Recently i have passed the AWS Certified Security Specialty Exam. It was a really challenging exam and i do really recommend to do the AWS Certified SAA and AWS Certified Sysops Administrator first before any of the Specialty/Pro Certifications.

PS : My intention is not to share any questions or reveal anything which breach the NDA with AWS.


As you all know i am an AWS FAN BOY!! for this year AWS Summit we have done a really cool session that how we are using AWS Developer tools and how we are using alexa with our practices.

Mainly we did talk about

  • What are the challenges we had?
  • How AWS solutions and services helped us to satisfy our requirement?
  • Integrating Amazon Alexa Skill to AWS CodePipeline.

What are the challenges we had?

• Lacking a standard CI/CD platform

We were using a Jenkins server to do the deployments for all the applications and the services. One of the…

This article is about sharing my experience how we have secured the database credentials using AWS Secret manager. This has been a challenge always where and how to access the database configurations.

When i was setting up a CI/CD pipeline for a Golang based project we wanted to Store the RDS credentials in a secured location. Thanks to AWS Secret Manager we were able to overcome that challenge. Secret manager will store the RDS credentials and can simply call the AWS Secret manger through the code to retrieve them. Lets See the below architecture how the services are connected.

I always had this thought what if i can automate the infrastructure? as a DevOps engineer always trying to make all the process automate. Always and i love to work with AWS as my primary cloud service provider using AWS with terraform. For Continuous Integration i cant always log in to the AWS console and provisioning the servers, other AWS services. Then i found this awesome tool “Terraform” i must say this, that i am in love with this tool. Still there are not much of documentations and examples how to use this tool. …

Before AWS introduced the static web hosting with S3 i was paying more than 5$ to 10$ for servers for host my personal portfolio which is a HTML static page. Then i got to know that we can host static pages in AWS using S3 and Route53 services. After that AWS Launched ACM “AWS Certificate Manager” which is a free services you can get a SSL certificate for your web site or the web application, however it supports only for ELB,CloudfrontAWS Elastic Beanstalk,Amazon API Gateway and AWS CloudFormation. I wanted to share my experience to others hope this will helpful…

Emails are pivotal for our day to day tasks. lets see how the email communication working as below.

Arshad Zackeriya

DevOps Engineer ☁, A Cloud Enthusiast and AWS Certified Solution Architect. AWS Fanboy!!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store