I completed the SysOps exam on Tuesday which closes out the associate level exams for me.
Overall Score: 95%
Topic Level Scoring:
1.0 Monitoring and Metrics: 100%
2.0 High Availability: 100%
3.0 Analysis: 100%
4.0 Deployment and Provisioning: 71%
5.0 Data Management: 100%
6.0 Security: 100%
7.0 Networking: 100%
It was my fourth certication so it was definately harder than the developer exam by a wide margin, but I feel like it was easier than SAA, but that may be because I did SAA first when I didn't know as much.
I know what 3 questions I got wrong on the deployment and provisioning section.
Opworks - know inside and out how to add a DB instance whether that is RDS or a DB running on EC2 to a stack. I do feel like this is an area the course could be improved in. I knew going it I was going to get an Opsworks question and I had studied up on it but this one was are more detailed on the nitty gritty of actually dong the configuration and it was a pick multiples question so I could rule some of the answers in or out based on test taking skills,but not enough.
System Manager - I should have known this one if you read the FAQ the answer was there.
The third one I know I missed was a split DNS masquarading as a route 53 question which was masquarading as a CloudFormation template question.