Eight universal tips to pass any AWS certification exam with confidence

I’m still in pursuit to pass all AWS exams and hold the certifications. I got inspired. Also addicted. This blog post describes some universal tips to prepare for any AWS exam.

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The Dutch AWS User Group NL organized 29 meetups in 2019 - a review

Last year we organized 29 meetups ourselves and co-organized 40+ events with other sponsors and at commercial and community events. Here are some highlights and numbers.

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Customize the build for Hugo running on AWS Amplify

When you deploy a Hugo framework on AWS Amplify, by default an old version of Hugo is used. I prefer to work with the latest version, but also to control the exact version to work with on my workstation and on production.

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Starting 2020 with an empty agenda and a new website: Hit The Cloud Running.com

In 2020 I'm going to work on a few dreams I have for quite some time. The first dream has become reality already: this website is now live.

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A checklist when launching a blog like this

When you want to launch a blog website like this, you might want to use this checklist to make sure you have covered all features a blog should have.

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These websites offer beautiful images for FREE!

A lot of my work, like this website, contain beautiful images. Some are created by hand by myself, but others were just downloaded. Websites that share “stunning free images & royalty free stock”.

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Migrate CloudFormation Custom Resources after AWS adds support

New services do not always deliver support for CloudFormation at the launch. If you work with CloudFormation, you can create a Custom Resource. With the new import functionality, once AWS adds native support for the resource, you can now import this resource into your template and remove the old custom resource.

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About

Martijn is a free agent AWS Cloud Architect and AWS Community Hero. Previously Binx.io, Xebia, Mirabeau. He is building a variety of workloads and products on AWS since 2013 and holds all core AWS certifications. Martijn is an active AWS developer, architect, consultant, trainer, evangelist, and therefore often speaks in public about AWS. Martijn has founded the Dutch AWS user group (AWSug.nl) and regularly organizes meetups and events.

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