Adding Telemetry Logging, TLS for UI and RPC Encryption to Consul

This article follows my last post on Installing a Production Ready Consul cluster. This article will touch on Adding SSL/TLS to the Consul api/ui, telemetry backend and encrypting RPC traffic.

Consul’s telemetry function collects various runtime metrics in regards to the performance of various libraries and subsystems. The metrics are aggregated on a ten second interval and have a one minute retention. These metrics can be used for debugging or getting a better view of what Consul is doing.

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Received my CISA, How I prepared and passed the exam

There are 2 main requirements for attaining the CISA certification from ISACA: Pass the exam and Submit valid work experience.  On June 11, 2016 I went to the DoubleTree Hotel by SJC airport to sit for the exam.

Leading up to this moment, I had spent the last 3 months studying and preparing.  I purchased both the official Review manual and the Question, Answer, Explanations database.  I held off on taking any classes at the time.  I spent days reading how others that passed the exam had prepared.  I started with the question and answer database, which turned out to be a great self-study tool.  The even let you set you test date and it will tell you how much time each day you need to spend to be ready.

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Working to attain my CISA Certification

Since I work for a company that is in the Health Care industry which is pretty heavily regulated, I figured it would be a good skill add for myself and the organization if I became a certified IS auditor.

Coming from a Technology background, my journey towards this certification has been a big eye opener on some of the reasons behind business decisions that I did not previously have insight into.

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