What we're about

Welcome to the Dallas Cloud Computing Study Group!

This study group focuses on preparing for certification in various Cloud technologies.

For the near future we are concentrating on the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-CO2) exam. This exam is described here (https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-solutions-architect-associate/). The exam guide with the topics is found here (https://d1.awsstatic.com/training-and-certification/docs-sa-assoc/AWS-Certified-Solutions-Architect-Associate_Exam-Guide.pdf)

We meet virtually (via Zoom) on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1830 – 2030.

Main Meetup meeting (3rd Thursday)

1800 – 1900 – MAIN TOPIC

1900 – 2000 – Discussion of Sample Exam questions related to topic

To expand our education, we are also trying something new. On the 1st Saturday of each month, there will be a 2nd meeting from 0900 – 1100. It will use the same Zoom Meeting URL.

Saturday Meetup Meeting (1st Saturday)

0900 – 1000 – Open discussion

1000 – 1100 – Second discussion / Exam

Resources

I’ve started a list of topics, free resources to share.

• A curated list of AWS resources to prepare for the AWS Certifications –

official GitHub resource (https://gist.github.com/leonardofed/bbf6459ad154ad5215d354f3825435dc)

• Discussion of Exam Topics – here (https://medium.com/towards-artificial-intelligence/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-exam-tips-2019-3fc034efdebe).

• Amazon AWS Digital Training (Free) - here (https://www.aws.training/LearningLibrary?filters=language%3A1&tab=digital_courses)

• Exam Readiness Intensive Workshop - here (https://www.aws.training/Details/InstructorLedTraining?id=50046)

Upcoming events (5)

Dynamo DB - Let's explore AWS together - hands on! (First Saturday)

Please join us in a discovery session where we will explore DynamoDB and collaboratively walk through all the details of how to create a DynamoDB table and explore related concepts like DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX). While someone will lead the discussion, we encourage everybody to collaborate in real-time. This will be a highly interactive session, so bring your questions along. Let's collaborate! Agenda 0900 am – 1000 am Central – Hands-on walk-through/discussion 1000 am – 1100 am Central – Open discussion / Exam ------------------ Zoom meeting: Meeting ID:[masked] Password: dfwcloud

AWS Architecture - Learn about AWS - hands-on!

Online event

We meet monthly to focus on a specific AWS topic, usually one related to the (SAA-CO2) exam. In these meetings, you will typically encounter a brief discussion of the what, why and how of the topic, followed by a hands-on demo that builds that concept in a lab AWS environment. We usually follow that up with discussion of exam questions and strategies. Meetup meeting Agenda 1830 – 2000 – Discussion & Demo 2000 – 2030 – Sample Exam questions This is a virtual meeting. Here is the information you need to know: We meet virtually (via Zoom) on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1830 – 2030. Meeting ID:[masked] Password: dfwcloud We will also be discussing the topics for the other meeting on the FIRST Saturday morning of each month.

Let's explore AWS together - hands on! (First Saturday)

Please join us in a discovery session where we will pick an AWS service and collaboratively walk through how to create/configure/fine-tune AWS for that service. While someone will lead the discussion, we hope everybody collaborates in real-time. Topic to be announced a few weeks before the meeting. This will be a highly interactive session, so bring your questions along. Let's collaborate! Agenda 0900 am – 1000 am Central – Hands-on walk-through/discussion 1000 am – 1100 am Central – Open discussion / Exam ------------------ Zoom meeting: Meeting ID:[masked] Password: dfwcloud

AWS Architecture - Learn about AWS - hands-on!

Online event

We meet monthly to focus on a specific AWS topic, usually one related to the (SAA-CO2) exam. In these meetings, you will typically encounter a brief discussion of the what, why and how of the topic, followed by a hands-on demo that builds that concept in a lab AWS environment. We usually follow that up with discussion of exam questions and strategies. Meetup meeting Agenda 1830 – 2000 – Discussion & Demo 2000 – 2030 – Sample Exam questions This is a virtual meeting. Here is the information you need to know: We meet virtually (via Zoom) on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1830 – 2030. Meeting ID:[masked] Password: dfwcloud We will also be discussing the topics for the other meeting on the FIRST Saturday morning of each month.

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