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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide : CLF-C01 Exam
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Take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide: Exam CLF-C01 provides a solid introduction to this industry-leading technology, relied upon by thousands of businesses across the globe, as well as the resources you need to prove your knowledge in the AWS Certification Exam. This guide offers complete and thorough treatment of all topics included in the exam, beginning with a discussion of what the AWS cloud is and its basic global infrastructure and architectural principles. Other chapters dive into the technical, exploring core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud Platform, as well as basic security and compliance aspects and the shared security model. In addition, the text identifies sources of documentation or technical assistance, such as white papers or support tickets.
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Set yourself apart by becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide : Exam CLF-C01 provides a solid introduction to this industry-leading technology, relied upon by thousands of businesses across the globe, as well as the resources you need to prove your knowledge in the AWS Certification Exam. This guide offers complete and thorough treatment of all topics included in the exam, beginning with a discussion of what the AWS cloud is and its basic global infrastructure and architectural principles. Other chapters dive into the technical, exploring core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud Platform, as well as basic security and compliance aspects and the shared security model. In addition, the text identifies sources of documentation or technical assistance, such as white papers or support tickets.

To complete their coverage, the authors discuss the AWS Cloud value proposition and define billing, account management, and pricing models. This includes describing the key services AWS can provide and their common use cases (e.g., compute, analytics, etc.).

Distinguish yourself as an expert by obtaining a highly desirable certification in a widely used platform Hone your skills and gain new insights on AWS whether you work in a technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial field Fully prepare for this new exam using expert content and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, and other textual resources Benefit from access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment and test bank, including chapter tests, practice exams, key term glossary, and electronic flashcards

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide is essential reading for any professional in IT or other fields that work directly with AWS, soon-to-be graduates studying in those areas, or anyone hoping to prove themselves as an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.


