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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-CO3)

16 H 30 M

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Episodes
Episodes
  • Overview and Mindset
    • Overview
    • Course Introduction
    • Cloud - Native Design
  • Identity
    • Identity Concepts
    • Securing AWS Accounts
    • Managing Multiple AWS Accounts
  • Networking
    • Networking Concepts
    • Network Segmentation and Addressing
    • VPC Deep Dive
    • External Network Connections
    • Gateways Deep Dive
    • Route 53 Deep Dive
    • Network Security
    • Network Resiliency and Scalability
    • Load Balancing
    • Edge Networking
    • Network Cost Management
  • Compute
    • Compute Concepts
    • EC2 Deep Dive
    • Container Concepts
    • ECS Deep Dive
    • Other Container Services
    • Serverless Concepts
    • Lambda Deep Dive
    • Other Serverless Services
    • Compute Resiliency and Scalability
    • Distributed Computing
    • Compute Cost Management
  • Storage
    • Storage Concepts
    • S3 Deep Dive
    • EBS Deep Dive
    • File Systems Deep Dive
    • Hybrid Storage and Storage Migration
    • Data Security Concepts
    • Encryption
    • Governance and Compliance Concepts
    • Storage Resiliency and Scalability
    • Data Lifecycle
    • Storage Cost Management
  • Databases
    • Database Concepts
    • Database Design
    • Aurora and RDS Deep Dive
    • DynamoDB Deep Dive
    • Other Database Services
    • Database Resiliency and Scalability
    • Database Cost Management
  • System Design
    • System Design Concepts
    • Architecture Messaging
    • Workflow Performance
    • Application Security
    • Data Analytics Concepts
    • Data Movement
    • Data Processing
    • IaC (Infrastructure as Code)
    • AWS Account Maintenance
  • Final Points
    • AWS Objectives and Documentation
    • Practice Exams and Question Strategies

