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malleshkalla

1 year ago

Passed AWS CSA, Thank You Linux Academy !

Passed the exam yesterday,  it said I got a standarrdized/scaled score of 886/1000, waiting for questions breakdown results.

Started with LA AWS  Essentials and then went to CSA-Associate course. Extremely helpful! Also bought the Kindle version of official study guide and practice exams on Udemy.  Spent about 100-150 hours total, did not do any labs (planning to do it during the last week and fell behind, but I was consistently getting 85-95% in practice exams, so took a chance)

I did the newer version exam:
90% detailed scenario based questions (no "What is STS" type questions or instance categories or exact numbers like Limits/days/sizes), a few direct  definition type questions but they made it sound like a (easy) scenario
VPC (NAT, SG, Endpoints, Subnets, ACL, routing, IGW) 15%, 
S3/Glacier 10%
EC2/ELB/AS/ECS 10%
Each type of EBS storage was tested multiple times
At least 6-8 questions on Databases: Replicas, Aurora, Dynamo, Redshift, Elasticache were correct options at least once
About 2 Qs each on CloudWatch, EFS, IAM, Cloudtrail, KMS, CloudFront, Route 53,  Deployment tools
one or two questions on Storage Gateways, Snowball, Reserved Instances, Kinesis, SQS, Cognito, Lambda, API Gateway, SNS
No Qs on LightSail, ML, Analytical tools, SWF, Trusted Advisor, budgets,  IoT,  Developer Tools, Systems Manager, SDK/CLI or commands

One Important Note: Read the FAQs just before the exam, the services change constantly and there are certainly many questions you can get wrong if you read just old material/courses.

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pboateng2
1 year ago
Congratulations
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amy
1 year ago
Well done!
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thomask
1 year ago
Awesome accomplishment!
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ellmarquez
1 year ago

Hi Malleswar Kalla! Congratulations on your accomplishment and thank you for sharing your experience and tips with everyone.

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1 year ago
Nice job!
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aschae
1 year ago
Awesome, Malleswar!  Congratulations and thank you for your feedback.
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braun0
1 year ago
Woohoo!  Great job on passing the exam. 
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seang
1 year ago
Great Job!
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pzona
1 year ago
Awesome, congratulations Malleswar!
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mayoung8
1 year ago
Great feedback. Congrats!
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craiga
1 year ago
Congrats!
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bpalmer
1 year ago
Thank you for the feedback!! Great Job!
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ellejaclyn
1 year ago
Great job, Malleswar!
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drumpat01
1 year ago
Congrats!
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khawton
1 year ago
Woohoo! AWSome job and congrats!
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chazzledazzle
1 year ago
Great work!
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tiaaw
1 year ago
Great job!  Congrats.
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kennyarmstrong
1 year ago
Good job, Malleswar!
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wboyd
1 year ago
Great work!
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davidcoy
1 year ago
Congrats, Malleswar!
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tthomsen
1 year ago

Excellent work Malleswar!

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abaliem
1 year ago
Great news, Malleswar! Congratulations!!
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trilliams
1 year ago
Way to go, Malleswar!
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mspearson
1 year ago
Great to hear! Congrats!!
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jerryw23
1 year ago
Way to go! 
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anthony
1 year ago

Congratulations Malleswar!

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 

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davisengeler
1 year ago
Nice score! Thanks for the tips, too. 
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tressisson
1 year ago
Thanks for the tips, and great job!
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scoldham
1 year ago
Awesome!  Glad you passed!
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shirleymartin
1 year ago
Wow-- thanks for the tips to help others and super job!