michael.anckaert-e442b46d

1 year ago

Passed Solutions Architect Associate & Developer Associate today!

Hello everyone,

Today I managed to pass the Certified Developer Associate exam and the Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam!

I took the developer exam in the morning and received a satisfying 92%! In the afternoon I took the SA exam which I passed, haven't received any marks from Amazon just yet. Important note is that I took the new Solutions Architect exam (post februari 2018) and not the 'old' exam.

As it can be of some help / insight to others: I've been working with AWS professionaly for 4 years now. This obviously gave me a good head start but I really benefited from the courses by Thomas and Christophe. I personally find that real life experience is required to really get it and that a course is required to prep you for an exam.

Besides the LA courses I read plenty of whitepapers and documentation where I felt my knowledge was lacking. Something that always strikes me is that even though you may think you really know something, RTFM is something you should still do ;-)
With regards to the new Solutions Architect exam: I spent a couple of hours going through the Well-Architected framework with all its pillars and relevant whitepapers. While I did find this very interesting and helpful in the projects I'm currently doing, they were of no real help for the SA exam.

For me the Developer exam was much easier than the Solutions Architect exam. Not so much because of the content or material required to know, but rather the way the questions are asked in the SA exam. While taking the Develop exam I had to read a question and understood it, the Solutions Architect exam had a number of questions that were difficult to understand. This made it more difficult to be certain that my answer was correct.

Let me know if I can answer some questions with regards to the exams!

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khawton
1 year ago
Congratulations, Michael!!! Thank you for sharing your experience as well!!!
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davidcoy
1 year ago
Congrats, Michael!
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amy
1 year ago
Nice job!
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jainengineer
1 year ago
Congrats !!!
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jerryw23
1 year ago
Great Job! 
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whpierce
1 year ago
Great info!  Thanks!
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keiththomps
1 year ago
Congratulations!
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koufax
1 year ago
Congratulations on your accomplishment, Michael!
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nicholashendrix
1 year ago
Two at once! Congrats Michael!
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shirleymartin
1 year ago
Wow--congrats and thank you for your thoughtful comments!
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trent
1 year ago
Nice work!
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kennyarmstrong
1 year ago
Great job, Michael!
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craiga
1 year ago
Wow, that's a full day Michael! Congrats!
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ellejaclyn
1 year ago
Two exams in one day sounds exhausting! Congratulations on passing them both, Michael!
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wboyd
1 year ago
Great work!
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jlowerynyc
1 year ago
Double header! And you knock 'em both outta da park! Congratulations, Michael!
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pzona
1 year ago
Nice job, Michael! And thanks for your exam tips - I'm sure these will be helpful for others!
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mayoung8
1 year ago
Double congrats!
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jamesh-00127635
1 year ago
Well done Michael! Nice little write up for some of the others students to get some insight from as well.
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tcox
1 year ago
Great job!
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fernandomc
1 year ago
Both on the same day!? Nice job!
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braun0
1 year ago
Wow - two in one day!  Congrats!
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andru
1 year ago
Back to back, nice!!  Congrats!
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klewis
1 year ago
Congratulations!!
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wayde
1 year ago
Great accomplishment!
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trilliams
1 year ago
Yeah! Way to go, Michael!
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mspearson
1 year ago
Thanks for the information! Congratulations and Well done!
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tthomsen
1 year ago

Awesome job Michael!

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donna1596
1 year ago
Excellent work - two in one day; congratulations!  
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seang
1 year ago
Congrats!
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e.medina.m-b7420a98
1 year ago
Congrats! Did you find the questions in the SA Exam well aligned with the content of the course here? Did even any questions match those presented here in the Quizs? 

https://linuxacademy.com/cp/socialize/index/type/community_post/id/25872

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drumpat01
1 year ago
Congrats!!