Category Archives: AWS

AWS: What is Kafka and MSK service ?

What is Kafka and MSK service ?

In this blog I have presented the videos on:

  1. What is Kafka ? : https://www.facebook.com/347538165828643/videos/405168210472204/
  2. What is MSK services for Kafka on AWS?: https://www.facebook.com/347538165828643/videos/233592261348312/
  3. How to config the Kafka in EC2-Ubuntu and what are the components it has ?: https://www.facebook.com/347538165828643/videos/429917674635091

This video has the outline on AWS Data Pipeline service.

https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=2513558698681591

Please follow my videos : https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

NOTE:

Let us also be aware: Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market on AWS, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of IAC. They give a Console and ask you to setup a specific Infra setup in AWS.

In my coaching I focus on the candidates to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience rather than pushing the course with screen operations only to complete. Through my posted videos you can watch this USP.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview/selection process. Which is very easy with this knowledge.

Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners only by having dedicated time. If you are a busy resource on the projects please note; you can wait to become free to learn. One need to spend time consistently on the practice. Otherwise its going to be in no-use.

https://vskumar.blog/2020/08/02/cloud-architectlearn-aws-migration-strategy-1/

AWS DevOps Course for Freshers with Project level tasks:

This course is designed for the Freshers by a three Decades globally experienced IT professional after studying many consulting projects and the skill gap issues of different project teams.
They can show these course project tasks, done by them during the course, in their profile.
The participant will be able to attend the interview for an AWS-DevOps fresher position, along with the live screen test without a Proxy interview. Interview preparation coaching will be given.
During the job; they will be honored for their skills learnt from this course and self demonstration in the team to complete the project task before the schedule. This can add value for the candidate’s future appraisals and for their IT ladder growth.
Its Purely, A job oriented course for Freshers with Live similar project activities through IT experienced professional. You will be enforced to do the tasks in the session. The Coacher/trainer will not touch the screen for lab demo.
Note: All the tasks the student will do as a demo in the session. Before coming to the demo he/she need to practice through material given to them. This makes the participant highly self motivated with confidence on technical learning. It motivates them for the job activities also, during their job.

For the course details, watch the below video:

If somebody want to attend the Basic AWS Course, before understanding the AWS-DevOps course they can see the below video and come for a call to know the details on it.

NOTE: This play list contains the videos made on the list of AWS courses made for freshers. The freshers when they are in project, they need to understand the infrastructure requirements and their tasks. During the course they coached on these areas well. And also they will be enforced to do some project activities with a requirement. And they need to present it in a team. This can give very high confidence to them not only to perform well in the interviews and also on the live project activity comparatively with many proxy interviews managed freshers.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/347538165828643/309818167129036/

For some more details on the course, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/08/cloud-cum-devops-coaching-your-investigation-and-actions/

Free Orientation for Test Analysts on Cloud/DevOps Practices

Folks, Greetings!
This message is for Test Analysts only——>
I am planning to conduct some orientation on the usage of Cloud/DevOps practices by the Test Analysts [these are the so called; the legacy Block-Box Testing professionals].
I also run my DevOps Practices group in FB with 600+ Pure global IT professionals. They keep learning through my Cloud/DevOps learning Units. It works well upto knowing the concepts and not to play the project role.
To join in any of my groups the following are must to accept as member:
1. You need to connect on Linkedin and send message on which group you want to join.
2. Then come to FB and connect me there with the same message.
3. I am removing the risks with fake ids through the above steps. Hence be patient to follow the above to move further.
Please note; I do not allow any marketing people into my group. Only the hardcore IT professionals are allowed after FB/Linkedin profile verification. These extensive efforts are made to educate the real IT professionals to transform into modern IT Stuff easily. Once they learn the concepts they can decide on which role they want to proceed to learn the advanced stuff through my coaching, if needed.
Good luck in your Career.

You can see my below blog also:

How Easily A Test Analyst can learn AWS with POCs ?

If you are a Black-box Testing Savvy years together and struck in learning Cloud technology, not able to coupe up for building modern test environments, this is the golden opportunity to learn and compete with others in the projects. After the course you will be able to define/design/execute your test environments in AWS. 

Send a message to book for a review call after reviewing the below content/videos.

  1. Are you a Test Analyst ?
  2. Did you do only black-box testing earlier ?
  3. Do you have confusion on learning Cloud computing ?
  4. Do you feel aloof for transforming into Cloud technology ?
  5. Do you need to setup the Test environment with Cloud only ?
  6. Are you not able  to catch up the technology skill which job role demands ?

Join to learn:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/410279332851728/

Please contact through the below given#.

Test Analysts-Group-logo2

We have solutions for your issues, we coach Test Analysts to convert into modern Cloud technology usage [AWS only]. You can learn and do the practice like your black-box test cases. Check the below discussion videos also with a Sr. Test Analyst for AWS course:

Also look into the below video for a lab exercise like your test script steps to easily understand and build the required AWS service.

Look for a NON-IT Compliance Test Engineer performance from the below blogs, connected demos and review calls.

If you are really would like to perform the same way through this course connect me on linkedin to know each of us.

https://vskumar.blog/2020/09/09/aws-devops-coaching-periodical-review-calls/

We have a “Pay As You Learn” [monthly] Option for working IT Professionals.

For Special Coaching details, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/08/cloud-cum-devops-coaching-your-investigation-and-actions/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/

For the the latest [as per the current needs] AWS/DevOps Course details, please visit the below blog:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

I have made the below video after having calls with many Cloud professionals globally. Many of the Cloud Engineers are failing due to lack of the domain based skills. Even recently in top notch tech news sites they have published on how the Cloud projects are costing more inspite of saving the cost to the organizations. It is eventual to learn the domain based skills for the Cloud/DevOps professionals to meet the delivery cycle time.

Lack of Cloud skills for DevOps Engineer -2 [FAQs]: This video talks on the possibility of lack of Skills for some of the AWS Cloud/DevOps Engineers. Most of the IT employers are looking from the Cloud or DevOps engineers the Environment building automatically with DevOps process/IAC. In this video the DevOps process and its automation process is discussed for feasible interview questions by mapping to the AWS-DevOps. And what role people can learn by self and who are the roles can not learn by self with the reasons.

How A Cloud architect is different from DevOps role ?

vskumarcloud-build-cloud-architect.pngHow A Cloud architect is different from DevOps practices ?

We have been watching on lot of FB Groups and ad sites as “learn DevOps/AWS”. In general everybody believe with these stickers/posters they need to learn AWS and DevOps together is a must for any Modern technology professional.

When we talk about AWS and DevOps they are two different work streams.

Now, one might get the below questions in their mind.

  1. Is a Cloud Architect need to be expert to work on DevOps activities also ?
  2. What are the activities related to Cloud architect ?
  3. Why the Cloud architect need not bother on DevOps ?

Now, let us analyze them as below:

The role of the cloud architect is to migrate the existing IT infrastructure setup into the cloud services. The cloud services can be AWS or Azure or Google cloud [GC] or Alibaba, etc.

From the below picture one can have clarity if they have experience in traditional Infrastructure building  practice.

How to create AWS S3 Bucket

This role need to understand clearly on the usage of those vendor related [AWS/AZURE/GC/Alibaba] cloud services and should have command on mapping the current traditional infrastructure setup to map to the cloud services and plan/design for its transformation with the additional benefits to the management in view of cost and easy operation.

Once the modern application architecture/infrastructure in cloud is operational, then the management can think of introducing the DevOps practices.

To work on DevOps practices, each Cloud services vendor provides their own setup or tools at different processes or pipeline stages. To do these tasks a separate role professionals are required, who are called DevOps Engineers. At this point the role of the cloud Architect is he/she can guide them on the available infrastructure with the Cloud vendor. As per the Cloud architect planning/guidelines the DevOps engineers need to adopt the relevant tools/processes. Basically all the setup is going to be on IAC [Infrastructure As A Code] technics. There can be Configuration tools to create the IAC for different environments. At this point the Cloud architect can monitor these tools implementation as a part of cloud infrastructure implementation.

So, the Cloud architect do not need to make his/her fingers dirty with tools/commands to implement the DevOps processes.

For example; If you read the roles of AWS with different certifications, they mention Solution Architect [SA] separately from DevOps engineer role. They have multiple roles like; Sys ops, Developer, etc. All these roles need to be expert in making their fingers dirty with the relevant AWS services usage/implementation efficiently and effectively . But here the Cloud Architect [which is SA in view of AWS] role is to monitor on their activities only. He/She doesn’t need to put the fingers into techie stuff.

Hope I have given clarity for the above questions.

I get lot of enquiries; as they want to do AWS/DevOps both the courses together. I understood due to lot of training vendors are making their posters on social for their business, these experienced professionals are getting confusion as they need to learn both.

Now, I would like to ask the below questions to you as this blog reader after the above understanding;

Do a modern technology professional need to learn Cloud services and also the DevOps as mandatory ? [Ex: Which is DevOps/AWS].

Answer: It is not. They can choose One route only. If he/she came from the real work experience of Sysadmin/Sys engineer role, the past experiences need to be utilized efficiently in IT Industry. Hence the Scalable role is Cloud architect. In view of AWS it is SA. But they need to have very good command in understanding the traditional architecture and also the cloud services to establish a well suited conversion plan. This role person is responsible to  show ROI [Return On Investment] also to the management.

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

See the difference on the salary amounts to seek your role as per your professional potentiality.

Question: In the current job market in the JDs they ask on DevOps also for Cloud role why ?

Answer: Please let us note; Many organizations they wanted to use the same resource for Cloud and DevOps Architect/Engineer role to save their IT budget. But they offer more salary for these multi skills. Not only this scenario, there are many companies use multi-cloud technology for their BCP. They will ask these skills also. The skills acceleration is mandated for every Professional now a days. The more skills you acquire the early, your CTC is going to touch the Sky ASAP.

Also, Visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/04/how-best-you-can-utilize-cloud-architect-role-as-an-efficient-it-management-practitioner/

Do you want to know the size of the Cloud job market globally if yes, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

For Special Coaching details, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/08/cloud-cum-devops-coaching-your-investigation-and-actions/

To know the real articulation of SA, Visit for my AWS SAA class video:

Student Feedback:

Coaching: How the traditional IMS roles can be transformed into Cloud Services roles ?

To know the history of the IMS roles till the Cloud era, you should watch this video.

What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ? 

If you are in the below roles, in the current recession you will be targeted for pinkslip among the IT professionals as 1st exit group. What you need to do on your career replan. Please see/follow the blog/videos with patience. 

As per my observation and practice with the trending technology [Cloud], all the Cloud services vendors have inbuilt serverless computing for many services. The following roles are going to be vanished or reskilled. But if they are kept under recession staff cut, these professionals need to take care of their career.

1. DBA:–>The DBA tasks are embedded as part of these services. So the DBAs used to sit hours together in the past to perform many mundane tasks. Now these all are automated. For details you can see the below video:

2. Similarly, many other tasks are related to infra roles; Network admin/Sys-Admin are also automated through Cloud services.

3. As a consolidation all these 3 roles are clubbed into one role of Cloud Engineer. This role’s major task is to automate all the Cloud setup related activities under IAC[Infrastructure As Code]. In future only the IAC will sustain to save the cost to IT by automating the cloud setup creation activity.

4. If any professional need to compete with this role means; they need to understand the Infra needs and the past roles tasks in depth. Along with the multiple Infra related architecture scenarios, with in-depth knowledge on Cloud technology. Then only they can analyze the IAC requirements clearly to write the code and test it. This is the domain analysis and design activity they need to consider apart from the Cloud technology learning.

5. We can also see the Storage engineer role. All the Cloud vendors have the Cloud Storage services. With them mundane tasks creation/maintenance is vanished. Hence this role also will not exist.

IT-infra-Roles
IT-SDLC-Roles

The below video has the discussion on: A) What IT Roles can vanish after migrating to Cloud? B) How the roles/tasks are being transformed to Cloud through serverless computing technology ? C) Why anybody can learn and do the past Infra roles with Cloud ? D) What all they need to learn ? E) How the organizations can demand an employee to convert into modern technology before taking a decision for a pink slip serving ?
Finally, what are the following roles and their tasks:
Traditional Infrastructure building roles:
1.Network Admin/Engineer
2.System Administrator
3.Database Administrator
4. Deployment Engineer

Technical Roles:
1.Developer
2.Test Engineer/Analyst

F) Among the above which role can pickup faster the Cloud/DevOps Automation technology ?
G) Then How these roles can perform in Cloud  with faster deployment ?
H) Why and how the manpower reduction happen after Cloud implementation ?

