Journey to AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

Review By: Vikas Banage



Expiry Month


Expiry Year


Time taken to Prepare

30 Days

Resources Used

  • Udemy, AWS DevOps blogs, AWS Exam readiness

Detailed Review Of Preparation


Being in Software Industry 8 years, I always tries to explore cutting edge technologies like Blockchain, CloudComputing like AWS, Azure, GCP, various tool used for automation. 

But learning all these things at same time landed in learning nothing or only "ABCD/Hello World" about these technologies.

So I decided to take one step at time. Since I love automation, Infrastructure as Code concepts, setting up end to end infrastructure in Cloud I choose DevOps professional learning path.

Clear Goal

One should have clear goal before choosing any Certification. Let's you are a Devloper and in long run of your career you want to carry that, you should go for AWS DevOps Professional Learning Path. You should not choose AWS Solution Architecht Professional learning path.

Practice - Hands On

This is key factor for anything you want to learn in your life and it should be also in structured way.

To have structured preparation and Hands On, below are courses and Blogs that are useful in your prepartion for AWS DevOps Professional.

1.  AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional 2020 - Hands On by Stephane Maarek.

      2.  AWS DevOps Blogs :

           You don't need to go through all blogs. Blogs which are mainly related CI/CD are good ones.

     3. Practice Tests: Before appearing for exam, please test your knowledge with below practice test. Its very nicely designed and asked scenario based questions.

     4. You can also try Exam readiness course(Self paced) from AWS Training and Certification 

Don't Stop

  Its often happen that, we do Certification may be just to save job or pay hike but in long run it will not help. To continue your journey, you must be hungry for knowledge.  Certification is just a stamp that  - yes you know basic terms about AWS DevOps , how it works , in which situation what I need to use. 

But to make sure we should not forget what we gain in certification, you should try these things in your project. May be try with PoC. If not, try to create your own scenarios, which scenario is most optimized because in AWS DevOps you can one thing in multiple ways.

So Don't Stop your learning after doing Certification.

Happy Learning !!!

Benefits From Certification

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