Overview

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>> YOU'RE WATCHING IT PRO TV. >> HELLO AND WELCOME. HOPEFULLY YOU ARE THE ONE THAT IS GETTING STARTED IN THE AWS CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS, ARCHITECT ASSOCIATE EXAM. AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO, OF COURSE, IS SHOW YOU THAT WE'RE GOING TO PREPARE A SHOW FOR YOU AND I'VE GOT WITH US HERE, OUR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT THIS GOING TO BE JILL WEST. I'M RONNIE WONG. AND WE WANT TO DO IS JUST SAY, HEY, ALRIGHT LET'S GET TO KNOW JILL, JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE. SO JILL, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND AND, YOU KNOW, AND YOUR INTEREST IN THE CLOUD. >> SO I STARTED WITH IT OVER A DECADE AGO NOW. AND I'VE BEEN IN KIND OF THE EDUCATIONAL SIDE OF THAT. SO I'VE BEEN DEVELOPING TEXTBOOKS FOR CENGAGE FOR A WHILE. AND ABOUT 3, 4, YEARS AGO, WE DECIDED WHAT WE NEED SOME CLOUD TEXTBOOKS AS WELL. SO TALKING WITH THE DEVELOPER, I WAS ABLE TO START WRITING THIS ONE. THE COMPTIA CLOUD PLUS GUIDE TO CLOUD COMPUTING. AND IT GOES TO THE COMPTIA ACCOMPLICE EXAM. AND SO THAT'S REALLY WHERE I STARTED GETTING INTO CLOUD. I COME MORE FROM A NETWORK BACKGROUND KIND OF NETWORKING, BUILDS ON CLOUD COMPUTING. SO IT GAVE ME A CHANCE TO EXPAND INTO AN AREA THAT CENGAGE REALLY NEEDED. SO THAT'S WHERE I GOT STARTED WITH IT. AND THEN STARTED BUILDING WITH THE CERTIFICATIONS FOR AWS AFTER THAT. SO IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF FUN. >> SO YOU'RE GOING TO BE A SUBJECT MATTER FOR OUR PARTICULAR SERIES THAT WE'RE DOING HERE TO GUIDE US THROUGH WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY DIVING INTO IN THIS SERIES. AND I'M GOING TO BE YOUR HOST TO ACTUALLY ALLOW, HOPEFULLY TO ASK KNOWLEDGEABLE QUESTIONS OR SOME QUESTIONS TO JILL ABOUT THIS SHOW AS WELL AS HELP FACILITATE THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD. I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE AND START THE SHOW WITH YOU AS WELL. NOW, JILL, SOMEBODY IS WATCHING THIS AND SAYING, HEY, I'M YOU KNOW, WHAT IS IN THIS FOR ME? WHAT AM I GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT YOU'RE HOPING TO TO PRESENT TO OUR LEARNERS. >> SO THIS COURSE IS REALLY A BEST FIT FOR SOMEONE WHO ALREADY HAS PRETTY GOOD AMOUNT OF TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND BEHIND THE SCENES MAY BE ON PREM. SO WE'RE THINKING COMPTIA, A PLUS, NETWORK PLUS, AND SECURITY PLUS LEVEL KNOWLEDGE YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE PASSED THOSE EXAMS OR TAKEN THE CERTIFICATION EXAMS, BUT AT LEAST HAVE EQUIVALENT KNOWLEDGE. SO YOU'VE GOT EXISTING TECHNOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING FOR ON PREM ENVIRONMENTS AND THEN YOU'RE THINKING, WOW, THE CLOUD IS A REALLY BIG DEAL AND I NEED TO KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT IT. AND AWS IS THE MARKET LEADER FOR THE CLOUD. THOSE PUBLIC CLOUD PLATFORMS. SO I'M GOING TO LAUNCH IN AWS. MAYBE YOU'VE TAKEN THE AWS CLOUD PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION BUT YOU'RE READY TO START YOUR TECHNICAL CERTIFICATIONS WITH AWS. THAT'S WHAT THIS EXAM IS. FOR. SO OF THE SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT ASSOCIATE EXAM WOULD BE YOUR FIRST TECHNICAL LEVEL CERTIFICATION WITH AWS AND IT COVERS SUCH A WIDE VARIETY OF SERVICES. IT GETS YOU READY TO LAUNCH INTO MORE SPECIALTY AREAS. >> AFTER THIS ONE. ALRIGHT SO LIKE ANYTHING ELSE, WE WANT TO SET THE PROPER EXPECTATIONS FOR SOMEBODY THAT'S ACTUALLY WATCHING, CAN YOU HELP US OUT WITH THE STRUCTURE OF HOW YOU'RE GOING TO BE COVERING THIS? AND ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL RESOURCES THAT YOU MIGHT RECOMMEND AS WELL? SO THE STRUCTURE OF THE EXAM GOES BY THE WELL-ARCHITECTED FRAMEWORKS. WE'VE GOT SECURITY. WE'VE GOT COST OPTIMIZATION. WE GOT PERFORMANCE, THINGS LIKE THAT. >> I