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This post covers Hands-On Activity Guides that you must perform in order to learn Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gen 2 Cloud (OCI) & clear the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Architect (1Z0-932) Certification
In our 8 weeks Certification Program, we cover below Modules & step-by-step hands-on guides.
Here’s the quick sneak-peak of how to start learning Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) & to clear OCI [1Z0-932] by doing Hands-on
1. Activity Guide I: Register for Oracle Cloud
The first thing you must do is to get a Trial Account for Oracle Cloud (You get 300 USD FREE Credit from Oracle to practice, that must be used within 30 Days).
Note: Get this first step by step activity guide absolutely FREE from here
Once you register for Oracle Cloud Trial, you should get an Email Like below from Oracle:
2. Activity Guide II: Cloud Dashboard & OCI Console Walkthrough
The very Next step is you should familiarize yourself with the Cloud My Services Dashboard & OCI Console. You should know How to Access the Cloud Dashboard, How to Customize it as per your requirement & How to reach & Access OCIConsoles, How to Create & Manage Group. You must know about the tasks you can perform from these consoles and how to check common things like billing and access other cloud services.
Because these questions will be asked in the OCI [1Z0-932 ]Certification Exam & this will be helpful for you to perform a subsequent task
3. Activity Guide III: Setup IAM (Groups, Users, Policy) In OCI
Then, You must know What is IAM? IAM Stands for Identity & Access Management that includes How to create Users, Groups & Security Policies for Securing Oracle Cloud. This is one of the first fundamentals that you must learn and the best way to learn this is by:
- Creating Groups
- Create Users
- Assign Users in Group
- Create a Security Policy
IAM covers 10% weightage of overall certification exam
This Guided Lab will help you to understand security in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure & lets you control who has access to your cloud resources. You can control what type of access a group of users have and to which specific resource.
4. Activity Guide IV: Create & Manage Compartment
Then, You must know How to Create & Manage Compartment
A compartment is a logical collection of resources and a fundamental component of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for organizing and isolating your cloud resources (More on Compartment and other building blocks of OCI here).
You will get to know why & where is the use of Compartment?
To clearly separate resources for the purposes of:
- measuring usage and billing,
- Access (through the use of policies), and
A common approach is to create a compartment for each major part of your organization (like HR, IT etc) or based on project lifecycle (like the TEST, DEV, UAT ..)
5. Activity Guide V: Creates a Virtual Cloud Network (VCN)
The Next steps after creating the compartment are to learn about creating VCN.
When you work with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, one of the first steps is to set up a virtual cloud network (VCN) for your cloud resources such as compute databases etc.
This activity guide helps you in understanding & creating VCN and understanding its functionality & various VCN components such as subnet, DRG, IGW, Route Tables etc
Networking is the most important topic & it covers almost 30% weigtage of Overall Oracle Cloud Architect Exam
To know more about Networking, I would highly recommend you to check my previous post on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Networking
6. Activity Guide VI: Create & Access Compute Instance
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute lets you provision and manages to compute hosts, known as instances. You can launch instances as needed to meet your compute and application requirements.
This Activity Guide Helps you in creating & Access Compute Instance In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Compute covers 15% weightage of overall Oracle Cloud Architect Exam.
To know more about Compute check our previous post on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Compute CPU & Memory
7. Activity Guide VII: Create Load Balancer
Then, you should know about the Load Balancer Services.
For High Availability (HA) and Scalability, you deploy multiple applications in different Availability Domain (AD). A client must access these HA applications using Load Balancers, You must learn how to configure Public/Private Load Balancers, configures Security Rules, Configures the two Instances as Backend Servers, verify access through Load Balancer & check High Availability (HA).
The Load Balancing service enables you to create a public or private load balancer within your VCN. A public load balancer has a public IP address that is accessible from the internet. A private load balancer has an IP address from the hosting subnet, which is visible only within your VCN
Load Balancer is part of Networking & it covers almost 30% weigtage of OCI exam.
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing Service provides automated traffic distribution from one entry point to multiple servers reachable from your virtual cloud network (VCN). The service offers a load balancer with your choice of a public or private IP address, and provisioned bandwidth.
This Activity Guide helps you in creating & testing Public Load Balancer in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8. Activity Guide VIII: Create, Attach Block Volume & File Storage Service (FSS) in a Compute Instance
You should learn how to Create, Attach Block Volume & File Storage Service in a Compute Instance.