I) Why do you need to learn from the experienced IT mentors to transform into modern technology ?

K) Some people say, they can learn by self. How much they can learn and cope-up with the current market needs on various technologies to settle in modern technology ? [refer to point#5 in this blog].

L) Why do you need to spend/invest  more money to re-settle in the modern technology ?

Note: Along with this video, there are multiple blogs I have published with Videos links to make awareness to the IT Professionals. You see those blogs from this site itself.

For further understanding please read the below text:

In the current IT World Cloud computing became regular practice for any IT Professional. Any cloud services we use, we need to know the current/traditional infrastructure setup. But every IT professional may not have that background/knowledge to understand. Because in this industry each of us played  different roles.

The Infra activities handled IT Professional only will come to know this knowledge and will have experience. But the industry needs every IT employee need to know this knowledge apart from the Cloud service provider [Ex: AWS, Azure, GC, etc..] products operations. [Eventhough, if you are a certified Solutions architect with that Cloud service provider.]

Then only whoever the professionals are certified they will be able to use these products/services and implement them under cloud setup. Hence the Infra domain knowledge or experience is mandated for every IT professional who is working for Cloud services or in that infra setup. I have been hearing during Cloud professionals recruitment the interviewers are keeping some questions on this area also. If one understand the Network domain setup then only they will be able to design the Cloud architecture. Hence more employers are worried to have this domain knowledge with the Certified and recruited Cloud professionals.

I have started a Cloud Practices group to educate/share the IT professionals with this domain knowledge. The below link can be used to join/apply:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Note:

Cloud/DevOps coaching: How the Course is organized for “Building Cloud cum DevOps Architect in one go ” ?

The overall two stages details are discussed in the below video.

You can find the outline of the Stage1 course in the below video.

Why one should do it ?

What they can achieve after the course ?

How this can be used for building a client POC ?

How it can help you to move into DevOps Automation also ?

You can also visit the below blogs:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/29/aws-follow-aws-saa-best-practices-for-interviews/

Guys A NOTE for you:

Folks,
How to Join in my Facebook groups to learn Cloud cum DevOps Concepts ?
For any Trainings many people conduct demos by catching the IT Professionals through their sales people. That demo denotes the trainer has the technical capabilities to handle the course for the attendees. In my coaching also I have followed the similar concept. But I don’t give demos by spending time, as I work as alone. In my case I have created the groups in Facebook: a) DevOps Practices Group, b) Cloud Practices Group c) Free Learning Agile/DevOps/AWS/AZ for freshers and IT Professionals. With few of the web pages by IT topic.

One can learn and assess them by joining. For more details you can watch this video. To join in them, you need to connect with me on FB and Linkedin and send a message. Then only you will be approved. This is a verification process to avoid fake ids.

Cloud/DevOps coaching: The outline of Stage1 [Cloud Architect] coaching

Folks,

You can find the outline of the Stage1 course in the below video.

Why one should do it ?

What they can achieve after the course ?

How this can be used for building a client POC ?

How it can help you to move into DevOps Automation also ?

You can also visit the below blogs:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/29/aws-follow-aws-saa-best-practices-for-interviews/

Cloud/Devops: How the ITSM professionals can be reused ?

Cloud/DevOps: Rebuild ITSM for Cloud/DevOps:

The Traditional ITSM professionals do not have option, except converting into Cloud/DevOps roles with the relevant tools. How this methodology works in a project level from an individual, what skills one need to be groomed: Watch the video and its description. This kind of practices a COE need to follow if the IT company has the financial capability to run the COE building at this stage instead of loosing the knowledgeable guys. Or the individuals need to open their eyes to switch their career by taking experts one on one coaching.

Rebuild Your IT career from ITSM to Infra and DevOps building with traditional exp.
I have not included the real ITSM roles. Those also can utilize into the conversion. Case to case it can be discussed. Each Organization has their own title and using them for ITSM delivery also. These role guys can work easily for implementing the IT governance in Cloud/DevOps comparatively with other roles.
This is the Stage1 Course Highlight. You will be coached for the concepts of JSON/YAML scripts towards writing the AWS Cloud service components creation. Your personal practice efforts are mandated here.
A detailed Stage2 course discussion video is there in one of the blogs. Follow the below link: https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/
Your effort in practicing tools is required here.

Also be aware on the below points [Published in a blog also] :

I feel; For every DevOps Professional learning Infra building activity is mandatory. See the issues, what you are facing within them. Atleast one of them you are facing from your end as mentioned in the below slide/video. Then there is a gap in your implementation practice with lack of learning in a right method with best practices. So think on your actions after the below videos watching!

The new Internship programme is made for the working IT Professionals, AS PART TIME. WHICH IS ONGOING.

Please see the below blog for details and also watch the discussion with a new participant on the size of the POCs during the coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/26/aws-devops-part-time-internships-for-it-professionals-interviews/

 You can also see the below blog/videos towards ITSM professionals exp usage for Cloud/DevOps Architect:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ? 

If you are in the below roles, in the current recession you will be targeted for pinkslip among the IT professionals as 1st exit group. What you need to do on your career replan. Please see/follow the blog/videos with patience. 

As per my observation and practice with the trending technology [Cloud], all the Cloud services vendors have inbuilt serverless computing for many services. The following roles are going to be vanished or reskilled. But if they are kept under recession staff cut, these professionals need to take care of their career.

1. DBA:–>The DBA tasks are embedded as part of these services. So the DBAs used to sit hours together in the past to perform many mundane tasks. Now these all are automated.

2. Similarly, many other tasks are related to infra roles; Network admin/Sys-Admin are also automated through Cloud services.

3. As a consolidation all these 3 roles are clubbed into one role of Cloud Engineer. This role’s major task is to automate all the Cloud setup related activities under IAC[Infrastructure As Code]. In future only the IAC will sustain to save the cost to IT by automating the cloud setup creation activity.

4. If any professional need to compete with this role means; they need to understand the Infra needs and the past roles tasks in depth. Along with the multiple Infra related architecture scenarios, with in-depth knowledge on Cloud technology. Then only they can analyze the IAC requirements clearly to write the code and test it. This is the domain analysis and design activity they need to consider apart from the Cloud technology learning.

5. We can also see the Storage engineer role. All the Cloud vendors have the Cloud Storage services. With them mundane tasks creation/maintenance is vanished. Hence this role also will not exist.

IT-infra-Roles
IT-SDLC-Roles

The below video has the discussion on: A) What IT Roles can vanish after migrating to Cloud? B) How the roles/tasks are being transformed to Cloud through serverless computing technology ? C) Why anybody can learn and do the past Infra roles with Cloud ? D) What all they need to learn ? E) How the organizations can demand an employee to convert into modern technology before taking a decision for a pink slip serving ?
Finally, what are the following roles and their tasks:
Traditional Infrastructure building roles:
1.Network Admin/Engineer
2.System Administrator
3.Database Administrator
4. Deployment Engineer

5. Storage Engineer — There is a separate video done for this role education:

Technical Roles:
1.Developer
2.Test Engineer/Analyst

F) Among the above which role can pickup faster the Cloud/DevOps Automation technology ?
G) Then How these roles can perform in Cloud  with faster deployment ?
H) Why and how the manpower reduction happen after Cloud implementation ?

I) Why do you need to learn from the experienced IT mentors to transform into modern technology ?

K) Some people say, they can learn by self. How much they can learn and cope-up with the current market needs on various technologies to settle in modern technology ? [refer to point#5 in this blog].

L) Why do you need to spend/invest  more money to re-settle in the modern technology ?

Note: Along with this video, there are multiple blogs I have published with Videos links to make awareness to the IT Professionals. You see those blogs from this site itself.

For further understanding please read the below text:

In the current IT World Cloud computing became regular practice for any IT Professional. Any cloud services we use, we need to know the current/traditional infrastructure setup. But every IT professional may not have that background/knowledge to understand. Because in this industry each of us played  different roles.

The Infra activities handled IT Professional only will come to know this knowledge and will have experience. But the industry needs every IT employee need to know this knowledge apart from the Cloud service provider [Ex: AWS, Azure, GC, etc..] products operations. [Eventhough, if you are a certified Solutions architect with that Cloud service provider.]

Then only whoever the professionals are certified they will be able to use these products/services and implement them under cloud setup. Hence the Infra domain knowledge or experience is mandated for every IT professional who is working for Cloud services or in that infra setup. I have been hearing during Cloud professionals recruitment the interviewers are keeping some questions on this area also. If one understand the Network domain setup then only they will be able to design the Cloud architecture. Hence more employers are worried to have this domain knowledge with the Certified and recruited Cloud professionals.

I have started a Cloud Practices group to educate/share the IT professionals with this domain knowledge. The below link can be used to join/apply:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Note:

AWS: POC-How to Build WordPress web site in AWS Cloud/Network ?


Most of the Blogs on websites are operated by WordPress[WP] software which is developed in PHP. Even my site [vskumar.blog] is from this software. To setup the WP, there are tier based architecture/setup required. For PHP related software we can have a 2-tier architecture setup.

For detailed analysis and the required AWS components for setting up W, below blog you can visit/follow blog:
https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/31/2-aws-wordpresswp-infrastructure-creation-using-a-free-tier-account/

In this demo video the WP site building project was discussed with different design steps towards AWS components and it was demonstrated well by one of our [experienced IT Professional] students well.


These are weekly assignments they get and they need to prove by themselves with a demo in a team; like live environment how it happens in a typical project team. By attending this activity delivery on weekly basis, one will not get any fear/scareness on doing the live infra tasks. They will be habituated with the project activities when they join in real job. And they will be productive resources from day one onwards. These are the major benefits from my course.

Also, visit the below blog also:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/03/contact-for-aws-devops-sre-roles-mock-interview-prep-not-proxy-for-original-profile/

AWS: POC-How to do VPC Peering with 2 VPCs ?

When we have two networks in traditional methods, we used to do internal networking within the premises. And used those servers for Software APIs. Also the Sysadmin/DBAs/Network Admin role people used to manage them well. But in Cloud how to implement this kind of setup ?

Now, In Cloud how this internetworking can be done through VPC peering ?

Watch this introduction chapter before you go to the below POCs:

In this POC project, it is well proven how we can create such kind of environment by using 2 VPCs and their peering with deeper analysis and the design steps of different services. And how the private subnet related Linux and Windows EC2s can be accessed by using NAT and Jump Servers?. And how to operate another VPC EC2 from one VPC EC2 ? Just watch this design steps analysis video from the below link:

In the below video a POC analysis is discussed with an Experienced Cloud/DevOps professional.

Watch the below video for How to config NATGATEWAY and use it for Private EC2 MySql config.

For a live VPC Peered POC, you can visit the below blog:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/12/aws-a-live-interview-poc-setup-with-elb-vpc-peering-ebs-mount/

To know our courses, visit the below blog also:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/03/contact-for-aws-devops-sre-roles-mock-interview-prep-not-proxy-for-original-profile/

Mock interview : A typical Cloud Engineer interview for a JD

This is not for Proxy…

 

Please watch the below video[It has the detailed JD]:

 

Please contact if you are really an experienced Professional for Mock interviews practice. I do this as a separate service for global IT Professionals, who are trying for Next role scaling.

I filter the in-experienced [fake profiled] people in the beginning itself. Hence please be open with me with your profile. Please Let us not waste time.

AWS-Mock-Interviews

What is Proxy interview ? [For client who conduct overseas or offsite interview]:

Instead of the candidate answering the questions by a Subject matter expert he/she talks.

These people might have attended 1000s of proxy interviews. You can identify they are very confident in the communication/subject, etc.. You will not find with them any defect!! So there woud’nt be rejection from you. [Infact, they are very hardworkers by doing several POCs practice with reference to the JDs.] Obviously you are forced to select. You might feel you did video interview also. There is a secret you need to understand. This guy sits in the back end of the monitor. The real guy sits infront of the Camera. So you will compare the photo and his face. You will not find any defect in the face right ? How the proxy guy can talk ? There will be splitter kind of equipment connect to the computer to have 2 headsets. So can you find a defect here ? No, it is hard for you to trace!!! The proxy organizers are very talented like hackers. You try to implement a security practice for interview, they identify a loop hole like a hacker and use it to get the approval done by you.

