Passed AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate


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.

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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 ……