AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty 2021 – Hands-On! [Video]

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By Frank Kane , Stéphane Maarek
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  1. Introduction

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The AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty exam (AWS DAS-C01) is one of the most challenging certification exams by Amazon. Passing the exam will validate your knowledge of big data systems and even experienced technologists need to prepare extensively for this exam. This course sets you up for success by providing an overview of all the big data technologies and how they fit together.

The course starts by highlighting the learning objectives. Moving forward, you will learn to stream and store data with Amazon Kinesis and simple storage service (S3), respectively. You will understand how to process big data with AWS Lambda and Apache Spark. Next, you will focus on how to analyze streaming data in real time with Amazon Kinesis analytics and visualize the data interactively with QuickSight. You will also grasp encryption techniques to secure your data and explore useful tips to pass the exam with confidence.

By the end of this course, you will be well-versed with the essential concepts and major domains necessary to pass the AWS DAS-C01 exam.

The code bundle for this course is available at

Publication date:
May 2019
13 hours 56 minutes

About the Authors

  • Frank Kane

    Frank Kane spent nine years at Amazon and IMDb, developing and managing the technology that automatically delivers product and movie recommendations to hundreds of millions of customers all the time. He holds 17 issued patents in the fields of distributed computing, data mining, and machine learning. In 2012, Frank left to start his own successful company, Sundog Software, which focuses on virtual reality environment technology, and teaches others about big data analysis.

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  • Stéphane Maarek

    Stephane Maarek is a consultant and software developer who has a particular interest in all things related to big data and analytics. He is also a bestselling instructor for his courses in Apache Kafka, Apache NiFi, and AWS Lambda. He loves Apache Kafka. He regularly contributes to the Apache Kafka project and writes guest blog posts, which get featured on the Confluent website—the company behind Apache Kafka. He is also an AWS certified solutions architect, and has many years of experience working with technologies, such as Apache Kafka, Apache NiFi, Apache Spark, Hadoop, PostgreSQL, Tableau, Spotfire, Docker, and Ansible. His favorite programming languages are Scala and Python, and he plans on learning Go soon.

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