How to Pass AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate on your First Attempt

Review By: Diego Navia



Expiry Month


Expiry Year


Time taken to Prepare

90 Days

Resources Used

  • Udemy, Cloud Guru, Whizlabs

Detailed Review Of Preparation

Hello everyone, I am going to share with you some tips that helped me pass the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification in my first attempt.


It took me around 90 days to prepare for the exam, the first resource that I used was A Cloud Guru course by Ryan kroonenburg. It is a very straightforward course which has around 85% of the topics you will need for the exam with very helpful tips and exams to practice. 


The second resource I used was Stephane Mareek course from Udemy which is very complete and has covered most of the topics to the exam.


The third resource I used was a free course done by Andrew Brown ( CEO from Exam Pro. It is a very useful course which has all the topics to pass the exam. It has a very good cheat sheets which I used in order to study the most important things about each topic.


For practice I took Jon Bonso practice exams from Udemy, as well as Neal Davis practice exams from Udemy and Whizlabs practice exams.


I did not read any whitepaper although it may be good for you to read the Well Architected Framework. 


That's it, that was all I did in order to pass the exam. Lots of hands on also are recomended to pass it and practice everyday at leas half an hour.


I hope this has been helpful for everyone, goodbye and good luck in your exam! 

Benefits From Certification

  • Knowledge is Power
  • I just did it for the giggles