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AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Study Groups, Certification Track, Knowledge base, Technical and non-Technical discussion.

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  2. Yes you can, I believe until August 2018. Check pinned topic for exact date
  3. Are you scheduling old exam or new one? which ever it is, stick to its contents and you should be fine. I have scheduled mine for old exam and consolidated I passed topic in this board gives a good idea about exam experience. D
  4. I passed my exam in Friday with 74%. Exam questions were not tough but bit lengthy. I was on question 23 with half time and that really build preassure but i was lucky enough to just pass the exam. I used course of linxacademy.com and also the posts in consolidated section of this club quite helped me with getting my head around exam with users experience. A tip, don't spend time on questions you dont understand or need some extra time to get that right, mark it for review and move on. In my exam i wasted a lot of time on few questions in first half of exam and in second half questions were comparatively easy and i nearly missed them as I was really struggling with time. Next on, SysOps administrator. Joining the club
  5. PERFECT. I was still following old exam guide. Cheers guys!!
  6. Thank you for the post. I am thinking to schedule an exam but after reading this post I am quite confused about old and new contents ?
  7. hi club, just wondering if I register exam this for next month, would i be able to give existing exam or new exam is already imposed. Thank you
  8. There has been some recent changes to AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification. Make sure you are following new exam concepts introduced. AWS Exam Update: (official announcement) "We recently updated this exam to cover new services and architectural best practices. You have the option to take the new exam or the previous exam through August 12, 2018." When will existing exam version expire? AWS Official reply: "The original version of the exam will be available in Traditional Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese until May 31, 2018. The original version of the exam will be available in English until August 12, 2018. " Main changes between existing and post February 2018 exam, Release February 2018 Previous Version AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (Released February 2018): The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (Released February 2018) examination is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role. This exam validates an examinee's ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies. It validates an examinee's ability to: Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements. Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project. Recommended AWS Knowledge: One year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services Ability to identify and define technical requirements for an AWS-based application Ability to identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement Knowledge of recommended best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS Cloud An understanding of the AWS global infrastructure An understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS An understanding of security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is intended for individuals with experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam include: Designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS Lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS Ingress and egress of data to and from AWS Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirements Identifying appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices Estimating AWS costs and identifying cost-control mechanisms Note: New services may not be included on this version of the exam. If you think the answer is a new service but it’s not listed as an answer, pick the best option. Candidate Overview Eligible candidates for this exam have: One or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language Ability to identify and define requirements for an AWS-based application Experience with deploying hybrid systems with on-premises and AWS components Capability to provide best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform OFFICIAL EXAM GUIDE: PDF OFFICIAL SAMPLE QUESTIONS: PDF OFFICIAL page for AWS Certification preparation, Click here Source: https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-solutions-architect-associate/ Updated: 17 May, 2018
  9. Hi all, Here is a list of "I Passed" topics available on web for AWS Certified Solutions Architect. If you find any other web post that you think might be helpful for community, please post here and I will update this post. Level: Associate. Year: 2016 https://onan-labs.com/2016/05/30/how-i-passed-all-three-aws-associate-certifications-in-10-days/ https://dpron.com/aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/ https://www.quora.com/How-long-does-it-take-to-get-an-AWS-Solutions-Architect-certification-How-long-does-it-take-to-become-an-AWS-certified-Solutions-Architect-Associate-and-how-long-does-it-then-take-to-become-an-AWS-certified-Solutions-Architect-Professional https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/passed-aws-solutions-architect-associate-exam-bhushan-chhapekar/ Level: Professional. Year: 2016 https://cloudacademy.com/blog/aws-certification-exams-what-to-expect/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/passing-aws-certified-solutions-architect-exam-miha-kralj/ Level: Associate. Year: 