So you are royally! cheated very well to give the offer!!

Where and how these proxy organizing companies work ?

There are numerous body shoppers companies in North America. They take the OPT guys in the 2nd year and groom them to make their mind lazy by giving support by SME and job support also after they started working. They pay around 20-30% of your billing to the candidate and balance to SMEs/Profit share.

During the job how can you find this categories ?:

You avoid giving work from home options. Do a random smoke test daily. The poor guy will be exposed! and be helpless. He/she fails!! Because your greatest IT vendor molded him/her to make their mind lazy!! as impossible to learn and depend on SME like a drug edict.

For Candidates [Who had Proxy interview]:

What happens after proxy interview in the companies. You may get offer. But they do a smoke test kind of weekly tests. Then You will be burnt due to the client has got some feeling you are not the person spoke to them with the subject expertism during the interview. Hence we have come up with a proposal to get you self ready for interviews. Read the above content and come back for a discussion in a scheduled call. We want the people to self build themselves and not to get into the wrong shoes!! to become like a drug addict!!

For Freshers and intending to attend Proxy interviews !

Are you getting into the wrong shoes [Proxy] for client interviews ?
After you join in job [in India] what happens ?
Are you aware; your profile is going to be in Indian NASSCOM DB to track by your future employers [for Indian jobs].
So, whatever the current employer has the faked profile it is going to be entered by HRs after you are proved as fake profile, into NASSCOM DB.
In such case are you going to be into a right company in future ?
Do you want to destroy your career by proxy agents ?
 

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Following are the Industry competent courses, the 10+ yrs global IT working professionals are [inclined and] doing currently to become Cloud/DevOps Architects for future IT Needs. Once the basic Infra is made in the Cloud, they need to operate the DevOps Automation only.

It has Stage1 and Stage2 courses. The TOC is discussed in detail, in the below videos: [for any questions please ping me in FB or Linkedin].

 

 

 

Mock interview : DevOps Architect partner

Please watch the below video[It has the detailed JD]:

Please contact if you are really an experienced Professional for Mock interviews practice. I do this as a separate service for global IT Professionals, who are trying for Next role scaling.

I filter the in-experienced [fake profiled] people in the beginning itself. Hence please be open with me with your profile. Please Let us not waste time.

AWS-Mock-Interviews

What is Proxy interview ? [For client who conduct overseas or offsite interview]:

Instead of the candidate answering the questions by a Subject matter expert he/she talks.

These people might have attended 1000s of proxy interviews. You can identify they are very confident in the communication/subject, etc.. You will not find with them any defect!! So there woud’nt be rejection from you. [Infact, they are very hardworkers by doing several POCs practice with reference to the JDs.] Obviously you are forced to select. You might feel you did video interview also. There is a secret you need to understand. This guy sits in the back end of the monitor. The real guy sits infront of the Camera. So you will compare the photo and his face. You will not find any defect in the face right ? How the proxy guy can talk ? There will be splitter kind of equipment connect to the computer to have 2 headsets. So can you find a defect here ? No, it is hard for you to trace!!! The proxy organizers are very talented like hackers. You try to implement a security practice for interview, they identify a loop hole like a hacker and use it to get the approval done by you.

So you are royally! cheated very well to give the offer!!

Where and how these proxy organizing companies work ?

There are numerous body shoppers companies in North America. They take the OPT guys in the 2nd year and groom them to make their mind lazy by giving support by SME and job support also after they started working. They pay around 20-30% of your billing to the candidate and balance to SMEs/Profit share.

During the job how can you find this categories ?:

You avoid giving work from home options. Do a random smoke test daily. The poor guy will be exposed! and be helpless. He/she fails!! Because your greatest IT vendor molded him/her to make their mind lazy!! as impossible to learn and depend on SME like a drug edict.

For Candidates [Who had Proxy interview]:

What happens after proxy interview in the companies. You may get offer. But they do a smoke test kind of weekly tests. Then You will be burnt due to the client has got some feeling you are not the person spoke to them with the subject expertism during the interview. Hence we have come up with a proposal to get you self ready for interviews. Read the above content and come back for a discussion in a scheduled call. We want the people to self build themselves and not to get into the wrong shoes!! to become like a drug addict!!

For Freshers and intending to attend Proxy interviews !

Are you getting into the wrong shoes [Proxy] for client interviews ?
After you join in job [in India] what happens ?
Are you aware; your profile is going to be in Indian NASSCOM DB to track by your future employers [for Indian jobs].
So, whatever the current employer has the faked profile it is going to be entered by HRs after you are proved as fake profile, into NASSCOM DB.
In such case are you going to be into a right company in future ?
Do you want to destroy your career by proxy agents ?
 

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Following are the Industry competent courses, the 10+ yrs global IT working professionals are [inclined and] doing currently to become Cloud/DevOps Architects for future IT Needs. Once the basic Infra is made in the Cloud, they need to operate the DevOps Automation only.

It has Stage1 and Stage2 courses. The TOC is discussed in detail, in the below videos: [for any questions please ping me in FB or Linkedin].

There is a third phase skills upgrade  required for the keen people to scale up their profile into Platform Architect either Openshift or Rancher. But looks like from the screened JDs, OpenShift demand is more. Go through the below blog for details:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/05/20/1-openshift-become-a-platform-architect/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/16/mock-interview-a-typical-cloud-engineer-interview-for-a-jd/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/15/aws-multiple-job-descriptionsjds-discussions/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/26/aws-devops-part-time-internships-for-it-professionals-interviews/

AWS: Follow AWS SAA Best practices for interviews

In the following video the AWS SAA Best practices were discussed in detailed. These are useful for Cloud Architect/Engineer role job interview.

If you want to know why you need to learn and become/grow into Cloud/.DevOps Role, watch the below video:

For my Course details please see the below blogs and the videos.

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/03/contact-for-aws-devops-sre-roles-mock-interview-prep-not-proxy-for-original-profile/

The goals for Cloud and DevOps Architects – by coaching

Folks, After the Massive Global recession in IT also. The Cloud/DevOps automation roles will be in hectic demand. If one learns the below discussed skills they are the hot professionals in the global IT for higher/self demanding CTC. The IT market will be dry for these skills.

Watch the below videos [read the video description also]:

Visit the below blogs/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

What are IAAS/PAAS/SAAS- discussion with live scenarios for interviews

 FAQs-Cloud-Concepts

What is IAAS and how it can be used from traditional setup to the Virtual/Cloud setup ?

What is PAAS and how it can be used from development/customization of the tools ?

What is SAAS and how these can be hosted into the Virtual/Cloud setup ?

If you have a Payroll application and running regularly. And now you found Cloud infra is a sophisticated one rather using the old or outdated systems, you called a Cloud expert. And what questions you need to ask him/her ? How he should answer to provide the solutions ?

This video has the above discussions with different scenarios. Once can brush up their interview skills well on these aspects.

Do you want to become Cloud cum DevOps Architect in one go ?

How to become a Cloud cum DevOps Architect role, the IT industry demanding role to save costing ?

Many business based companies they might have the employee size from 50-40% only under the current global situation to save costing. They can attempt the first staff/contractor cut on IT professionals only to save costing. Globally, if we see from May to July 2020, crores [millions] of IT Professionals might come out by loosing the jobs.

What the IT Cos might look in In such case and how long an IT professional will be job less. I can say till he/she meets the technical requirement of a company in the global market to handle end to end. The companies would prefer to have multi Cloud skills to handle end to end engagement. They would like to follow a different strategy to work on cost efficient plans. They prefer the Cloud professional to plan everything and can execute the planned activities to implement by self including the Infra and DevOps automation. This is required for every IT Professionals; [it does’nt matter in what role they are; developer/tester/BA, etc..] to be aware of on their technical environments and do by self from end to end IT solutions.

But convincing/updates/approvals need to happen from the middle management only. In such case each individual need to assess at what level they are and how to fish the right job for them after few months. And in the meanwhile what skill gaps need to be upgraded to work as an individuals with the above mentioned automation areas by getting the massive infra/DevOps practices knowledge. For further the details see the below content which can help on your career rebuild plan to restart your second innings through this massive recession.

If you are more than 5 years Infra role experienced IT working Professional [from any country], you can become Cloud cum DevOps Architect by learning through experts coaching with live implementable activities.
There will be market crunch for this combinational skills and dryness happens very soon as per the IT research articles.
For course details, Read the below blogs and watch the videos.

I coach the keen learners, who are working IT Professionals [globally].

For course details see the below blog/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

Watch the below videos on how the project tasks are being handled for the course participants:

Follow: https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

Make a strong decision, before you talk to me.

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/557369958492692/

Build Cloud architects-FB promotion

Why the DevOps practice team is required to involve in Infra cloud planning?

I was talking to some clients recently on the importance of Cloud migration activities planning. I have come with some guidelines for them as part of my engagement. Some of my guidelines given to them, I would like to share as below.

When the DevOps practice team need to do the infra setup  for a cloud migration they also need to participate on the identification of Infra activities and the specifications. Which is very essential.

This need to be done as initial step with any Cloud services migration.

As per my opinion we can work with any cloud services like; AWS/AZURE/Google Cloud, etc., by having the above activity as mandatory.

The attached blog/Video contains the same discussion with the details of the steps required to setup a Virtual Private Cloud. The VPC nomenclature we might have seen with AWS. But similar setup or name cane be there with other Cloud service providers also.

Once this VPC is created the systems are going to be hosted on Cloud.

The Ops team’s responsibility is; to make sure the Cloud migration is correctly and completely done for all the live setup.

At the same time they also need to conduct a pilot testing activity successfully which is mandated as per the Agile Projects management [Agile PM] standards before they announce go live.

They also need to do a parallel run along with the past production setup with a new cloud setup for few weeks.

Below URL contains the initial planning discussion as mentioned:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/9-aws-saa-what-is-the-initial-step-for-vpc-design-theorydiscussion-video/

If you want to learn detailed discussion on Infra planning, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/04/1-cloud-architect-how-to-build-infrastructure-planning/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/04/16/5-azure-azure-coaching-on-az-104-curriculum/

For my other Azure blogs/videos visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/azure-what-is-cloud-adoption-framework/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/2-azure-how-to-adopt-migrate-activity-and-its-tasks-with-best-practices/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/3-azure-what-are-motivations-in-caf-and-how-the-stakeholder-use-them-for-sign-off/

Mock interview practice – Contact for AWS/DevOps/SRE roles [not for Proxy!!] – for original profile only

 

Folks, I feel the IT individual professional need to learn a lot on the accelerating modern technology to implement. A self driven learning can boost the candidate like an Immunity boost to the human Body.

Many people can not do this by self. They need the boosters.

My coaching can work like a booster for you to self motivate and create a courage and confidence to implement these practices. In this post I would like to share the below.

This is on the Mock interviews service which I offer: 

I have conducted the Mock interviews for One experienced DevOps Sr. professional on the below roles, who attended a crash course in 2 months duration. He gained lot of courage and confidence later on. Now he is a Platform Architect. [not interested to reveal his details, as many people are disturbing him to clarify their non-sense doubts without understanding the value of this course and the curriculum, even after provided the courses specimen openly through blogs/videos]:  

1. Cloud Architect role

2. DevOps Architect Partner role

3. DevOps Engineer role

I have listed the above roles related video only in the below blog. He also attended for Sr.SRE roles also.

After completion of two stages of my coaching I do the above kind of mock interviews for my students.

But there is a separate mock interview service also I offer for the experienced Cloud/DevOps Professionals to groom them for interviews. Not for the fake profiles. I reject the fake profiles in my 1st 1-2 calls only.

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/03/contact-for-aws-devops-sre-roles-mock-interview-prep-not-proxy-for-original-profile/

You can attend “practice mock interviews” sessions. See the samples.

 

For mock interview on DevOps-Architect practices consulting position:

 

For a DevOps Engineer – Mock Interview:

READ READ READ CAREFULLY!!! FOR ORIGINAL IT PROFESSIONALS ONLY

 

 

HOW PROXY interview companies  ARE BEING OPERATED ?

