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How to pass AWS Certified Developer and Architect Exams

Episode 83

As promised in episode 81, today we will talk about passing two AWS exams: Developer Associate and Solution Architect Associate. I’ve managed to get both certifications within a week and I would be happy to share my experience of actual exams, discuss what I did to prepare, list some useful materials, and compare the scope of both certificates.

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The Developer and Architect certifications are regarded as the first two, and relatively easiest to obtain on the AWS certification path. Third would be the SysOps, closing the Associate level trio. After completing Developer and SysOps, one can obtain DevOps Professional. Independently, after completing Architect Associate, one can get Architect Professional, which is considered the toughest of initial five certifications. There are also three specialized certifications introduced few months ago, covering the area of security, big data and advanced networking.

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In both cases, we need to schedule the exam via our AWS account linked with the exam vendor platform. When I was taking the exams it Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2017 in AWS, Technology

 

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AWS Certified Developer: DynamoDB Exam Notes

Episode 81

We were exploring AWS service groups for a while with some generic description of each service, and sometimes a list of tips regarding which service should be chosen for a given situation. Today, while still being in the topic of AWS, we will do something a bit more specific. Since I’ve recently passed an AWS Certified Developer Associate exam (with 96% score, yay!), I’ve produced quite a lot of notes as I was preparing to the test. The most important service by far on the Developer exam is DynamoDB, so I’ve decided to extract those notes in particular, edit them to be not-me-only-readable, and here we are.

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This is not intended to be a description of DynamoDB, an introduction nor developer guide. The idea is to pinpoint the exact topics that are covered on an actual exam. During preparations, I went through probably over a thousand of questions in various practice / mock exams available here and there. A lot of questions were duplicated, and a lot of them was later on the actual exam, so this should give you a good overview of what to expect. In order to actually get to know DynamoDB, not only get the paper, it is recommended to Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2017 in AWS, Cloud, Technology

 

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