It was challenging & tough exam, Just a background about me: I am not working in the Cloud/ IT Sector , i am trying to move from Telecom to Cloud Sector. I started learning Cloud one year back & got three certifications so far : Solutions architect associate & security specialty & finally the SAP certification. Hope this time to got a job in the Cloud as Solutions Architect because i work a lot to reach this point plus i am really motivated to work in this cloud sector.
Now back to the exam, I want to start by say many thanks to SCOTT !!! your course help a lot. The best parts i like the services comparison when to use not to use. The exam simulator on cloud guru is really difficult but it let You study more & more to increase your confidence, AWS questions are mostly tricky as usual i follow the strategy like other AWS exam which i passed by taking my time to answer the question. I gave maximum 4 minutes for the question because some questions take one minute to 2 minutes to answer so if you compensate the total time will reach the exam almost at time, I dont know it depend on you how you manage but for me this strategy working fine. I finish my exam and one and half minute left & finally when clicking end end button you find the best answer in the world " Congratulations you have passed the exam " & as Scaott said end of the course this is the best feeling !!
Exam questions are about:
Disaster recovery maybe around 4 to 6 questions: 2 about using S3 cross region replication & dynamoDB global tables, Cloud Formation (reusable template : Mapping , pseudo parameters, ….),
Migation : DMS,ADS,SMS ( agentless , )- remember if you want to know more information about the server you need to install the agents on on premise
Serverless : i was surprised by the number of questions maybe 6 or 7 all about how to Troubleshoot specially between API gateway & lambda . some answer if you can increase the RAM/ CPU on lambda to increase the performance. some about modifying the caching on API gateway. Just i recommend to be more details in the course on cloud guru how to TS Server less architecture
one question about Cloud front but it was tough : forward Query String Parameters / Request Headers + multi origin.
3 to 4 questions about centralizing account management in AWS Organizations , one of the questions using SAML multi account in Organization
Cognito : one question easy . Remember if the question is included user must authenticate with google/Amazon cognito is the best choise
– appstream / Workspaces : 2 to 3 questions but not easy, one how to share between users
Route 53: how to share the DNS Servers between VPCs
DC: when to choose Direct connect gateway : if you have 2 or 3 VPC only for example do we have to use VIF or DC gateway
Snowball: easy question
SSM VS CW Agents
SQS : only 1 or 2 questions (Surprised Actually i was expecting more)
-Kinesis and IOT integrations
Mechanical turk : i was lucking to read one day before the exam some blogs , its integrated with SQS
AWS Connect /Lex
Elastic Beanstalk : Deployment strategy – Rolling ,…
ECS : improving the security —> AWSVPC network mode. Difference between TASK Roles & execution Role
Aurora/Athena/Autoscaling appeared also but dont remember the questions
The sources used for preparing Cloudguru + linux academy + whites papers suggested by SCOTT + many FAQs specially for the Migration/Serverless . Practice test jon bonso on udemy(Must taken). Last thing to advise you must know each service integrated with each service is veryyyyyy importantttt. I hope it help
Next target still not decided i would like to take AWS Advanced networking Certification or start with Azure.
Good luck for everyone
Congrats Rabit! Thank you for the exam write-up as well and paying it forward!
Congratulations! Planning to take this exam this year.
Congratulations! Presumably you took the exam online? How was the whole experience?
Congrats man, Im planning to take mine in about three weeks. this summary is most helpful