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If your are serious about being an AWS Certified subject matter expert (AW SME), this course will enable you:
1. To ACE the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam,
2. To be ~70% ready for AWS Certified SysOps - Associate, and AWS Certified Developer Associate exams,
3. To be ~50-60% ready for the Certified Solutions Architect Professional course,
4. To confidently attend any AWS related job interview, and
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Whether you are starting fresh, already started, or close to your AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (Core Knowledge), or AWS Certified Developer - Associate (Core Knowledge) exam(s), this course is a MUST have. This course is your most comprehensive exam preparation course for the covered exam topics.
This course will enable you to stop thinking about exam passing score, and focus on how high your score can, and will, be!
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""Extremely satisfied with this course, instructor’s way of teaching and explaining the topic is very good and engaging as well, before taking this course I thought I was ready for the exam, but going through the practice question in this course, I realized that I still need more preparation. I have purchased 5 other AWS CSA-Associate courses on UDEMY, but none of them is as detailed as this one, I wish I was able to give it more than 5 stars. Thank you DolfinEd, for providing us with such a nice and valuable AWS CSA exam preparation course.""
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Introduction to the course:
1) What is the course Objective
2) Who should attend
3) Pre-requisite knowledge
4) What this course is NOT..!
This lectures covers crucial exam information you need to know
This lectures explains:
1) Current knowledge gaps in the available online content for AWS CSA-A Exam
2) How this course takes care of these gaps
3) Explain why this course is a Must attend
4) Explains the course approach
Introduction to understanding what a VPC is, and listing the VPC Components
Explaining VPC Components:
1) Implied Router
2) Route Table
1) IP Addressing
2) Internet Gateway
3) Public and Private Subnets
The lectures explains:
1) Default and Custom VPC Types
2) Introduces Security Groups
More in depth knowledge about security groups, how they work, inbound vs. outbound traffic
This lectures introduces VPC Network Access Control Lists, their function, how it works, inbound vs. outbound
The lecture continues to dive deeper in Security Groups and Network ACLs
An even deeper dive at N ACLs and Security Groups, contrasting them to each other.
The Lectures provides two scenarios to help you apply the knowledge learned about Security Groups and N ACLs
Explaining NAT, and NAT instance Security Groups
This lectures covers the different VPC configurations that can be launched using the VPC wizard
This lectures explains the VPC to VPC peering, how it works, and its limitations.
This lectures explains how site to site IPSec VPN can be used to connect your AWS VPC to your corporate HQ or Data Center.
This lecture explains AWS Direct Connect and how it can be used to provide a higher performance, higher bandwidth, and low latency connectivity between your VPC and Data Center or HQ
Scenario based questions to apply and practice at or above the real exam level
This lecture introduces EC2, what it is, and how does it relate to the Virtualization we discussed earlier. Also, It introduces the Instance Families.
This lecture explains EBS types, Block Device Mapping and an Introduction to Snapshots
This lecture details the EC2 enhanced networking feature, and EC2 placement groups
This lectures describes in detail the EC2 Service status checks, how it monitors and report on EC2 instances health. Also details the Cloud Watch monitoring options for EC2 instances, both the default and the detailed one.
This lecture details the different EC2 instance states, an EC2 instance can go through, including pending, running, stopping, stopped, and terminated states.
This lectures describes the different ways an instance can be terminated, and also details how to enable and use the termination protection feature.
This lecture explains what EC2 instance Metadata and User data are, how to read them, and what they are for.
This lecture will touch on how we can migrate virtual machines (VMs) from/to AWS EC2, and How the VM Import/Export works.
This lectures the idea of a bastion host, and why/how we use it for remote access/administration of AWS EC2 instances.
This lecture explains the different EC2 Purchase options namely, On-demand, Reserved Instances, and Spot instances, and the characteristics of each.
A detailed explanation of the ENIs, what can be done during launch, and what can be done later.
This lecture explains the ENI IP address attributes, how they can be used.
It also touches on secondary IPv4 addresses & re-assignment
This lecture explains the NAT instance Source/Destination flag (check). And how it should be configured for the NAT instance to function properly.
This lecture explains how the Public IPv4 address assignment works, and explains the difference of default and custom subnets and how it impacts this.
This lecture introduces block store types, a review from the EC2 section. Then elaborates on the respective features
This lectures explains the difference and features of EBS-backed vs Instance-store backed EC2 instances, basically, the root/boot volume options for Block store volumes.
Introduction to EBS snapshots, with detailed explanation of the process of a snapshot
Further critical exam details on EBS Snapshots
This lectures introduces EBS encryption, EBS encryption supports on EC2 instances, Encryption of data in-transit and at rest on EBS volumes.
This lectures continues the discussion from the previous lecture about EBS encryption. It also explains how the encryption state of an EBS volume can be changed.
This lectures describes the ways to share un-encrypted or encrypted EBS snapshots with other AWS Accounts.
