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AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty: MLS-C01 Certification Guide

By : Somanath Nanda, Weslley Moura
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AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty: MLS-C01 Certification Guide

By: Somanath Nanda, Weslley Moura

Overview of this book

The AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty exam tests your competency to perform machine learning (ML) on AWS infrastructure. This book covers the entire exam syllabus using practical examples to help you with your real-world machine learning projects on AWS. Starting with an introduction to machine learning on AWS, you'll learn the fundamentals of machine learning and explore important AWS services for artificial intelligence (AI). You'll then see how to prepare data for machine learning and discover a wide variety of techniques for data manipulation and transformation for different types of variables. The book also shows you how to handle missing data and outliers and takes you through various machine learning tasks such as classification, regression, clustering, forecasting, anomaly detection, text mining, and image processing, along with the specific ML algorithms you need to know to pass the exam. Finally, you'll explore model evaluation, optimization, and deployment and get to grips with deploying models in a production environment and monitoring them. By the end of this book, you'll have gained knowledge of the key challenges in machine learning and the solutions that AWS has released for each of them, along with the tools, methods, and techniques commonly used in each domain of AWS ML.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Machine Learning
Section 2: Data Engineering and Exploratory Data Analysis
Section 3: Data Modeling

Introducing Quick Sight

Amazon Quick Sight is a cloud-based analytics service that allows you to build data visualizations and ad hoc analysis. Quick Sight supports a variety of data sources, such as Redshift, Aurora, Athena, RDS, and your on-premises database solution.

Other sources of data include S3, where you can retrieve data from Excel, CSV, or log files, and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, where you can retrieve data from Salesforce entities.

Amazon Quick Sight has two versions:

  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition

The most important difference between these two versions is the possibility of integration with Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and encryption at rest. Both features are only provided in the enterprise edition.

Important note

Keep in mind that AWS services are constantly evolving, so more differences between the standard and enterprise versions may crop up in the future. You should always consult the latest documentation of...