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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

Chapter 5: Amazon DynamoDB

As application architectures demand scalability and shift focus to serverless design patterns, developers look to data stores that are flexible, scalable, and have low management overhead. DynamoDB has become a proven, trusted solution for these types of features. However, it has continued to evolve, and many of the features that sprouted from this service have relevance in the DevOps professional exam. 

While knowing how to calculate the read to write ratio when provisioning a DynamoDB database isn't a topic of focus in the professional-level exam, understanding how this core AWS service fits into deployments and scenarios is. Having a firm understanding of the capabilities of DynamoDB, along with its features, will help you answer the exam questions, as well as allow you to implement solutions in your career engagements.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Understanding the basis and background...