Updated: Jul 21, 2020
As most of us are aspiring to clear AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification, I have chalked out 30 days study plan based on my working and training experience.
Solutions Architect – Associate (Release Feb 2018 ) exam is the latest AWS exam and would replace the old CSA-Associate exam. It basically validates the ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies.
Still the old CSA-Associate exam is only available till August 12,2018, after which they will revoke and will only have New AWS Solutions Architect – Associate(Release Feb 2018) exam. This exam is more of scenario based and is focused mainly on concepts and architectures.(focus more on use cases)
Below URL contains AWS Solutions Architect Associate Feb 2018 Exam Blue Print details which has content domains and their weightings, exam pattern details and scoring details.( https://www.raghavendrakambhampati.com/post/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-saa-c01-exam-guide-overview )
Follow the below 5 steps to gain practical experience, knowledge and most importantly to get AWS Certified:
1. Hands-On Experience using AWS free tier account & Qwiklabs labs
Hands-On experience is a must for this certification to be cleared as most of the questions are scenario based. Would suggest everyone to sign for free AWS account with your personal mail id and get 1 year free access for all services. Make sure you enable billing alarm and use only free tier limit resources mentioned. If you cross free tier limit, delete after use.
Practice AWS Labs using qwiklabs https://qwiklabs.com/
2. Re-invent Videos
Watch the amazon-reinvent videos for the core services like VPC, RDS, EC2,IAM,and S3 from YouTube. You will gain good knowledge about AWS services if you watch those videos
3. Reading FAQ’s:
Every service has an FAQ section in its documentation. Read those FAQ’s. It won’t take much time, but it has answers for lots of confusing questions.
If you read the FAQ’s you will be able to answer nearly 4 to 5 questions. You can eliminate the billing section.
AWS has a good documentation for all their services. You can refer this documentation to get started with the implementations.
5. Whitepapers(Recommended by AWS for New Associate Certification released on Feb 2018):MANDATORY
The below mentioned white papers are mandatory for the new AWS associate certification to be passed out as most of the questions will come from below mentioned whitepapers.
Architecting for the Cloud
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Also, this blog has more than 1000+ AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification Practice Questions & Answers for your practice to clear certification.