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AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional – 2020 O’Reilly Free Download
The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer certification has developed a reputation for being one of the most hard core AWS certifications available. Whether you’re a developer or an operations engineer, you can be sure this certification will take your skills to the next level and give your employers confidence that they’re working with the right person.
We’ll start off this course by looking at the big picture for the AWS DevOps certification which includes looking at the prerequisites and how to best study for the exam.
Then, we’ll dive into understanding the principles, practices and benefits of the DevOps philosophy. And, we’ll spend time breaking down the concepts of continuous integration and continuous delivery, al we’ll get our hands dirty by learning how to commit code to version control. We’ll see how to set up a continuous integration server and integrate it with some of the AWS code services like AWS CodeDeploy and AWS CodePipeline. Next, we’ll go on a deep dive into infrastructure as code with AWS CloudFormation.
We’ll learn how to create declared JSON based templates that can be versioned along with your application source code and we’ll see how to automate the setup of complete application stacks using CloudFormation.
We’ll see how easy it is to use Elastic Beanstalk to create and manage applications, both in the graphical console as well as from the command line using the Elastic Beanstalk CLI.
Next we’ll move on to OpsWorks which is a configuration management platform that can be used to build stacks that can be fully managed with chef cookbooks and recipes, and at the end of the course we’ll take a look at scripting and automating operational tasks with the AWS CLI.
For organizations embracing a DevOps approach to application development, a common practice is to monitor and measure everything. And whether you’re a developer or an operations engineer, you can be sure that becoming an AWS certified professional will validate your proficiency when it comes to monitoring services and applications, and implementing automated solutions to react to changes to AWS resources. In this course we’ll start off with an introduction to Amazon CloudWatch, and we’ll discuss some of the core components, and we’ll see how to use the CloudWatch console to monitor performance for different metrics and statistics.
Next we’ll move on to creating our own metrics, so we’ll see how we can see how we can monitor different aspects of our systems and applications by publishing custom information to CloudWatch for real time monitoring.
Then we’ll get into setting up alarms that we can use to send notifications, trigger actions in auto scaling groups to react to application demand dynamically, and to control and optimize our AWS costs. We’ll learn how to monitor API calls with AWS CloudTrail.
And we’ll see how to define metrics and create alarms for events that are happening inside of our AWS account. Next we’ll see how to monitor log files with CloudWatch, and how we can gather, and centrally store log file data and crate alarms, and perform analysis based on common text patterns. And finally, we’ll take a look at CloudWatch events, which we can use to respond to operational changes in the system to invoke notifications, or execute custom code. Now before beginning this course you should have familiarity with AWS operations or development, and if you’re studying for the exam you should have already watch the first course in this series covering continuous delivery and automation.
Either way, there’s a lot of amazing things that you can do with the AWS platform, and we hope you’ll join us in this course to becoming an expert with monitoring, metrics, and logging on AWS. What you’ll learn: All the domain objectives for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam. In this course, we’ll cover the domain objectives for the continuous delivery and process automation portion of the exam. You’ll learn about monitoring, custom metrics, logging files and more, all within CloudWatch.
By the end of this course, you’ll be very familiar with CloudWatch and its functions, and you’ll also be more prepared to earn your certification. You will learn the domain objectives for the security, governance, and validation portion of the exam.
This course covers the high availability and elasticity objectives for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam. You’ll learn best practices and patterns for building highly available architectures and implementing auto scaling groups. Course requirements: Before beginning this course, it’s recommended that you have some familiarity with AWS operations or development, but either way, we hope that you’ll join us on this course to obtaining your AWS DevOps Professional certification.
What You Will Learn
How to set up and establish a process for applying continuous delivery in AWS
How to create a fully-automated deployment pipeline using the Jenkins Continuous Integration server, CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Chef
How to use AWS deployment and management tools to automate infrastructure
How to write and run infrastructure/deployment tests
Who Should Take This Course
Infrastructure and application developers, Sys Ops engineers
Anyone else involved in the software systems lifecycle. This will includes testers, DBAs, managers and analysts
Familiarity with cloud computing concepts
Familiarity with general networking concepts
Linux or Windows command-line experience
Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures
Table of Contents
Cloud Delivery concepts and resources
Lesson 1: Kickoff and Project Setup
1.1 Learn stakeholder’s motivation
1.2 Establish project management and delivery methods
1.3 Hold kickoff meetings
1.4 Perform a program/project discovery
1.5 Set up project management communication tools
1.6 Get access to stakeholder’s version-control repositories and network
1.7 Set up or get access to the stakeholder’s AWS account(s)
1.8 Configure domain and subdomains
1.9 Configure email distribution lists
1.10 Set up local development environment
1.11 Establish cross-functional teams
1.12 Apply good development practices
Lesson 2: Processes and Documentation
2.1 Collect manual instructions
2.2 Conduct walk throughs of manual installation/configuration instructions
2.3 Conduct value-stream walkthroughs
2.4 Evaluate software licensing
2.5 Schedule and conduct screencast walkthroughs
2.6 Manually configure infrastructure resources
2.7 Document configuration steps to be automated
Lesson 3. Deployment Production Line Bootstrapping
3.1 Apply best practices to infrastructure development
3.2 Describe a CI platform architecture
3.3 Configure networking and install and configure a fully-coded Continuous Integration (CI) server
Lesson 4: Commit Stage
4.1 Poll multiple version-control repositories
4.2 Run build scripts in the commit stage
Lesson 5: Acceptance Stage
5.1 Provision and configure environment(s)
5.2 Write and run infrastructure tests
5.3 Run longer-running tests and other processes
Lesson 6: Capacity Stage
6.1 Configure capacity stage steps
Lesson 7: Exploratory Stage
7.1 Run manual tests in the exploratory stage
7.2 Approve/reject the exploratory stage
Lesson 8: Pre-Production Stage
8.1 Run blue-green deployment in pre-production
Lesson 9: Production Stage
9.1 Switch DNS records between production and non-production environments
Lesson 10: Self-Service Deployment
10.1 Configure self-service operations
Lesson 11: Cross-cutting processes
11.1 Configure cross-cutting systems
11.2 Grow people and engineering skills
Lesson 12: Ongoing Activities
12.1 Institute daily checkpoints
12.2 Share knowledge with stakeholders
Lesson 13: Production Operations
13.0 Apply production operations practices
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