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neilallwood

2 years ago

Passed the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Exam

I passed the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Exam on  Wednesday the 30th of May in the UK. The exam content was good however though the PSI delivery software was the worst experience I've ever had for an exam.

During the exam it crashed twice, which I was able to recover the exam by going back in to the software and resuming the suspended session (thankfully). The last time  it crashed was whilst I was going over my flagged questions. Apparently this is a common occurence which I feel is not a good thing for any exam.

The questions I was asked were quite varied and not from one particular area. Certainly know the base services well (IAM, S3, Glacier,  VPC, NAT, VPN, EC2, EBS, Snapshots, AMI's, ECS, RDS and DynamoDB). In addition go over ElastiCache, Kenisis (mostly the difference between streams and firehose), KMS, STS, SNS, SES, SQS, Lambda (what it does mostly), API Gateway, DirectConnect and CloudWatch. Linux Academy has the content you need to cover this and a little bit more.

In terms of training resources, I used a combination of Linux Academy, ACloud Guru, the AWS knowledge base and AWS PDF guides for things such as the well architected framework.

The best advice I can offer you is to use AWS and not just study any material. This is essential as it will make passing the exam easier. And don't forget to experiment with multiple scenarios as well. Look at some architectures on Google and recreate them using a trial account with AWS.

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scoldham
2 years ago
Well done, Neil!  Congrats!
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here2learnaws
2 years ago
Great job Neil and thank you for sharing  your experience about taking the exam as well as your tips and advice on how to prepare for it. Good work, Congrats and cheers!!
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ellejaclyn
2 years ago
Phenominal job, Neil! Thank you for sharing your steps to passing!
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andru
2 years ago
Congrats, Neil!!  Thanks for the feedback.  The AWS CSA is a tough exam to crack.
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ajmalnazirbaba-99ca94db
2 years ago
Congrats Neil.!
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keiththomps
2 years ago
Congratulations!
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trent
2 years ago
Nice work, Neil! Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry for the issues with your exam. That is not ideal!
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wayde
2 years ago
Nice work! I've had the crashing issue myself.  Glad it didn't affect the result.
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wboyd
2 years ago
Great work, Neil!
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tressisson
2 years ago
Great job and congratulations!
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sowhelmed
2 years ago
It's always frustrating when exam software crashes! Though, I suppose it makes passing all the more impressive.
Congrats! :D
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acostanzo
2 years ago
Congrats!
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tthomsen
2 years ago

Hats off to you!

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khawton
2 years ago
AWSome job and congratulations, Neil!
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fernandomc
2 years ago
Great work Neil! Congrats on passing and thanks for the feedback! We're always using student feedback to improve so keep it coming so we can integrate it into future courses!
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amy
2 years ago
Well done!
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abaliem
2 years ago
Nice work, Neil! Congrats on this awesome achievement!
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efrick
2 years ago
Geat job!
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anthony
2 years ago

Congratulations Neil!

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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ehenderson0813
2 years ago
Congrats Neil!!!

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koufax
2 years ago
Great news, Neil! Congratulations on passing the Solutions Architect exam. Best of luck on your next path and thanks for your test tips!
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sgutierrez1124
2 years ago
Congrats, Neil!
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chazzledazzle
2 years ago
Way to go, Neil!
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neilallwood
2 years ago
Thank you everyone. I now need to decide where to go next but the learning paths and course options should make that choice  easier to make.
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aschae
2 years ago
Nicely done, Neil!  Congratulations!
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davidcoy
2 years ago
Congrats, Neil!
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latrejas
2 years ago
Excellent work, Neil! Congrats on your pass.
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kennyarmstrong
2 years ago
Good job, Neil!  Thanks for the feedback!
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mspearson
2 years ago
Congrats!!
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mayoung8
2 years ago
Well done!
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jamesh-00127635
2 years ago
Great job Neil! We're so happy to be a part of your education journey!
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klewis
2 years ago
Thank you for the feedback. Congratulations on your achievement!

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seang
2 years ago
You nailed it
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braun0
2 years ago
Woohoo!  Congrats, Neil!
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markrichman
2 years ago
AWSome job Neil!
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drumpat01
2 years ago
Congrats!!
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trilliams
2 years ago
Congrats, Neil!
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jclark05
2 years ago
Congrats Neil!

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shyamsundarrss
2 years ago
Congrats!!
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sarancurrie
2 years ago

Brilliant! Keep up the great work!

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bpediredla90
2 years ago

Congrats. Did you register for Released February'2018 exam? 

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donna1596
1 year ago
Nice job, Neil!
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craiga
1 year ago
Great job, Neil!
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javh7117
1 year ago

Major props!

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shirleymartin
1 year ago
Super job and thanks for the comments!