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Jul
05
AWS Transit Gateway Network Design

Why use a Transit Gateway

Transit Gateway or VPC Peering? A common question but not an easy answer. This is why I recommend Transit Gateway for anything over a POC.
14 min read
Jun
28
What it's like as an AWS Certification Subject Matter Expert (SME)

What it's like as an AWS Certification Subject Matter Expert (SME)

What is an AWS Certification SME? How can I become an SME? Why should I be an SME? This post gives an insight to my time as an AWS Certification SME for Professional and Specialty certifications.
5 min read
Apr
20
Creating a Well-Architected VPC

Creating a Well-Architected VPC

So how do we make our VPC Well-Architected and Secure? This post gives you one option for a Well-Architected VPC.
14 min read
Apr
02
Cheat Sheet or Quick Reference?

Cheat Sheet or Quick Reference?

Cheat Sheet or Quick Reference? What's in the name? In this post I give my view on the use of cheat sheets. I'll also explain why I hate them (cheat sheets) and the misuse of the term.
4 min read
Dec
24
Useful AWS Training Resources

Useful AWS Training Resources

Change in technology is like a river, it never stops flowing, and at times can feel like a flood. These resources should help you keep ahead of the game.
4 min read
Dec
05
Network diagram showing possible routes from a VPC to AWS services.

How to Well-Architect network connectivity to AWS services.

With multiple ways to access AWS Services which is the best? I look at 3 common access patterns and see if they hold up to the Well-Architected Framework.
6 min read
Oct
24
Setting up your AWS account

Setting up your AWS account

What to do once you've signed up to AWS.
2 min read
Oct
01
AWS Community Builders

AWS Community Builders

So I've become an AWS Community Builder. This post explains why I applied and why I'm excited for the next 12 months.
2 min read
Sep
20
4x or 1x Certified - Does it matter?

4x or 1x Certified - Does it matter?

What is more important to showcase? Quantity or type of certifications? This post looks at how I view the number of certs people highlight on social platforms.
3 min read
May
03
Career Routes

Career Routes

Are certifications need? Maybe not, but if you decide you need or want them what's the best route?
3 min read