Passed AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate

Hello guys, 
Finally reached the first milestone of passing the AWS SA-Associate exam.Please see below my scoring. Its not great but not bad for the first exam in AWS I suppose,

Overall Score: 77%

Topic Level Scoring:

1.0  Designing highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable systems: 65%

2.0  Implementation/Deployment: 80%

3.0  Data Security: 100%

4.0  Troubleshooting: 100%


I would request the instructors to advice me how to improve on my weak areas based on the scores

Some of the questions in exam are really tough and need very deep knowledge or perhaps some job expereince . But I tried my level best to grasp as much as I could in 5-6 weeks . Gone through LA course videos twice . Made my own notes and flash cards . Done quizzes three times . Done the final mock exam thoroughly. Read some whitepapers too.

I would  also take the opportunity to give some feedback to Tom on his course. The first half the course up until S3 is 5 star for me . But the second half just touches the topics briefly and its difficult to develop concepts . Its perhaps designed keeping in view the scope of exam. Difficult to judge but perhaps second half topics need to be addressed better in new course for Feb 2018 certification release .

Quizzes need to be made more challenging and should be refereshed regularly with new questions in my opinion.Most of the quiz questions are just taken word by word from orion papers slides ( which is good ) but it would be better if equal number of challenging questions are added in quizzes which have the real feel of the exam.


Having said all that , I would like to Thank LA and especially Tom for his well structured course and I am sure the next courses I am planning to take will be even better.


Thanks all !



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    Derek M
    05-10-2018

    Awesome job! Thanks for the feedback. Did you do the new exam or the old one?

    I found that really focusing on the labs helps some of the information stick a little better than just the quizzes, but the first AWS exam is definitely eye-opening. They can definitely get tricky with the wording! But still, congrats on the pass! 

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    Babar B
    05-10-2018

    Hello Derek 

    Thanks, I appeared in the old one . Yes you are right ,doing the Labs helped a lot . I am sure with time concepts will improve .They definitely use some tricky and confusing terminologies  in the exam which makes questions difficult .

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    dehl
    05-10-2018

    Hi Babar,

    Did you also work with practice exam ? If yes, which one ?

    @ Tom, Can you also assist on that question, plse ?

    Thanks both.

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    Ingrid V
    05-10-2018

    Congratulations Babar! Thank you for your feedback, it is truly valuable to our team. 

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    Babar B
    05-10-2018

    Replying to the user with no name :)  If you can thoroughly go through the mock exam at the end of course ( which has roughly 117 questions ) and understand 100 percent the answers/cpncepts then you should be good in the actual exam. 

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    Mark R
    05-10-2018

    Well done! Which exam is next for you?

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    Chad T
    05-10-2018

    Congrats!!

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    David C
    05-10-2018

    Congrats, Babar!

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    Kenneth A
    05-10-2018

    Well done, Babar!

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    Stosh O
    05-10-2018

    Glad you passed, Babar!

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    Elle K
    05-10-2018

    Awesome work, Babar! And thank you for the thoughtful feedback.

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    Andru E
    05-10-2018

    Way to go, Babar! The SA is definitely a difficult exam compared to a lot of others, so great job!


    We appreciate the feedback as well.

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    Trey H
    05-10-2018

    Such a great accomplishment :)

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    Joseph L
    05-10-2018

    Congratulations on passing the exam Babar and thank you so much for your feedback and overall thoughts.

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    Babar B
    05-10-2018

    Mark , Actually I wanted to ask this question here in community . Which course should I go for next . Sysops or deveoper ? Looking to hear from you guys.

    Thanks all for words of encouragement

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    Chad M
    05-10-2018

    Great job!

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    Babar B
    05-10-2018

    Also I have LPI Linux essentials exam booked in a week's time . 

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    Will B
    05-10-2018

    Congratulations!

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    Keith T
    05-10-2018

    Congratulations and good luck on the LPI Linux essentials next week!

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    Eric F
    05-10-2018

    Congrats nice wiork!

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    Karen L
    05-10-2018

    Great job!

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    Wayde G
    05-10-2018

    Great job!

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    James H
    05-10-2018

    Congrats on passing the exam! Thanks so much for all the valuable feedback.

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    Travis T
    05-10-2018

    You nailed it!

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    Sean G
    05-10-2018

    Hooray ! 


    Thanks for the feedback!

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    Amy M
    05-10-2018

    Congrats and thanks for the feedback!

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    Tony C
    05-10-2018

    Great job!

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    Fernando M
    05-10-2018

    Awesome job! And thank you for the feedback! We always keep that in mind when working to update or improve our courses.

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    Chaz W
    05-10-2018

    Congratulations! This is a tough one. Keep up the hard work!

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    Davis E
    05-10-2018

    Great work! Thank you for the feedback, too! 

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    Kim H
    05-10-2018

    Congratulations on passing, Babar!!!

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    Roberto V
    05-10-2018

    Congratulations on passing, Babar! 

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    Eric F
    05-10-2018

    Congrats Babar nice work!

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    Felix B
    05-10-2018

    Congratulation, Babar

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    Patrick S
    05-10-2018

    Congrats!!

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    Shirley M
    05-10-2018

    Congrats on this achievement and thank you for the feedback!

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    Steven G
    05-11-2018

    Congratulations, Babar! 

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    jgimbel
    05-11-2018

    Did you take the new exam or the one about to be retired?


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    Craig A
    05-11-2018

    Congrats, Babar!

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    Thomas H
    05-11-2018

    Awesome!  Congrats on passing the exam!

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    Treva W
    05-15-2018

    Way to go, Babar!

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    Anthony J
    05-16-2018

    Congratulations Babar!

    I’d love to endorse/recommend you on LinkedIn if you want. All you have to do is add me as a connection and add Linux Academy as your school. Once you do that, post a picture of your cert about passing in your feed and reference me within the original post. Once I see this, I’ll be able to recommend you for your hard work on your LinkedIn profile.

    Thanks,

    Anthony

    Founder/CEO LinuxAcademy.com | CloudAssessments.com

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