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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

Chapter 5: AWS Services for Data Storing

AWS provides a wide range of services to store your data safely and securely. There are various storage options available on AWS such as block storage, file storage, and object storage. It is expensive to manage on-premises data storage due to the higher investment in hardware, admin overheads, and managing system upgrades. With AWS Storage services, you just pay for what you use, and you don't have to manage the hardware. We will also learn about various storage classes offered by Amazon S3 for intelligent access of the data and reducing costs. You can expect questions in the exam on storage classes. As we continue in this chapter, we will master the single-AZ and multi-AZ instances, and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) concepts of Amazon RDS.

In this chapter, we will learn about storing our data securely for further analytics purposes by means of the following sections:

  • Storing data on Amazon...