AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Success Guide 1
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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Success Guide 1

Prepare for CLF-C01 Exam with quizzes, assessment tests, hands-on lessons, cheat sheets, and practice exams to build real-life experiences

About the Book

In this guide you're going to learn all about AWS (Amazon Web Services). I’m going to get you prepared and fast-track your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam success. The great thing about the cloud practitioner exam is it's very suitable for people coming from many different backgrounds. So, it doesn't matter if you have little or no technical experience, or if you do have a technical background and you're looking to transition your skill sets into the cloud.

Whatever background you’re coming from, this is the right book for you. Everything you need is here to make sure that you do pass your exam. You’re not in this alone because I’m going to help you through it. My support link is at the bottom of this book for you to contact me any time if you need further help.

Whatever your preferred learning style, I've also got you covered. If you're a visual learner, you'll love my clear diagrams and illustrations throughout this book. You'll enjoy the facts I present to you and the cheat sheets I created because they have exam specific information in them. If you're a practical learner, you'll love my hands-on lessons so that you can get practical with AWS and learn in a hands-on way.

About the hands-on lessons, there are two different types of practical lesson in this guide. The first one is a demo. A demo is a pure demonstration in which I show you something but you don't need to follow along. The reason I do that is that there are a few examples of where I want to show you something visually so that I can demonstrate to you some feature of AWS. But the set up might be a bit more complex than the cloud practitioner exam requires. Although there are just a few of those, they're a useful way to show you some things.

Now, the other one is a hands-on lesson. A hands-on lesson is a follow-along, so you can actually go through AWS in your own free tier account and actually build on AWS. It will give you practical experience, which is really the best way to learn and become competent.

At the end of many sections of this book, you'll find a lesson with links to my cheat sheets and you'll also find a quiz so you can test yourself as you go through the lessons. There's often an exam cram lesson as well. This is a fast-paced run through of the cool facts ideal for quick revision before you sit your exam.

When you finish reading the book, I provide a full-length practice exam so you can test yourself and see if you're ready to sit the real thing. So, everything you need is here in this guide. I really hope you’ll enjoy it.

