Who has the best AWS Solution Architect Content -Data Crunch #2

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Who has the best AWS Solution Architect Content?

As always a quick DISCLAIMER:

Before I go ahead with this post, please note that do not support (and not being paid for by) any AWS content provider mentioned in this blog. The interpretations are from the reviews collected on AWS Solutions Architect (so far) on our website reviewNprep.com and is meant to help students make a better decision on how to prepare for AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam.

With the information overload existing today, our mission is to make the process of going through a certification easier and simpler. Now that we have that out of our way, let’s get started.

ReviewNPrep has certification preparations journeys from an array of industries, but AWS seems to top the list.  There are currently over 130+ different certification journeys on ReviewNPrep. 

Certification review cover areas such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IC2, Salesforce, Professional Scrum Master, Tableau, Kubernetes and many more. For each certification, there are several reviews by skilled and certified associates that provide valuable detailed information from their own personal experiences.

I was going through the certification reviews and I found out that AWS Associate Solution Architect has got a noteworthy number of reviews. This is the continuation of our previous post on the initial data crunch for SAA.

There are sizable reviews for SAA, so it made me curious how long it takes to clear this certification?

Answers to certain question below lied in each review:

  • What resources are needed if I take AWS Associate Solution Architect certification?
  • What all benefit is there if one goes for the AWS Solution Architect certification?

So, I have tried to come up with some analysis after going through all the reviews, and this probably could help an individual who aims to take AWS Associate Solution Certification. I would highly recommend checking out the preparation journeys for more details.

The majority of successful candidates have taken the course and practice tests on Udemy, TutorialsDOJO, Linux Academy, WhizLabs, and other resources.

Here on ReviewNPrep, there are many practice exams on AWS certifications which are FREE of cost, so if you are an aspiring candidate, try your hands on those exams as well, which in turn will help you to get closer to your certification.


Now for the numbers based on the data we have:

  1. The average time taken to prepare for this certification is around 70-80 days.
  2. Most people do this certification to gain more knowledge or their job asked for it.
  3. Ryan Kroonenburg rules the Udemy game with the highest percentage of successfully passed candidates followed by Stephane Maarek.
  4. As we mentioned in our earlier post, LinuxAcademy is good but their drawback is the subscription model vs pay as you go on Udemy. Combined numbers from Udemy speak for themselves.
  5. The important thing to note is Adrian Cantrill has moved to his own training business. The 10% in the graph below represents LinuxAcademy.
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Percentage of Students Enrolled in AWS Content by Tutors

6. The practice exams from Jon Bonso are the most sought after and students really love those. Whizlabs is another important player in this market.

We do offer FREE practice exams for AWS – standing by our mantra of all good things come for FREE.


7. Neal Davis is an emerging player in the AWS SAA landscape and students have good reviews for his courses. I always support the underdogs in this game.

Another representation is presented in the graph below based on the learning platform. Interestingly, close to 8% students go through the AWS official documents for the preparation.

AWS Online Learning Market Share
AWS Online Learning Market Share

Overall, all content providers are quality content. In my opinion, the only winner here are the students who are gaining valuable knowledge to advance their career.

However, the question still stands – who will win the content creation war with the competition heating up every day and new players emerging? Interested to know what you all think!

As always, stay tuned for more insights on other certifications and an unbiased opinion from the team at reviewNprep.com.

PS: Blog will get updated once we have more reviews that come in. Keep checking in before you take your final exam.

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Author: Harish Soni is a data analyst at reviewNprep. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Who has the best AWS Solution Architect Content -Data Crunch #2

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  • April 16, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    I’m so exicted that I made it onto the pie chart! The competition is fearce and when your mission is to make content its like playing Dark Souls with the ability to choose hard mode.

    • April 16, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      I was so excited that I didn’t wait for Grammarly to correct my sentence.
      I’m so excited that I made it onto the pie chart! The competition is fearce and when your mission is to make free content its like playing Dark Souls with the ability to choose hard mode.

      • April 16, 2020 at 10:08 pm

        You are doing a great job with your content, Andrew. Keep doing what you are doing.

  • April 11, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    I have to chose Stephane Maarek! His mode of teaching including the depth to which the courses go match exactly the expectations of a certification for which the course is targeted. I passed my AWS architect and AWS SysOps administrator only because of his courses and support in his Q&A forum.

    I had gone through acloudguru earlier and in comparison, most of the content in a cloud guru for all the certifications is outdated or still basis and they have not made any effort to update them since what it was 5 years back. If people are passing after a cloud guru courses its only because they are buying additional courses and/or certification tests from different channels like udemy, coursera, braincert etc.

  • April 10, 2020 at 5:41 am

    I have used Ryan, Stephan and Adrian Cantrill.. We all learn in different ways and learning from the instructor that make it easier is hugely important.
    If I have to chose one I’ll go with Adrian. His teaching stile works for me because firstly he’s not in a rush,, explains the material like if you were born yesterday, very easy to understand, also something that many other instructors won’t bother much is that he actually engage with students in various platforms.. But again each person should stick to whoever suits their learning stile better.
    Good luck to all of us in this beautiful journey!

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