AWS This Week

AWS This Week: SysOps certification exam out of beta!

Episode description

Nick Triantafillou is here with your weekly dose of AWS news and updates! This week, Amazon Web Services gives us simpler sign ins with AWS SSO in Paris, and AWS Amplify sign in support for Apple. Denver welcomes new AWS Local Zones, AWS Outposts get EC2 Placement Groups and South American availability, and the new AWS SysOps certification exam is out of beta! Will you be going for this cloud certification?

Introduction (0:00)
AWS Single Sign-On is now available in Europe (Paris) Region (0:36)
New AWS Local Zone in Denver (0:46)
AWS Outposts now available in Argentina, Chile, and Peru (0:58)
AWS Amplify adds Sign in with Apple (SIWA) (1:17)
EC2 Placement Groups available to anyone using Outposts (1:42)
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate certification (2:28)

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Series description

Join our ACG hosts as they recap the most important developments in the AWS world from the past week. Keeping up with ever-changing world of cloud can be difficult, so let us do the hard work sifting through announcements to bring you the best of what's new with AWS This Week.

Hello, cloud gurus. Yes, it's me again. Welcome back to another AWS this week. Where you find out what goodies AWS have in store for us from the past seven days. This week, AWS have given us all a bunch of region related updates, Amplify gets a new sign in option. EC2 placement groups are now available on AWS outposts, and there's a shiny brand new AWS SysOps certification exam now available. Lots to get through this week. It's AWS this week with me, Nick Triantafillou.

Kicking it off this week. We have a few regional updates. AWS single sign on is now available in the Europe Paris region. There's a new AWS local zone in Denver. A local zone brings AWS compute, storage, database and other select services closer to a large population where no AWS region exists yet. And AWS also has a few new outposts in Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

AWS outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure services and APIs into virtually any datacenter, colo or on-premise facility. Very cool. Next up, AWS amplify, the AWS service which allows you to build scalable mobile and web apps, fast, now adds a sign in with Apple option as one of the authentication options, along with the already existing Google, Facebook and Amazon identity providers. This will allow mobile and web developers using amplify to reach a much broader base of apple users. Cool. Now, previously I mentioned new locations for AWS outposts. Well, AWS have also announced this week that easy to placement groups are now available to anyone using outposts too.

And placement groups allow you to influence the placement of the underlying hardware of your outposts services. You can select from cluster spread or partition placement strategies depending on your workload. And this can improve your workload resiliency too. A spread placement group, places your instances on a distinct rack to reduce correlated failures, a petition group distributes instances across logical partitions, So one doesn't share a rack with another, And so on. It's available right now to all Outposts customers at no additional costs. And finally, this week, AWS have launched the new exam for the AWS certified SysOps administrator associate certification, which was previously announced in beta.

And we're excited about it because it's the first AWS certification that allows candidates to demonstrate their skills with exam labs. The exam features a combination of three possible question formats, multiple choice, multiple response, and the new exam labs. Exam labs allow you to showcase your skills building solutions using the AWS management console and the command line interface. Personally, I think this is awesome. Practical tech exams are a great way to test someone's knowledge and I have it on very good authority that a cloud guru will be launching a new course to help you study and pass the certification very soon. All right.

That's all for me this week. Thank you for watching, keeping awesome Cloud gurus and I'll see you next time. [inaudible].

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