STARTED TRYING TO DESIGN THIS COURSE WITH THAT STRUCTURE IN MIND AND IT JUST DIDN'T FLOW VERY WELL. SO I FLIPPED IT AROUND. AND I STARTED APPROACHING THIS MORE FROM THE SERVICE CATEGORIES. SO NETWORKING STORAGE DATABASES, COMPUTE SECURITY. SO WE WORK THROUGH EACH OF THOSE SERVICE CATEGORIES AND LOOK AT THE SERVICES THAT ARE INCLUDED IN EACH CATEGORY. THERE ARE ALSO COVERED ON THE EXAMS THAT RESULTED IN A LITTLE BIT LESS REDUNDANCY AND A LITTLE BIT MORE OF AN ORGANIZED APPROACH. SO I FELT LIKE, OKAY, I KNOW WHAT I KNOW AT THIS POINT. I KNOW WHAT I STILL NEED TO LEARN AT THIS POINT. SO THAT'S HOW WE APPROACH IT. WAS THAT SERVICE CATEGORY DIVISION AS WE MOVE THROUGH? >> ALL RIGHT. I ALSO KNOW THAT THE AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AND REALLY HELPING US TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM ITSELF, WERE THERE ANY SURPRISING THINGS THAT YOU FOUND ABOUT THE STRUCTURE, THE EXAM THAT WITHOUT VIOLATING ANY NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT THAT YOU COULD ACTUALLY HELP US OUT? >> SO THE FIRST THING THAT SURPRISED ME WAS THE OBJECTIVES THEMSELVES. I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW THE OBJECTIVES ARE ORGANIZED. AND THEN AS I STARTED STUDYING MORE FOR THE EXAM, I WAS SURPRISED THAT IT WAS LESS OF AN EMPHASIS ON THE OBJECTIVES AND MORE OF AN EMPHASIS ON THE ACTUAL SERVICES THAT ARE LISTED AT THE END OF THE OBJECTIVES. SO THEN WHEN I GOT INTO THE EXAM ITSELF, THEY'RE VERY LONG QUESTIONS. LOTS OF DETAILS IN THE SCENARIOS. NEED TO UNDERSTAND A LOT ABOUT THE NUANCES OF WHY YOU WOULD CHOOSE ONE SERVICE VERSUS ANOTHER. SO A LOT OF THAT DETAILED UNDERSTANDING NOT NECESSARILY TECHNICAL, BUT THE NUANCE OF WHY WOULD YOU TAKE THIS SERVICE VERSUS THAT SERVICE FOR THIS PARTICULAR USE CASE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH IN OUR ARCHITECTURE? THAT WAS SURPRISING. AND I TALK ABOUT A LOT THROUGHOUT THESE EPISODES, SOME OF THE INSIGHTS AND I HAVE. MAYBE THINGS THAT I REMEMBER ABOUT QUESTIONS THAT I SAW. I DON'T GIVE THE ACTUAL QUESTIONS, OF COURSE. BUT I'LL POINT OUT "WE HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THIS OR QUESTION ABOUT THAT." SO THAT KIND OF INSIGHT TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU NEED TO EXPECT ONCE YOU GET INTO THE EXAM. >> ALL RIGHT. NOW, JILL, THIS IS YOUR SECOND TIME WORKING WITH US, WHICH IS GREAT. OVERALL WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT FOR THIS SHOW? >> THIS SHOW WE'VE GOT A LOT MORE TECHNICAL, I THINK WITH THE CLOUD PRACTITIONER WE'RE THINKING OF NON TECHNICAL FOLKS AND THE TECHNICAL FOLKS WHO ARE JUST STARTING TO LOOK AT THE AWS CLOUD. MAYBE YOU KNOW THE CLOUD EXISTS BUT YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT IT IS FOR THIS ONE. WE DIG INTO THE TECHNICALITIES A LOT MORE. SO WE START TO APPLY THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE FROM THE ON PREM ENVIRONMENT. EVERYTHING FROM ROUTING TO FIREWALLS, TO DNS, TO SERVERS, TO SECURITY. IS ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT ON PREM? HOW DOES THAT REALLY TRANSLATE INTO THE CLOUD ENVIRONMENT AND HOW DO WE START TO RETHINK THE WAY WE DO IT? AS WE GET INTO THE CLOUD, WE'RE GOING TO DIG DEEPLY ENOUGH THAT YOU REALLY START TO REWIRE YOUR BRAIN FOR HOW TO WORK IN THE CLOUD. >> ALL RIGHT. WELL, THAT'S A GREAT LITTLE INTRODUCTION FOR US WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO ACTUALLY BEING ABLE TO MEET OUR S.M.E FOR THE COURSE, OUR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT. AS WELL AS GETTING READY FOR THIS SHOW. SO IF YOU'RE READY TO BEGIN TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AWS CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS, ARCHITECT ASSOCIATE EXAM, WELL, IT'S FAIRLY SIMPLE. THE VERY NEXT VIDEO WILL GET YOU STARTED. >> THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. IT WROTE

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