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jbertelson

3 years ago

Passed the AWS-CSAA Exam!

I've got about 6 months to a year of working with AWS in an enterprise environment, specifically one rather large scale deployment alongside a consultant.  I've been in IT for about 9 years as a sysadmin.  Then got let go from my job unexpectedly 2 weeks ago.

I started on the LA CSAA course the next day.   After completing it, I read the individual service FAQs but struggled with the whitepapers -- just too dry. 

The best prep though was Thomas Haslett's own blog post here: 

https://linuxacademy.com/blog/amazon-web-services-2/tips-tricks-taking-an-aws-certification-exam/ 

The day-of mindset prep and spending the 5 minutes to sketch out a VPC network diagram really helped on quite a few sections. 

The quick bit on STS  in the course seemed inadequate, as I had 2 or 3 questions on it, as well as a heavy heavy dose of DynamoDB.  IAM was covered thoroughly in the test but also in the course, so that seemed adequate.

The questions on the test were definitely a notch or two harder than the practice exam.  Typically just more specific about the interconnection between services.

Overall Score: 91%

Topic Level Scoring:

1.0  Data Security: 88%

2.0  Implementation/Deployment: 100%

3.0  Troubleshooting: 80%

4.0  Designing highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable systems: 93%

Thanks, and on to SysOps and then DevOps!

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khawton
3 years ago
Fantastic score! Congrats! Best of luck of SysOps and DevOps next!
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thenson
3 years ago
Great job, James!
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RachelCraft
3 years ago
Congrats!
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trilliams
3 years ago
Way to go, James!
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scotttravis
3 years ago
That's a great turnaround time, and really good score. Way to go!
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amy
3 years ago
Well done!
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3 years ago
Congratulations!
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3 years ago
Great score!  Congrats, James.  And we really appreciate the feedback.
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3 years ago
Amazing job, James!
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trent
3 years ago
NIce work! Congrats!
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thor
3 years ago
Congrats!
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3 years ago
Congrats James!
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skarim
3 years ago
Congratulations! Thanks for taking the time to leave detailed feedback!
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hunterferrell
3 years ago
Thank you for the feedback! And congratulations on the CSAA!
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jjacobs
3 years ago
Congrats, James!!
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3 years ago
Congrats!
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anthony
3 years ago

Congratulations James! Thank you for sharing your feedback.

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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shirleymartin
3 years ago
Congrats!