Hands-On Guide: Connecting a Raspberry Pi Running Node.js to AWS IoT Core

In this hands-on guide, we will install Node.js on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and then connect our device to the AWS IoT Core service. This service connects to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform by using the MQTT publish-subscribe-based messaging protocol and lets your device communicate with other services on the platform.

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Achievement Unlocked: I’m Now an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner!

I recently started going hands on with services on the AWS platform and decided to take the entry-level certification exam. Since I live in Tokyo, my biggest worry was that the exam would be available only in Japanese. Fortunately, the exams are offered in Japanese or English. This article describes my experience scheduling and taking the exam to obtain certification as an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner as a foreigner in Japan.

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