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AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional Certification and Beyond

By : Adam Book
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AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional Certification and Beyond

By: Adam Book

Overview of this book

The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer certification is one of the highest AWS credentials, vastly recognized in cloud computing or software development industries. This book is an extensive guide to helping you strengthen your DevOps skills as you work with your AWS workloads on a day-to-day basis. You'll begin by learning how to create and deploy a workload using the AWS code suite of tools, and then move on to adding monitoring and fault tolerance to your workload. You'll explore enterprise scenarios that'll help you to understand various AWS tools and services. This book is packed with detailed explanations of essential concepts to help you get to grips with the domains needed to pass the DevOps professional exam. As you advance, you'll delve into AWS with the help of hands-on examples and practice questions to gain a holistic understanding of the services covered in the AWS DevOps professional exam. Throughout the book, you'll find real-world scenarios that you can easily incorporate in your daily activities when working with AWS, making you a valuable asset for any organization. By the end of this AWS certification book, you'll have gained the knowledge needed to pass the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer exam, and be able to implement different techniques for delivering each service in real-world scenarios.
Table of Contents (31 chapters)
Section 1: Establishing the Fundamentals
Section 2: Developing, Deploying, and Using Infrastructure as Code
Section 3: Monitoring and Logging Your Environment and Workloads
Section 4: Enabling Highly Available Workloads, Fault Tolerance, and Implementing Standards and Policies
Section 5: Exam Tips and Tricks


In this chapter, we took a deeper look at the AWS CloudWatch service. We focused on the metrics and what makes up a metric. We looked at the different types of metrics available from AWS, starting with basic metrics on the Free Tier, then moving on to detailed metrics, and finally learned how to create custom metrics. We also learned how to use these metrics to create custom dashboards in CloudWatch and discovered how the dashboards could be shared with not only team members who had IAM access, but also how they can be shared with others outside of our AWS account.

We also looked at EventBridge, the service that has taken over CloudWatch Events. We learned how using event buses for AWS services, custom application events, and even SaaS providers can help drive event-driven architectures.

In the next chapter, we are going to look at the various types of logs that can be generated from the different Amazon services. This includes VPC Flow Logs, Elastic Load Balancer logs...