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2 years ago

Passed the AWS Solutions Architect Professional

Passed the AWS Solutions Architect Professional Course thanks to LA!  Course and slides were a huge help!  I commented earlier on another thread wondering if the SA Pro test was going to be updated since it seemed a little dated, but it is indeed still very relevant and covers what you need to fill in the gaps of your knowledge!  I am also working with AWS every day so that helped as well.

Some tips for exam takers:
1.  READ ALL THE FAQs.  How many times have we said this :)

2. READ ALL THE RECOMMENED WHITE PAPERS - again, its been said

3.  Learn about what services are used for what, when, in what circumstances, and how they can be used.  The above two will really help with this.  You are going to have to know how the services flow together, unlike in the associate exam where you had to know facts about the service (such as "how many days does X service retain Y item by default").  You still need to know this as it may influence your answer, but you wont be asked it directly.

4.  Understand what the question is really asking.  This is a big one.  Look for keywords in the question, and filter out the noise.  You really have to get good at reading a paragraph, discerning what the question is really getting at, and then moving to the answers.  Most of the time I found, you could eliminate at least 2 answers by doing this.  The test enjoyed giving a lot of information (either in the answers or in the questions) that had little to nothing to do about what they were actually asking.  But its up to you to recognize the subtle differences between services to eliminate those wrong answers.  My strategy for this was to quickly read the paragraph to get an overall sense of what the question was asking, then re-read the question to look for specific information regarding the overall subject of the question.

Linux Academy has helped me get the SysOps Administrator, Advanced Networking Specialty, and GCP Architect certifications as well. Really glad I decided to pick up my Linux Academy subscription

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2 years ago
Great job! Thank you so much for your insights into the exam, it benefits the whole community!
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kennyarmstrong
2 years ago
Well done, Sean!
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2 years ago
Woohoo!  Congrats, Sean.  Thanks for the great writeup.
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2 years ago
Congrats!!! Thank you so much for the feedback as well
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dougriggs
2 years ago
Great job, Sean!  And your advice to others is very helpful!
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2 years ago
Super, Sean! Congratulations!
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2 years ago
Great job Sean!
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2 years ago
That is some awesome news, Sean! Congratulations on your accomplishments and thank you so much for the extensive feedback. All the best on your next adventure. :)
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justinmitchell
2 years ago
Well done, Sean! Congrats!
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2 years ago
Way to go!  Congrats, Sean!
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rbeytell
2 years ago
Congrats Sean, and thank you for providing that feedback.
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barpaio
2 years ago
Awesome job Sean!!
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2 years ago
I know who I'm calling when I need help ;)
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drumpat01
2 years ago
Congrats
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2 years ago
Big Congrats!
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2 years ago
Way to go Sean!!!
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fernandomc
2 years ago
Awesome work! Congrats on passing, Sean!
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khawton
2 years ago
AWSome job and congratulations, Sean!  Thank you for allowing us to be apart of your journey and for sharing your feedback and experience!
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trilliams
2 years ago
Congratulations, Sean!
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klack
2 years ago
Right on Sean!
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2 years ago

Well done, Sean!

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amy
2 years ago
Nice job!
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2 years ago
Great work, Sean!!
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johnnawallace
2 years ago
Job well done, and thank you for the feedback!
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2 years ago
Great job!
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2 years ago
Way to go Sean!
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2 years ago
Congratulations, Sean! And thank you for the write-up!
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javh7117
2 years ago
Great job Sean!
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2 years ago
Great job!  Congrats.
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master_cloud2
2 years ago

Congrats!!!

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2 years ago
Way to go! You should be so proud :)
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ehenderson0813
2 years ago
Congrats! Awesome job!!
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johnnawallace
2 years ago
Hooray for you!  Congratulations!
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2 years ago
Way to go!
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nynhex
2 years ago
This is pure winning!
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anthony
2 years ago

Congratulations Sean!

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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2 years ago
Great job!! Thanks for the feedback! Congratulations!
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2 years ago
Congrats!
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2 years ago
AWeSome job, Sean!  Congratulations!
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jonansell
2 years ago
Congratulations Sean!  Thank you for the detailed write up on what you used to prepare.  I'm very glad to hear that while appearing dated the course really prepared you for the exam.  I too have found the faqs invaluable for answering test questions.
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2 years ago
Nice job and thanks for the feedback!
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2 years ago
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your experience, congratulations.
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nynhex
2 years ago
Great work, Sean.  I'm actually working on this one too.  And I work here
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manuelsturm
2 years ago
Congrats Sean and thanks for the feedback
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bsalmans
2 years ago
Congrats! Thanks for the awesome feedback!
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drumpat01
2 years ago
Congrats!
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2 years ago
That's an awesome achievement congrats!
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2 years ago
Congratulations!
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r3tr0pi3
2 years ago
Thanks all! :)
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2 years ago
Nicely done!
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donna1596
2 years ago
Enjoy your success!!