AWS Certified Solution Architect – Professional Exam Learning Path
NOTE : Refer to Solutions Architect – Professional SAP-C01 learning path for the latest exam.
I recently cleared the AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional Exam with 93% after almost 2 months of preparation
Topic Level Scoring:
1.0 High Availability and Business Continuity: 100%
2.0 Costing: 75%
3.0 Deployment Management: 100%
4.0 Network Design: 85%
5.0 Data Storage: 90%
6.0 Security: 92%
7.0 Scalability & Elasticity: 100%
8.0 Cloud Migration & Hybrid Architecture: 85%
AWS Solution Architect – Professional exam is quite an exhaustive exam with 77 questions in 180 minutes and covers a lot of AWS services and the combinations how they work and integrate together. However, the questions are bit old and has not kept pace with the fast changing AWS enhancements
If looking for Associate Preparation Guide, please refer
- AWS Solution Architect – Associate (SAA-C01)
- AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C01)
- AWS Developer – Associate (DVA-C01)
Refer to the AWS Solution Architect – Professional Exam Blue Print
AWS Solution Architect – Professional exam basically validates the following
- Identify and gather requirements in order to define a solution to be built on AWS
- Evolve systems by introducing new services and features
- Assess the tradeoffs and implications of architectural decisions and choices for applications deployed in AWS
- Design an optimal system by meeting project requirements while maximizing characteristics such as scalability, security, reliability, durability, and cost effectiveness
- Evaluate project requirements and make recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS
- Provide best practice and architectural guidance over the lifecycle of a project
AWS Cloud Computing Whitepapers
- Overview of Security Processes
- Storage Options in the Cloud – without which you cannot clear the exam
- Defining Fault Tolerant Applications in the AWS Cloud
- Overview of Amazon Web Services
- AWS Risk & Compliance Whitepaper
- Architecting for the AWS Cloud: Best Practices
AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional Exam Contents
Domain 1.0: High Availability and Business Continuity
- 1.1 Demonstrate ability to architect the appropriate level of availability based on stakeholder requirements
- 1.2 Demonstrate ability to implement DR for systems based on RPO and RTO
- includes Disaster recovery Whitepaper
- 1.3 Determine appropriate use of multi-Availability Zones vs. multi-Region architectures
- includes services boundaries
- 1.4 Demonstrate ability to implement self-healing capabilities
- 1.5 High Availability vs. Fault Tolerance
- includes High Availability vs Fault Tolerance
Domain 2.0: Costing
- 2.1 Demonstrate ability to make architectural decisions that minimize and optimize infrastructure cost
- 2.2 Apply the appropriate AWS account and billing set-up options based on scenario
- 2.3 Ability to compare and contrast the cost implications of different architectures
- includes S3 Storage classes (Standard vs RRS) , EC2 purchasing options (RI vs On Demand vs Spot), S3 vs EBS, DynamoDb vs RDS
Domain 3.0: Deployment Management
- 3.1 Ability to manage the lifecycle of an application on AWS
- 3.2 Demonstrate ability to implement the right architecture for development, testing, and staging environments
- 3.3 Position and select most appropriate AWS deployment mechanism based on scenario
- includes Elastic Beanstalk – it works with Docker, don’t use to create RDS as it is linked to the lifecycle
- includes CloudFormation, OpsWorks in brief
Domain 4.0: Network Design for a complex large scale deployment
- 4.1 Demonstrate ability to design and implement networking features of AWS
- 4.2 Demonstrate ability to design and implement connectivity features of AWS
- includes VPN, Direct Connect
Domain 5.0: Data Storage for a complex large scale deployment
- 5.1 Demonstrate ability to make architectural trade off decisions involving storage options
- includes Storage Options patterns and anti patterns for S3, EBS, Instance Store
- 5.2 Demonstrate ability to make architectural trade off decisions involving database options
- includes Storage Options patterns and anti patterns RDS, DynamoDB, Database on EC2
- 5.3 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate data storage architecture
- includes RDS, DynamoDB, S3, ElastiCache, EBS,
- includes Storage gateway Cached vs Stored
- 5.4 Determine use of synchronous versus asynchronous replication
- includes RDS Multi-AZ vs Read Replicas
