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  2. I'm really happy to share that I have completed 4 AWS certifications with the AWS Solutions Architect - Professional... My two cents for the aspiring candidates who are preparing: Professional exam really tests your knowledge in the topics and not a test on pure memorising skills. This exam is more focused towards practical implementation of different AWS services and how they fit together to solve a given business problem. So, do not rush for this exam if you do not have some experience working/building solutions with AWS. Please focus on understanding the concepts, benefits & Anti-Patterns of each AWS service clearly. If you have cleared the Associate exam, you need not worry about memorising some numbers/metrics. Here’s how I prepared: • Ryan’s video course The course is good for an overview, itself is not sufficient to pass the exam. Certainly recommended going through Ryan's 'Exam Tips' for each section, before a day or two of the exam. • reInvent videos - at 2x speed Re-invent videos are very long ones but definitely helps to understand the concept clearly. Again while watching these videos, no need to attempt for memorization. • AWS Whitepapers & FAQ - for any service I wasn't completely clear on. Core services such as EC2 (including cost models), EBS (PIOPS, RAID Configuration), AutoScaling, ELB, Route53, CloudFormation, S3, CloudFront, Kinesis. I got some questions on OpsWorks as well. Practice Exam was very tough. I also took WhizLabs practice exams. well worth, it gives you a lot of good questions to practice, which is really helpful. In the last 24 hours, I was mainly working on the practice exam question screenshots, looking up concepts I wasn't familiar with. I practiced the technique of looking at the last sentence in a question and quickly analyzing what is required. My biggest fear was running out of time, so at the start (before clicking start) I split out what question I should be up to at 20-minute intervals. I managed to get 77% and had 30 mins spare at the end. In my next article, I will share the study material I referred to pass this gigantic exam. !! What next? Time to book the DevOps pro exam to complete set of all 5 certs and get cracking. Happy Learning to all.
  3. hi members, below link will take you straight to AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam registration page, https://www.aws.training/certification?src=arc-pro
  4. "The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Example concepts you should understand for this exam include: Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS Selecting appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements Migrating complex, multi-tier applications on AWS Designing and deploying enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS Implementing cost control strategies Candidate Overview Eligible candidates for this exam have: Achieved AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Two or more years hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS. Abilities to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS. Capabilities to provide best practices guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications, projects, or the enterprise. Exam Overview Required Prerequisite: status as AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Multiple choice and multiple answer questions 170 minutes to complete the exam Exam available in English and Japanese Practice Exam Registration fee is USD 40 Exam Registration fee is USD 300 Recommend taking Advanced Architecting on AWS" EXAM GUIDE: PDF SAMPLE QUESTIONS: PDF Source: https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-solutions-architect-professional/
  5. Hi members, AWS official certification/exam preparation guide can be found at below mention link. https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certification-prep/
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