AWS Developer Associate certificate Journey

Review By: Ankit Dongre



Expiry Month


Expiry Year


Time taken to Prepare

25 Days

Resources Used

  • Udemy Courses, AWS Documentation

Detailed Review Of Preparation

My journey began around the 10th of January 2020. I had some prior hands-on experience with services like EC2, Beanstalk, and Amplify. I started looking at Udemy for Courses on AWS Certification. I then found Stephan Marek's course which I found to be extremely helpful in starting my journey. I was done with that course in about 15 days. After that, I needed to test my knowledge so I bought practice exams from Tutorials Dojo on Udemy. It had 5 papers. I practiced each paper one day and then tallied the answers. I made note of stuff that I didn't know of before taking the practice paper and then continued taking the practice tests until I consistently got 90%+ in those tests. In the last few days of preparation, I was reading AWS documentation as well as Tutorials Dojo's Cheat Sheets on their website. 

Benefits From Certification

  • Pay Hike
  • Promotion
  • My Job Needed It
  • Knowledge is Power
  • I just did it for the giggles