About the Author

A. B. Lawal
A. B. Lawal

I am multi-talented. As a computer engineer and a computer scientist, I have over 15 years of teaching experience in software development and computer hardware architecture. In the last few years I have helped the IT industry develop various useful programs on Windows, MacOS and PLCs (programmable logic controllers). I always build solutions from scratch and go as far as modifying open source software to meet my client’s needs. As an embedded systems expert, I design embedded Systems that optimize performance and cost against complex requirements. I leverage Stratify OS (a POSIX like RTOS for micro-controllers) to quickly and cost-effectively develop complex firmware applications in Python and C/C++ languages. I work with a dedicated team of Python programmers who look into specific automation problems and proffer solutions to them.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • 1. Getting Started
  • 1.0. Introduction: How to Fast-Track Your CLF-C01 Exam Success
  • 1.1. About The CLF-C01 Exam
  • 1.2. The Exam Blueprint
  • 1.3 Recommended Knowledge
  • 1.4 Scoring
  • 1.5 Exam Domains and Objectives
  • 1.5.1 Domain 1: Cloud Concepts
  • 1.5.2 Domain 2: Security
  • 1.5.3 Domain 3: Technology
  • 1.5.4 Domain 4: Billing and Pricing
  • 2. How to Create AWS Free Tier Account (Hands-on Lab)
  • 2.0. Introduction
  • 2.1. Creating AWS Free Tier Account
  • 2.2. How to Configure AWS Account & Create Billing Alarm
  • 2.3. AWS CLI and CloudShell
  • 3. Cloud Computing and AWS
  • 3.0. Introduction
  • 3.1. Traditional IT and Cloud Computing
  • 3.2. Examples and Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • 3.3. Types of Cloud Services & Deployment Models
  • 3.3.1. Types of Cloud Services
  • 3.3.2. Cloud Service Models Comparison
  • 3.3.3. The Deployment/Delivery Models
  • 3.4. Overview of Amazon Web Services
  • 3.4.1. Categories of Amazon Web Services
  • 3.4.2. AWS Pricing Fundamentals
  • 3.5. AWS Global Infrastructure
  • 3.6. AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • 3.7. Application Programming Interface (API)
  • 3.8. Launching Cloud Services
  • 3.9. AWS Public and Private Services
  • 3.10. The 6 Advantages of Cloud Computing
  • 3.11. Exam Cram 1 (Revision)
  • 3.12. Practice Quiz 1: 8 Questions
  • 3.12.1. Answers to Practice Quiz 1
  • 4. Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • 4.0. Introduction
  • 4.1. AWS IAM Overview
  • 4.2. IAM Users, Groups, Roles and Policies
  • 4.3. How to Create IAM User Account (Hands-on Lab)
  • 4.4. IAM Authentication and MFA
  • 4.5. How to Setup Multi-Factor Authentication (Hands-on Lab)
  • 4.6. Service Control Policies (SCPs)
  • 4.7. How to Create Custom IAM Password Policy (Hands-on Lab)
  • 4.8. IAM Best Practices
  • 4.9. Exam Cram 2 (Revision)
  • 4.10. Practice Quiz 2: 8 Questions
  • 4.10.1. Answers to Practice Quiz 2
  • 4.10.2. Download Cheat Sheet
  • 5. AWS Compute Services
  • 5.0. Introduction
  • 5.1. Computing Basics
  • 5.1.1. Client-Server Computing
  • 5.2. Server Virtualization
  • 5.3. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • 5.3.1. How to Launch an EC2 Instance
  • 5.3.2. Benefits of Amazon EC2
  • 5.4. How to Launch Windows & Linux Instances (Hands-on Lab)
  • 5.4.1. Subnets
  • 5.4.2. Internet Gateway
  • 5.4.3. Security Group
  • 5.4.4. Launching a Linux 2 AMI
  • 5.4.5. Launching Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Base
  • 5.5. EC2 Instance Connect and SSH (Hands-on Lab)
  • 5.6. Windows Instance Connect Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • 5.7. Amazon EC2 User Data and Metadata
  • 5.8. How to Launch Instances with User data (Hands-on Lab)
  • 5.9. How to Connect Your EC2 Instance to Other AWS Services
  • 5.10. Difference Between Access Keys and IAM Roles (Hands-on Lab)
  • 5.10.1. How to Create a Bucket on S3
  • 5.11. AWS Batch
  • 5.12. Amazon LightSail
  • 5.13. Docker Containers and Microservices
  • 5.14. Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
  • 5.15. How to Launch a Docker Container on ECS (Hands-on Lab)
  • 5.16. Exam Cram 3 (Revision)
  • 5.17. Practice Quiz 3
  • 5.17.1. Answers to Practice Quiz 3
  • 5.18. Download Training Resources
  • 6. AWS Storage Service
  • 6.0. Introduction
  • 6.1. Block vs File vs Object Storage
  • 6.1.1. Block-based Storage System
  • 6.1.2. File-based Storage System
  • 6.1.3. Object-based Storage System
  • 6.1.4. AWS Storage Services
  • 6.2. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • 6.2.1 Amazon EBS SSD-Backed Volumes
  • 6.2.2 Amazon EBS HDD-Backed Volumes
  • 6.2.3. Facts About Amazon EBS
  • 6.3. Amazon EBS Snapshots and DLM
  • 6.3.1. Benefits of DLM
  • 6.4. EC2 Instance Store Volumes
  • 6.5. EBS Volumes and Snapshots
  • 6.6. Amazon Machine Images (AMI)
  • 6.7. Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
  • 6.8. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • 6.9. Amazon S3 Storage Classes
  • 6.10. How to Create Amazon S3 Bucket (Hands-on Lab)
  • 6.11. S3 Versioning, Replication and Lifecycle Rules
  • 6.12. How to Configure Replication and Lifecycle
  • 6.13. How to Configure S3 Static Website
  • 6.14. S3 Permissions and Bucket Policies
  • 6.15. Archiving with S3 Glacier
  • 6.16. AWS Storage Gateway
  • 6.17. Exam Cram 4 (Revision)
  • 6.18. Practice Quiz 4
  • 6.18.1. Answers to Practice Quiz 4
  • 7. DNS, Elastic Load Balancing & Auto Scaling
  • 7.0. Introduction
  • 7.1. DNS and Amazon Route 53
  • 7.2. Domain Name Registration with Route 53 (Hands-on Lab)
  • 7.3. Elasticity: Differences Between Scaling Up and Scaling Out
  • 7.4. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
  • 7.5. How to Create an Auto Scaling Group (Hands-on Lab)
  • 7.6. Load Balancing and High Availability
  • 7.7. Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
  • 7.8. How to Attach an Application Load Balancer (Hands-on Lab)
  • 7.9. How to Elastically Scale the Application (Hands-on Lab)
  • 7.10. Scaling Policies
  • 7.11. Exam Cram 5 (Revision)
  • 7.12. Practice Quiz 5
  • 7.12.1. Answers to Practice Quiz 5
  • 7.13. Download Training Resources
  • 8. Application Services
  • 8.1. Introduction
  • 8.2. Serverless Services
  • 8.3. AWS Lambda Functions
  • 8.4. How to Create a Simple Lambda Function
  • 8.5. Application Integration Services
  • 8.5.1. Application Integration Services Comparison
  • 8.6. Amazon EventBridge / CloudWatch Events
  • 8.7. How to Create an Event-Driven Application (Hands-on Lab)
  • 8.8. Amazon API Gateway
  • 8.9. Exam Cram 6 (Revision)
  • 8.10. Practice Quiz 6
  • 8.10.1. Answers to Practice Quiz 6
  • 9. Full Length Practice Exams & Answers
  • 9.1. Introduction
  • 9.2. Download Practice Exams & Other Training Resources
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