Review By: Mohini Pathak
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AWS Solutions Architect Associate was about knowing the services on individual levels while AWS Solutions Architect Professional is about which services to use in a particular scenario. The questions in the exam were not lengthy but maximum questions were scenario based and all the options were similar with very few differences. Hence make sure to read the questions correctly, do not miss a word in questions and check for the appropriate answer. Following are few pointers I feel are important:
1. Know your services - knowing the services thoroughly and being able to choose among 2 services for a particular scenario is important for this exam. I saw Zeal Vora video course from Udemy 2 times and 3rd time roughly. Read the Jayendra Patil blogs on various services. AWS documentation and white papers are too much of information and it's not possible to read all of that. The blog mentioned above is crisp and be read.
2. Time management - Like I mentioned questions are scenario based and options are very similar to one another hence it takes time to analyse the question and also the answer. I feel practicing as many practice exam papers as you can is the key. Solve the papers until you score more than 90%. Solving more papers will also give you the variety of questions and concepts being asked in exam. For last 15-20 days, all I did was to solve every paper I get. Whizlabs have 4 set of papers, Udemy has Jon Bosco papers again 4-5 sets, you will also get the practice papers from aws on their site. I would recommend to solve them all.
I took 90 days to prepare for this exam, studying 3-4 hours daily. If you study well, exam can be cracked easily. So keep pushing. All the best!
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