Has anyone used the AWS paid Practice test and new Whizlabs practice tests (released last week) as preparation for the Security Specialty exam. If so with what results? I just took the AWS paid Practice test and scored a 75%, not sure if that’s an indication of how I would do on the actual exam. Thanks!
Thanks for the tip on whizlabs. Great diagnostic tool to prep for the exam.
Interesting, I took the AWS paid practice exam and I got a 38%. I went on line to certmetrics to get my official score and it said “Passed” – hard to make out if I really bombed this thing or what
I bought the AWS Practice test using my free coupon from the previous exam. The exam was short, about 30 minutes. The only feed-back I received was the percentage in each domain I got right. I would not buy use the AWS test again as it is not useful to me to understand what questions I got wrong.
I’m doing the Whizlabs practice tests for security specialty now, August 2020. The test are useful, but mostly because around 10% of the answers are wrong and I learn a lot researching and trying things out myself to prove to myself they’re wrong. Another 10 – 20% of the questions are really poorly worded and ambiguous. I’m getting 70% – 80% in the Whizlabs practice tests, it’ll be interesting to see how I go with the real test when I get around to booking it.
I agree with TomW. I actually have WhizLabs practice tests before so I can share some insight about it. First, they deliberately copied the official AWS practice tests then place it on their own practice tests, as if they own it. I found this out since I also bought the official test and saw the duplicates. They also use the official AWS sample tests. The explanation part is lacking and same goes with their support forum.
Instead, I recommend using tutorials Dojo practice tests. I like their explanations and the links to aws docs. They are also active in their discussion board. Sharing my recent exam feedback: