How my love for cloud came about

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The Beginning

Last year, I was first introduced to the concept of cloud computing. I was a 1st-year cybersecurity student with a strong interest in cybersecurity and development. However, when I saw an email from my school on training to represent the school in a cloud computing competition, I thought “Why the heck not” and signed up for it even though I hadn’t the faintest idea what cloud computing was like.


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About a week ago, I took and passed my AWS Sysops Administrator Associate exam, which was my second AWS certification, the first being Architect Associate. This a short recap on what I did and how I achieved the certification in hopes of helping people who want to take it themselves in the future.

Preparation

I took this certification after about 3 weeks of preparation and a few resources here and there. The materials I used are listed below and they helped me out so much in passing the exam:

  1. A Cloud Guru Sysops Course here
  2. Official study guide for the exam…


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AWS Cloudshell from AWS News Blog

While exploring my passion and interest for cloud computing, I have tried and learnt AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. I started off on AWS and learnt how to use the AWS Management Console and AWS CLI. However, when I went to learn Azure and GCP, I realised a very glaring feature that AWS lacked. Azure and GCP each had their respective Cloud Shells, which were very useful. GCP had a cloud shell since its birth if I am not mistaken. …


About AMIs and how to create your own

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Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) help speed up the process of setting up EC2 instances by providing a packaged environment containing software configuration and other information required to start an EC2 instance.


Launching EC2 Instances On-Demand Using The AWS Management Console, AWS CLI and AWS SDK

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If you are new to Amazon Web Services, this simple guide will be a great tool to help you learn how to launch EC2 instances into the cloud. EC2 instances are probably one of the most common and most used services in the AWS Cloud. EC2 instances are virtual machines and servers which customers can easily request and provision in the cloud.


Here’s How It Works

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About a week ago AWS introduced FIFO topics for Amazon SNS. FIFO helps preserve message order and ensures there is no duplicate message delivery to SNS subscribers.


Cold Hard Truths To Help You Be Better

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Have you ever looked at a couple and wondered, “Why can’t I be like them?”. Nowadays, seemingly everyone we know is in a relationship. This is especially true if you are around my age, where teenage hormones are raging and everyone around you from your friends to your classmates to the nerdy guy in school are all getting a significant other. If you are older, you may have been pressured by your parents or relatives to find a partner and settle down as well.


How to start using this powerful command-line tool for your AWS needs

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Not a fan of the AWS Management Console? Maybe it’s too much of a pain to click through the set-up wizard 10 times just to launch 10 EC2 instances. Well, AWS CLI is just the tool for you.


What we all want to achieve

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Most of us live our lives trying to figure out how to be happy. We play games, meet friends, go for a drink or just simply read a book in order to search for happiness.


How you can look out for them and what you can do about it

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I am sure you have met a toxic person at least once in your life so far. Even if you are fortunate enough to not meet one yet, you are bound to come across one of them at some point in your life. For all you know, you may be one of them too, unknowingly.

Lee Yi Terng

Cybersecurity student interested in all things technology and self-improvement. I love learning new things and sharing them with the world.

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