Summary

AWS Exam preparation Summary

Now we have a fair amount of knowledge on AWS Services.What next ?

Yes, Practice exams. Revise the services again and then take a practice exams.There are lot of sites which provides free sample exams & some with paid. I would recommend to go for and exhaust all free exams and do go for some paid exams. Below are my recommendations,

Whizlabs

Qwiklabs

They give one exam free, with 65 questions and 2 hrs 10 mins. Same as original exam duration.

There are some many more available. But taking these exams will give you a feel and close to actual exam.

If you are able to consistently score more than 85% in at least 3 sample exams, i think you are almost there. Reattempting the practice is still worth as you will again and again go through scenarios with different understanding than the first time.

Always check the questions original ask is it could be Cost effective solution or performance or availability or fault tolerant related, accordingly answers will change as some  of them looks similar but again depending on scenario they will change.


* Actual Exam *

  1. It is a full 2 hrs & 10mins with 65 Question. Time will be more than sufficient, i personally have completed in less than 1.30mins and thats the average time taken based on my interactions with others. Use the rest of the time to recheck the answers, i myself have correct more than 5 answers during the review/recheck.  You can always flag the questions, if you are not sure.
  2. There will be some questions which will require to select more than 1 answer, clearly specified and well marked and it will stop you if you have not answered all.
  3. Most of the questions will be scenario based and hence practice exams will really help us here.
  4. Once complete, the result will be made available immediately on your screen, though the marks split-up/transcript may take another couple of days and sent to your registered email.