test against any AWS services themselves, as this is never permitted. In fact, if you should discover vulnerabilities in a service itself when you are pen testing your resources, you are encouraged to report that to the AWS Security team. What are the 8 services? Here they are:

  • EC2, including NAT Gateways and Elastic Load Balancers
  • RDS
  • CloudFront
  • Aurora
  • API Gateways
  • Lambda and Lambda Edge
  • Lightsail
  • Elastic Beanstalk

You should also note that Amazon currently prohibits the following tests:

  • DNS zone walking via Amazon Route 53 Hosted Zones
  • Denial of Service (DoS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), Simulated DoS, Simulated DDoS
  • Port flooding
  • Protocol flooding
  • Request flooding (login request flooding, API request flooding)

These rules will change again in the future. Be sure to subscribe to the blog using the widget in the right column. When the rules change – I will be sure to let you know!

Thanks for reading, and have fun in AWS! Just not too much fun!