How they have been stealing your jobs in the IT Market ?

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR THE ORIGINAL IT PROFESSIONALS AND NOT FOR THE  PROXY ORAGANIZERS TO CONTACT.

AWS-Mock-Interviews

What is Proxy interview ? [For client who conduct overseas or offsite interview]:

Instead of the candidate answering the questions by a Subject matter expert he/she talks.

These people might have attended 1000s of proxy interviews. You can identify they are very confident in the communication/subject, etc.. You will not find with them any defect!! So there woud’nt be rejection from you. [Infact, they are very hardworkers by doing several POCs practice with reference to the JDs.] Obviously you are forced to select. You might feel you did video interview also. There is a secret you need to understand. This guy sits in the back end of the monitor. The real guy sits infront of the Camera. So you will compare the photo and his face. You will not find any defect in the face right ? How the proxy guy can talk ? There will be splitter kind of equipment connect to the computer to have 2 headsets. So can you find a defect here ? No, it is hard for you to trace!!! The proxy organizers are very talented like hackers. You try to implement a security practice for interview, they identify a loop hole like a hacker and use it to get the approval done by you.

So you are royally! cheated very well to give the offer!!

Where and how these proxy organizing companies work ?

There are numerous body shoppers companies in North America. They take the OPT guys in the 2nd year and groom them to make their mind lazy by giving support by SME and job support also after they started working. They pay around 20-30% of your billing to the candidate and balance to SMEs/Profit share.

During the job how can you find this categories ?:

You avoid giving work from home options. Do a random smoke test daily. The poor guy will be exposed! and be helpless. He/she fails!! Because your greatest IT vendor molded him/her to make their mind lazy!! as impossible to learn and depend on SME like a drug edict.

For Candidates [Who had Proxy interview]:

What happens after proxy interview in the companies. You may get offer. But they do a smoke test kind of weekly tests. Then You will be burnt due to the client has got some feeling you are not the person spoke to them with the subject expertism during the interview. Hence we have come up with a proposal to get you self ready for interviews. Read the above content and come back for a discussion in a scheduled call. We want the people to self build themselves and not to get into the wrong shoes!! to become like a drug addict!!

For Freshers and intending to attend Proxy interviews !

Are you getting into the wrong shoes [Proxy] for client interviews ?
After you join in job [in India] what happens ?
Are you aware; your profile is going to be in Indian NASSCOM DB to track by your future employers [for Indian jobs].
So, whatever the current employer has the faked profile it is going to be entered by HRs after you are proved as fake profile, into NASSCOM DB.
In such case are you going to be into a right company in future ?
Do you want to destroy your career by proxy agents ?
 
Visit the below blog/video also for SRE Engineer role discussion:
 

 

 
 
Visit to know the role of Cloud Architect:
If you are from Network background, visit the below blog/video:
 
 
What is IAC/Automation in AWS/DevOps?:
 
 
What Roles can vanish in IT after Cloud implementation ?:
 

 

<—– FINAL NOTE FOR YOU ——->  For AWS Certification coaching

Please note this is going to be methodical coaching with lot of process related scenarios for each sub-topics as per the AWS Certification course contents. Hence we have our USP to differentiate with many others on this coaching. We consider very limited/selective people. Hence sharing you linkedin profile is mandatory. You can connect me there.  Before coming please watch all the videos on this webpage and also on youtube channel [Shanthi Kumar V]. We take care of each IT working professional for their career growth well in this competent world to beat the fake profiles well during the job/client interviews. This is the unique services provided by us well in this IT training/coaching industry. We want the existing IT Professionals to continue their ladder climbing.

Visit for curriculum details the relevant blog/Videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

 

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AWS/DevOps: POC-Infra and DevOps Automation

In the Cloud/DevOps modern technology, the Automation became popular to save the manpower and the IT Budget. Among the IT Roles these roles are going to be the demanding ones always. With any technology or tools need to be followed this process.

What areas can be used for automation ?

What are the technology/tools can be used ?

In the below video a POC analysis is discussed with an Experienced Cloud/DevOps professional.

Also, visit the below blog also:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/03/contact-for-aws-devops-sre-roles-mock-interview-prep-not-proxy-for-original-profile/

How to join in my groups of different practices and watch some [15%] of my past sessions on Cloud/DevOps Architects building course ?

Please follow the below guidelines to apply.

Cloud: What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ?

What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ? 

If you are in the below roles, in the current recession you will be targeted for pinkslip among the IT professionals as 1st exit group. What you need to do on your career replan. Please see/follow the blog/videos with patience. 

As per my observation and practice with the trending technology [Cloud], all the Cloud services vendors have inbuilt serverless computing for many services. The following roles are going to be vanished or reskilled. But if they are kept under recession staff cut, these professionals need to take care of their career.

1. DBA:–>The DBA tasks are embedded as part of these services. So the DBAs used to sit hours together in the past to perform many mundane tasks. Now these all are automated.

2. Similarly, many other tasks are related to infra roles; Network admin/Sys-Admin are also automated through Cloud services.

3. As a consolidation all these 3 roles are clubbed into one role of Cloud Engineer. This role’s major task is to automate all the Cloud setup related activities under IAC[Infrastructure As Code]. In future only the IAC will sustain to save the cost to IT by automating the cloud setup creation activity.

4. If any professional need to compete with this role means; they need to understand the Infra needs and the past roles tasks in depth. Along with the multiple Infra related architecture scenarios, with in-depth knowledge on Cloud technology. Then only they can analyze the IAC requirements clearly to write the code and test it. This is the domain analysis and design activity they need to consider apart from the Cloud technology learning.

5. We can also see the Storage engineer role. All the Cloud vendors have the Cloud Storage services. With them mundane tasks creation/maintenance is vanished. Hence this role also will not exist.

IT-infra-Roles

IT-SDLC-Roles

The below video has the discussion on: A) What IT Roles can vanish after migrating to Cloud? B) How the roles/tasks are being transformed to Cloud through serverless computing technology ? C) Why anybody can learn and do the past Infra roles with Cloud ? D) What all they need to learn ? E) How the organizations can demand an employee to convert into modern technology before taking a decision for a pink slip serving ?
Finally, what are the following roles and their tasks:
Traditional Infrastructure building roles:
1.Network Admin/Engineer
2.System Administrator
3.Database Administrator
4. Deployment Engineer

Technical Roles:
1.Developer
2.Test Engineer/Analyst

F) Among the above which role can pickup faster the Cloud/DevOps Automation technology ?
G) Then How these roles can perform in Cloud  with faster deployment ?
H) Why and how the manpower reduction happen after Cloud implementation ?

I) Why do you need to learn from the experienced IT mentors to transform into modern technology ?

K) Some people say, they can learn by self. How much they can learn and cope-up with the current market needs on various technologies to settle in modern technology ? [refer to point#5 in this blog].

L) Why do you need to spend/invest  more money to re-settle in the modern technology ?

Note: Along with this video, there are multiple blogs I have published with Videos links to make awareness to the IT Professionals. You see those blogs from this site itself.

For further understanding please read the below text:

In the current IT World Cloud computing became regular practice for any IT Professional. Any cloud services we use, we need to know the current/traditional infrastructure setup. But every IT professional may not have that background/knowledge to understand. Because in this industry each of us played  different roles.

The Infra activities handled IT Professional only will come to know this knowledge and will have experience. But the industry needs every IT employee need to know this knowledge apart from the Cloud service provider [Ex: AWS, Azure, GC, etc..] products operations. [Eventhough, if you are a certified Solutions architect with that Cloud service provider.]

Then only whoever the professionals are certified they will be able to use these products/services and implement them under cloud setup. Hence the Infra domain knowledge or experience is mandated for every IT professional who is working for Cloud services or in that infra setup. I have been hearing during Cloud professionals recruitment the interviewers are keeping some questions on this area also. If one understand the Network domain setup then only they will be able to design the Cloud architecture. Hence more employers are worried to have this domain knowledge with the Certified and recruited Cloud professionals.

I have started a Cloud Practices group to educate/share the IT professionals with this domain knowledge. The below link can be used to join/apply:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Note:

 

Why do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

Benefits of CloudWhy do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

 

In the current IT World Cloud computing became regular practice for any IT Professional. Any cloud services we use, we need to know the current/traditional infrastructure setup. But every IT professional may not have that background/knowledge to understand. Because in this industry each of us played  different roles.

The Infra activities handled IT Professional only will come to know this knowledge and will have experience. But the industry needs every IT employee need to know this knowledge apart from the Cloud service provider [Ex: AWS, Azure, GC, etc..] products operations. [Eventhough, if you are a certified Solutions architect with that Cloud service provider.]

Then only whoever the professionals are certified they will be able to use these products/services and implement them under cloud setup. Hence the Infra domain knowledge or experience is mandated for every IT professional who is working for Cloud services or in that infra setup. I have been hearing during Cloud professionals recruitment the interviewers are keeping some questions on this area also. If one understand the Network domain setup then only they will be able to design the Cloud architecture. Hence more employers are worried to have this domain knowledge with the Certified and recruited Cloud professionals.

I have started a Cloud Practices group to educate/share the IT professionals with this domain knowledge. The below link can be used to join/apply:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Note:

  • I also have special coaching with this domain knowledge coverage using AWS.
  • This kind of coaching you may not find everywhere.
  • Visit the discussion points from the above site to know the level of the coaching.

 

 

AWS& DevOps: Stage1 & Stage2 course for Modern tech. professional

Folks,

Pre-requisites to read this blog: Please read the below blog: What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ? 

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/24/cloud-what-it-roles-can-vanish-with-cloud-transition/

I have designed my courses with reference to the current IT industry needs and most of the employers what they are looking/demanding for, with Cloud/DevOps skills and the Infrastructure knowledge from the new resource/recruitment. This is Only for Working IT Professionals please.

After completion of Stage1 & Stage2 courses you will be expert in doing the Infra and DevOps Automation. A case scenario is discussed in the below blog/video, should watch it. And also know how the participant are doing like a real project documentation with IAC design and code steps:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/31/aws-devops-poc-infra-and-devops-automation/

Please watch the below videos and their detailed descriptions. Connect me on linkedin [ www.linkedin.com/in/vskumaritpractices ] or on Facebook to know your profile.

For Stage1 Toc, watch the below video:

For stage2 TOC, Watch this video:

Remember; once you complete the courses of Stage1 and Stage2, in the job day one onwards you will be able to perform the tasks after understanding their [client] Infra/Cloud setup.

During the course attending, My course tasks are discussed for any Keen learner. He/she will be following the same to achieve the planned goals on that activity.

Finally when you are able to complete the Stage2 course you be doing the Infra Automation. AWS Recommends the 6 Application Migration Strategies; called as “The 6 R’s”. I have drafted the further process to follow during automation in the below video description.

The following videos has the discussion on it:

What are the skills required for a Cloud Architect ?

You can watch the below video.

NOTE:

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview/selection process. Which is very easy with this knowledge.

Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners only by having dedicated time. If you are a busy resource on the projects please note; you can wait to become free to learn. One need to spend time consistently on the practice. Otherwise its going to be in no-use.

I have made the similar Curriculum for Azure and GCP also on the same roles.

How the POCs or Infra activities are being planned, see an example:

AWS: Network Security questions – Interview Skills-3

This video talks on the possibility of lack of Skills for some of the Cloud/DevOps Engineers. In continuation of my previous blogs/videos; This video contains the discussion on the “Analysis of Firewall activities from traditional role to AWS”. You can get answers for the below image contained questions through the discussions with an experienced IT Professional.


You can visit the below URL for the discussion video:

AWS: Do you think, User IDs of IAM and EC2 are the same ?

When we talk about user ids in AWS or any Cloud some [Non-AWS Practiced] people feel user ids of IAM and EC2s are the same. But not!

  1. IAM user ids are made to access particular services of AWS Platform through some of the groups Privileges. These Groups are embeded with AWS policies to have access on the services.
  2. Where as EC2 is a Virtual Machine [can be either Linux OS or Windows server]. It needs the users to access. Like your physical machines have the used ids, the VM also has them.
  3. Watch the below video for details/discussion:

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/2466098830321840

NOTE:

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview/selection process. Which is very easy with this knowledge.

Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners only by having dedicated time. If you are a busy resource on the projects please note; you can wait to become free to learn. One need to spend time consistently on the practice. Otherwise its going to be in no-use.

AWS: Lack of Cloud/DevOps Engineer Skills-2

This video talks on the possibility of lack of Skills for some of the Cloud/DevOps Engineers.

Most of the IT employers are looking from the Cloud or DevOps engineers the Environment building automatically with DevOps process.

In this video the DevOps process and its automation process is discussed by mapping to the AWS-DevOps.

AWS: Lack of Cloud Engineer Skills-1

This video talks on the possibility of lack of Skills for some of the Cloud Engineers.

Possible AWS Interview Questions for a Firewall Engineer experienced professional.
https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/2588684797876068/

Lack of Skills for Cloud/EngineerAWS

AWS: Interview with a Firewall Engineer

This video talks on the possible interview questions for a Firewall Engineer attended for an AWS Cloud engineer role.

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/2588684797876068/

To follow my videos visit: https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

Possible AWS Interview Questions for a Firewall Engineer experienced professional.

NOTE:

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview/selection process. Which is very easy with this knowledge.

Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners only by having dedicated time. If you are a busy resource on the projects please note; you can wait to become free to learn. One need to spend time consistently on the practice. Otherwise its going to be in no-use.

AWS: What is Data Pipeline ?

This video has the outline on AWS Data Pipeline service.

https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=2513558698681591

Please follow my videos : https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

NOTE:

Let us also be aware: Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market on AWS, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of IAC. They give a Console and ask you to setup a specific Infra setup in AWS.

In my coaching I focus on the candidates to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience rather than pushing the course with screen operations only to complete. Through my posted videos you can watch this USP.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview/selection process. Which is very easy with this knowledge.

Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners only by having dedicated time. If you are a busy resource on the projects please note; you can wait to become free to learn. One need to spend time consistently on the practice. Otherwise its going to be in no-use.

AWS: What is CloudFormation ?

Watch this video for CF introduction:

This video has the demo on Cloudformation with IAC to create a simple EC2.

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/2328450437268264/

Please note; every Cloud/DevOps/Test Engineer need to drive the infra setup tasks through IAC scripts only, when they are advanced in infra setup understanding. For every infra setup tasks they should be able to step down to develop these IAC scripts by using different tools. In AWS, we can use CF, Terraform and Ansible very easily for the medium level config scripts building.

https://vskumar.blog/2019/07/26/aws-usage-of-cloudformation-templates-1-wp/

For a jumpstart of learning process, I have started building some videos on understanding the Infra scripts process through CF Templates with POCs/demos. Following link has these videos to watch and do self practice with CF.

Please follow my videos : https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

Once you are perfect you can choose any of the Infra CM Tools to write scripts and run for automated infra setup.

The samples are made with the below infra setup scenarios:

How to Create a simple WordPress website with CloudFormation[CF] in AWS ? :
In this POC exercise, we are using the Readily available template from the CloudFormation[CF] stacks with detailed lab steps in the below attached Video. There are two categories of WP infra building CF Templates mentioned in the CF stacks. In this example initially, I have taken the simple setup without Load balancer and Autoscale setup. The specifications/guidelines are given clearly to follow through video in the below blog:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/31/2-aws-wordpresswp-infrastructure-creation-using-a-free-tier-account/

How to create Lamp server setup in AWS by CF Template ?

See from the below video:

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/vl.530504917488179/2424073971155486/

You can also watch;

How to create simple EC2 creation using CF YAML Code ?

https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=2424073971155486

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Let us also be aware: Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market on AWS, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of IAC. They give a Console and ask you to setup a specific Infra setup in AWS.

In my coaching I focus on the candidates to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience rather than pushing the course with screen operations only to complete. Through my posted videos you can watch this USP.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview/selection process. Which is very easy with this knowledge.

Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners only by having dedicated time. If you are a busy resource on the projects please note; you can wait to become free to learn. One need to spend time consistently on the practice. Otherwise its going to be in no-use.

5. Cloud Defects:What could be the Reasons for traditional networks design defects – towards conversion into VPC ? [A video Discussion]

We have been designing and implementing the traditional networks for about an half decade.

But each of us used to design with our own thoughts or within the given delivery time we used to take short cuts to implement them without following the industry standards. The current IT governance has been grown incrementally into IT industry by doing numerous process improvements by tons of years of experiences.

Now, when we are trying to move the existing systems into cloud the top component need to be analyzed well, which is for Network domains in an organization. So obviously 80% of the networks were not designed as per the current standards. But when we observer the Cloud Services their VPCs are designed by following current standards. So for the current Cloud professionals, there will be a gap in understanding the traditional setup and the VPC planning/designing/implementing successfully.

In the below video these were discussed in some aspects, in a mentoring session towards network conversion and design of VPC.

So now, from the below chart; we will see what kind of defects can be created and the reasons under different management and team practices, and the work culture lacking scenarios.

If you are working in Cloud projects the below video might be for you to scale up with coaching and mentoring on AWS Solutions usage.

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/vl.479770365946609/642868796242922/?type=1
Read the above video description also.

One might have AWS-SAA certificate. But they need the domain knowledge also on how/where/when to use these AWS services with an in-depth gap analysis. So this coaching gives you that kind of feeling after completion. If you are really keen and ready to spend weekly 15+ hrs for self practice, this might be suitable to scale up in the Cloud era.

How to Initiate Cloud Conversion?:

4. Cloud Defects:What could be the reasons for Costly defects ? [A video Discussion]

If you want to know the previous blogs on the root causes of creating costly defects in Cloud , you can go through below blogs and videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/13/14-aws-what-is-session-management-in-elb/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/22/2-cloud-defectswhat-kind-of-defects-can-be-created-without-session-management-in-elb-cloud/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/24/3-cloud-defectswhat-kind-of-defects-extra-work-can-be-created-without-bootstrapping-or-iac-followed/

So now, from the below chart; we will see as per this blog subject what kind of costly defects can be created and the reasons under different management and team practices, and the work culture lacking scenarios.

How the Costly Cloud Defects can be controlled ?

You can watch the below video.

If you are working in Cloud projects this might be for you to scale up with coaching and mentoring on AWS Solutions usage.

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/vl.479770365946609/642868796242922/?type=1
Read the video description also.

One might have AWS-SAA certificate. But they need the domain knowledge also on how/where/when to use these AWS services. So this coaching gives you that kind of feeling after completion. If you are really keen and ready to spend weekly 15+ hrs for self practice, this might be suitable to scale up in the Cloud era.

3. Cloud Defects:What kind of defects/extra work can be created without bootstrapping or IAC followed ?

If you want to know the previous blogs on the root causes of creating costly defects in Cloud , you can go through below blogs and videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/13/14-aws-what-is-session-management-in-elb/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/22/2-cloud-defectswhat-kind-of-defects-can-be-created-without-session-management-in-elb-cloud/

So now, we will see as per this blog subject what kind of defects can be created under the below scenario:

Assume the a Cloud engineer joined newly in a job. He might be a fresher for IT and learnt AWS through either online or class room training sessions. He is highly self motivated and proactive. Being fresher with less CTC the employer hired him, instead of taking the infra experienced IT professional with costly CTC. Now they have given the below tasks to complete in a certain hours.

  1. Need to create N number of EC2s and install some software in Y days.
  2. Need to connect those EC2s using SSH and to test the loaded software.

What the Cloud Engineer has done with his mind set and by having limited infra exposure/knowledge ?

a) He created each EC2 separately. Because he did not practice on Boot strapping or IAC options.

b) He installed the required software in each EC2 by using SSH connection. And tested them once they are configured. Which is typical traditional sysadmin activity. But he is using the VMS.

What is the expectation from the Cloud expert/manager [who doesn’t give guidance, but he is more capable in tracking the work ? – we can see many such managers in IT field as trackers to crack the work culture!! ] ?

  1. The manager expect him to write and run a JSON or YAML script to do all the above tasks.
  2. And he expected him to do in a day or two.
  3. But this poor fresher has taken a week time to complete the job by sitting on week-end also.
  4. The management has planned to allocate the planned EC2s on 4th day to distribute to the technical staff where they are going to use for some other technical tasks. But its delayed due to a fresher is deployed for this activitiy.

Now, you as An Experienced Cloud Architect what you are suppose to do while recruiting a fresher for this kind of work?

Are you going to check by which tool he can write JSON or YAML scripts in AWS ?

Is he capable of creating EC2s with bootstrapping options also to install libs and software to save time ?

Is he capable of using Cloudformation template [by creating] along with Ansible to setup small EC2 servers/configurations ?

Do you think if he knows the above tools usage only, is it enough to do the work or plan/design the script properly ?

Are you going to check the Domain infra knowledge also with the candidate ?

Is the planned person and the executor are the same ?

If they are not the same, how the communication happened in between them ?

To meet the schedule; with what techniques/tools to use in the project, was it kept in the Cloud design specifications ? Was it communicated to the Cloud Engineer ?

Was it communicated clearly to the low level resources in the project [Like; Cloud Engineers, Architects, etc] on the design and tools usage as a standard ?

Did they estimate the competency of the existing resources ?

Are there any initial training/mentoring/knowledge transfer activities are lacking ?

So, finally what are the management related process defects you can find in this scenario as an experienced Cloud Architect ?

Obviously, many such kind of questions can strike to the mind set of experienced Infra professionals to dig the root causes of these defects. Such kind of situations are happening across Cloud projects and they are increasing the projects cost instead of decreasing. In many news or blogs we have been watching the management is spending more than the past infra cost for Cloud, so what for ? Because of having not the work culture matured managers in IT ?

So, one need to rethink on their environment also for further progress/process improvements. Even in case of a fresher, an experienced person would have been deployed also he might have done the same way due to lack of IAC/Infra creation knowledge. This comes from the experience or exposure or practice only. Hence the Cloud professionals including so called managers are also mandated to learn these techniques.

Some of them in the past I have observed during my Cloud consulting activities. With that knowledge only I have simulated these defects from my management experience. But these are the realistic issues appearing in Cloud projects.

I have given some solutions related to some of the above technical needs through videos/blogs where a fresher can learn well:

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/831779460496153/

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/2344192009241492/

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/725185641285006/

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/2328450437268264/

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/2384548155122341/

I wrote a blog and connected one sample video for Boot strapping:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/09/07/aws-working-with-boot-strapping-tasks-on-ec2s/

2. Cloud Defects:What kind of defects can be created without session management in ELB/Cloud ?

AWS-Session management-AD-FS

If you want to know the definition of session management, you can go through my blog and videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/13/14-aws-what-is-session-management-in-elb/

So now, as per this blog subject what kind of defects can be created under the below scenario:

Assume the Cloud Architect assumed the Application level session management is applied in their applications as per the development standards. So with this standards, they can track the sessions used by different users. So the ELB Session management is disabled under cost savings by the Cloud architect. But unfortunately, the past developers not followed the session management standards across the business modules. So when user is trying to create a checkout process in an e-commerce site, his session was appearing with timeout. So this should be the defect from the past application design level defect. So, the business users complained it as it is moved to Cloud the application is not working. So the issues were triggered against the Cloud team rather than the right communication was not followed in the project. The responsible CTO/CIO people never implemented such kind of review process to make sure the application details to supply in all aspects, for right Cloud services designing. Their focus was more on cost savings!!

My questions for Cloud Architect and their management is:

  1. Why did the Cloud Architect assumed without confirming from the right technical people on the session management used for all the modules ?
  2. Do the Cloud Architect need to know the application details also himself without having support from the top people ?
  3. When the Cloud Architect designed the cloud services plan, why the right [top] people did not review and realize it ?
  4. What kind of IT Governance was implemented or enforced here by the CTO/CIO with Cloud Transformation projects ?
  5. Did the management feel they need to safeguard all the role people in IT or just by putting pressure they do create the defects and finally they realize the process defects ? And ultimately pinks slips will be ready for wrong people to get fired ?
  6. What is the management maturity we can find in such kind of situations ?
  7. Did the management realize the Cloud roles correctly and completely and they supported them in this scenario ?

Caution to Cloud professionals:

Hope you as Cloud Architect, could catch what are the specifications you need to ask upfront when they ask you to create such kind of infra in Cloud. You and your team need to realize the Cloud professional role is not just to operate the screen flows as we learnt from the typical Cloud Trainings!! You need to understand the application domain knowledge also.

