This course will teach you how to correctly approach the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam, how to decipher the exam blueprint, and provide you with tools, techniques, and strategies to tackle the exam.
The initial pass rate for the AWS exams is extremely low. This is because students approach the AWS exams similarly to other exams in the IT industry. If you study the way you have for other IT exams, you will likely fail and leave the testing center either angry, confused, or both. In this course, Demystifying the AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Associate Exam, you will learn foundational knowledge needed to pass the exam. First, you will learn how to develop AWS mastery before even thinking of taking the exam. Next, you will discover the aspects of the AWS exam blueprint and review key information in the blueprint to breakdown the exam. Finally, you will explore how to apply your knowledge of AWS to decipher the exam by reviewing best practices and exam strategies. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of AWS cloud architecture needed to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam.
Dustin is passionate about cloud technology and information security and works as an AWS Cloud Architect and Technical Trainer.
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Dustin Brimberry, and welcome to my course Demystifying the AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Associate Exam. I am the senior solutions architect at a small startup company. I have almost 10 years of experience using AWS and currently hold five AWS certifications, including the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate. This course is a quick introduction to help you prepare to sit for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam. We will identify key AWS services that you must master. And I will then offer you exam tips to help you crush the exam. Some of the major topics that we will cover include key resources to build a mental model of AWS. What is qwikLabs and how do you use it? Breaking down the exam blueprint into tangible services. Best practices for passing the exam, including practice questions. By the end of this course, you'll have a plan to master AWS and ultimately pass the certification exam, if that's your goal. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with AWS because this course is not designed to teach you how to use AWS. It is designed to show you how to locate resources needed to build a mental model, and then walk you through the exam blueprint offering best practices, exam guidance, and practice questions to help you crush the exam. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn AWS with the Demystifying the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam course at Pluralsight.
Achieving AWS Mastery You may be surprised to discover that the initial pass rate for AWS certification exams is less than 25%. Ouch. When some of you here this statistic, it may discourage you. And for others, it'll feel like a challenge. The primary reason that students fail the exam is because they try to treat it like any other certification exam. If you approach the exam this way, you will likely fail as well. Hello, and welcome everyone to Demystifying the AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Associate Exam. My name is Dustin Brimberry, and in this course I'm going to show you strategies that I used to achieve AWS mastery, and how I then prepared to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, and the other AWS certification exams as well. In this course, I'm going to being by talking to you about what it means to achieve AWS mastery. And I'll offer recommendations on what I did to become an AWS master. In the final module, we will deep dive the exam itself and focus on the exam blueprint and review strategies to help you pass the exam. Now that we've overviewed the content for this course, let's move into the details.