In a context where companies grow and transform themselves leveraging Technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS) leads public cloud adoption.
To support Business modernization and get recognized for what they know, IT Professionals can get certifications and on that subject, according to Global Knowledge, the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification is the 4th top paid certification in 2019.
As having a plan to reach a goal can be useful, to get the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification, following the 6 steps below might be a relevant option.
Step 1. Learn AWS concepts: AWS Concepts – Linux Academy (free course)
Step 2. Learn AWS essentials: AWS Essentials (2019) – Linux Academy (free course)
Step 3. Take an AWS Solutions Architect – Associate course:
using Linux Academy’s course on Udemy or directly on Linux Academy
or on A Cloud Guru
or using the Stephane Maarek’s course on Udemy
or using DolfinEd’s course on Udemy.
(On Linux Academy and A Cloud Guru, it is possible to access courses using a 7 days free trial period.)
Step. 4 Practice AWS using AWS free tier, doing Hands-On Labs and Learn by Doing activities.
Step 5. Study AWS Docs, FAQs, whitepaperps, best practices, Well Architected Framework, Well Architected resources, overview documentation and training material.
Step 6. Do practice tests starting with the Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate online course (free course) and choosing between Whizlabs tests or Jon Bonso tests (given as examples).
(Before registering to the exam, remember that it is possible to activate the English Second Language (ESL) to have 30 more minutes to pass the exam if your mother tongue is not English. To activate the ESL: you can go to certmetrics, click on “Request Exam Accommodations”, click on “Request Accommodation”, and click on « ESL +30 MINUTES ».)