To know the real specifications for your role visit:

1. Cloud Defects:How the Cloud Professionals can Create the costly defects and the reasons ?

With reference to the booming Cloud Market [refer to some of my videos/blogs] and the Conversions to Cloud by different business organizations; Globally millions of IT professionals were mandated to learn the Cloud technologies to sustain their jobs in IT.

When we talk about these converted IT Professionals, they were forced to move into Cloud due to the sustainability of their job.

At the same time their employers are also enforced by their management to accelerate the cost savings for IT infra.

So how they do the planning for Cloud ?

On top there can be a CTO/CIO plans it to convert into Cloud. And they have the complete knowledge of the infrastructure with reference to their technology being used for business systems.

There will be Cloud Architects, they are responsible to create the Cloud implementation design.

Then the plan and the design is released to the Cloud engineers by allocating the tasks.

In between due to lack of [turn around] time, the Cloud engineers are pressured to create the environments. Here everybody can find one point, the management did not plan the knowledge transfer perfectly to the low level people. Then they can create many costly defects as per their knowledge and experience. So there is no ‘uniformity was followed’ in this case. It need not be a cost effective solution the Cloud Architects or Cloud Engineers have done. And there was no review also done. Once the monthly Cloud bill is arrived they will realize on it. Then they can realize the costly burning/bill happened by comparing to their planned cost saving on Infra. So this way they are enforced to track the resources who created these costly defects.

The following picture has got this kind of analysis. And what are the basic reasons the Architects and Engineers are not able to understand the domain conversion scenarios, when the management plans and release it for implementation.

Here we need to remember, every IT Professional need to realize that one fine day the current size of the resources will not be there in any project due to Cloud and the automation implementation is happening.

So the self matured professional need to realize where they are lacking and step down to learn those from experts, on war footing basis to prove and safeguard their jobs in IT.

If you want to learn the details, I have discussed in the below video with the relevant coaching on AWS-SAA course also.

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/642868796242922/

Also go through the below blog to know the Cloud and DevOps Roles:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-cloud-architect-is-different-from-devops-role/

To know the real practices lacking and the root causes towards creating these costly defects, visit the below video based blog. It can show the ways to improve your Cloud projects ROI.

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/30/4-cloud-defectswhat-could-be-the-reasons-for-costly-defects/

Also visit my video on How to Initiate Cloud Conversion with some best practices:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98zboBaXgoU&t=379s

AWS: Usage of CloudFormation Templates for IAC

Through this blog I would like to demonstrate on CloudFormation [CF] templates usage with the IAC.

I have observed in Cloud and DevOps teams, many of them are non-programming background. But when the Infra setup requirement comes into their task following questions will arise:

  1. How can they write the JSON/YAML/Go programming/script coding ?
  2. How can they understand the Cloud services and the domain setup knowledge ?
  3. What are the sequence of steps they need to follow, if they are being asked to setup the environments?
  4. How the VPCs need to be built ?
  5. How the Load Balancers need to be setup ?
  6. How the autoscaling and load balancing can be done in different locations to balance the traffic and maintain the infra setup consistency with low latency ?
  7. What are steps need to be followed to learn on the above process/procedures ?

AWS has given some of the infra setup the CloudFormation templates for us to try and test them. And later on to understand the Script/code of JSON/YAML to implement with any CM Tools.

Please visit the below blog for samples of YAML/JSON IAC discussion videos:

2. AWS IAC-YAML: How to work with CF for various infrastructures setup ? | Building Cloud cum DevOps Architects (vskumar.blog)

Please note; every Cloud/DevOps/Test Engineer need to drive the infra setup tasks through IAC scripts only. For every infra setup tasks they should be able to step down to develop these IAC scripts by using different tools. In AWS, we can use CF, Terraform and Ansible very easily for the medium level config scripts building.

For a jumpstart of learning process, I have started building some videos on understanding the Infra scripts process through CF Templates with POCs/demos. Following links have these videos to watch and do self practice with CF.

Once you are perfect you can choose any of the Infra CM Tools to write scripts and run for automated infra setup.

How to Create a simple WordPress website with CloudFormation[CF] in AWS ? :
In this POC exercise, we are using the Readily available template from the CloudFormation[CF] stacks with detailed lab steps in the below attached Video. There are two categories of WP infra building CF Templates mentioned in the CF stacks. In this example initially, I have taken the simple setup without Load balancer and Autoscale setup. The specifications/guidelines are given clearly to follow through video.

See the blogs/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/31/2-aws-wordpresswp-infrastructure-creation-using-a-free-tier-account/

How to create Lamp server setup in AWS by CF Template ?

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/vl.530504917488179/2424073971155486/

You can also watch;

How to create simple EC2 creation using CF YAML Code ?

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Let us also be aware: Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market on AWS, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of IAC. They give a Console and ask you to setup a specific Infra setup in AWS.

In my coaching I focus on the candidates to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience rather than pushing the course with screen operations only to complete. Through my posted videos you can watch this USP.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview/selection process. Which is very easy.

Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners only by having dedicated time. If you are a busy resource on the projects please note; you can wait to become free to learn. One need to spend time consistently on the practice. Otherwise its going to be in no-use.

FAQs-working IT-people

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

For more details on course samples, visit the following blogs/videos/Feedback also.

What are the skills required for a Cloud Architect ? [From Gartner report – 2017]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/831779460496153/

Visit the recent student feedback on this course:

It was from one of the working IT Professionals interview on my course. He has 9.5 yrs sysadmin experience. He answered the below questions:

1. What did you expect from my course before joining ?

2. How did you feel on the material ?

3. How did you feel on explanation ?

4. How did you feel on the chapter wise questions practice ?

5. Did you get any job experience feeling from my course ?

6. If your current company put you on AWS tasks also, what is your confidence level ?

7. Finally, what is your target for your exam prep ?

8. How are you going to RE-use material ?

9. How are you going to RE-use Lab sessions ?

In some of my Youtube videos you can find his attended sessions also!!

You can see from the below Facebook page also:

This is available on my youtube channel also:

Analyze AWS Solutions Architect – Associate Exam Guide series-1:
You can find the analysis through this discussion video with a Built Solutions Architect:

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/1001423933379551/

Another student discussion on “Course on AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional“, after attending AWS-SAA course.

Following are the samples of my previous classes with 10+ yrs experienced Sys-admin IT Professionals:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/10/6-aws-saa-exam-sample-questions-practice-and-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/17/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/9-aws-saa-what-is-the-initial-step-for-vpc-design-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/14/7-aws-saa-sample-questions-for-s3-and-glacier-with-answers-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/10/6-aws-saa-exam-sample-questions-practice-and-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/17/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/9-aws-saa-what-is-the-initial-step-for-vpc-design-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/16/12-aws-saa-what-are-the-s3-bucket-and-object-operations-practice/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/14/7-aws-saa-sample-questions-for-s3-and-glacier-with-answers-discussion-video/

You can also visit my youtube channel: Shanthi Kumar V

How to plan on “moving your DB backups to AWS S3-Glacier [cold storage]” ?

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/552407698568828/?t=86

Are you safe as A Cloud architect on the role ?

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Are you safe as A Cloud architect on the role ?

Why the Certified AWS-Solutions Architects are being served Pinkslips ?
What could be the reasons ?
Do they understand the role clearly what the Client expects ?
Why the management is so aggressive to prove the Cloud implementation as per Schedule with ROI ?
Once the Cloud Migration Schedule is started why the IT Budget is freezed ?
Why do they attempt on Contractors as 1st instance to cut the staff ?

What the IT services companies can do with the Client terminated contracts ?

Please read the below content patiently and watch videos for solutions to protect your current Cloud role. Connect with me on linkedin to get a special coaching to rebuild your current role as per your client expectations.

Please visit the below  URLs: 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/vskumarcloud/posts/

Also, Visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/04/how-best-you-can-utilize-cloud-architect-role-as-an-efficient-it-management-practitioner/

If you want to know the size of the Cloud job market globally, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

FYI: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/aws-jobs/

To know the real articulation of SA, Visit for my AWS SAA sessions videos:

For freshers/OPTs: For Agile/DevOps/AWS training contact for schedules

For course:

  1. This is for OPTs and the Indian colleges fresh graduates who came/passed out in 2019.

  2. who are self driven and try for jobs with the given skills learning without getting into somebody shoes, come and get trained. You wouldn’t see the labs as demos. You will be practicing the labs as per the coacher guidelines with his watching. So that you will gain the technical competency with self confidence.

  3. A new batch is planned in a cost effective way. Contact in the given FB links from the blog. Good luck in your job search and in IT profession.

  4. Also, visit the below blogs for  AWS Basic course and the AWS-DevOps: https://vskumar.blog/2019/05/04/for-freshers-opts-for-agile-devops-aws-training-contact-for-schedules/
  5. https://vskumar.blog/2020/08/21/aws-devops-course-for-freshers-with-project-level-tasks/
  6. If you are keen in doing a fast track course to attack the job market instead of learning by self for months together and  getting struck to move forward, you can opt for #4 and #5.  Read the videos descriptions also. The contact details are given on this web page logo.

For specimen sessions you can watch the below videos:

  1. Agile: What are Agile manifesto Principles & How they can be used for SW ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/617149372179077/
  2. Agile: What are the phases of Agile Project ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/183496779674097/
  3. Agile: What is Disciplined Agile Delivery[DAD] ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/184822556096397/
  4. Agile: What is Model Storming ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/493982721500147/
  5. Agile: What is Scrum Framework and its roles ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/878197645967794/

Free-orientation-for Freshers-2019

Join in the below group to follow the above guidelines:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/817762795246646/

This group is meant only for freshers/OPTs coaching on the topics mentioned in the group Logo. You can forward to your circles who all came out from college for latest passed out year. They need to provide evidences as they are from latest batch only. The FB ID need to have photo with profile details. With these specs only they are allowed in this group.

For course: This is for OPTs and the Indian college graduate who came/passed out in 2019. who are self driven and try for jobs with the given skills learning without getting into somebody shoes, come and get trained. A new batch is planned in a cost effective way. Contact in the given FB links from the blog. Good luck in your job search and in IT profession.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/aws-jobs/

You can also see the Basic AWS and DevOps course details from the below blog/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/08/21/aws-devops-course-for-freshers-with-project-level-tasks/

16. AWS-SAA: S3 FAQs for practice for interviews

If you are ready for AWS S3 Questions practice you can see this practice FAQs class video:

 

Following FAQs are for general on AWS services

 

 

 

You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

 

For CRR Practice videos, visit the below links:

 

 

 

How Easily A Test Analyst can learn AWS with POCs ?

If you are a Black-box Testing Savvy years together and struck in learning Cloud technology, not able to coupe up for building modern test environments, this is the golden opportunity to learn and compete with others in the projects. After the course you will be able to define/design/execute your test environments in AWS. 

Send a message to book for a review call after reviewing the below content/videos.

  1. Are you a Test Analyst ?
  2. Did you do only black-box testing earlier ?
  3. Do you have confusion on learning Cloud computing ?
  4. Do you feel aloof for transforming into Cloud technology ?
  5. Do you need to setup the Test environment with Cloud only ?
  6. Are you not able  to catch up the technology skill which job role demands ?

Join to learn:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/410279332851728/

Please contact through the below given#.

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We have solutions for your issues, we coach Test Analysts to convert into modern Cloud technology usage [AWS only]. You can learn and do the practice like your black-box test cases. Check the below discussion videos also with a Sr. Test Analyst for AWS course:

Also look into the below video for a lab exercise like your test script steps to easily understand and build the required AWS service:

We have a “Pay As You Learn” [monthly] Option for working IT Professionals.

 

 

The Course details for “A”:

 

The Course details for “B”:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/03/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

For your testing knowledge:

 

 

 

 

For the the latest [as per the current needs] AWS/DevOps Course details, please visit the below blog:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

I have made the below video after having calls with many Cloud professionals globally. Many of the Cloud Engineers are failing due to lack of the domain based skills. Even recently in top notch tech news sites they have published on how the Cloud projects are costing more inspite of saving the cost to the organizations. It is eventual to learn the domain based skills for the Cloud/DevOps professionals to meet the delivery cycle time.

