AWS Tech Guide tips for AWS Certifications

Are you preparing for AWS Certification?

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I’m writing this blog based on my experience after completing AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional and three Associate certifications (Certified Solution Architect Associate, Certified Developer Associate, Certified SysOps Administrator Associate). LinkedIn profile

This is to guide the AWS aspirants who are preparing for AWS certification. For any queries please feel free to drop a comment in this post and join AWS Tech Guide online sessions.

Strategy to succeed

  • Select the certification path
  • Create a routine
  • Continuous learning and preparation
  • Practice Exam
  • D- Day

Suggestions for AWS Practitioners

  • Develop a skill to find keywords and phases from the question
  • Create a memory map with the keywords and phases
  • Identify the important phases like ‘cost efficient’, ‘all time available’ etc
  • Look for the qualifying clauses like ‘best solution’, ‘most secure’ , ‘most durable’ etc
  • Filter out the least possible/wrong options to pick the correct one
  • Think from most cost effective, durable, and easy solution point of view
  • In few cases more than one options can be correct. but the best suitable solution is the expected one
  • Never loose your confidence if you find you are not sure about multiple questions during exam. take every question as a fresh start

Suggestions for AWS Associates

  • Keep the suggestions for AWS practitioners in mind
  • Good to have hands-on experience in live projects
  • Questions are lengthy compared to practitioners, and options are close to each other
  • Go through AWS Professional online courses in Udemy, Linux Academy/Cloud Guru , LinkedIn Learning (Check the best reviews and select the course. I’m not advocating for any particular course)
  • Make sure you go for multiple practise tests. Check practise tests in Udemy, Linux Academy/Cloud Guru , LinkedIn Learning

Suggestions for AWS Professional

  • Keep the suggestions for AWS associates in mind
  • Questions are VERY lengthy
  • TIME is a big factor to win the game
  • A TINY difference between multiple choices determines the correct answer
  • Choices are very detail oriented
  • For Professional exam you MUST have hands-on experience in live projects
  • In maximum cases most options are true/work able but you have to pic the most suitable best solution
  • Study in detail for major services/areas such as IAM, Security, ECS, DynamoDB, Messaging, Autoscaling
  • Go through AWS Professional online courses in Udemy, Linux Academy/Cloud Guru , LinkedIn Learning (Check the best reviews and select the course. I’m not advocating for any particular course)
  • Make sure you go for multiple practise tests. Check practise tests in Udemy, Linux Academy/Cloud Guru , LinkedIn Learning
  • Don’t be demotivated or overconfident if you fail or pass in practise test repetitively
  • Make sure you get the practise test from trustworthy sources. There are many freely available online practise tests in internet doesn’t give proper Q&A. These doesn’t measure your preparation at all

Key to success is Practice, Practice and Practice

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