Passed AWS CSA, Thank You Linux Academy !

Passed the exam yesterday,  it said I got a standarrdized/scaled score of 886/1000, waiting for questions breakdown results.

Started with LA AWS  Essentials and then went to CSA-Associate course. Extremely helpful! Also bought the Kindle version of official study guide and practice exams on Udemy.  Spent about 100-150 hours total, did not do any labs (planning to do it during the last week and fell behind, but I was consistently getting 85-95% in practice exams, so took a chance)

I did the newer version exam:
90% detailed scenario based questions (no "What is STS" type questions or instance categories or exact numbers like Limits/days/sizes), a few direct  definition type questions but they made it sound like a (easy) scenario
VPC (NAT, SG, Endpoints, Subnets, ACL, routing, IGW) 15%, 
S3/Glacier 10%
EC2/ELB/AS/ECS 10%
Each type of EBS storage was tested multiple times
At least 6-8 questions on Databases: Replicas, Aurora, Dynamo, Redshift, Elasticache were correct options at least once
About 2 Qs each on CloudWatch, EFS, IAM, Cloudtrail, KMS, CloudFront, Route 53,  Deployment tools
one or two questions on Storage Gateways, Snowball, Reserved Instances, Kinesis, SQS, Cognito, Lambda, API Gateway, SNS
No Qs on LightSail, ML, Analytical tools, SWF, Trusted Advisor, budgets,  IoT,  Developer Tools, Systems Manager, SDK/CLI or commands

One Important Note: Read the FAQs just before the exam, the services change constantly and there are certainly many questions you can get wrong if you read just old material/courses.
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    Peter B
    07-15-2018

    Congratulations

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    Amy M
    07-15-2018

    Well done!

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    Thomas K
    07-15-2018

    Awesome accomplishment!

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    Ell M
    07-15-2018

    Hi Malleswar Kalla! Congratulations on your accomplishment and thank you for sharing your experience and tips with everyone.

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    Terrence C
    07-15-2018

    Nice job!

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    Tony S
    07-15-2018

    Awesome, Malleswar!  Congratulations and thank you for your feedback.

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    Thomas H
    07-15-2018

    Woohoo!  Great job on passing the exam. 

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    Sean G
    07-15-2018

    Great Job!

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    Phil Z
    07-15-2018

    Awesome, congratulations Malleswar!

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    Myles Y
    07-16-2018

    Great feedback. Congrats!

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    Craig A
    07-16-2018

    Congrats!

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    Broadus P
    07-16-2018

    Thank you for the feedback!! Great Job!

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    Elle K
    07-16-2018

    Great job, Malleswar!

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    Patrick S
    07-16-2018

    Congrats!

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    Kimmy H
    07-16-2018

    Woohoo! AWSome job and congrats!

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    Chaz W
    07-16-2018

    Great work!

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    Tia W
    07-17-2018

    Great job!  Congrats.

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    Kenneth A
    07-17-2018

    Good job, Malleswar!

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    Will B
    07-17-2018

    Great work!

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    David C
    07-17-2018

    Congrats, Malleswar!

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    Travis T
    07-17-2018

    Excellent work Malleswar!

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    Angelia B
    07-17-2018

    Great news, Malleswar! Congratulations!!

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    Treva W
    07-18-2018

    Way to go, Malleswar!

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    Matthew P
    07-18-2018

    Great to hear! Congrats!!

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    Jerry W
    07-18-2018

    Way to go! 

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    Anthony J
    07-20-2018

    Congratulations Malleswar!

    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 

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    Davis E
    07-23-2018

    Nice score! Thanks for the tips, too. 

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    Tres S
    07-23-2018

    Thanks for the tips, and great job!

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    Stosh O
    07-26-2018

    Awesome!  Glad you passed!

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    Shirley M
    07-27-2018

    Wow-- thanks for the tips to help others and super job!

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