AWS Disaster Recovery: Pilot Light and Warm Standby, Multisite

Everyone who works in IT knows Murphy’s Law. It states that “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Failure is a part of IT life, regardless of whether it’s hardware failure, human error or system breach. AWS can help minimize downtime. AWS allows companies to seamlessly move critical operations to the cloud and reduce … Read more

AWS Cloud Search vs ElasticSearch – Which one should you use?

Search seems like a fairly mundane feature on the internet that no one really cares about. Let’s face the facts, search isn’t that exciting compared to cutting-edge topics like machine learning and DevOps. We suggest you take a moment to rethink search, as we take search for granted these days. Imagine shopping on Amazon. Just … Read more

AWS Architecture: High Availability and Fault Tolerance

Many of you are familiar with the concept that time is money. The bottom line will suffer for every minute a product is not created, advertised, and sold. This concept is vital in IT. Every second a system is down means that revenue and productivity are affected. It is estimated that 98% lose $100,000 every … Read more

AWS Security: What You Need To Know. Do you understand how Amazon Web Services (AWS), security works? Before you decide to use AWS you should understand the shared responsibility model and the security AWS expects you to take care of. Many companies are switching to cloud services for many reasons, including IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS(Software as a Service) and PaaS (“Platform as a Service). Cloud services are cost-effective and more affordable than having another company host and maintain the hardware needed to run these services. Cloud services companies will take care of the cost of servers, hard drives and connectivity to the servers. More companies are offering cloud services to offer their expertise, lower costs, and a variety of services. Learn how to become a security expert. SPOTO Start training. The three largest companies that offer cloud services are Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. Amazon Web Services was established in 2006 and is used by many businesses of all sizes. It’s a smart idea to learn about Amazon Web Services and how it works if you want to manage cloud services for your business. Training will help plan your cloud solution, deploy and manage the cloud services you require. Once you have a plan, it is important to learn how to secure AWS for your company using the AWS shared responsability model. What is the shared responsibility model? This is how it works. You would need to secure root credentials, assign security groups, manage access control lists policies, and manage identity when AWS decommissions older storage devices. According to this model, you will be responsible for any security breaches in your Amazon Web Services. It is therefore important to understand how AWS works, as well as how to properly secure and maintain your Amazon Web Services. This is especially important given the different AWS threats. Application Permission – Traditional vs. AWS Options. Amazon introduced “Amazon Metadata Services.” Normally, the developer would need to hardcode passwords to different services when an application requests access to that service. Amazon Meta allows the application to query the metadata service to obtain temporary access credentials. AWS “Metadata Service Attack Surface”: If the AWS administrator hasn’t properly hardened AWS, hackers can compromise the “Metadata Service” and gain root access to the IAM accounts. Security Configurations for AWS: Amazon services allow you to create custom machine images and preconfigured environments for servers you have set up. Do your research and make sure you understand the basics of Amazon Web Services to properly configure AWS for your company and clients. As you learn Amazon Web Services, be sure to keep security in mind. Plan your security policies, permissions and reporting. Check out Jeremy Cioara’s AWS courses for more information on Amazon Web Services. Download

The Career Questions No One Can Answer for You

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. At networking events, I speak to many project managers and recently gave a presentation on the similarities and differences between PMP(r), PRINCE2(r), and CAPM(r). There were many questions afterwards. This is to be expected as training is a significant investment in time and money. You … Read more

The 2020 Biggest Vulnerabilities Have Already Been Identified

A brand new year, so full with promise! Even though it’s a new decade, we are certainly past the point where vendors ship software and hardware with vulnerabilities! However, such hope is futile. We are now only two months into the project and security vulnerabilities have already fallen. These three major vulnerabilities are not something … Read more

The Biggest Challenge for Project Managers Today

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Project management is facing a major challenge today because the volume of project-related work and jobs is growing too fast for us to keep up with our professional approaches. Let me explain. There are many acronyms to be aware of, so I apologize in advance. … Read more

The Best PRINCE2 Exam Simulators

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. I can recall studying for my PRINCE2(r), exam and taking lots of mock tests and sample papers. They were all written back then. Learning to manage time and deal with the different types of questions was as important as knowing how to use the manual. … Read more

The Best PMP Exam Simulators 2022

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Here’s the bottom line: The Project Management PrepCast PM Exam Simulator is the best PMP exam simulation. It has been used by me and I can vouch for its quality. If I was you, I would buy it. You can read my independent reviews to … Read more

New Training: Install DNS in Windows Server

This 25-video intermediate training by SPOTO trainer Keith Barker focuses on the knowledge systems administrators need for managing and implementing DNS functionality within an enterprise network. It ensures connectivity, log-in capabilities, and discoverability. This is the new Microsoft Windows Server training. A network’s central task is to resolve domain names. As a network grows, the … Read more