AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) Exam Journey and Tips — Part 2

Jawadhasan
5 min readMar 31, 2022
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Introduction

In Part-1 of this series, I started sharing my experience of preparing for AWS Certified Solutions Architect (associate) exam.

If you are new to this topic, I will suggest you to first check the previous post and then the continuation in this part will be easier to follow.

We will continue with preparation area and I will share few learning and exam tips along the way.

Exam Preparation Cont’d.

Continuing from previous post, I will first talk about the AWS official Exam page for the certification which You can visit on this link.

This page contains important information to help with the following concerns:

  • Who should take this exam?
  • What does it take to earn this certification?
  • Prepare for exam

All the things you need to know about this certificate are in this one place. Easy to find and very useful for exam preparation:

You will find many resources which are directly targeted towards this certification. These resources will provide great information, tutorials and help you fill gaps in your learning as well.

Tip-4:

Spend some time reading FAQs for different AWS services e.g. EC2, S3, SQS etc. AWS recommend these FAQs as a good source for preparing the exam and they do contain information which you will need to answer questions.

Tip-5:

Look for real world examples as a reference e.g. you can think of statefull behavior of Security Groups by analogy of Bouncer/security guard at a club. They may check your Identification to let you in, but do not care when leaving the premise. That’s similar to how security groups work with inbound/outbound traffic.

Route-53 DNS, think of it like contacts in your phone book, which maps name to a number, just like domain name to IP address in DNS.

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Jawadhasan

Software Solutions Team Lead | Cloud Architect | Solutions Architect