Studying for the AWS Solutions Architect Professional Cert

I’ve been studying to take the AWS Solutions Architect Professional exam, and it is hard.

I’ve been good at test-taking in the past, but I’m not going to just skate through this one. I took the practice exam they have for $40, and I bombed it pretty hard. But they did identify areas of weakness to enable me to focus my study.

Here’s a partial list of topics you have to know well to get this certification:

  • EC2

  • Storage Gateway

  • Route 53

  • CloudFront

  • CloudFormation

  • Elastic Load Balancer

  • IAM

  • VPC

  • Direct Connect

  • RDS

  • KMS

  • DynamoDB

  • Directory Service

I’ll be sitting the exam on December 15th. Wish me luck!