Lack of Cloud skills for DevOps Engineer -2 [FAQs]: This video talks on the possibility of lack of Skills for some of the AWS Cloud/DevOps Engineers. Most of the IT employers are looking from the Cloud or DevOps engineers the Environment building automatically with DevOps process/IAC. In this video the DevOps process and its automation process is discussed for feasible interview questions by mapping to the AWS-DevOps. And what role people can learn by self and who are the roles can not learn by self with the reasons.

Contact for AWS Architecture Shawdow resource support [if you have project] ?

Before reading this blog, visit the below one:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/08/cloud-cum-devops-coaching-your-investigation-and-actions/

If you are looking for  AWS  Architect Solutions support under freelance mode, please contact and fix up appointment for a project review.

Details are given in the below Vcard.

Also; 

If you have got AWS Conversion project newly and your resources are new for this technology, we work as shadow resources for your teams under freelance mode. Contact with details.

Please note for authentication we need your Linkedin Profile URL.

Folks, Please Note…
1. This is not a job support!!
2. We will not work like a Proxy/Job support. [Please don’t contact for this need].
3. It will be accepted only on an Activity based, after thorough review/verification with MOU.
4. Read the detailed Vcard.

For IT Corporates:How to save your IT traditional Infra work force to accelerate ROI ?

For Corporate Training division/unit only [not to their vendors] please!

Folks Greetings!

How to Convert your existing infra teams into AWS with POCs easily to prove in client interviews through seasoned mentors?

In the Current IT Trend, new technologies are getting transformed with cheaper cost in view of man power, operations and infra. In such case some companies might feel to serve pink slips to the traditional employees. But when you recruit new staff how much you spend on them ? And if you coach the existing staff to transform into new era, what will be the cost and ROI ? I do this kind of resources transformation activities on my own by coaching the experienced IT Professionals on new technology like; AWS Cloud, etc. For example, you can see my blog/coaching videos on my coaching for 10-15+ yrs global IT Folks:

The below blog is the latest one. You will be able to connect to the current Global IT needs and what I offer:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/21/learn-aws-with-pocs-easily-to-prove-in-interviews/

If any corporate is serious in looking to sustain their traditional staff and reuse them efficiently/effectively, I will be there behind them to support till they transform into their client requirement/project for billability. Looking forward for your cost savings exercise response.

Please Note:There is a difference between training and coaching or building teams for projects. For your existing IT Professionals you need to give coaching [through seasoned professionals] not the training. Then they will be productive.

# AWS Coaching #savings #eras #acceleration #corporations #itoperations

For Freshers “Course-A” is suitable. Tech-trend-campain.pnghttps://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/352049242184854/https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/831779460496153/ https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/318929128812805/https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/653308511767928/ https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/03/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/    

Learn AWS with POCs easily to prove in interviews ?

 

!!For Working IT Infra Professionals only!! For learning AWS.

<==== Before Click … Please Read….this======>
 
Come to a call to know our new scheme “Pay As You Learn”, monthly basis. The total AWS Course it takes around 5 months as part time basis with weekly one on one class hours with POCs to learn AWS through some chapters.
 
Please note each of our catching capability varies. This effort need to be understood by the individuals before talking on your interest/effort/affordability.
This is similar to a performance activity how the RM measures to each of us in a project.
 
Please note each aspired Cloud architect need to spend 200+ hrs before starting their role.
 
Hence in one month or few hours if somebody says you will be come a Solution Architect, they are bluffing you.
You need to learn and do practice on AWS services extensively like an implementable solution. This way our course builds you into new technology era.
 
========================================>
 

Many companies they do skill test by giving a scenario to develop through AWS Console or CLI. This way they can filter your profile to find its authenticity “actual” or “fake”. You all know in the global IT Market lot of fake profiles are floating around. So the recruiters are finding challenges to filter them. By attending skill test you will be proved you are the original professional infront of the fake profiles.

But if you want to learn this new technology, you were not habituated   like developers [as they keep updating their knowledge, for their bread and butter by spending weekly some hours] to accelerate the skills in new technology implementation. 

So, what you need to do ?

You need an individual coaching to speed up this learning activity.

It should not be in group or online training!! 

Read the below contents from the picture for details, what way I can help/support you.

You can choose the course ‘A’ or ‘B’. Then if you want to have POCs development knowledge, after completion of “B”, you can join.

In the Bottom the Courses TOC discussion videos are given for your perusal.

For Freshers “Course-A” is suitable.

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We have a “Pay As You Learn” [monthly] Option for working IT Professionals.

 

The Course details for “A”:

 

The Course details for “B”:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/03/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

 

 

 

 

What is Cloud Computing – concepts ?

 

FAQs-Cloud-Concepts

For the answers visit the below video:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/21/learn-aws-with-pocs-easily-to-prove-in-interviews/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/03/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

 

 

 

 

Amaravati [AP-India] IT Jobs posting and trainings – A Face Book Group to join

Folks, 

  1. If your IT Company has the Branch sourounding to Amaravati [AP-India], you can become group member to post the IT Related Jobs.
  2. If you are a College student and ready to appear for exams and chase the off-campus interviews at different cities nearby, you can learn the latest technologies from this site also for interview preparation. Even if  some of you come with  a group an “Online coaching can be organized on the trending topics” along with the interview guidance. So you don’t need to get into wrong consultants shoes. Please note we don’t provide a job or assistance or recommend you to any company like others. After coaching confidently you need to try and you will be able to get a job with the learnt skills. You can join in this group.
  3. If you are a Consulting company and need some kind of Support for your client projects towards Cloud conversion/transition, the relevant support can be given globally to any Country. 
  4. The contacts are given in the below image.

Looking  forward for a response.

Amaravati FB-Group

15. AWS: What is SQS – A discussion video with live app scenarios ?

AWS-SQS-FAQs

If you are a technical designer for any Infra design or software architecture, you should  know the “Simple Ques Service” from AWS. Provided, you are working in that Cloud environment. The attached video had the  discussion on this topic with some live scenarios comparison. You will get to know implementation scenarios also.

If you are interested in session management look into this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. AWS: What is session management in ELB ?

1. How Active Directory [AD] File server [FS] can be connected to AWS ?
2. How NAT Gateways can be connected to AD FS ?

Very important and Critical topic is: Session management. It covers…
3. What is Session management ?
4. How ELB [Elastic Load Balancer] can be utilized to create session management tasks in AWS ?
5. What are the application level session management ?
6. What are sticky sessions ?
7. How to use sticky sessions in AWS ?

You watch all these in a class video, were discussed with live scenarios/examples, which URL is attached below:

https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=653308511767928

How the defects can be created with ELBs configuration inconsistencies, see the below blog/video

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/22/2-cloud-defectswhat-kind-of-defects-can-be-created-without-session-management-in-elb-cloud/

13. AWS:How to take Snapshot and copy to another EC2?

 

AWS-Snapshot-EBS

Let us think in traditional approach first.

Let us take a scenario of files copy from one machine to another machine.

You need to do the following:

  1. We need to copy the files into a pen drive or HDD or Copy them into a shared network drive.
  2. If you copy them into HDD or Pen drive, you need to connect to other machine to copy them into 2nd machine.

Now in Cloud using AWS; to know ” how we can do this activity ” we can see from the below steps:

  1. You need to have one EC2. [in this example, I have created one EC2 Windows server. Then attached one EBS Volume [which is equivalent of HDD or a Pen drive].
  2. I made this EBS Volume as an HDD to this server.
  3. Then I created some .txt files to take backup of these files.
  4. Then I have created the backup of these files using AWS Snapshot process.
  5. And attached this Snapshot to another 2ndEBS Volume.
  6. I have created 2ndEC2 with the same configuration.
  7. And attached the 2nd  EBS .
  8. Then I released it as HDD.
  9. Finally, those two text files can be seen in this 2nd   EC2.

These detailed steps were drawn in the attached video with “AWS live exercise class lesson of 1.45 mts. duration”.

The similar exercises were given during the Cloud Engineer interviews. So if you are appearing for the interview this might be useful one.

If you have patience and time, you can watch it in the below link. And practice it for your interviews.

Good luck in your AWS practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How best you can utilize Cloud Architect role as an efficient IT Management practitioner ?

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What are the Skills required for a Cloud Architect ?
How best you can utilize this role as efficient IT Management practitioner ?
Many organizations use the role of Cloud Architect for DevOps Practices also in small to mid size IT Organizations or departments.
But in reality if the organizations want to implement effectively and efficiently the Cloud migrations, they need to dedicate the Cloud Architect role as per the standards.
You can also watch the below video to know what kind of activities and planning need to be done for Cloud initiation. This was published by me on May 21, 2014.
For relevant Blog visit:

You can also see:

What is the need of upgrading cloud skills for a PM role ?

 
In 2017, Gartner published on Cloud Architect role with many activities along with the required skills. We may not be able to use the entire activities related to this role. But there are some mandated activities we can use them in regular business.
I have extracted some of the important points where in the current trend the IT Management practitioners can utilize them and see the differentiation from your past executions on this role. A discussion video is attached below for your perusal.
Finally, I would say you are mandated to separate this role from DevOps Activities assigning and dedicate the role for;
  • Cloud Infrastructure Planning,
  • Designing,
  • Building and
  • implementing effectively for business needs 
So many burning issues related to DevOps and Cloud can be separated and resolved faster to move forward. This way many risks can be reduced!!
If you are an IT management practitioner; and would like to get any clarifications to implement these practices you are advised to contact me on FB and have a call.

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

 

 

 

How to create AWS S3 Bucket

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

See the difference on the salary amounts to seek your role as per your professional potentiality.

Do you want to the size of the Cloud job market globally if yes, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

To know the real articulation of SA, Visit for my AWS SAA class video:

 

 

 

 

AWS-SAA-Course

Simple EC2 exercises[from blogs] – AWS free account?

If you are a new learner of AWS, you can practice the simple EC2 exercises.

The below video has them from  this blog site [with some tools installations] given for linux OS.

 

This video has a demo on “How to troubleshoot AWS EC2-Apache setup”. If you are new for this activity, you can watch this 1 hr video.

 

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

AWS: What is infra scaling and how Autoscale works in AWS ?

 

What is infra scaling and how Autoscale works in AWS ?

In any traditional infrastructure, we can see scaling up and down the network or servers can be done through tools or manually.

In Cloud service we can do these activities using a Cloud service.

If we consider the AWS services, Autoscale is the service to monitor and add the needed VMs or delete the unused instances from the network [VPC/Subnet].

The attached video has the class discussion on this topic.

faqs-devops-eng-network-knowedge

 

 

 

 

 

How can you start your 2nd innings with Cloud job market ?

If you are from Legacy infra background and legacy infra projects are getting nullified from your IT services company.

Please note; the Technology trending brings out always to flush out the legacy practices.

And you might have been warned by your employer/client  to look for another job in the current job market with a caution of pink slip!!

  1. Can you get the job with legacy infra practices/experience, when all the IT infra setup is getting moved into Cloud to save the cost ?

  2. Do you think the recruiting teams are going to consider your legacy resume ?

  3. What are you going to do ?

  4. How to become competent learner ?

  5. How to avoid your life threating stress ?

  6. How to cope up with fast learning skills ?

  7. How to plan to focus and beat the current job market without wasting your time?

  8. How to save your time and continue to get the payslip with another employer ?

You might feel its a million dollar question  at this time.

Visit the below link for gudielines:

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/310749222911689/

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Please watch the below 10 mts video to get relief on your stress.

I have given the similar advise to Storage engineers to utilize effectively their time in their 2nd innings.

Learn the Cloud benefits:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/04/what-are-the-major-benefits-of-cloud/

Why do you need to learn domain knowledge?:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/28/3264/

For details Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/story/reader/?page_story_id=369616483620811

For class samples visit the below videos:

For coaching details visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

What will be the IT storage cost savings through Cloud conversion?

How can you plan and move to Cloud storage ?

  • In global IT field, there are numerous Storage companies and having Billion Dollar Business years together.

  • There are lacks of Storage engineers  working for these companies globally.

  • There are millions of customers still using these services without moving into Cloud.

  • If they move into Cloud the following savings can occur.

But, what will be the future of  Storage Engineer ?

How to safeguard their job in IT industry ?