Domain 6.0: Security
- 6.1 Design information security management systems and compliance controls
- includes DDOS attack mitigation steps, WAF, IDS/IPS
- includes IAM Best Practices, CloudTrail
- 6.2 Design security controls with the AWS shared responsibility model and global infrastructure
- includes Security whitepaper
- 6.3 Design identity and access management controls
- 6.4 Design protection of Data at Rest controls
- includes Data Encryption at Rest Whitepaper
- includes S3 Data Protection
- 6.5 Design protection of Data in Flight and Network Perimeter controls
- includes HTTPS, SSL, Security Groups vs NACLs
- includes CloudFront, ELB with Certificates, Proxy Protocol
Domain 7.0: Scalability and Elasticity
- 7.1 Demonstrate the ability to design a loosely coupled system
- includes Route 53 health checks, Routing policy
- includes SQS to decouple architecture Job Observer pattern – scaling with Cloud
- includes Kinesis for real time streaming and analytics, parallel outputs, and stores data up to 24 hours by default
- 7.2 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate front-end scaling architecture
- includes ELB, Auto Scaling, ELB with Auto Scaling
- includes CloudFront covering cache behavior, dynamic content, work with on premise servers as origin, HLS with Elastic Transcoder
- 7.3 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate middle-tier scaling architecture
- 7.4 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate data storage scaling architecture
- includes DynamoDB, RDS, RDS with Read Replicas, ElastiCache
- 7.5 Determine trade-offs between vertical and horizontal scaling
- includes basic understanding of horizontal scaling is scale in/out and vertical scaling is scale up/down
Domain 8.0: Cloud Migration and Hybrid Architecture
- 8.1 Plan and execute for applications migrations
- includes migration with Regional services, VM Import/Export tool, AMI, ,On Premise to RDS replication
- includes S3 with Multi part upload, AWS Import/Export
- 8.2 Demonstrate ability to design hybrid cloud architectures
- includes VPN, Direct Connect covering configuration, route propagation, Direct connect with IPSec, public vs private interface
- includes IAM Role using STS to authenticate using corporate directories
- includes Directory Services
Other services like SWF manual task and ability to retry, SNS Mobile Push, SES for durable email, Elastic Transcoder, CloudSearch for search, Data Pipeline for disaster recovery, CloudWatch provides durable storage for logs, EMR how to improve performance
AWS Solution Architect – Professional Exam Resources
- I have couple of years experience working on AWS
- Online Courses
- Udemy AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional 2019 course by DolfinEd is the highest rated course and highly recommended and covers both old and new exam pattern.
- acloud.guru Certified Solutions Architect – Professional course, which is good, but surely is not at all sufficient to clear the exam
- Linux Academy Course which is far more exhaustive and covers a wide range of topics with labs. It also has a free 7 day for you the try it out and offers monthly subscription
- Zeal Vora – AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional 2019 Udemy Course which is more detailed with good ratings
- Opinion: If you want to go for a single one, I would suggest go for Udemy DolfinEd course.
- You can also check practice tests
- Braincert AWS Solution Architect – Professional SAP-C01 Practice Exam, which provide set of extensive questions, with very nice, accurate & detailed explanation
- Whizlabs AWS Solution Architect – Professional Exam exams which provide practice exams
- Went through a lot of Whitepapers especially the
- Storage Options (without this you cannot pass the exam)
- High Availability & Fault Tolerance
- Disaster Recovery
- Securing Data at Rest
- Went through a lot of Reinvent videos, couple of playlist
- I have tried to put a Quick Certification Cheat Sheet (WIP) covering most of the AWS services for quick recap before the exam.
195 thoughts on “AWS Certified Solution Architect – Professional Exam Learning Path (Obsolete)”
Very wel done. Welcome to the club !
Thanks Joe 🙂
Happy to hear from you …..
Thanks a lot 🙂
Congrats Jayendra. After clearing AWS architect, do you think the topics that you have covered by way of Q/A, are they asked in exam.
I am sure not all but some. Can you put a red * in front of your questions in the blog if they are?
Did you take the AWS practice test?
Nope did not take the practice exam.
