AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam

Author : Joe Baron, Hisham Baz, Tim Bixler, Biff Gaut, Kevin E. Kelly, Sean Senior, John Stamper
Price : Rs 999.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126565788
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Pages : 504
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam

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This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud.  AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex’s interactive online learning environment, and much more.

 

Foreword

Introduction

Assessment Test

 

Chapter 1 Introduction to AWS

  • What Is Cloud Computing?
  • Advantages of Cloud Computing  
  • Cloud Computing Deployment Models  
  • AWS Fundamentals
  • Global Infrastructure
  • Security and Compliance
  • AWS Cloud Computing Platform
  • Accessing the Platform
  • Compute and Networking Services
  • Storage and Content Delivery
  • Database Services
  • Management Tools
  • Security and Identity
  • Application Services

 

Chapter 2 Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier Storage

  • Introduction
  • Object Storage versus Traditional Block and File Storage
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Basics
  • Buckets
  • AWS Regions
  • Objects
  • Keys
  • Object URL
  • Amazon S3 Operations
  • REST Interface
  • Durability and Availability
  • Data Consistency
  • Access Control
  • Static Website Hosting
  • Amazon S3 Advanced Features
  • Prefixes and Delimiters
  • Storage Classes
  • Object Lifecycle Management
  • Encryption
  • Versioning
  • MFA Delete
  • Pre-Signed URLs
  • Multipart Upload
  • Range GETs
  • Cross-Region Replication
  • Logging
  • Event Notifications
  • Best Practices, Patterns and Performance
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Archives
  • Vaults
  • Vaults Locks
  • Data Retrieval
  • Amazon Glacier versus Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

 

Chapter 3 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

  • Introduction
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • Compute Basics
  • Securely Using an Instance
  • The Lifecycle of Instances
  • Options
  • Instance Stores
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)
  • Elastic Block Store Basics
  • Types of Amazon EBS Volumes
  • Protecting Data

 

Chapter 4 Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)

  • Introduction
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Subnets
  • Route Tables
  • Internet Gateways
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option Sets
  • Elastic IP Addresses (EIPs)
  • Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs)
  • Endpoints
  • Peering
  • Security Groups
  • Network Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) Instances and NAT Gateways
  • NAT Instance
  • NAT Gateway
  • Virtual Private Gateways (VPGs), Customer Gateways (CGWs) and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

 

Chapter 5 Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Cloud Watch and Auto Scaling

  • Introduction
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Types of Load Balancers
  • Listeners  
  • Configuring Elastic Load Balancing
  • Amazon Cloud Watch
  • Auto Scaling
  • Auto Scaling Plans
  • Auto Scaling Components

 

Chapter 6 AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • Introduction
  • Principals
  • Root User
  • IAM Users
  • Roles / Temporary Security Tokens
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Policies
  • Associating Policies with Principals
  • Other Key Features
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Rotating Keys
  • Resolving Multiple Permissions

 

Chapter 7 Databases and AWS

  • Database Primer
  • Relational Databases
  • Data Warehouses
  • NoSQL Databases
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
  • Database (DB) Instances
  • Operational Benefits
  • Database Engines
  • Storage Options
  • Backup and Recovery
  • High Availability with Multi-AZ
  • Scaling Up and Out
  • Security
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Clusters and Nodes
  • Table Design
  • Loading Data
  • Querying Data
  • Snapshots
  • Security
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Data Model
  • Writing and Reading Data
  • Scaling and Partitioning
  • Security
  • Amazon DynamoDB Streams

 

Chapter 8 SQS, SWF and SNS

  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
  • Message Lifecycle
  • Delay Queues and Visibility Timeouts
  • Queue Operations, Unique IDs and Metadata
  • Queue and Message Identifiers
  • Message Attributes
  • Long Polling
  • Dead Letter Queues
  • Access Control
  • Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF)
  • Workflows
  • Actors
  • Tasks
  • Task Lists
  • Long Polling
  • Object Identifiers
  • Workflow Execution Closure
  • Lifecycle of a Workflow Execution
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)
  • Common Amazon SNS Scenarios

