I am very excited and happy to announce that I have cleared the AWS Solution Architect – Associate certification today with 92% after almost 2 months of preparation.
In summary, it was very tough and crushing out every drop of your AWS knowledge and in-depth understanding of concepts. On top of that, getting 80 minutes for 60 questions looked a bit tough as many questions were descriptive and complex to understand the requirement. I have couple of years experience working on AWS service primarily on IAM, VPC, EC2, S3 & RDS which helped a lot.
Overall Score: 92% Topic Level Scoring: 1.0 Designing highly available, cost efficient, fault tolerant, scalable systems : 93% 2.0 Implementation/Deployment: 83% 3.0 Security: 90% 4.0 Troubleshooting: 100%
There were questions related to S3, Security, ELB, Route53, IAM , EBS, Whitepapers, RDS, Placement Groups and DynamoDB. I have thoroughly read and understand Security White Paper and important topic for FAQ and hands-on EC2, Auto Scaling, ELB, S3, Route53, CloudFront are very important.
Best of luck to those who are yet to take the exam.
Overall it was a good experience. Targeting the Professional Certifications next ……