How I passed the Google Associate Cloud Engineer Exam, May 2020 (Mindmap)

I passed the GCE associate exam a fortnight ago. Actually I enjoyed preparing for it! To do so, I browsed the courses on Coursera and Linuxacademy but at the end I learned most by sitting in the sun at Englischer Garten and speed reading the Google book. Yes, I like (real) books 🙂

Frank Munz, GCP certified

While going through the book I created my own notes. In the exam you will be asked about CLI commands, so I compiled a mind map with the most essential and common commands.

I compiled this mindmap rather quickly, so let me know if you spot any typos and I will fix them. It’s not meant to be complete (check the docs for gsutils and gcloud CLI).

Altogether it was challenging but not too difficult for someone with just a bit of working knowledge of Google cloud like me (I am a tech evangelist for Amazon Web Services).

Fun fact: I am quite good with containers and K8s, but the question that made me sweat the most was about pod isolation in GKE. I am not going to spoiler the question or the answer (you didn’t come here for a GCP certification brain dump, did you?), but please make sure to read about containerd images and Gvisor on GKE.

Englischer Garten, (c) image Frank Munz

Apache Kafka on AWS

I recently collected some resources about running Apache Kafka on AWS (with or without using Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka) after recording a webcast about it.

You can find the Medium article here with all the links and ressources.

If you are only interested in the slidedeck, it’s on speakerdeck:

KubeCon 2019 Barcelona: Service Mesh Presentation (AWS AppMesh

Earlier this year in May, I presented at KubeConf 2019 in Barcelona about what is Service Mesh and how AWS does Service Mesh to almost 600 attendees. It was the best rated presentation at the AWS Container day (4.4 of 5.0).

For more resources regarding Istio and Envoy on Amazon EKS, have a look at this article that I created earlier before App Mesh was released.

Serverless Days Zurich: 2019 Update – Serverless Beyond Lambda

This Thursday I will present a new topic at Serverless Days Conference 2019 in Zürich. Once done, I will publish a link to the slides here.

2019 Update: Serverless Beyond Lambda

Keynote: Culture of Innovation at Amazon

Coming week I will give the keynote at the TechCamp conference 2019 in Hamburg.

Topic of the first evening keynote is “Culture of Innovation at Amazon“.