 

Chapter 9 Domain Name System (DNS) and Amazon Route 53

  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Domain Name System (DNS) Concepts
  • Steps Involved in Domain Name System (DNS) Resolution
  • Record Types
  • Amazon Route 53 Overview
  • Domain Registration
  • Domain Name System (DNS) Service
  • Hosted Zones
  • Supported Record Types
  • Amazon Route 53 Enables Resiliency

 

Chapter 10 Amazon ElastiCache

  • Introduction
  • In-Memory Caching
  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Data Access Patterns
  • Cache Engines
  • Nodes and Clusters
  • Memcached Auto Discovery
  • Scaling
  • Replication and Multi-AZ
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Access Control

 

Chapter 11 Additional Key Services

  • Introduction
  • Storage and Content Delivery
  • Amazon Cloud Front
  • AWS Storage Gateway
  • Security
  • AWS Directory Service
  • AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and AWS CloudHSM
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • Analytics
  • Amazon Kinesis
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)
  • AWS Data Pipeline
  • AWS Import / Export
  • DevOps
  • AWS OpsWorks
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS Trusted Advisor
  • AWS Config

 

Chapter 12 Security on AWS

  • Introduction
  • Shared Responsibility Model
  • AWS Compliance Program
  • AWS Global Infrastructure Security
  • Physical and Environmental Security
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Network Security
  • Network Monitoring and Protection
  • AWS Account Security Features
  • AWS Credentials
  • Passwords
  • AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (AWS MFA)
  • Access Keys
  • Key Pairs
  • X.509 Certificates
  • AWS Cloud Trail
  • AWS Cloud Service-Specific Security
  • Compute Services
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • AWS Storage Gateway Security
  • Database
  • Application Services
  • Analytics Services
  • Deployment and Management Services
  • Mobile Services
  • Applications

 

Chapter 13 AWS Risk and Compliance

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Compliance in AWS
  • Shared Responsibility Model
  • Strong Compliance Governance
  • Evaluating and Integrating AWS Controls
  • AWS IT Control Information
  • AWS Global Regions
  • AWS Risk and Compliance Program
  • Risk Management
  • Control Environment
  • Information Security
  • AWS Reports, Certifications and Third-Party Attestations

 

Chapter 14 Architecture Best Practices

  • Introduction
  • Design for Failure and Nothing Fails
  • Implement Elasticity
  • Scaling Vertically
  • Scaling Horizontally
  • Deployment Automation
  • Leverage Different Storage Options
  • One Size Does Not Fit All
  • Build Security in Every Layer
  • Use AWS Features for Defense in Depth
  • Offload Security Responsibility to AWS
  • Reduce Privileged Access
  • Security as Code
  • Real-Time Auditing
  • Think Parallel
  • Loose Coupling Sets You Free
  • Don't Fear Constraints

 

Appendix Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1: Introduction to AWS

Chapter 2: Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier Storage

Chapter 3: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

Chapter 4: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)

Chapter 5: Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Cloud Watch and Auto Scaling

Chapter 6: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Chapter 7: Databases and AWS

Chapter 8: SQS, SWF and SNS

Chapter 9: Domain Name System (DNS) and Amazon Route 53

Chapter 10: Amazon ElastiCache

Chapter 11: Additional Key Services

Chapter 12: Security on AWS

Chapter 13: AWS Risk and Compliance

Chapter 14: Architecture Best Practices

Index

Primary audience--Those preparing for the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam. The Solutions Architect certification is intended for individuals with experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. 

 

Secondary audience--Anybody who uses AWS services on a daily basis, or who is new to AWS and wants to get up to speed on cloud services and technologies quickly.

 

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide - Associate Exam is written by the AWS team of Joe Baron, Hisham Baz, Tim Bixler, Biff Gaut, Kevin E. Kelly, Sean Senior and John Stamper.