Author Notes

Ben Piper, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, is an IT consultant who has created more than 20 training courses, covering Amazon Web Services, Cisco routing and switching, Puppet configuration management, and Windows Server Administration.
David Clinton, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, is a Linux server admin who has worked with IT infrastructure in both academic and enterprise environments. He has created more than 15 video courses, teaching Amazon Web Services and other technologies.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxi
Assessment Testp. xxvii
Chapter 1 The Cloudp. 1
Introductionp. 2
What Is Cloud Computing?p. 2
Highly Available and Scalable Resourcesp. 2
Professionally Secured Infrastructurep. 3
Metered Payment Modelp. 3
Server Visualization: The Basicsp. 4
Cloud Platform Modelsp. 5
Infrastructure as a Servicep. 5
Platform as a Servicep. 5
Software as a Servicep. 5
Serverless Workloadsp. 6
Scalability and Elasticityp. 7
Scalabilityp. 7
Elasticityp. 7
Summaryp. 8
Exam Essentialsp. 9
Review Questionsp. 10
Chapter 2 Understanding Your AWS Accountp. 13
Introductionp. 14
The Free Tierp. 15
How Does the Free Tier Work?p. 15
Tracking Your Free Tier Usagep. 15
What's Available Under the Free Tier?p. 17
Product Pricingp. 18
Finding AWS Pricing Documentationp. 18
Working with Online Calculatorsp. 19
Service Limitsp. 23
Billing and Cost Managementp. 23
The AWS Billing Dashboardp. 24
AWS Budgetsp. 24
Monitoring Your Costsp. 25
AWS Organizationsp. 26
Summaryp. 26
Exam Essentialsp. 27
Review Questionsp. 28
Chapter 3 Getting Support on AWSp. 33
Introductionp. 34
Support Plansp. 34
Support Plan Pricingp. 34
The Basic Support Planp. 36
The Developer Support Planp. 36
The Business Support Planp. 37
The Enterprise Support Planp. 37
AWS Professional Servicesp. 37
Documentation and Online Helpp. 38
Documentationp. 38
Discussion Forumsp. 40
Trusted Advisorp. 40
Summaryp. 42
Exam Essentialsp. 43
Review Questionsp. 44
Chapter 4 Understanding the AWS Environmentp. 49
Introductionp. 50
AWS Global Infrastructure: AWS Regionsp. 50
Regionally Based Servicesp. 52
Globally Based Servicesp. 53
Service Endpointsp. 53
AWS Global Infrastructure: Availability Zonesp. 54
Availability Zone Designationsp. 54
Availability Zone Networkingp. 55
Availability Zones and High Availabilityp. 56
AWS Global Infrastructure: Edge Locationsp. 57
Edge Locations and CloudFrontp. 58
Regional Edge Cache Locationsp. 59
The AWS Shared Responsibility Modelp. 59
Managed Resourcesp. 60
Unmanaged Resourcesp. 61
Service Health Statusp. 61
AWS Acceptable Use Policyp. 61
Summaryp. 61
Exam Essentialsp. 62
Review Questionsp. 63
Chapter 5 Securing Your AWS Resourcesp. 67
Introductionp. 68
AWS Identity and Access Managementp. 68
Protecting the Root Userp. 69
Authenticationp. 69
Users, Groups, and Rolesp. 72
Providing Federated Accessp. 74
Credential Reportp. 75
Encryptionp. 75
Regulatory Compliance (AWS Artifact)p. 76
Summaryp. 77
Exam Essentialsp. 77
Review Questionsp. 78
Chapter 6 Working with Your AWS Resourcesp. 83
Introductionp. 84
The AWS Management Consolep. 85
Accessing the AWS Management Consolep. 85
Opening a Service Consolep. 87
Working with Shortcutsp. 88
Selecting a Regionp. 88
The Account Name Menup. 90
Resource Groupsp. 90
Tag Editorp. 91
Tagging Strategiesp. 92
The AWS Console Mobile Applicationp. 94
The AWS Command Line Interfacep. 98
Requirementsp. 99
Installationp. 99
Software Development Kitsp. 101
Mobile Software Development Kitsp. 101
Internet of Things Device Software Development Kitsp. 102
CloudWatchp. 103
CloudWatch Metricsp. 103
CloudWatch Alarmsp. 104
CloudWatch Dashboardsp. 104
CloudWatch Logsp. 105
CloudWatch Eventsp. 106
CloudTrailp. 107
API and Non-API Eventsp. 107
Management and Data Eventsp. 107
Event Historyp. 108
Trailsp. 108
Log File Integrity Validationp. 108
Cost Explorerp. 109
Cost and Usagep. 109
Reservation Reportsp. 111
Reserved Instance Recommendationsp. 112
Summaryp. 113
Exam Essentialsp. 113
Review Questionsp. 115
Chapter 7 The Core Compute Servicesp. 119
Introductionp. 120
Deploying Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Serversp. 120