Congrats Jayendra impressive score, do you have some practice exams to share?
thanks Saman, practice exams questions are mainly covered in the blog, almost most of them.
Congrats Jayendra. Thank you for this amazing blog, AWS exam prep not complete without this blog. Hope you continue updating this blog.
What are your next move ? AWS – devops or Azure ?
Thanks Sajiv, trying for dev ops pro next …
Good Job, congratulations to Jay
Nicely done and Congratulations!!!! You crushed it by being well prepared and focused. Thank you for sharing your study notes as they have been very helpful on my own AWS journey. Again, nicely done!
Congratulations! Did you see any of the same SAA questions on the SA Pro exam? Where there any easy questions like on the SAA exam?
Thanks Shiju ….
Kinesis for real time streaming and analytics, parallel outputs, and stores data up to 12 hours by default
I think it’s 24 hours.
Thank you very much for your blog. I’m gonna sit the PRO exam soon and your blog would be the best source for me.
Thanks for the Correction khoi, have updated the same. All the Best for the Exam ….
Please share your experience for associate exam.
Associate exam are relatively simpler if you are well prepared. Just make sure you go through the preparation blog post to cover the right topics, whitepapers and you should sail through.
I took the CSA exam in Jan and scored 90%. From a difficulty position, this is what is see:
Developers Associate > Architect Associate > Sysops Assocciate
I used Ryan Kroonenberg CSA course and also prepared via Cloudacademy android app for exam simulation. You need to cover only important topics as Jayendra says and prep with sample exams questions to ace the exam.
Congratulations Jayendra for passing the Professional exam. Many thanks for sharing your posts to help us prepare and succeed in this pursuit.
Thanks a lot 🙂
How can I get more practice questions ??
You need to go through other sites or forums for it.
Hi, Could anyone please let me know how will I implement the below real-time scenario:
“OIM will integrate a Web Service hosted on AWS”
Amazing stuff, congrads!
Any thoughts / blogs on Associate Solution Architect exam ?
Thanks Prakash, its already there at link
Very well done. You deserve it. You have helped me with my previous 3 AWS associate certs.
Thank you again!
I used your site as one of my reliable source of learning.
Please keep the good work!
Thanks a lot 🙂
Congrats Jayendra, you are doing a great job for the tech community. Keep it up.
Congrats!!!Awsome!!!Jayendra!!! What you have achieved is amazing. You also helped the community to pass the exams through this blog. That shows you are wonderful human being. Thanks a lot!!.
Thanks Godwin 🙂
Well Done! Thanks for this blog, it’s really helpful.
Thanks Brian …
Thanks Jayendra. This is really big achievement.
You are doing really good job in helping others to get in-depth knowledge on this. Person like me who is a bit lazy need such help 🙂 :).
Hi Jayandra, Would you provide us any set of sample questions , dump for practices ?
Hi Kasavan, I dont have any separate sample questions. Everything is on the blog.
I thank you Jayendra for your information. I will refer your blog further.
Very nicely collated and a great help.
Thanks for your blog which helped me to clear my professional exam!!
Thats Great .. Congrats Godwin …
Jayendra, the work you’ve done here is *amazing*, thank you so much!
Thanks a lot 🙂
Whizlab is not good , take free partice exam n see what explaination they give in answers . I took one for pro exam n found it unworthy to pay for others.
You can try https://www.braincert.com/course/10323-AWS-Certified-Solutions-Architect-–-Professional-Practice-Exams with INTRO75%OFF @ $10. They have correct answers and good explanation.
Would you recommend WhizLabs for the pro? are the questions fairly similar to actual exam?
Go for Braincert practice exams .. the quality, content & coverage is far better …
Did Briancert practice questions show up on the actual exam?
The practice tests cover a wide range of topics and have a very good response from the feedback that I have received from other users
Appreciate your effort to keep updating this blog which is helping many achieve their AWS Certifications.
I have completed my AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification and this blog has played a major role in achieving this certificate.
Thanks & Regards,
Congrats Raghavendra ….. Glad, it helped 🙂
Definitely,you are the godfather for csa-pro certtificat path.
I followed your steps and cleared the exam today.
