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Interesting Facts I Bet You Never Knew About AWS Certification

You will need to work on your pace during the AWS training period so that you will be in top form when you take the exam

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Cloud computing is the most talked about and appealing area of IT at the moment. It is an essential fixture for both service providers and users that see in it the present and future of networking and data process management. Some of the largest companies including Google, Microsoft and Amazon offer products that relate to this technology. The latter through its AWS certification offers a high standard of authorization that most professional developers strive to obtain.

If you are looking to get a high-end job in cloud computing, you can go around obtaining the Amazon Web Services Certification. Here are a few interesting facts I bet you never knew about this certification of proficiency:

Financial remuneration

Being an AWS solution architect means that you have one of the best paying jobs in North America. This certification grants the highest possible income out of all IT certifications in both the US and Canada. It is estimated that a professional who obtains it has an average annual salary of no less than $113,200, which is 30% more than a regular certification would bring you in the same area of expertise.

The AWS Certification Journey

Before you start looking for the prerequisites for obtaining the AWS certification, you should know that there are 9 such certifications you can take. The first and most accessible one is the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, which you can acquire after attending the proper AWS online training program.

You will need to be a Cloud Practitioner before you can take any Associate-level or Specialty certification exam. It takes a lot of dedication, commitment, and AWS training to go through all the required steps and eventually reach the highest level, which is the AWS solution architect.

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Unlike the conventional learning in a classroom, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Flickr

The preparation process for the exam is no picnic

If you want to become an AWS certified administrator, engineer or architect there is no way around hard work and intense preparation. You are aiming to enter the elite of cloud computing experts, and without an AWS course, it will be almost impossible to achieve your goals.

Your best choice is to enroll in AWS training online programs that provide you with resources, solutions and sample questions for your exam. You will also receive whitepaper recommendations and blueprints that will be essential for your success, so make sure that you consider this support system to complement your preparation.

Exam Day Planning is Essential

Many people who apply for the AWS certification fail because they do not pay attention to the smallest details in the process. This lack of focus on exam day can cost you the certificate, so make sure that you plan everything in advance.

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Amazon partners that organize AWS certification exams usually allow you to pick the time of the day when you want to take the evaluation. Choose the one that matches the daily peak of your concentration and mental alertness. We all have it, and you will identify it in the preparation process according to your performance.

You have two minutes per question with 170 minutes for 80 problematic queries. It is crucial that you do not rush in and make mistakes, but also that you do not lack behind. You will need to work on your pace during the AWS training period so that you will be in top form when you take the exam.

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If You Can’t Reach Cloud, We’ll Bring it to Your Backyard, Says AWS CEO

AWS offers several fully managed database services like Amazon Aurora, RDS, Redshift, DynamoDB and DocumentDB, to name a few

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AWS is the Cloud arm of retail giant Amazon. Pixabay

By Nishant Arora

For a majority of big enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs) globally, a transition to full Cloud experience will still take several years. According to Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy, if you have not decided on migrating your workloads to Cloud, we are here to bring the same secure, agile and fast AWS Cloud experience on premises for you.

Admitting that it takes some solid conviction from senior-level management, aggressive take-down goals and proper training to move faster on Cloud, Jassy said the company is now providing the same Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), tools, security and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to enterprises on their premises as with the Cloud customers.

“Sometimes, we find that an organization can be paralyzed if it can’t figure out how to move its last workload to Cloud. The reality is that there are so many workloads that you can move to Cloud while some critical workloads you can decide to keep on-prim.

“We bring the same secure Cloud to your on-prim environment before you finally decide to be fully on Cloud,” Jassy told a packed house during the AWS Public Sector Summit here on Wednesday.

“On-prim data centres will stay and run alongside AWS before Cloud takes over fully in some years from now. In between, we are delivering the same AWS Cloud experience on-prim. Same tools, same APIs and security before you embrace Cloud,” he added.

According to Jassy who is a 22-year veteran at Amazon, the world is changing really fast even though we don’t always recognise how fast it is changing around us.

“We started about 10 years ago in the public sector infrastructure Cloud and now, it’s amazing to see 5,000 government organisations, about 10,000 academic institutions and more than 28,000 nonprofits worldwide using AWS,” Jassy informed.

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Security guards stand at the reception desk of the Amazon India office in Bengaluru, India, Aug. 14, 2015. VOA

“We have over 165 Cloud-based services that you can mix and match together, however you see fit, which means that you get from the stage of idea to implementing it with us,” said the AWS CEO.

AWS saw sales surge 41 per cent from the prior year to $7.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019. AWS accounted for about 13 per cent of Amazon’s total revenue for the quarter and Asia-Pacific market has become the next big engine of growth for the company.

“Databases are changing. The right purpose-built databases are the future. I think that most people are pretty frustrated with the older guard database solutions,” Jassy said, taking a dig at arch rival Oracle.

“They’re expensive, proprietary, high lock-in. They’re constantly auditing you, fining you unless you buy more from them. It’s just a model that people are sick of. And it’s why people are moving as quickly as possible to more open engines,” he added.

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AWS offers several fully managed database services like Amazon Aurora, RDS, Redshift, DynamoDB and DocumentDB, to name a few.

On customers adopting a multi-Cloud approach, Jassy said that most organisations, as they start to move to the Cloud, think to split their workloads across two or three clouds evenly.

“In reality, very few do that. The majority of them pre-dominantly select one Cloud provider. The reason is that various Cloud platforms are pretty wild and different in terms of capabilities and ecosystem and maturity at this point,” he noted. (IANS)