This lectures elaborates on the EBS snapshot copy process, its use cases, and how it can be used to migrate EBS Snapshots between Regions.
This lectures discusses the creation and registration of AMIs from Instance-Store Backed EC2 instances.
This lectures describes the process of creating an AMI from an EBS-backed EC2 instances, and highlights the differences between how AWS handles Instance-Store Backed EC2 instances' AMIs and those of EBS-backed EC2 instances.
This lectures explains RAID at a high level and demonstrates how it can be used to enhance/optimize the IOPS rate/performance of an EBS volume(s).
This lecture introduces AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service
This lecture starts to get in more details about Last Load Balancers, it explains front end and back end, and introduces the concept of ELB listeners.
This lecture continues the discussion on how the ELB works for a deeper understanding of this AWS service
More details about how ELB works, how it launches in an AZ and how it scales within a subnet/AZ
This lectures sheds light on ELB health checks to the EC2 instances
This lectures describes the Cross zone load balancing feature of the ELB
This lecture explains the use of ELB as internet-facing (public) ELB vs using it as an Internal ELB
A quick refresher on TCP/IP packet flow between a client and the EC2 instance through the ELB. Important to understand this as it clarifies the behavior of the ELB as far as headers manipulation goes. Also, a quick reminder of Security group and N ACL rule format for inbound and outbound directions.
This lecture describes the ELB security group and its required rules
This lectures discusses the recommended AWS settings for the ELB subnet
This lectures discuss the Elastic Load Balancer Layer 4 TCP/SSL listeners.
This lecture discusses the Layer 7 HTTP / HTTPS listeners.
This lectures discusses the security policy for SSL/HTTPS sessions on the ELB. And the security policy components.
This lectures explains authentication in SSH or HTTPS sessions. And how Client Side and Server Side certificates can be used for two way authentication.
This lecture explains ELB's connection draining feature and how it works
The lectures discusses available monitoring options with ELB, and what data can be collected from each
This lectures discusses ELB pre-warming, and scaling of ELBs
This lectures testing your applications hosted behind AWS ELB service nodes, and how to address the testing architecture to take advantage of the ELB scaling as your testing traffic grows.
A chalk talk style, white boarding, discussion to explain by an example why is auto scaling so crucial to the compute elasticity, which is one of the main promises of public clouds
This Lecture gets into Auto Scaling a bit more by introducing the components of the Auto Scaling service. It details information about launch configurations, Auto Scaling groups, and paves the way to explain what Auto Scaling Policies are.
This lecture continues the deep dive into Auto Scaling features and covers how Auto Scaling groups functions, how Auto Scaling handles Imbalance of EC2 instances among the Availability Zones where Auto Scaling is enabled.
This lectures discusses the availability zone rebalancing feature of Auto Scaling.
The lecture discusses the process to add/delete an EC2 instances from an Auto Scaling groups. Also, provides more details about the EC2 instance states.
This lectures stars the discussion about how AS Groups and Elastic Load Balancing work in harmony together to automate, across availability zone, within the same region, the process of adding/deleting EC2 instances both for compute elasticity and traffic load distribution
This lectures provides more details on Auto Scaling health checks, and the behavior when EC2 Status checks and ELB health checks both work together for Auto Scaling's ability to decide on the health of an EC2 instance. It also touches on which AWS Simple Notification Service notifications can Auto Scaling send and are configurable from the AWS console too. Lastly, if you want to merge multiple Auto Scaling groups into one.
An introduction to scaling policy types, and explaining the schedule-based/Cyclic scaling policies.
This lecture discusses the on-demand or event based scaling policies.
This lecture elaborates on on-demand step scaling and shows what can be configured for step scaling options on AWS console
This lectures touches quickly using AWS console on what Target tracking scaling is, and how it works.
This lectures discussed monitoring available for EC2 instances and for Auto Scaling using AWS Cloud Watch
DolfinEd's mission is to provide simplified educational solutions to help everyone through their Infrastructure and Cloud career journey from beginner to Pro. Led by Eissa A. Sherif, a Cloud and Infrastructure architect, with 23 years of experience, holding multiple industry certificates from Amazon Web Services, Cisco CCIE, RiverBed, Palo Alto to name a few. He had also held multiple technical, design and architecture related positions in different fortune 500 companies including Cisco and IBM across three continents. He is also a passionate certified Systems Instructor dedicated to quality training, who has been honored to teach classroom based courses to 100s of students, in four continents, during his career as an advanced technical instructor.
DolfinEd is established with a commitment to quality, simplified education, from the ground up, at the right price point. Education that caters for the entire spectrum of knowledge and experience levels from novice to to IT pros.
By following a simple, easy to follow, step by step teaching strategy, breaking the complex of subjects into easy to assimilate learning building blocks, and guided practice to reenforce the learning, DolfinEd managed to attract 15K+ of satisfied students, from 150 countries in the first 16 months on Udemy.
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