Amazon Machine Imagesp. 120
Understanding EC2 Instance Typesp. 123
Server Storage: Elastic Block Store and Instance Store Volumesp. 124
Understanding EC2 Pricing Modelsp. 125
Simplified Deployments Through Managed Servicesp. 127
Amazon Lightsailp. 128
AWS Elastic Beanstalkp. 128
Deploying Container and Serverless Workloadsp. 129
Containersp. 129
Serverless Functionsp. 129
Summaryp. 130
Exam Essentialsp. 130
Review Questionsp. 132
Chapter 8 The Core Storage Servicesp. 137
Introductionp. 138
Simple Storage Servicep. 138
Objects and Bucketsp. 139
S3 Storage Classesp. 139
Access Permissionsp. 142
Encryptionp. 143
Versioningp. 143
Object Life Cycle Configurationsp. 144
S3 Glacierp. 145
Archives and Vaultsp. 145
Retrieval Optionsp. 145
AWS Storage Gatewayp. 146
File Gatewaysp. 146
Volume Gatewaysp. 146
Tape Gatewaysp. 147
AWS Snowballp. 147
Hardware Specificationsp. 148
Securityp. 148
Snowball Edgep. 149
Summaryp. 150
Exam Essentialsp. 150
Review Questionsp. 152
Chapter 9 The Core Database Servicesp. 157
Introductionp. 158
Database Modelsp. 158
Relational Databasesp. 159
Structured Query Languagep. 160
Nonrelational (No-SQL) Databasesp. 160
Amazon Relational Database Servicep. 161
Database Enginesp. 161
Licensingp. 162
Instance Classesp. 162
Scaling Verticallyp. 163
Storagep. 163
Scaling Horizontally with Read Replicasp. 164
High Availability with Multi-AZp. 164
Backup and Recoveryp. 165
Determining Your Recovery Point Objectivep. 165
DynamoDBp. 166
Items and Tablesp. 166
Scaling Horizontallyp. 167
Queries and Scansp. 167
Amazon Redshiftp. 168
Summaryp. 169
Exam Essentialsp. 170
Review Questionsp. 171
Chapter 10 The Core Networking Sensesp. 175
Introductionp. 176
Virtual Private Cloudp. 176
VPC CIDR Blocksp. 176
Subnetsp. 177
Internet Accessp. 178
Security Groupsp. 178
Network Access Control Listsp. 178
VPC Peeringp. 179
Virtual Private Networksp. 179
Direct Connectp. 179
Route 53p. 180
Resource Recordsp. 180
Domain Name Registrationp. 180
Hosted Zonesp. 181
Routing Policiesp. 181
Health Checksp. 182
Traffic Flow and Traffic Policiesp. 182
CloudFrontp. 183
Summaryp. 183
Exam Essentialsp. 184
Review Questionsp. 185
Chapter 11 Automating Your AWS Workloadsp. 189
Introductionp. 190
The Imperative Approachp. 190
The Declarative Approachp. 191
Infrastructure as Codep. 191
CloudFormationp. 191
Templatesp. 192
Stacksp. 192
CloudFormation vs. the AWS CLIp. 193
AWS Developer Toolsp. 194
CodeCommitp. 194
CodeBuildp. 195
CodeDeployp. 196
CodePipelinep. 197
EC2 Auto Scalingp. 199
Launch Configurations and Launch Templatesp. 199
Auto Scaling Groupsp. 199
Scaling Actionsp. 200
Configuration Managementp. 200
Systems Managerp. 200
OpsWorksp. 201
Summaryp. 203
Exam Essentialsp. 204
Review Questionsp. 205
Chapter 12 Common Use-Case Scenariosp. 209
Introductionp. 210
The Well-Architected Frameworkp. 210
Reliabilityp. 211
Performance Efficiencyp. 211
Securityp. 211
Cost Optimizationp. 212
Operational Excellencep. 213
A Highly Available Web Application Using Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancingp. 213
Creating an Inbound Security Group Rulep. 214
Creating an Application Load Balancerp. 216
Creating a Launch Templatep. 218
Creating an Auto Scaling Groupp. 219
Static Website Hosting Using S3p. 222
Summaryp. 224
Exam Essentialsp. 224
Review Questionsp. 226
Appendix A Answers to Review Questionsp. 231
Chapter 1 The Cloudp. 232
Chapter 2 Understanding Your AWS Accountp. 232
Chapter 3 Getting Support on AWSp. 234
Chapter 4 Understanding the AWS Environmentp. 235
Chapter 5 Securing Your AWS Resourcesp. 237
Chapter 6 Working with Your AWS Resourcesp. 238
Chapter 7 The Core Compute Servicesp. 240
Chapter 8 The Core Storage Servicesp. 242
Chapter 9 The Core Database Servicesp. 244
Chapter 10 The Core Networking Servicesp. 245
Chapter 11 Automating Your AWS Workloadsp. 247
Chapter 12 Common Use-Case Scenariosp. 248
Appendix B Additional Servicesp. 251
Athenap. 252
AWS Backupp. 252
AWS Gluep. 252
Batchp. 252
Cognitop. 253
Database Migration Servicep. 253
Elastic File Systemp. 253
Elastic MapReducep. 253
Inspectorp. 254
Kinesisp. 254
Maciep. 254
Neptunep. 254
Simple Queue Servicep. 254
WorkDocsp. 254
Workspacesp. 255
Indexp. 257