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VPC Firewall Rules

August 11, 2022

Author: Seid Myadiyev 1.1 VPC Firewall Rules This tutorial is adapted from the Web Age course https://www.webagesolutions.com/courses/WA3213-gcp-networking-and-security-for-algosec.1.1 VPC Firewall Rules Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) firewall rules apply to a given project and network. VPC firewall rules let yo

Implement an AWS Lambda using .NET

March 29, 2022

In this tutorial, you will create an AWS Lambda that exposes an ASP.NET service. The tutorial will follow these steps:Install and configure required toolsCreate a New AWS Lambda .NET projectCode the Lambda Function in C#Upload the Lambda Function to AWSInvoke the Function using AWS CLITest the Function in the AWS ConsolePart 1 – Install and configure req

Azure Cloud Automation Overview

February 11, 2022

1.1 The Infrastructure-As-Code PracticeIn the Infrastructure-as-Code practice, you define the infrastructure (that needs to be deployed in support for your solution) declaratively in code using some sort of domain-specific language (DSL)Azure cloud’s Resource Manager templates (ARM templates) are infrastructure-as-code declarative configuration files written in JSON; we w

Addressing the IT Skills Shortage by Developing Your Own Technical Expertise

September 14, 2021

Developing and maintaining your organization’s technical skills is paramount to the success of your business, and to all individuals who are part of your IT Team. A recent statement from a Bloomberg article on the state of the IT  talent shortage:  “Nearly 2-in-3 consulting firms say they’re short-staffed, and 1-in-5 are turning down work as a result, according to a survey from Source Global Research, which provides research and analysis for the professional services industry.

Introduction to Ansible

August 5, 2021

This tutorial is adapted from the Web Age course Ansible Configuration and Administration.1.1 Control and Managed Nodes Control Node – It is a system where Ansible is installed. It is used to execute ansible commands.  One control node can configure many managed nodes. Managed Node-  It

Terraform Fundamentals

August 4, 2021

This tutorial is adapted from the Web Age course  Automation with Terraform and AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service Training.What is Terraform? Terraform is an agnostic provisioner, written in GO by Hashicorp to provision, change, and version infrastructure resources and objects on a variety of platforms.&nb

Google Cloud Platform Container Services

June 3, 2021

This tutorial is adapted from the Web Age course Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine.1.1 What are Containers? Containers are a form of light-weight, OS-level, portable operating system virtualization. Containers are significantly more light-weight (in terms of storage footpri

Google Cloud Resource Management

May 19, 2021

This tutorial is adapted from Web Age course Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals.1.1 The Cloud Resource Manager Hierarchy Google Cloud Resource Manager is a service that allows users to group, hierarchically organize, and manage resources by the organization, folder, and project from a single point for

Google Cloud Virtual Networking

May 19, 2021

This tutorial is adapted from Web Age course Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals.1.1 GCP Virtual Networking Networking services provide connectivity between cloud-based VMs, on-premises servers, and other cloud services. Google Cloud treats networking as a global feature that spans all its service

Google Cloud Overview

May 14, 2021

This tutorial is adapted from the Web Age course Google Cloud Primer.1.1 What is Google Cloud? Google Cloud offers its clients services, infrastructure, and on-demand virtualized resources using the pay-as-you-go business model. All Google Cloud’s resources are hosted in multiple data centers. Data centers are physical facilitie

Deployment and Monitoring in Google Cloud Platform

May 14, 2021

This tutorial is adapted from Web Age course Google Cloud Primer.1.1 Google Cloud Monitoring Google Cloud monitoring is built right into the Cloud Console and provides a single point of control of metrics, uptime monitoring, dashboards, and alerts. It enables administrators a

Identity Protection and Privileged Identity Management in Azure

March 30, 2021

This tutorial is adapted from the Web Age course Azure IAM Advanced Training. Azure MFA Concepts The security of MFA is a two-step verification lies in its layered approach. Authentication methods include:Something you know (typically a password)Something you have (a trusted device that is not easily duplicated, like a ph

Identity Access Management(IAM) in Azure

March 29, 2021

Introduction The two most basic IAM processes required to secure access to digital assets are the following:Identify who it is that is trying to access resources by using authentication.Verify that identified users indeed should be authorized to reach the resource they are attempting to access. On a fundamental level, IAM encompasses the following components:how individuals are identified in a system (underst

Custom Policies in Azure

March 29, 2021

This course is adapted from Web Age Course Azure IAM Intermediate Training.Azure Policies Azure Policy is a service in Azure that you use to create, assign and, manage policies. Azure Policy runs evaluations and scans for non-compliant resources. Advantages of Azure policies are:Enforcement and complianceAppl

What’s not to love about DynamoDB?

November 11, 2020

Author: Marko Sluga Ask any database engineer if they would like to have an infinite scale, millisecond performance ACID-compliant datastore that’s fully managed and serverless to boot. They’ll tell you that’s just a pipe dream. You tell them it’s DynamoDB. Yes, ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) transactions have been fully supported on DynamoDB for a while, which means we now have a database that can fully support even the most demanding OLT

How to Advance Your Career with AWS

October 9, 2020

Author: Marko Saluga  “You need the experience to get experience” You have probably heard this sentence before. You need the experience to get started in this field. Experience to get started you say? Whether you are just starting your career in the cloud or are a battle born veteran trying to break into a new field of expertise, it is a common scenario to find yourself in a classic catch 22 situations. No experience. No job.  So how do you break into t

Learning AWS Against a Deadline – Tips From a Veteran Instructor

June 10, 2019

It was on a snowy December Tuesday.  I was just preparing to start a virtual Architecting on AWS class. I was glad it was virtual, so were my students. Not needing to leave the house on a gloomy, snowy day like this and having to brave the commute was a relief to everyone. Before the start I usually have a chat with the students and I ask them q

Overview of AWS Bootcamp Program

March 15, 2019

Receiving an AWS certification demonstrates the expertise and commitment necessary to advance your career in the world of web services. This industry-recognized credential is a valuable asset to have, giving you the ability to design, deploy and operate AWS applications and services for all your organization’s needs. While there are tons of training available to you, AWS Bootcamp programs are extensive courses offering immersive exercises and hands-on practices for a comprehensive understanding of the in

What Jobs are Available if I’m Trained on AWS?

March 8, 2019

The road to an AWS certification starts with the right training and can lead to some of the highest-paying, most up and coming jobs in the IT field. If you’re considering getting certified in AWS, you’ll not only avoid the risk of up-down careers, but enjoy a number of unique opportunities to choose from. To dive a little into what this means, here are some of the jobs you’d be qualified for if you’re trained in AWS. Operation Support Engineer In this role, you’d be respons

What are the Steps to Getting an AWS Certification?

March 1, 2019

AWS has become one of the biggest players in the IT world. Its offerings touch almost every aspect of technology, providing huge benefits to individuals and companies utilizing its latest innovation. So if you’re considering getting an AWS certification, good choice! Even if you have an understanding of AWS, testing and reinforcing your skills of this ever-changing, almost DIY platform through a certification is a way of ensuring the accuracy and safety of your work. If you’re ready to get certified, you

An AWS CLI / Node.js Script for Terminating EC2 Instances

June 6, 2017

The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is a powerful scripting platform written in Python that uses the AWS Cloud’s RESTful management API for performing various operational tasks, like creating S3 buckets, deleting EBS volumes, etc.In this blog, I will show you how you can terminate EC2 instances from your local computer using AWS CLI wrapped up as a Node.js app. What you need is these four things:

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