The best recommend was linuxacademy course.(Anthony)
My dear,I shoul have you on linkedin list to make it worthy.
Thanks and appreciate your support for community.
Thats Great Ahmad … Congrats and Happy to Connect ….
Hi, i havd cleared my sysops exam yesterday. I followed your notes.It helped me a lot in clearing the Exam.Can u please suggest me how to proceed further? What certification can i opt next?? Thanks
Congrats Abhinaya, its depends what you want to target as your Role .. If SysOps then can you check for DevOps, else check for Solution Architect.
Thanks for your help. I have a question. I am a software Testing professional. Do you think AWS Certification is useful for me? I have already started preparing for AWS Solution Architect Professional. Is this the right choice ?
Thanks for all your help and guidance !!
It can be surely useful upon what you want to target next. If you are moving up the Role as an Architect or even exploring Options to use Testing tools on AWS or AWS provided Testing Platforms, it would help give you an edge.
Thanks Jayendra! I cleared my AWS Architect Professional exam today.
Thats Great .. Congrats Srikanth …
Your dedication towards AWS preparation and writing blog is really fantastic.
Please keep continue good work.
Thanks Rajeev, Happy to Help …
I cleared my Associate level certification yesterday. Thank you for posting the learning path series for Associate level and then I come to see if you have one Professional level too. Thank you so much for your help!
Hello Jayendra , I recently cleared my Associate SA exam with 85%. No doubt your blog helped me a lot. Can you advise me should I go for Pro SA exam or clear associate level exams first(developer & sysops). I observe normally people do all associate level exams before going for pro, What is benefit in doing that. Each exam have cost involved. Any advise would be really appreciated. Thank you .
Hello man, I just passed the professional exam with 86% overall score, thanks to your learning path.
Keep up the great work on this! Next is DevOps
Thats great … Congrats Fabricio ….
Hi Jayendra, i just cleared my SA professional exam today with 90%. I have mainly used your blog as my guideline. Thank you so much and I am sure my journey will not be that smooth without it.
Thanks Great Dan Congrats … Happy to help 🙂
I cleared SA Pro exam yesterday with 90%. Thanks for your blogs. That is really helpful and knowledgeable.
Thats great news lalit, congrats ….
If I just study braincert for SA Pro exam & understand concepts behind those questions, would it be good enough to pass exam?
Would suggest to go through the blog topics for Prof, Whitepapers, Braincert to understand each concept for both right and wrong answers. It is usually a good coverage for the AWS Professional exam.
I am planning to take csa pro next month.i already completed Linux academy,acloud guru courses ,your blog and gone thru the white papers suggested by Linux academy. Completed whiz labs practice exams too. Do I need to study any other materials apart from these?. Is brain cert practice exams are good when compared to whiz labs one?
Preparation seems good. Be sure to cover the FAQs. Braincert exams are surely better then the whizlabs, from the multiple feedback i have received from other users.
I cleared the CSA Pro exam today with a preparation time of 10 days.
Thanks to you blogs!
I have been working with AWS for last 6 months, which also helped.
Thats great with the preparation time ….. Congrats ….
Any feedback about the exams to help others would be appreciated …
I have completed SA PRO with 84%
As usual your blog is really helpful to clear this exam.
Do you have any plan for Developer PRO ? or any other exam ?
Thats Great Senthil … Congrats ….
I have some plans for the new year .. but still in plans 🙂
Any feedback about the exams to help others would be appreciated …
Is it necessary to complete both professional exams (solutions architect professional and devops professional) to validate my skills in AWS or will completing either one of exams be sufficient.
I am planning to align my learning path based on this feedback.
Thanks Jayendra. In the couple of Playlists you have put in they refer to only two videos. Can you please check the Playlist ?
Thanks Ram, i would check on the playlist or prepare a new one.
Your blog is really awesome today i clear AWS Certified Solution Architect – Professional. Exam i didn’t purchase any videos from acloud or linux academy etc.Till now i clear 3 aws exam for three exam your blog was really helpful.Thank you sooooo much for awesome blog.
Thats great Narayan .. Congrats … Happy to help …
I have completed my AWS SA Pro exam today. I passed with 87% (First attempt).
