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sorabhm

2 years ago

Passed the AWS Developer Associate with 96% - My experience

Hi All,

I passed my certification today so things are still fresh in mind. Thanks to Linux Academy and our mentor Fernando Medina.

I would like to share my journey to the first step into AWS world, it may help someone.
As many others I used the Dev Associate Course on LA and ACG both. For mock tests I used Whizlabs and Udemy prep questions (Later found out that both were copy of each other so either one will be good). I also spent good amount of time on the documentation of key topics like S3, DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, API Gateway, and basics of CloudFormation + ECS. Given I have experience with AWS, especially ECS/ECR/EC2 so that helped a lot.

For people who are looking for score, mock tests will only cover 20-25% of similar questions which will appear in the exam. Both of these courses will give you a good base to reach to the level of 60-70%. Rest is all on you. You should have practical experience or hands on knowledge to confidently sit there and complete the exam. I have seen people who have never worked on AWS but still have scored good marks to clear the certification, but they were all not confident enough during the exam.

What was covered:
As I am bound with the legal clauses so cannot disclose any content directly. But i found that more than 25% of questions were real world scenario based problems and they were tricky. Though there were minor hints which you will be able to find if you have good understanding. I got good number of questions on S3/DynamoDB/API Gateway and Lambdas as expected.
I also got some questions on EC2 instance types and their pricing which was not expected much. There were few on Kinesis Streams too, so be prepared with those, i did not cover them in depth but having its understanding will be brownie points. No questions on XRay/CloudTrail were seen.

Whats next, I have already covered lot of SAA topics, but with today's experience i feel i need to spend more time on core concepts as I felt that I was not 100% sure about few questions. I might be going for it in another 2-3 weeks time.

Wish other aspiring members good luck for their exams. All the best.

Regards
Sorabh

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2 years ago
Well done, Sorabh!!!  Thanks for the information!
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2 years ago
Woohoo!  Congrats!
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2 years ago
First! Thank you! So much for the long and detailed post, we appreciate your time and effort.
Second: WAY TO GO!!!
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AWSome!
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2 years ago
Way to go!
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2 years ago
Awesome job and great feedback!
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dougriggs
2 years ago
Congrats!  And thanks for the reminder that "real world" experience is so necessary.  I hope we helped you on that part.
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2 years ago
Congratulations!
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Congrats!!!
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nynhex
2 years ago
So awesome!
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2 years ago
Thanks for the excellent story and congrats!
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justinmitchell
2 years ago
Well done, Sorabh! Congrats! And we truly appreciate the feedback!
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2 years ago

Nice going Sorabh!

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amy
2 years ago
Congrats and thanks for the feedback
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2 years ago
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.  Way to pay it forward!
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2 years ago
Congratulations on your high score, Sorabh! Thank you so much for your extensive feedback as well.
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2 years ago
Congrats, great score!
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scotttravis
2 years ago
Thanks so much for the feedback; and above all, this is exactly the attitude you need to get through these exams with such a high score. Study study study, practice practice practice. And always be hungry to learn a little more; it won't just help you in the exam, it'll be invaluable in your career.

Big congrats on this win; you've earned it!
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Great work!! Thanks for sharing!
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ragibbs9
2 years ago
Wonderful job!
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chakaitos
2 years ago
Awesome job!! thanks for sharing and best of luck on the next cert.
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2 years ago
Great job!  Congrats.
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Wowzers!  Thanks for the thorough review and great job!
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Well done and thank you so much for the detailed feedback!
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khawton
2 years ago
AWSome job and congratulations, Sorabh!! Thank you for sharing your feedback!
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jamesh-00127635
2 years ago
Great work! Thanks for being part of our community.
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Super, Sorabh! Congratulations!
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Congratulations! Thanks for your feedback and thoughts!
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Congratulations! Best of luck as you continue your learning journey!
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nmagera07
2 years ago
Congratulations! Thanks for the info!
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Check out that score! Phenominal job, Sorabh!
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Wow! Nice work!

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Great job!
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trilliams
2 years ago
Congratulations, Sorabh!
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bsalmans
2 years ago
Excellent work and thanks for the awesome feedback!
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Well done, Sorabh!  Thank you for your feedback!
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Congrats!
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Congratulations!!! Thanks for the excellent information!
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johnnawallace
2 years ago
Wow, that is awesome feedback!  Congrats and good luck on the next one!
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drumpat01
2 years ago
Great feedback and great work on passing your exam!
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fernandomc
2 years ago
Awesome work ! Congrats on passing @sorabhm ! Thanks so much for the feedback and information and I'm happy we could help you pass the exam! Congrats on the super great score too!
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donna1596
2 years ago
Impressive score, congratulations!
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Congrats!
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2 years ago
Thanks all for your wishes and remarks.
Yes, I have already started working on the Solution Arch and SysOps Associate exams, which I am planning to cover off together in coming month.
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bsalmans
2 years ago
Thank you for the great feedback and congrats Sorabh!
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Great work, and great input.
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anthony
2 years ago

Congratulations Sorabh!

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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Woohoo! Congratulations
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javh7117
2 years ago
Great job!!
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drumpat01
2 years ago
That's some great advice! Thanks for sharing!