AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part IV

Question #14 A consulting firm repeatedly builds large, standardized architectures for their customers using AWS resources from many AWS Services, including IAM, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, and Amazon VPC. The consultants have architecture diagrams for each of their architectures, and they are frustrated that they cannot use them to automatically create their resources. Which … Continue reading AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part IV

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AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part III

Question #7 For which of the following workloads should a Solutions Architect consider using Elastic Beanstalk? (Select TWO.) A. A web application using Amazon RDS B. An enterprise data warehouse C. A long running worker process D. A static website E. A management task run once nightly Question #8 A company is generating large datasets … Continue reading AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part III

AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part II

Here are some additional questions I found useful when studying for the exam: Question #1 A Solutions Architect is designing a shared service for hosting containers from several customers on Amazon ECS. These containers will use several AWS services. A container from one customer must not be able to access data from another customer. Which … Continue reading AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part II

AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part I

Here are some useful questions when studying for the AWS Solution Architect – Associate exam: Question #1 A company is storing an access key (access key ID and secret access key) in a text file on a custom AMI. The company uses the access key to access DynamoDB tables from instances created from the AMI. … Continue reading AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part I

Building a SmartThings Automation

I’ve been digging into the SmartThings Automation platform a bit. Admittedly, I’m fumbling around a bit. 😊 According to the definitions in the documentation, I think I want to build a WebHook automation. As per the documentation, one should consider an “when the end-user configures the Automation to monitor an open/close sensor, the Automation subscribes … Continue reading Building a SmartThings Automation

Mocking Service Fabric & Azure Services with Dependency Injection vs. Inversion of Control (IoC)

In retrospect, in my youth as a software designer I recognize that I often had a preference for the technically elegant. This would sometimes override what was practical from a maintainability standpoint. I was recently asked about the Dependency Injection approach on a project and why we weren’t using an Inversion-of-Control (IoC) Container such as … Continue reading Mocking Service Fabric & Azure Services with Dependency Injection vs. Inversion of Control (IoC)

SmartThings Battery Replacement Cheat Sheet

I’m a heavy SmartThings user. Sometimes it can be pretty tricky knowing what batteries I need when I get notifications from different sensors telling me that they are running low and need a replacement. Battery Cheat Sheet: SmartThings Multi-Purpose Sensor Doors / Windows / Garage Doors 2450 SmartThings Water Leak Sensor Sinks / Appliances / … Continue reading SmartThings Battery Replacement Cheat Sheet

Planning a Home Automation System using SmartThings

I recently helped my Aunt and Uncle in California to plan a home automation / home security system using SmartThings and Arlo. In order to get the system setup they needed to make some upgrades to their home network. Their objectives were the following: Add better security to their detached garage Prevent packages from being … Continue reading Planning a Home Automation System using SmartThings