At this moment there are 11 official AWS certifications available across the levels: practitioner, associate, professional and specialty. In this meetup, we talk about the value and process of getting AWS certifications, and discuss every certificate one by one. Questions ranging from: “which services are most important for the security specialty?”, to: “can you explain BGP?”. Join us live, and ask your questions using the YouTube/Twitch chat!
I’m Martijn, and I’m AWS Community Hero for The Netherlands and organizer of meetups, virtual meetups and AWS Community Days. I’m a Cloud Evangelist at Schuberg Philis, boosting AWS adoption across our teams, our customers, and the broader community.
In this meetup, I will be joined by Luc, Maarten and David, and ask them everything about their learning journey and achieving 11 certs. How did they prepare? What are their tips & tricks? And also technical questions, about AWS to help you prepare for your next exam!
Luc is a 12-times certified AWS engineer/architect with a passion for sharing knowledge. He has created and hosted multiple courses for AWS certifications and loves to write blog posts, create YouTube videos and present at meetups and conferences.
Maarten is the Global AWS Tech Lead at Nordcloud, APN Ambassador and AWS Community Builder. He achieved his first AWS certification in January 2016 and reached the all-12 milestone in December 2019. Maarten is also an active AWS Certification SME, and has contributed to multiple professional and specialty level exams.
David is AWS Techincal Practice Lead at Schuberg Philis, 13x AWS Certified and AWS APN Ambassador. He is a positive and energetic person who brings good energy to any team.
Join us this July for an Amazon OpenSearch oriented webinar! Kyle Davis — Senior Developer Advocate OpenSearch & Open Distro for Elasticsearch at AWS — will tell you all about the creation, distribution and problem space of Open Distro. Byron Voorbach from Luminis will follow up showing how to migrate from Elasticsearch to Open Distro.
👋 19:00: Welcome by our community leaders
📣 19:05: Talk 1 — Introducing Open Distro for Elasticsearch (and beyond) (Kyle Davis, AWS)
Open Distro for Elasticsearch has been around for a few years and yet some confusion still swirls about what it is and what it does. In this talk, you’ll find out what Open Distro is made of, how it’s put together, and what problems it can solve. We’ll also cover how recent events in the Elasticsearch world will (and won’t) change the distribution. Finally, you’ll learn how you can get involved in the project.
☕️ 19:50: Short break
📣 20:00: Talk 2 — Exploring the world of AWS Search — Open Distro (Byron Voorbach, Luminis)
With more and more companies moving to the cloud, so does search technology. Of course, it's possible to run an Elasticsearch cluster on AWS. But it's worth investigating some of the other options that are out there.
During this session, you will get to know one of AWS's search solutions: Open Distro. Byron will show you the differences with Elastic's Elasticsearch, some of its extra features, explain how we migrated one of our customers from Elasticsearch to Open Distro, and of course, some pointers for when starting with Open Distro.
🏁 20:45: Closing
Hope to see you all there!