The exam was a real test for whether or not material learnt in Chris'/ Ryan's course is understood in depth.
Answers from the training courses posed as questions in the exam and vice versa :)
FAQ's and the IAM question is a sure shot appearance in everyone's exam. (DO NOT SKIP THESE)
- Examples / formats should be very well understood as those are easy points
That surely help eliminate the wrong answers -especially for the multiple choice qns where you need to select 2 out of 4 or 5 similar looking options. ( Read them over and over again for those tricky hidden words )
In addition to Chris' course I did do Ryan's course which I can say helped me clear our a lot of the unwanted material and stay content focused to ace the exam. & of course reading through others success stories and concentration points helped a lot too.
Lambda/Snapshot/EC2 featured very little in the exam as of 10.14.2017 (noon slot )
PSI Testing experience for this exam may be problematic -don't get frazzled you can resume where you left off last at least 5 times ( speaking through experience ) post which the exam might quit on you and a ticket will be logged with AWS by the testing center.
Good Luck with embarking on the AWS Certification Journey! :)