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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
Apr
01
CloudFormation 101

CloudFormation 101

In this post we will look at the basics of CloudFormation, what you need to know and how to get
3 min read
Mar
15
Security 101

Security 101

Securing the cloud is critical but can be overwhelming to start. This post looks at 4 areas you need to think about to get started.
4 min read