I am a software professional for 20 years. All my experience is on windows and .Net stack. Never laid my hands on AWS except some trails in console. I am exploring the onon microsoft eco system to expand my comprehension into computing world. Not for any immediate gains or job. I am just trying to be more relevant.
I want to all let you know that this guy jayendra is a rockstar of aws certifications. just do what he says and you will pass any AWS cerification. Its a great service he is doing for all of us to understand AWS and pass exams as needed. Don’t consider all the hype about professional level certifications on the internet. Just read everything on here and do what this guy says.
I say it again .. This guy is the ROCK STAR , HIP HOP STAR and any other star you can imagine for any aws certification. All hail the emperor JAYENDRA !!
thats a great score Sreekanth, congrats …
I have passed my AWS solution architect associate exam. Do I need to take 2 other associate carts before taking the professionals?
You can do the AWS SA – Professional directly. But for AWS DevOps – Professional you need to take either of the 2 associate exams. Would suggest to go for SysOps.
Thank you! I will follow your blog and prepare the architect professional directly.
Thanks Jayendra!.I have cleared the Exam by only referring to your website and AWS docs and AWS deep dive videos in youtube. Indeed, this is the correct free tutorial for clearing the Exam.Also I referred the practice exam in Linux academy one or two times in the free trial.
Once again Thanks man!!!!.Keep blogging…………….
Congrats Haneef, happy to help …
Jayendra .. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the wonderful path in your blog. Your advises are so so helpful.
I passed AWS Professional Architect today with 79% .
My feedback and formula for success :
All info in this blog + Linux academy Videos + Whizlabs all 5 exams full length Practice ( analyse all answers , know why an answer is correct and why an answer is wrong..v important)
= 100% Success in the exam.
Only one item I beg to differ than what is written in the blog is that Whizlabs exams is more than enough. It was close to the main exam.( I did not try Braincert though.)
I prepared for 3 months on and off. First covered all items in the blog mentioned in the exam Prep path. Then ,did Linux academy videos twice. I chose Linux per advice in this blog . Was very helpful to solidify my concepts.
Thanks again Jayendra !!
Thanks for your blogs and the way you explained the AWS topics in simple English .
I cleared the AWS Professional certification with 87% (Jun 8th 2018)
The learning path which i followed
Linux Academy training videos – AWS architect professional
Linux Academy practice exam
Few Reinvent videos
your blogs (especially Cheat sheet)
Braincert practice exam
I prepared for 2 months .First covered all the Linux Academy videos and Few Reinvent Videos,Jayendra Patil blogs,AWS FAQ’s ,Written the Practice Exams,Cheat sheet(Before 2 days of exam)
Thanks again Jayendra!
Congrats Sajeesh .. thats a great score for Professional ..
Hi Narayan, can u please tell me if whizlabs questions is what helped u clear the exam apart from this blog
Can anyone provide a quick review of BrainCerts please?
How do they look, what exactly do they offer etc?
Sure will add them. But in a nutshell, they have around 250-300 questions, scenario based, multi-choice, multi-select which are close to the real exam questions. They are marked with the objectives, so you know what are you need to focus on. You can take them multi-times.
Are brain certs 5 exams of 50 different questions you can take multiple times?
And how close are the question to real exam?
you can take them multiple times. As per many users feedback I have received, they are good to be your prepared with scenarios and multi-select questions.
Hi Jay, can you please help me to find the answer for the below questions,
1) Which of the following is not one of the ways to minimize the attack surface area as a DDOS minimization strategy in AWS. Choose the correct answer
A. Configure services such as ELB and auto scaling to automatically scale
B. Reduce the number of necessart iinternet entry points
C. Separate end user traffic from management traffic
D. Eliminate non-critical internet entry points
2) Which is the following are techinques to stop DDoS attacks on your AWS architecture? Choose 3 answers.
A. Add Multiple ENIs to each EC2 instance to increase the network bandwidth
B. Use dedicated instanced to ensure that each instance has the maximum performance possible
C. Use an AWS CloudFront distribution for both static and dynamic content
D. Use an ELB with auto scaling groups at the web, App, RDS tiers
E. Add alert Amazon cloudwatch to look for high network in and CPU utilization
F. Create processes and capabilities to quickly add and remove rules to the intance OS firewall
As per Braincert, first question answer is A. Second question answers are C, D,E
Why ELB is appearing in both places? 1A and 2D. How come ELB is not the way to minimize in one question and best technique in another question ?