Block Volume provides network storage to use with your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure instances. After you create, attach, and mount a volume to your instance, you can use it just as you would a physical hard drive on your computer. A volume can be attached to a single instance at a time, but you can detach it from one instance and attach to another instance, keeping your data intact.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage service provides a durable, scalable, secure, enterprise-grade network file system. You can connect to a File Storage service file system from any bare metal, virtual machine, or container instance in your Virtual Cloud Network (VCN). You can also access a file system from outside the VCN using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect and Internet Protocol security (IPSec) virtual private network (VPN).
This Guide helps you in creating & attaching Block Volume & FSS to your compute instance.
Storage covers 20% weightage of overall Oracle Cloud Architect Exam.
To know more about Storage check our previous post on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Storage Object, Block, File Storage, Data Transfer Service)
9. Activity Guide IX: Create & Access User managed Database
The Database service offers autonomous and user-managed Oracle Database solutions.
The next step you should know about is User-managed solutions that are bare metal, virtual machine, and Exadata DB systems that you can customize with the resources and settings that meet your needs.
This Activity Guide helps you in creating 12c Database in OCI & accessing via putty
To know more about databases in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure check here
10. Activity Guide X: Create & Access Autonomous Database
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Autonomous Database Service is a fully managed, pre-configured database environment. You do not need to configure or manage any hardware or install any software. After provisioning, you can scale the number of CPU cores or the storage capacity of the database at any time without impacting availability or performance.
This Activity Guide helps you in creating and accessing an autonomous database via SQL Developer
Autonomous Database is recently added in October 2018 under OCI Certification exam
The database covers 20% weight of the overall Oracle Cloud Architect Exam.
To know more about Database In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure check our previous post on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Database Offerings
To know more autonomous database check here
11. Activity Guide XI: Create & Configure DNS
The Next Step you should know is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Domain Name System (DNS)
This service lets you create and manage your DNS zones. You can create zones, add records to zones, and allow Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s edge network to handle your domain’s DNS queries.
This Activity Guide helps you in creating and Configuring DNS in OCI
12. Activity Guide XII: Create & Configure VCN Local Peering
Next, you will be learning about Local VCN peering is the process of connecting two VCNs in the same region so that their resources can communicate using private IP addresses without routing the traffic over the internet or through your on-premises network.
This activity guide helps you in creating & testing VCN Local Peering
13. Activity Guide XIII: Create & Configure VCN Remote Peering
The next Step you should learn about is how to Create & Configure Remote VCN peering. It is the process of connecting two VCNs in different regions (but the same tenancy). The peering allows the VCNs’ resources to communicate using private IP addresses without routing the traffic over the internet or through your on-premises network.
This activity guide helps you in creating & testing Remote VCN Peering
14. Activity Guide XIV: Create & Configure NAT Gateway
One of the most common networks design requirements is to secure private instances from being accessible from the Internet while being accessible only from the on-premises network or bastion hosts in public subnets. You can achieve this by launching the instances in a private subnet or by choosing to not assign a public IP address at launch.
However, these backend instances may need access to the Internet for specific purposes like software updates or CRL verification. You may choose to route this traffic to your on-premises network through your Internet gateway, but that may add unwanted latency or cost. This can be achieved by Latest Enhancement in Virtual Cloud Network which is NAT Gateway
This Activity Guide helps you in creating NAT Gateway in order to access the Internet in Instance created in private subnet.
15. Activity Guide XV: Configure Instance Principal
The Next step is to learn about Instance Principals. It is part of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
It lets instances (and applications) to make API calls against other OCI services removing the need to configure user credentials or a configuration file.
This activity guide helps you in creating and testing Instance Principal
16. Activity Guide XVI: OCI & IDCS Federation
This activity guide helps you in federating IDCS with OCI
Enterprise companies commonly use an identity provider (IDP) to manage user login/passwords and to authenticate users for access to secure websites, services, and resources.
When someone in your company wants to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources in the Console, they must sign in with a user login and password. Your administrators can federate with a supported IdP so that each employee can use an existing login and password and not have to create a new set to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources.
17. Activity Guide XVII: Create & Configure Service Gateway
In the End, you should know how to Create & Configure Service Gateway
A service gateway enables your VCN to access public Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services such as Object Storage, but without exposing the VCN to the public internet. No internet gateway is required. The resources in the VCN can be in a private subnet and use only private IP addresses.
This activity guide helps you in creating and testing Service Gateway
The above guide makes your learning & understanding the concepts of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure much easier and helps in qualifying Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Certification (1z0-932) in one go.
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