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emack529

2 years ago

Pass my exam

I passed my exam today. I took the old exam. From what many people are saying the old exam is more about WHAT a service is and the new exam is about HOW and WHEN to use the service or feature. I disagree. I felt that this exam had mostly HOW and WHEN questions. I used this course, A Cloud Guru, Certify You practice tests (from Udemy) and Whizlabs to prepare.


I didn't find Whizlabs particularly helpful... most of their questions were direct copies from A Cloud Guru and Certify You. Only A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy had actual learning courses and I recommend both.

Tips for preparing for the exam:

1. When doing practice tests, see if you can read the question and know the answers before looking at the choices.

2. When looking at the choices, see if you can reason in your head why it wouldn't be the incorrect answers. For Example if the question is "What database would you use if you wanted a SQL database that would be fully managed and wouldn't have to worry about doing any maintenance on it?"
A. Lambda
B.DynamoDB
C.Aurora
D.RDS

(Note: no questions on the exam are this easy).

Reason... Lambda isn't a database; DynamoDB is a NoSQL database; RDS is managed, but not fully managed, you still need to do patching. However, Aurora is a fully managed Database and AWS performs any necessary patching. The answer is Aurora.

If you don't know what Lambda is go study it. Even if you get the right answer Aurora, but aren't sure why it wouldn't be RDS as well... look it up and study it.

If you can answer questions on the practice exams with this methodology, it greatly increase the bandwidth of your knowledge. So, its not only important to know what the answer is, but also why it isn't one of the other selections. REMEMBER the goal is not to come up with the right answer, but rather to master the concepts. This is key to passing the exam.

Aside from the practice tests and courses read the white papers and DON'T OVER LOOK reading the FAQ on core features such as Auto Scaling, ELD, EC2, RDS, Lambda, CloudWatch, Etc. I wish I had done more on that with my preparations.

In terms of questions that were most common on the test... I had a lot with ELB, Auto scaling... however, the tests are not all the same. Others have said they had 3-4 on Red Shift, but I didn't have any on Red Shift. The questions com from a pool of questions so there is no way of knowing which subjects will be on the exam... one person on a discussion board said that they had no questions on ELB... I had several. So prepare well for all areas.

Finally, but most importantly pray... The LORD is good!


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wayde
2 years ago
Great job!  Congrats!
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mahmoud.nawito-342648c2
2 years ago
Superior work, Congrats!
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okstoyanov
2 years ago

Congrats, well done! Hold the course, man!

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vaishnavthej
2 years ago

Congrats !

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jcole1980
2 years ago
congrats!
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cirizan
2 years ago
Congrats, thanks for tips.
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amy
2 years ago
Well done and thanks for the feedback!
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2 years ago
Thanks for sharing your experience and congratulations!
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jlowerynyc
2 years ago
Congratulations, Errol! Thanks for all the tips - much appreciated!
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ivanverdeja
2 years ago
Congratulation, it's very appreciated your feedback on what to consider when preparing for the certification.
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mbeuses
2 years ago
Congrats and thanks for sharing your tips.
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anthonyesdaile
2 years ago
A cloud guru is well worth combining for the AWS associate courses however their AWS Pro courses are absolutely atrocious and i can testify to this as i failed my  Pro exam the first time around.  The Pro exams are just regurgitated associate courses and extremely badly edited  I changed to Linux acad not just for their Pro courses but the additional learning  for example AWS Developer tools and Docker  and passed bot the Pro courses

The Acloud guru Pro tests are atrocious and will lead you into a false sense of being so my advice is study Linux Acad and mix up your courses
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stephen
2 years ago
Way to go, and congrats on the pass!
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sphan99
2 years ago
Congratulations!!! The Lord is good!
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marakai
2 years ago
@anthonyesdaile Sound advice! At our company we are given the choice of which one we want to use. Being in Australia, many steer towards ACG by default or ... patriotism? ;) My direct teammates and I went with LA and haven't regretted it.
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kluxacd
2 years ago
Congrats and thanks for sharing your feedback! LORD is good!
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yasminfiroj
2 years ago
Crongrats Errol!!
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juanpi9
2 years ago
Great Errol and thanks for sharing your feedback.
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zegmis
2 years ago
Congrats and thanks for sharing!
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oski31
2 years ago
Congrats!
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dalayang
2 years ago
Congrats and thanks for the insight!
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vivitakeda
2 years ago
Congrats ! And Yes, He is good all the time !!!
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mahgblack
2 years ago
congrats!!
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japolinaris
2 years ago
Congrats!!! Thanks for the feedback, it is greatly appreciated :-)