#1 is not a way and #2 is a way.
Sorry for not putting my questions correctly. #1 is not a way – i.e Configure services such as ELB and auto scaling to automatically scale #2 – is a way – Use an ELB with auto scaling groups at the web, App, RDS tiers. How come ELB/ASG can come in both places ?
Hi Jay, can you please help me to find the answer for the below questions,
Your company is storing millions of sensitive transactions across thousands of 100-GB files that must be encrypted in transit and rest. Analysis concurrently depend on subsets of files, which can consume up to 5TB of space, to generate simulations that can be used to steer business decisions. You are required to disgn an AWS solution that can cost effectively accomadate the long-term storage and in-flight subsets of data.
A. Use amazon S3 with SSE, and run simulations on subsets in ephemeral drives on amazon EC2
B. Use Amazon S3 with SSE, and run simulations on subsets in-memory on amazon EC2
C. Use HDFS on amazon EMR, and run simulations on subsets in ephemeral drives on Amazon EC2
E. Use HDFS on Amazon EMR, and run simulations on subsets in-memory on Amazon EC2
F. Store the full data set in encrypted EBS volumes, and regularly capture snapshots that can be clones to EC2 workstations.
Braincert Answer is A, Whizlab answer is D. As per my understanding, answer A is correct – cost effective and long-term storage. Not sure about encryption in ephemeral drives Please help.
HI Jayendra, Need your advice on buying course for AWS CSA Professional. Which one you suggest from below 2?
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional 2018 – By Zeel Vora
Have tried Linux Academy and they were pretty good.
Thanks Jay. Cleared my CSA (Professional) with 83%. Your blog really helped me to prepare for this exam.
Congrats Jana ….
Could you share details on your preparation for the CSA Pro exam. Your answers on
Training hours – daily / weekly
Preparation of notes
Resources – acloudguru, Linux academy etc.,
Practice tests will help me to prepare and schedule in the next 3-4 months. .
Training hours – 2/3 hours per day (more hours during weekends)
Linux academy + Jay’s blog + few white papers
It took one month to complete my professional after my associate certification. Please note, I took more than 6 months for associate level exam where I’ve made in-depth study in each topic which helped to prepare professional exam within short time.
thanks for the details Jana. hopefully , i will follow suit and once successful will post the details here
Thank you Jay. I was able to clear my CSA- Professional with 79%.
Congrats Zakaria …. this is great.
Thank you Jay,
Whit in 143 minutes of exam, including an internet connection failed around the question number 68, I “just” passed SA PRO.
Overall Score: 84%
Your blog was really important to me; it’s a treasure!
Congrats ..Great score even after a failed internet connection…
Thanks. Your blog really helped me in my final review. I will recommend it to my friends. Just passed with 87% with a 20 minutes disconnection in the middle. Fortunately, the test was easier than practice exam. I still had 30 minutes to spare.
Congrats Tony, Glad it helped.
Thanks jayendra and still playlist is not active.
thanks Vignesh, will check on the playlist part as they are not owned by me.
Thanks very much for your blog. Question – for the SA Professional exam, should I exclusively pay attention to your exam practice questions that have [PROFESSIONAL] marked at the end of the question? Or should I know all of the questions even if they don’t have Professional mentioned? Thanks, J
I have tried to marked the professional questions with the tag, but it does not cover all. You can concentrate on the questions will longer prose.
AWS has announced new Beta Exams for Professional Architect Certification and DevOps Professional Certification on 22-OCT-2018. It would be great if you can guide for these.
Sure Alok, would be checking on them soon.
I finished my 3rd associate cert today (passed) in the last weeks; with 916 and 918 for the first 2. I don’t have the latest score yet., Definitely thanks to you.
I was wondering whether you have new guidelines base on the new version of the exam, SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT PROF.
