Using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) CLI

July 30, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Yes – there are plenty of options for managing your AWS environment. These include the Web console, SDKs for popular programming languages, and of course, a Command Line Interface (CLI). This video walks you through the use of the CLI.

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Introducing AWS Certified SysOps Admin – Associate

July 7, 2017 at 2:43 pm

I am so excited for my upcoming Amazon Web Services (AWS) course at CBT Nuggets. Here is detailed information on it including an outline!


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
Amazon Web Services – Operations Track – Associate Level

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate course provides you with the technical ability in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform.
This course completely covers every exam goal, including:

  • Deploying, managing, and using scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Migrating an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the right AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Showing proper use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimating AWS usage costs and showing operational cost control mechanisms

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What is AWS?

June 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm


I am taking careful notes on the incredible AWS course at CBT Nuggets for AWS Technical Essentials. Enjoy the notes for this first Nugget in the course – What is AWS?

  • “The Cloud” – specifically the public cloud
  • CBT Nuggets, GMAIL, DropBox are all valid examples of common cloud usage today
  • Access everywhere
  • SaaS (Software as a Service)
  • Pool of resources; multi-tenant; rapid provisioning; on-demand (as-a-service); like a utility bill; scalability; elasticity
  • Cost effective; easy to “on-ramp”
  • Hybrid – part of your usage is in the public cloud while part of it is in your private cloud
  • 1995 –; 2006 – AWS; 2009 – RDS; 2011 – Elastic Beanstalk; 2016 – Lambda
  • Regulations compliance is also available in AWS

The Quiz Questions – Be sure to post your answers in the comments below:

  • Rapid provisioning allows you to very quickly spin up a new virtual machine with minimal effort. True or false?
  • As Ben describes it, a hybrid setup is one in which part of your resources are in AWS, and the rest are with another cloud provider. True or false?
  • In what year did Amazon release Amazon Web Services?
    • a) 1995
    • b) 2006
    • c) 2016
    • d) 2008


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