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Section 3.1 - AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide

This series is intended to be a personal study guide. Information may not be comprehensive or accurate. I am sharing it in case others find it useful. Please feel free to comment if any information is inaccurate.

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3.1 Define methods of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud

Identify at a high level different ways of provisioning and operating in the AWS Cloud

  • Programmatic access, APIs, SDKs, AWS Management Console, CLI, Infrastructure as Code
    • Programmatic access - allows user to make API calls, use the AWS CLI, or use the Tools for Windows PowerShell
    • APIs - services can be accessed through their own APIs
    • SDKs - software development kits, allow developers to build on AWS using their preferred languages
    • Management Console- browser-based UI, easy to use but sometimes slower and more difficult to govern
    • CLI - control services from the command line and automate with scripts
    • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) - define resources in code and deploy them to cloud environment (allows for code review and version control)

Identify different types of cloud deployment models

  • Types of cloud computing
  • All in with cloud/cloud native - deploy and operate entirely in the cloud
  • Hybrid - some on-prem solutions mixed with some cloud solutions
  • On-premises - deploying cloud services on-prem, see AWS Outposts

Identify connectivity options

  • VPN - establish secure connections between your on-premises networks, remote offices, client devices, and the AWS global network using encrypted tunnels
  • AWS Direct Connect - alternative to using internet, has higher speed and lower latency
  • Public internet- use internet gateways to allow users to connect to resources through the internet

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