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seang
2 years ago
We’re so glad you enjoyed our course
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nisyarazh-60e99483
2 years ago
Congratulations!
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cyberzone213197
2 years ago
That's very helpful. Thank you and congratulations.
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davidcoy
2 years ago
Congrats, Errol!
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2 years ago
Fantastic job!
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lynda
2 years ago
Fantastic sharing and congratulations and for future achievements  as well. Loved the last statement as well. Amen
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givas
2 years ago
Great Job My friend! And thanks for sharing all those tips.
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ellejaclyn
2 years ago
Great job, Errol. This was an excellelent write-up with some great study tips! Thank you!
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kennyarmstrong
2 years ago
Well done, Errol!  Also, great feedback on your experience!
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latrejas
2 years ago
Excellent work, Errol! Thanks for the detailed recon on the exam.
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pzona
2 years ago
Congrats, Errol! And thank you for the exam tips!
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mayoung8
2 years ago
Congratulations!
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wboyd
2 years ago
Great work, Errol!
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keiththomps
2 years ago
Congrats on getting your cert!
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tthomsen
2 years ago

Nice going Errol!

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trilliams
2 years ago
Congrats, Errol!
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amy
2 years ago
Well done and thanks for the feedback!
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dgs414
2 years ago
Congrats Errol!!
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getraud
2 years ago
Congrats!! Thank you for all the advice :)
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klewis
2 years ago
Congratulations, Errol! You should be very proud.
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aschae
2 years ago
Wow, Errol!  Thank you for your feedback, and most of all, congratulations!  Well done!
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efrick
2 years ago
Congrats, nice job!
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drumpat01
2 years ago
Congrats!!
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braun0
2 years ago
Awesome!  Congrats, Errol!
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insight2626
2 years ago
Congrats and thanks for posting all those tips!
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bog1980
2 years ago
Congratulations! Thank you for the study tips.
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sowhelmed
2 years ago
That's some great advice. It can be difficult to teach critical thinking, though, you've summarized it really well with that example!
You may want to consider teaching. :D

Congrats on passing the exam!
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abaliem
2 years ago
Nice work, Errol! Great feedback for fellow students! Congratulations!
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lcapuder
2 years ago
Congratulations and thank for the tips.  Here's another tool to eliminate wrong answers - sometimes, the question author makes up a name of an AWS service that doesn't exist, but would be logical name if they did exist.  Know the major services' names, this will help you eliminate several choices on the examination.
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2 years ago
good tips! i agree, it was hard to study for because you really had to have a comprehensive understanding.
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removed
2 years ago
great achievement! congrats!
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anthony
2 years ago

Congratulations Errol! Thanks for sharing!

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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acostanzo
2 years ago
Excellent!
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sgutierrez1124
2 years ago
Well done, Errol!
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twillied
2 years ago
Well done
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fghauri
2 years ago
Congrats and thanks for the insight Errol.
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catbilyeu
2 years ago
Congrats! :)
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khawton
2 years ago
Congratulations and thank you for sharing you feedback and experience!!!
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seatec70-288e0332
2 years ago
Congratz and thanks for the study insight
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chazzledazzle
2 years ago
Great work, Errol!
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mareg
2 years ago
congratulations!! thanks for the study tips too! ;D
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nguyenminhhuong
2 years ago

congratulations!

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vaishnavthej
2 years ago
All the best, Way to go !!

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craiga
2 years ago
Congrats, Errol!
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osvaldocj
2 years ago
Congrats!
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sifteali
2 years ago
Congrats Errol and thanks for detailed valueable suggestions. Much appreciated!
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maestrad
2 years ago
Amen! Thank you for the information.
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donna1596
2 years ago
Nicely done, congrats!
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javh7117
2 years ago

We're so happy to be part of your journey to success!