Studying for the AWS Advanced Networking Specialty Exam

I recently took (and passed) the AWS Advanced Networking Specialty exam and hope this quick post may help you prepare. Exam Overview The exam itself consists of 65 multiple choice and multiple response questions and you have 170 minutes to take it. When I completed the exam, and a review of a few questions, I … Continue reading Studying for the AWS Advanced Networking Specialty Exam

Intro to Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall

Use Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall to help secure egress traffic... What Is Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall? Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall is a highly available, fully-managed service/firewall that leverages domain lists and rule groups to provide an additional layer security for outbound DNS traffic. It enables granular control over DNS querying behavior within your … Continue reading Intro to Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall

Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image

Overview A fairly common ask in relation to the AWS End-User Computing portfolio had been a non-persistent virtual desktop. That ask was answered in August 2020 when AWS introduced a new feature called Desktop View, which provides a desktop experience through Amazon AppStream. In this multi-part series, I'll go through the process to create and … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image

AWS re:Invent – The Ultimate Team Building Experience?

Though it's not officially over at the time of my writing, AWS re:Invent 2018 has ended for me.  As you might expect, it's been a pretty hectic week filled with keynotes, sessions, chalk talks, expo floor excursions, hunting for the Ms. PacMan arcade game, rarely finding a chair to sit on in the certification lounge, … Continue reading AWS re:Invent – The Ultimate Team Building Experience?