AWS certification cost


AWS certification cost is something that needs to be considered while choosing your certification track in AWS.
To start with is an AWS certification does worth the cost?
In our opinion it is much more valuable than what it has been offered for right now. Always look at your career growth, stability, future negotiation prospects in long run maybe atleast 3 years form now on
Is AWS a stable company?
There are plethora of certification tracks from ton lots of vendors. Before shedding money all of us want to know if AWS will survive longer. Here are some facts that we’ve gathered from our regular news updates on technology stocks and tech industry:
1) A recent amazon related stock news was talking about $4.1 billion revenue that amazon has made this year from AWS alone. Looks like the e-commerce giant will fulcrum its businesses based on revenue from AWS
2) With such money spinning potential expect AWS to sustain and survive for another 20 years minimum. See to that AWS is developing a solid Cloud computing platform that will outbeat microsoft azure
3) If you are starting your career as new IT professional, already experienced infrastructure professional including system administrator, database administrator, security administrator, network administrator start preparing for AWS, learn to migrate the systems onto AWS via test trial runs so that you can be least assured that you are the last one to get pink slip in your department
4) AWS will be expanding its regions across china, sweden and many more countries in coming days
What is the cost of each and every AWS certification?
Here is the certification roadmap based on AWS website
AWS Architecting Certification Track

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam Details:
Multiple choice and multiple answer questions
80 minutes to complete the exam. This includes regular exam Q&A as well as feedback type questions
Available in different languages like English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese
Certification Exam cost is $150

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional – This can be availed upon completion of any one of associate certification track
Certification exam cost is $300
AWS Developer Certification Track
AWS Certified Developer Associate – Certification Exam cost is $150
AWS Certified Devops Engineer Professional – This can be availed upon completion of any one of associate certification track
Certification exam cost is $300
AWS Operations Certification Track
AWS Certified Sysops administrator associate – Certification Exam cost is $150
AWS Certified Devops Engineer Professional – This can be availed upon completion of any one of associate certification track
Certification exam cost is $300
Specialty Certifications that requires one current associate or professional certification
Certification exam cost is $300 for both the speciality certification tracks
AWS Certified Bigdata Speciality
AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty
To summarize associate certs are priced at $150, professional level and speciality certificaitons cost $300

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Perform SQL Server Backup onto Network Share

SQL Server offers maintenance plans that automate the full, differential, transactional log backups by creating jobs and automating using schedule. As such there comes a situation to backup the SQL Server databases onto network share directly
Formally, this is not supported by microsoft. However, this is possible and can be done under guidance of sql server expert with approval from microsoft support personnel.
Here are the simple steps
1) Enable the xp_cmdshell. This will change the value from 0 to 1 and the settings are made permanent using reconfigure command
sp_configure ‘xp_cmdshell’,1;
Go
RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE;
Go
2) Set up the network share as backup destination
exec xp_cmdshell ‘net use X: networkshare-name’;
VErify the existence of drive as follows:
exec xp_cmdshell ‘Dir X:’
3) In computer look for X: and make sure this is accessible via unc path
4) Create maintenance plans, specify x: as backup destination and test backups

SQL Server Export Logins to Report RPT file

SQL Server offers unique benefit of exporting all its logins onto a report file which is usually stored in rpt format. This is an important task to be completed before SQL Server update install (or) upgrading SQL server as a whole. This proactive measure, preserves logins in case of upgrade failure (Mostly updates have less impact on logins but can’t be discounted)

Perform the following steps to import logins onto report file

1) First try to find details on logins in server as follows

select * from syslogins

2) Now highlight the above SQL, right click and choose option that says, results to file. Click Execute

3) Save the report file that is of rpt format

To get back results in SSMS choose results grid