I passed the professional exam today (3rd May). Thank You, A Cloud guru and Scott Pletcher.
It was a tough exam. I don’t know my score yet, but I don’t think I would have scored more than 800 given the difficulty level of many of the questions. Most of what I faced is covered by Mukul Gopal at https://acloud.guru/forums/aws-csa-pro-2019/discussion/-L_joCzK9FTbpP2P7H0Z/how_i_passed_the_new_aws_solut . In fact, it was one of the inputs for my preparation. A big shout out to Mukul Gopal. Apart from what is covered there, the following are what I faced.
(a) Have some understanding of Alexa, Lex, Aws Connect
(b) Have some understanding of MPLS and understand the use cases of it. I did read about that some months back, but could not recollect it when needed. I possibly got it wrong.
(c) Also have some deep dive knowledge on Redshift, S3 data lake, EMR, hive etc. I am completely from typical Java/J2EE/SOA background and have not worked on Big data at all yet. I must have got a couple of deep dive questions on this wrong. Those questions were not the typical recommendations for the type of instances for EMR / Redshift.
Also, a shout out to Jon Bonso and his ‘AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional Practice Exam’ on Udemy. He has done a good job at recreating the actual difficulty level of the exam fairy well without having a single verbatim copy. If you practice those exams, you will get some idea of the actual difficulty level.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Congratulations Babu! I am preparing for my AWS Professional exam and I keep reading Tutorials Dojo practice tests in addition to ACG course: https://tutorialsdojo.com/courses/aws-certified-solutions-architect-professional-practice-exams/
The feedback that I am reading is great but I saw that it has only 4 sets. Do you think that in addition with ACG, using Tutorials Dojo practice tests would be enough to pass the exam? Thanks!
Congrats and thanks, these are topics I haven’t dived in deep on yet.
Thanks Roman for sharing your experience! I tried to open the link but can see nothing on there: https://acloud.guru/forums/aws-csa-pro-2019/discussion/-LjoCzK9FTbpP2P7H0Z/howipassedthenewaws_solut
Please could you resend Mukul Gopal’s link as this is incomplete. Many thanks…..
Congratulations! I think I will go for this after doing all of the associates over the next 2 years. Thanks for all you do for the community.
Congrats Sujith !!