I know the old exam still be available for another 10 days however I was wondering whether you may suggest to write the current one or wait for the new one after 4th or try to write the current one before gets expired.
Q2. Do you have any material for the new exam? are you planning to update the blog with?
I would recommend going for the new one, as it would be more relevant moving ahead. Old exams, although have a lot of resources, are quite old and might take you back couple of years 🙂
I am planning to update for the new ones but it would take some time.
FAQ do you suggest reading all or those mentioned along with blueprint
EC2, ELB and RDS should be read. RDS general and not each database. Elastic beanstalk comes in detail for DevOps
@jayendra .DolfinED introduced new Pro course and Its the best available online course,I followed his Associate and Its remarkable,he followed the same path for Pro,Its in updated mode and Its almost 80% content now
Yup its in completion status and will soon add a link for the same.
Been working at AWS for 2 years now. My core area is analytics and I support Redshift Elasticsearch Kinesis in AWS. Passed Professional Exam with 86% today.
Jayendra Patil blog (obviously)
Congrats MaheshG …
Congrats MaheshG, Quick question with practice exams is better to use Braincert or Whizlabs?
Congrants MahesshG, Any advice with practice engine is better Braincert or whizlabs?
i just passed the exam used acloud guru , braincert and read a bit of white papers. thanks jayandra for all the help !!!
Congrats ademayowa adedoyin owobamirin, Glad it helped 🙂
I passed professional exam yesterday. Credit goes to Jayendra for his bolg and guidance.
Have been working on AWS since last few months. Jayendra’s blog, AWS whitepapers, Udemy course (old one since I bought it in Jul18), Braincert practice exam and one & half month of preparation helped me score 84%.
Can’t thank enough to Jayendra for his contribution in successfully achieving my certification.
Thanks Again Jayendra.
Congrats Akshay … Glad it helped 🙂
Thank you very much Jayendra Patil for putting an awesome blog.
It did really helped me out in revising all topics one week before taking my test.
Great work !!
Glad it helped Mahesh …
Thanks for the awesome resources Jayendra. I have successfully completed the CSA Pro exam with 90%
Thats great score Vijay, Congrats ….
Congratulations!! I am taking the test this week. Do you feel Whizlabs will suffice?
Can you please let me know what preparation material you have used for the certification?
Thanks for the awesome resources Jayendra. I have successfully completed the CSA Pro exam!
Congrats Leo …
I am in a rush, did not notice my AWS SA was expiring. I passed AWSSA exam with just your blog. thanks a lot. Can you please guide if the Professional exam can be passed with your blogs and braincrt?
For the old exam, should be fine …
When is the new exam pattern for AWS SA Professional will be in place? When old AWS SA Professional would be expired?
It should be expired this month, probably 1st Feb or first week of Feb i think.
Hi Jayendra – Thanks for the valuable content here, it helped me pass the AWS CSA-Professional exam with a score of 90%
Congrats David, thats a great score …
AWS SOLUTION ARCHITECT PROFESSIONAL EXAM HAS GOT EXPIRED ON 3RD FEBRUARY 2019, DO YOU HAVE ANY UPDATE ON THIS ?? LIKE WHAT KIND OF CHANGES THEY HAVE COME UP WITH.
pLEASE GIVE SOME INPUTS ON THIS
THANKS & REGARDS
Hi Shrishty, will be updating on it soon.
Hi Jay thanks alot ,appreciate your prompt response.
I will be waiting for the updates from your end as I am planning to appear for exam very soon.
will keep you posted ..
Any update on this??
Thanks & Regards
Hi, I have booked the AWS CSA -Pro old version when it was available on the exam schedule site. I believe now it is no more listed there.
Question is what will be question pattern based on? will it still be referring to the old version or new version.
When is your exam scheduled? The exam have expired and new pattern will be applicable to you.
I booked it last week when it was available. I believe the same old pattern should apply..
When the Old version of exam was available on the site. I booked it last week. hope it’d still be old pattern
then it should be old version, if it allowed you to take the date for old exam. But please check again.
I just want to thank you for preparing this page, I used your notes when I was preparing for my SA Associate exam and I passed using your notes. I am now preparing for my SA Professional exam.
I noticed that this page is not updated. There is a new version of the SA Professional exam which was released last month and apparently, there is quite a few resources available about the new exam. What I found useful is this post and it looks like their practice tests is also a good resource with a more updated content compared with Whizlabs. I used this one and I see lots of new concepts on AWS Organizations, AWS Systems Manager, AWS Config, Direct Connect LAG and many others.
I hope that this page will be updated, looking forward to it.
Thats right Kristian, i have not yet updated the latest pattern professional courses. Would be doing that soon.
Any update on the latest AWS professional exam’s syllabus ??
Thanks & Regards
Mostly hoping to get updates by end of April.
Hi Jayendra, Thanks for your time and efforts on helping the community. I Recently cleared my AWS Solution Architect associate certificate and planning to prepare for next level.
Looking forward for your updates on New exam pattern and also wanted get some advice from you on any Udemy or other courses for Professional Certificate exam preparation.
With the new exam pattern, not sure what to opt. Any suggestions will be helpful.
Hi Pruthvi, would be updating the learning for the new exam soon.
Eagerly waiting for the latest course material. Please update us.
Summantom, you can view the info and prep guide for the new exam here:
When will it be available around?
Thanks a lot, super useful site 🙂
Still working on it frank, hoping to get this out soon.
Frank, you can view the info and prep guide for the new exam here:
Any update on the latest AWS professional exam reference update
Thanks & Regards
working on it soon.
Hi Jayendra, I just completed aws architecture associate exam… thanks for your blog that really help me. Now I am planning for professional architecture exam. If I studay 5 hour a day what minimum time i would need to get certification.
Hi Jayendra, I passed AWS certification architect associate level (84%) thanks to you… now planning for Professional exam.. How much time I would required if I study 4 hours in day … I know answer is depends on may factors but still whats your opinion…
4 hrs is good amount, around 2 months would be good enough for preparation.
Hi Jayendra, I planning to take SAP exam by next week, could you please confirm whether your blog updated with all topics to clear the exam. Please guide me ..
Sorry bala, i would not have the learning path by next week.
Any update about prep guide for SA pro ?when it will be available…any tentative date…..
not yet, will keep you updated.
I had completed AWS-CSAA exam. I am planning for Professional exam but i don’t have experience in AWS. If I prepare without experience can I clear the exam?
I had completed AWS-CSAA examand planning to take professional exam. But i don’t have work experience on AWS. Is it good idea to take Pro exam without experience?
You can still appear and clear the exam. But the key would be to start getting hands on experience. Professional digs deep and would help you deep dive into the services and architecture concepts.
Hi Jayendra, I got Associate level certs for AWS Developer and Solution Architect (Your blog helped me a lot for SA). Was wondering if i should go for SA-Professional or Devops Engr Professional and would need your comments on this. (a) Which one is tougher – and is it significantly tougher than the other? (b) Which one has more value in the industry? (c) From the questions that you see in both of them, what is basic difference in terms of what they are trying to evaluate?
Apologies for multiple questions, but your responses will help me in figuring out which way to go…Thanks.
Professional are lot more tougher than the Associate ones. You should prepare atleast 2 months for it.
Both the professionals are equivalent in toughness, and both of them are valued in the industry and a lot of scope.
Solution Architect or DevOps choice, should be as per your current role and what you aspire to be and what would help you.
Solution Architect is more focus on Architecture while DevOps is more focussed on DR, Automated Deployments techniques, troubleshooting etc.
Jayendra, thanks a bunch for your quick response! Appreciate it.
Could you please confirm if your blog is updated with the new updated certification for AWS Solution Architect – Professional?
Hi Akash, i have just published the learning path @ https://jayendrapatil.com/aws-certified-solution-architect-professional-exam-learning-path/
Thank you Jayendra…
I was just about to buy Dolphin Ed course for the professional referring to you previous blog on Professional certificate.
I hope the resources you mentioned are more than enough ?
DolfinEd is very good and highly rated course, I missed it in the new learning and added it back again.
Do you have any discount coupon for the same.
It would be highly appreciated if you could share it.
I have added all the coupons @ https://jayendrapatil.com/coupons/
Great post, I really loved it. Keep posting. Thanks for sharing.
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