What skills they need to learn on war footing base ?

You can see the below image with estimation/guidelines:

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The same blog contents were discussed in a 10 mts video:

Learn the Cloud benefits:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/04/what-are-the-major-benefits-of-cloud/

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Why do you need to learn domain knowledge?:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/28/3264/

For coaching details visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

As per the market need one need to learn on building the infra in Cloud and DevOps Automation. These are divided into two stages. The details are given in the below blog with video discussion:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

What will be the size of Cloud market in IT by 2022 ?

How will be the Job Market for Cloud?
You need to read this news published by PTI, to assess the value of the Cloud Market:

https://www.thehindu.com/business/one-million-cloud-computing-jobs-to-be-created-by-2022-in-india-report/article25577779.ece?fbclid=IwAR2urKsuovAWDcRipd3imZt8ekoX2KTcOYUaaV7Hai-cVqR1wbx40l6Ee-w

The above news is for India only. Globally it should be more than 10 million people might be required.

IT spending in India to fall 8% in 2020 due to Covid-19, first dip in 5 years: Report

Gartner also estimated on the Infra movement to Cloud technology to save cost.

Read the below latest report as on Updated: June 04, 2020, 06:49 IST.

I think by now you understand the value of learning Cloud computing.

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Become member in it.

Visit for your Cloud Coaching details:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

http://uk.businessinsider.com/salary-survey-indicates-employers-prize-amazon-aws-certifications-2017-8?r=US&IR=T

AWS-SAA-Course
How to create AWS S3 Bucket

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

For latest Gartner research report details visit:

What is Gartner prediction for 2022 on Cloud Services ?:

Also visit to know the current Cloud Skills lacking :

https://vskumar.blog/2019/12/19/aws-lack-of-cloud-engineer-skills-1/

Why do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

Benefits of CloudWhy do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

In the current IT World Cloud computing became regular practice for any IT Professional. Any cloud services we use, we need to know the current/traditional infrastructure setup. But every IT professional may not have that background/knowledge to understand. Because in this industry each of us played  different roles.

The Infra activities handled IT Professional only will come to know this knowledge and will have experience. But the industry needs every IT employee need to know this knowledge apart from the Cloud service provider [Ex: AWS, Azure, GC, etc..] products operations. [Eventhough, if you are a certified Solutions architect with that Cloud service provider.]

Then only whoever the professionals are certified they will be able to use these products/services and implement them under cloud setup. Hence the Infra domain knowledge or experience is mandated for every IT professional who is working for Cloud services or in that infra setup. I have been hearing during Cloud professionals recruitment the interviewers are keeping some questions on this area also. If one understand the Network domain setup then only they will be able to design the Cloud architecture. Hence more employers are worried to have this domain knowledge with the Certified and recruited Cloud professionals.

Below video has the details of SAA Course with the domain knowledge expertism for you:

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/642868796242922/

I have started a Cloud Practices group to educate/share the IT professionals with this domain knowledge. The below link can be used to join/apply:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Note:

  • I also have special coaching with this domain knowledge coverage using AWS.
  • This kind of coaching you may not find everywhere.
  • Visit the discussion points from the above site to know the level of the coaching.

12. AWS-SAA: What are the S3 Bucket and Object operations – Practice

 

This is the discussion and screen operations practice video on How to apply S3-Bucket and objects operations?

It has the below options practice:

  1. How to create a Bucket with permissions to version?
  2. How to create a folder with or without version options and test the object share ?
  3. Create objects without and with version options ?
  4. How to share the objects on Internet with URL ?
  5. Testing different versions of the object upload and sharing them on internet.

 

You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching :

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

 

 

 

11. AWS-SAA: How to plan on “moving your DB backups to AWS S3-Glacier [cold storage]” ?- video

If you are interested to learn on the planning activities, you can look into the below video:

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/552407698568828/?t=21

 

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

 

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This is the discussion video on How to apply S3-Bucket objects for Cross Region Replication [CRR]?

 

You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

 

For CRR Practice videos, visit the below links:

 

 

10. AWS-SAA: What is S3 Bucket CRR ?- discussion/practice video

AWS-SAA-S3 CRR

Let us assume an international bank has daily transactions files in different global regions. Those need to be shared across globe for different business users purpose in each country. They should be able to access them for their dashboards. This example talks on this kind of cross data sharing scenario using “S3-Bucket Cross Region Replication [CRR]”.

At the end of this blog, you can find the same scenario simulation using AWS S3-Buckets.

If you want its theory/definition, you can visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

This is the discussion video on How to apply S3-Bucket objects for Cross Region Replication [CRR]?

 

You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

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1. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep with a class video

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only.

A class video is attached towards FAQs analysis for answers.

AWS-SAA-FAQs-on Introduction-Qs 1-4

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2. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep – answers analysis in video

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to Security and compliance.

In the Bottom you can see the video for  questions 1-4 analysis in a class.

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The Questions from #1 to #4 analysis are in the below video:

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3. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to AWS Platform.

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4. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to AWS Platform.

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2. AWS POC : WordPress[WP] infrastructure creation using a free tier account

With reference to my previous blog on:
1. AWS:How to create and activate a new account in AWS ?
https://vskumar.blog/2018/09/01/1-awshow-to-create-and-activate-a-new-account-in-aws/

I have made a scenario based “AWS services usage” blog in this content. Which can be considered as a Proof of Concept [POC] Project also.

If you are new for cloud technology, I have made a video cum blog for you to understand its initiation/evaluation concepts. This video is more useful for PMs/Cloud Architects/DevOps role based people.

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https://vskumarcloudblogs.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/how-to-initiate-a-cloud-transformation/

Now, let us move forward with this blog content.

In this AWS exercise, I have described/demonstrated on WordPress[WP] infrastructure creation using a free tier account.

At the end of this blog a micro level lab practiced steps are copied and a recorded video is there on my channel.

I would like to explain from architecture/design perspective through this blog, before you go to Lab steps.
After doing this exercise, simply and finally we can come into the following conclusions:

a) Creating a blogging infrastructure can be fully automated through AWS services.
b) Infrastructure can be created at any time on-demand without any up-front
commitment for how long we will use it in AWS.
c) We can pay for our infrastructure depending on how many hours we use it.
d) Infrastructure consists of several parts,
such as; i) virtual servers, ii) load balancers, and iii) databases.
e) Infrastructure can be deleted with one click without costing to us.

This process is powered by AWS automation. So it will not be billed to our free tier account after deletion!!.

First let us analyze on WP and its components.

How a WordPress infrastructure can be planned?

Assume we have a startup company, which publishes more white papers and  blogs.

Assuming; our startup company currently uses WordPress[WP]  to host over 500 blogs on our own servers.  The blogging infrastructure must be highly available, because customers don’t tolerate outages of any servers.  To evaluate whether a migration is possible through AWS services, we need to do the following three Activities planning and try out with AWS free-tier account:

A) Set up a highly available blogging infrastructure in AWS.
B) Estimate monthly costs of the infrastructure.

C) Finally, Delete our blogging infrastructure to save cost from free-tier account.

For our understanding on WP;

  • WordPress[WP] is written in PHP and uses a  MySQL database to store data.
  • Apache is used as the web server to serve the blog pages.
  • With this information in our mind, we map our requirements to AWS services  to test the infrastructure creation.

Now, let us analyze on “what are the AWS services required for our WP test infrastructure?”.

We need  the below AWS services to do this activity:
I. Elastic Load Balancing (ELB),
II. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2),
III. Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL and
IV. Security groups.

Let us analyze what are the functions/benefits of  these AWS services.

I. Elastic Load Balancing (ELB):

AWS offers a load balancer as a service.
The Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) distributes traffic to a bunch of servers behind it in a cloud environment. It’s highly available by default.

Let us assume our startup company’s blogs are published globally. From many countries these can be accessed by the users. Assume there are lot of users access this content globally. Then in traditional method your load is not balanced without  having physical servers connected through VPNs/networks, etc. in different locations. Think about the Hardware/Software/maintenance/FMG cost for this traditional infrastructure. We can not think it being a startup company to spend much. No way!! Hence we need to depend on cloud service provider.

With AWS ELB, this can be balanced by distributing the blog users traffic to different virtual servers under cloud environment. To denote this distributed load balancing  architecture, I have collected a diagram  on;

WordPress infrastructure and Load Balancing through ELB AWS service.
Which is pasted here for your clarity on the ELB function.

WP-Infra-ELB-load Distribution.png

II. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2):

It is A virtual server which is provided by the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service of AWS. We will use a Linux server with an optimized distribution called Amazon Linux to install Apache, PHP, and WordPress during our exercise. Please note; we are not limited to Amazon Linux only; we can also choose Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, or Windows. Virtual servers can fail at any time, so we need at least two of them for contingency planning. The load balancer will distribute the traffic between them. The beauty of AWS service in case of a server failure is; the load balancer will stop sending traffic to the failed server, and the remaining [contingency] server will need to handle all the requests until the failed server is replaced. Let us not worry on this communication! You will be intimated the status through alerts.

A sample architecture diagram is pasted here FYI with two EC2 instances.

EC2-two instance-ELB-Scenario.png

III. Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL:

WordPress relies on the popular MySQL database. AWS provides MySQL as a Relational Database Service (RDS). We can choose the database size (like; storage, CPU, RAM), and RDS takes care of the rest (backups, updates). RDS can also provide a highly available MySQL database by replication. In traditional [non-cloud] model we had the similar setup. It occurs huge costing. By using AWS cloud services this can be easily maintained with minor costing only.

On this context; from the below diagram we can see the MYSQL features from AWS services offering.

AWS-MYSQL-RDS-features

V. Security groups:

In every application architecture we need to have the security features in place. Either these can be embed in the applications or through security tools it can be applied. So the entire architecture is protected that way.

But in cloud services many providers provide these services differently with their services offering.

The Security groups are a fundamental service of AWS to control network traffic like a firewall in traditional systems. Security groups can be attached to a lot of services like ELB, EC2, and RDS. For example; with security groups, we can configure our load balancer as below:

It only accepts requests on port 80 from the internet. Web servers only accept connections on port 80 from the load balancer. And MySQL only accepts connections on port 3306 from the web servers. If we want to log in to our web servers via SSH, we must also open port 22. Similar ways the architecture setup can be configured.

FYI, I have considered a diagram from AWS docs; which denotes a typical AWS multi-tier approach security services with a Firewall:

AWS-Security mulit-tier aproach.png

As shown in the above diagram, A security group acts as a virtual firewall for our instance to control inbound and outbound traffic. When we launch an instance in a Virtual Private Cloud[VPC], we can assign the instance to up to five security groups. It means in any VPC  AWS provides five different security groups.

So, now what is our start company plan for security?:

Let us assume our startup company’s blogging infrastructure consists of two load-balanced web servers running a) WordPress and b) a MySQL database server.

The following tasks are performed automatically in the background through AWS:

  1. Creating an ELB.
  2. Creating a RDS MySQL database.
  3. Creating and attaching security groups.
  4. Creating two web servers.
  5. Creating two EC2 virtual servers.
  6. Installing Apache and PHP via yum.
  7. Install php, php-mysql, mysql, httpd.
  8. Downloading and extracting the latest version of WordPress from http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz   
  9. Configuring WordPress to use the created RDS MySQL database 
  10. Starting Apache. 

Before going to the above steps, I would like to show the below diagram for your understanding on “The setup of WP hosting on AWS”. You can download it through the URL given and see it as an image file for your understanding.

AWS-WP-Hosting setup

Now, let us recap our beginning conclusions for this blog. We need to do the below activities till end of the exercise.

  1. Creating a blogging infrastructure.

  2. Analyzing costs of a blogging infrastructure.

  3. Exploring a blogging infrastructure.

  4. Shutting down a blogging infrastructure.

  5. Deleting infrastructure from AWS Account.

1. What actions we need to consider for Creating blogging infrastructure in AWS?: To create the blogging infrastructure we need the below steps to follow on AWS console.

Note: Please note time to time the screen flows [micro level steps] might change on AWS, but the process should be the same to understand on creation of this WP infra.

  1. Open the AWS Management Console at https://console.aws.amazon.com.
  2. Click Services in the navigation bar, and click the Cloud-Formation service.
  3. Click on Create Stack to start the four-step wizard.