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AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam Short Notesβ€”A study guide

If you are preparing for AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam, this guide will help you with quick revision before the exam. I share the notes I used to study and pass exam.

AWS Cloud Practitioner certification obtained on 2022/09/19 (badge link)

Exam Study Notes Web Site Link: AWS-Certified-Cloud-Practitioner-Notes
Android Application Link: AWS-Certified-Cloud-Practitioner-Notes

What is AWS certification?

AWS certifications are designed to certify the technical skills and knowledge associated with best practices for building secure and reliable cloud-based applications using AWS technology. To earn an AWS Certification, individuals must prove their proficiency by passing an exam.

Each Domain contains a number of sections, and each section contains a number of units. Below Table Link containing information about each sections in detail. Please feel free to comment if any information is inaccurate.

Table of contents

  1. Cloud Computing

    • What is Cloud Computing?, AWS Global Infrastructure, Shared Responsibility Model
  2. IAM: Identity Access & Management

    • What Is IAM?, Multi-Factor Authentication β€” MFA, MFA devices options in AWS, How can users access AWS ?, What’s the AWS CLI?, What’s the AWS SDK?
  3. EC2: Virtual Machines

    • What is Amazon EC2?, Introduction to Security Groups, Classic Ports to know, EC2 Instance Launch Types, Which purchasing option is right for me?, Shared Responsibility Model for EC2
  4. EC2 Instance Storage

    • EBS Volumes, EFS: Elastic File System, EFS Infrequent Access (EFS-IA), Amazon FSx β€” Overview, EC2 Instance Store, Shared Responsibility Model for EC2 Storage
  5. Elastic Load Balancing & Auto Scaling Groups

    • Scalability & High Availability, Vertical Scalability, Horizontal Scalability, High Availability, High Availability & Scalability For EC2, Scalability vs Elasticity (vs Agility), What is load balancing?, What’s an Auto Scaling Group?
  6. Amazon S3

    • S3 Use cases, Amazon S3 Overview β€” Buckets, Amazon S3 Overview β€” Objects, S3 Websites, S3 Storage Classes, S3 Object Lock & Glacier Vault Lock, Shared Responsibility Model for S3, AWS Snow Family, What is Edge Computing?, Snow Family β€” Edge Computing, AWS OpsHub, Hybrid Cloud for Storage, AWS Storage Gateway
  7. Databases & Analytics

    • Databases Intro, Relational Databases, NoSQL Databases, Databases & Shared Responsibility on AWS, AWS RDS Overview, Amazon Aurora, Amazon ElastiCache Overview, DynamoDB, Redshift Overview, Amazon EMR, Amazon Athena, Amazon QuickSight, DocumentDB, Amazon Neptune, Amazon QLDB
  8. Other Compute Section

    • What is Docker?, ECS, Fargate, ECR, What’s serverless?, Why AWS Lambda ?, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Batch, Batch vs Lambda, Amazon Lightsail, Lambda Summary
  9. Deploying and Managing Infrastructure at Scale

    • What is CloudFormation?, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), Developer problems on AWS, Typical architecture: Web App 3-tier, AWS Elastic Beanstalk Overview, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeArtifact, AWS CodeStar, AWS Cloud9, AWS Systems Manager (SSM), AWS OpsWorks
  10. Global Infrastructure

    • Why make a global application?, Amazon Route 53 Overview, Route 53 Routing Policies, AWS CloudFront, AWS Global Accelerator, AWS Outposts, AWS WaveLength, AWS Local Zones
  11. Cloud Integration

    • Amazon SQS β€” Simple Queue Service, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon SNS, Amazon MQ
  12. Cloud Monitoring

    • Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, AWS X-Ray, Amazon CodeGuru, AWS Status β€” Service Health Dashboard, AWS Personal Health Dashboard
  13. VPC

    • VPC & Subnets Primer, Internet Gateway & NAT Gateways, Network ACL & Security Groups, VPC Flow Logs, VPC Peering, VPC Endpoints, Site to Site VPN & Direct Connect, Transit Gateway
  14. Security & Compliance

    • AWS Shared Responsibility Model, DDOS Protection on AWS, AWS Shield, AWS WAF β€” Web Application Firewall, AWS KMS (Key Management Service), CloudHSM, AWS Certificate Manager (ACM), AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Artifact (not really a service), Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, AWS Config, Amazon Macie, AWS Security Hub, Amazon Detective, AWS Abuse, Root user privileges
  15. Machine Learning

    • Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Polly, Amazon Translate, Amazon Lex & Connect, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Forecast, Amazon Kendra, Amazon Personalize, Amazon Textract
  16. Account Management, Billing & Support

    • AWS Organizations, Multi Account Strategies, Service Control Policies (SCP), AWS Organization β€” Consolidated Billing, AWS Control Tower, Pricing Models in AWS, Compute Pricing, Storage Pricing, Database Pricing β€” RDS, Content Delivery β€” CloudFront, Networking Costs in AWS per GB β€” Simplified
  17. Advanced Identity

    • AWS STS (SecurityToken Service), Amazon Cognito (simplified), What is Microsoft Active Directory (AD)?, AWS Single Sign-On (SSO)
  18. Other AWS Services

    • Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon AppStream 2.0, Amazon Sumerian, AWS IoT Core, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, AWS Device Farm, AWS Backup, AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (DRS), AWS DataSync, AWS Fault Injection Simulator (FIS)
  19. AWS Architecting & Ecosystem

    • Well-Architected Framework General Guiding Principles, AWS Cloud Best Practices β€” Design Principles, Well-Architected Framework 6 Pillars, AWS Well-Architected Tool, AWS Right-Sizing, AWS Ecosystem β€” Free resources, AWS Marketplace

Exam Study Notes Github Link: AWS-Certified-Cloud-Practitioner-Notes

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