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! I browsed the courses on Coursera and Linuxacademy to get a better overview, 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 had the mind map attached to this post, but now I feel it lacks completeness. So my best recommendation is to create your own).

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.

Drone Delivery of your Amazon Orders with Apache Kafka

At re:Invent 2019 I claimed the stage with a presentation about Apache Kafka and drone delivery of Amazon orders. Note, there are no slides or recordings available for this presentation.

For slides about Apache Kafka on AWS please check my speakerderdeck account or my YouTube channel.

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 slide set about Apache Kafka on AWS, 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