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Now with major changes in regulations, it has become even more important that personal data is secured and only seen by the right people. With this being such a hot topic right now, I was extremely keen to work on a final year project that could tap into this every increasing issue.

I am currently finishing my final year of studying software engineering at Queens University, Belfast and have been sponsored by Kainos to complete this project. …


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I recently completed the AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam.

While studying for my exam I created a tonne of notes to break down and understand all of the different services.

Before sitting the exam, I took my notes and created high level summaries for each service and I have decided to share each of these summaries through blogs!

One thing to note is that these are just overall summaries, so I would not recommend solely using these for your studies, but to use as an overview or as some reading to do the week of your exam.


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This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

IAM Summary

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) allows users/organisations to manage resources securely and set users access level.


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This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

Key Management Service (KMS) Summary


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This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

S3 Summary


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This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

EC2 Summary


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This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

EBS Summary


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This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

ELB Summary


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This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

WAF Summary


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This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

VPC Summary

Chloe McAteer

Software Engineer

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