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-i-passed-aws-solutions-architect-certification-test-ricky-lawson/ http://mattboegner.com/thoughts-and-guidance-on-the-aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-exam/ https://linuxacademy.com/community/posts/show/topic/16429-passed-amazon-aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-today https://miketabor.com/aws-solutions-architect-associate-exam-tips/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/passed-aws-solutions-architect-exam-heres-how-michael-kinkoph/ https://cloudacademy.com/blog/how-i-passed-my-aws-certifications/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/taking-off-cloud-just-passed-aws-certified-solutions-keith-swindell/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-i-passed-my-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam-khan/ https://linuxacademy.com/community/posts/show/topic/22042-passed-aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-exam https://linuxacademy.com/community/posts/show/topic/22840-passed-aws-certified-solution-architect-associate Level: Professional. Year: 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tips-passing-aws-certified-solutions-architect-exam-finnegan-bsc-msc/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/road-aws-certified-solutions-architect-professional-kris-spadea/ Level: Associate. Year: 2018 https://cdubhub.us/2018/01/03/my-thoughts-and-takeaways-aws-solutions-architect-associate-certification/ https://www.viktorious.nl/2018/01/10/my-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam-experience/ Level: Professional. Year: 2018 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-i-passed-aws-certified-solution-architect-exam-glenn-richard-bech/ http://99xtechnology.com/2018/02/22/becoming-aws-certified-solutions-architect-professional/ Please report if you find any link providing exam questions or *Moderated* so that can be removed immediately. Any other useful link that you may think can help, feel free to share. Cheers! KK
  10. Hi james Amazon EC2 instance comes with EBS (Elastic Block Store) volume. There are 3 types of EBS available, Magnetic General Purpose (SSD) Provisioned IOPS (SSD) Magnetic - Slowest/cheapest magnetic disk backed storage SSD - Faster/more expensive solid state backed storage "Provisioned IOPS" - FastEST/most expensive and guaranteed speed of input/output operations per second.
  11. Hey hasmn, In short yes, but if this uptime report is to calculate your monthly billing. you can use Amazon S3 bucket for this feature. It will send you the detailed billing report for every few hours in a CSV file format. You can refer the below link for further details. http://docs.aws.amazon.com/awsaccountbilling/latest/aboutv2/billing-reports.html
  12. Hi robert, There might be many reasons behind this, but first, have you allowed ICMP in firewall rule? If not, you can do that by following the below step, to Add a new EC2 security group inbound rule: type: Custom ICMP rule protocol: Echo Request port: N/A source: your source machine IP or use Anywhere for public access.
  13. A fix for this problem is to add swap or paging space to the instance. Paging works by creating an area on your hard drive and using it for extra memory, this memory is much slower than normal memory however much more of it is available. To add this extra space to your instance you type: sudo /bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024 sudo /sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1 sudo chmod 600 /var/swap.1 sudo /sbin/swapon /var/swap.1 If you need more than 1024 then change that to something higher. To enable it by default after reboot, add this line to /etc/fstab: swap /var/swap.1 swap defaults 0 0
  14. hi there, just came across to this forum and though might ask a confusion rather than issue. We have our website setup by AWS contractor and thing seems to work fine. But recently we came across an issue that our web server does not reply to ping however we haven't got any issues reported to our website. Can anyone suggest
  15. I’m currently running an ec2 micro instance and i’ve been finding that the instance occasionally runs out of memory.
  16. hi How do I find out the total running running time of my instance for a month through my ruby code. Do Amazon allow api requests for this?
  17. Hey ther, I could see there are different types of storage/disks available in AWS. I am not sure to select the correct one for my requirement, is there any difference between these types and does it vary according to the size of the instance I need?
  18. sorry, here is the log exception in thread “main” com.amazonaws.AmazonClientException: Unable to load AWS credentials from any provider in the chain at com.amazonaws.auth.AWSCredentialsProviderChain.getCredentials(AWSCredentialsProviderChain.java:117) at com.amazonaws.services.opsworks.AWSOpsWorksClient.invoke(AWSOpsWorksClient.java:3574) at com.amazonaws.services.opsworks.AWSOpsWorksClient.createInstance(AWSOpsWorksClient.java:2098) at AwsConsoleApp.main(AwsConsoleApp.java:154)
  19. hello forum, I’m trying to create a new instance from my code and I am getting the below error in the log. Any help…
  20. Only 80 and 443. Bear in mind that S3 is just an object storage.
  21. what are your requirements? what is it that you want to do?
  22. check this out! https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-personal-health-dashboard-status-you-can-relate-to/
  23. yes i did but i am referring to application level alerts not infrastructure level alerts.
  24. If your application is using your localhost as SMTP server, your logs should be in /var/log/maillog. There is a limitation from AWS for emails sent from EC2 instances
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