Introduction

Exam Structure

  • Code : DBS-CA01
  • 750+ marks are required to pass the exam out of 1000.

Topics

  • Domain 1 : Workload Specific Database Design : 26%
    • Overview of AWS Database Service
    • Differences between relational and non-relational DBs
    • High availibility of your database services
    • Cost optimization techniques
    • Database Performance Options
  • Domain 2 : Deployment and Migration : 20%
    • Using CloudFormation to deploy databases
    • Understanding Database Migration
    • Using AWS Secrets Manager with CloudFormation
  • Domain 3 : Management and Operations : 18%
    • Understanding DB Maintenance windows, DB Clusters, Parameter Groups and Option Groups
    • Managing an effective backup and restore strategy to recover from unexpected incidents
    • Maintaining Automatic and Manual Backups using different databases services
  • Domain 4 : Monitoring and Troubleshooting : 18%
    • Managing Root Cause Analysis
    • Common Troubleshooting Techniques
    • AWS Logging Mechanism and Capabilities
    • Using AWS CloudWatch and CloudTrail as effective monitoring and troubleshooting tools
    • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX)
    • Enhancing Database Performance
  • Domain 5 : Database Security : 18%
    • Managing Encryption with AWS KMS
    • Alternate Encryption Options
    • How to manage access control to AWS databases
    • Implementing Effective IAM permissions to adopt the principle of least privilege
    • Security best practices surrounding AWS Databases