AWS Certification Exam Courses, Resources, Quizzes
- Clearing the AWS certification for Solution Architect, SysOps Associate and Solution Architect Professional has been a long journey of over an year now.
- I always remember starting fresh on AWS with no knowledge and a plethora of resources, courses and documentation can be very confusing, overwhelming and tough
- So I have just put some resources, courses and deals which might help you get started at a reasonable cost
NOTE: This is my personal recommendations and tried & tested ones.
- Nothing can replace the fantastic AWS documentation that the team has put and maintained
- AWS documentation includes
- AWS Developer, User guides
- AWS FAQs – Very Important to get a quick summary for important questions targeted in the exams
- AWS Re-Invent Videos – quick way to know details of the services
- AWS Whitepapers – covers condensed knowledge of important topics and services
- However, they are not sufficient to clear the exams
- Udemy does not have aCloud Guru professional courses
- They are listed at a very high price, however, wait for offers from Udemy and you can get the Associate ones for $10-$15
- I will keep on listing any Udemy offers as belowFor Associate, I started with aCloud Guru courses from Udemy and they provide a nice overview of the exam topics
A Cloud Guru
- As mentioned above, Associate courses from A Cloud Guru are good to get started and can be purchased from Udemy
- A Cloud Guru forums have very nice discussion over the topics, highly recommended going through them
- I had purchased Solution Architect – Professional course from A Cloud Guru site directly
- Personally, I find it very expensive and it does not cover the topics in great details
- I haven’t tried Linux Academy courses for Associate, so any of you have any opinion let me
- I had purchased the Solution Architect – Professional course and found is detailed and exhaustive with labs
- Personally, would recommend it over the A Cloud Guru
- You can try Linux Academy Trail for 7 days and then for monthly $29 which would give you access to everything but limited period
Free Linux Academy, PluralSight and Opsgility courses
- I started preparing for Azure and was checking for resources, and stumbled upon 3 months Free subscription for LinuxAcademy, PluralSight and OpsUtility.
- Follow the steps below
- Navigate to Visual Studio Dev Essentials
- Click on Join or Access Now
- Sign up as its free
- Microsoft would provide 3 months access to the courses as their Education Program
- Activate the code and you are good to go
- Enjoy the same till is lasts
- Personally, I have not taken any Practice test either officially from AWS or from any other provider
- However, there are lot of sites, apart from my blog, which provide AWS questions & Answers, but I had found them to provide incorrect answers. So always research from your side
- I have got a lot of positive feedback from colleagues taking tests on Whizlabs. Currently they have for Associate exams, but are coming up for Professional ones as well.
- A Cloud Guru provides AWS Certified Solution Architect and Developer – Associate Practices tests on Udemy
- Any other Online Quiz which you found very useful, let me know and I can add the same
Feel free to provide any feedback or any other resources that you found very helpful and help back the community.