I recently passed the ‘AWS Solution Architect-Associate’ and have also passed ‘AWS Cloud Practitioner’ in the month of Jan 2020. I have had no exposure to AWS prior to this exam. In this document I will cover all resources I used to study for the exam
Before you start preparation, I advise you to look at sample questions and see where you stand and understand what kind of questions they might ask. Sample questions link is below.
Pick any one video courses available on YouTube or Udemy or Linux Academy and one mock test series available on Udemy or Whizlabs. I provided necessary links for these resources when needed.
I would say start with ‘freecodecamp.org’ YouTube videos. I would have recommended Udemy if you have met me few months back, but now there is so much free content available in the market and YouTube is a great place to learn for free. If you think YouTube videos are not good enough or share a different opinion from me use Udemy video lectures in the below link. I personally used Udemy.
Following is the link for Udemy video lectures
Following is the link for video course for freecodecamp.org video lecture
Read below White Papers on AWS website:
Overview of Amazon Web Services
Architecting for the Cloud: AWS Best Practices
How AWS Pricing Works
AWS Security Best Practices
AWS Well-Architected Framework
Blue/Green Deployments on AWS
Read below FAQs on AWS Website:
Amazon API Gateway
AWS Key Management Service
Amazon Route 53
Elastic Load Balancing
Few other YouTube videos which I felt are very foundational for this exam preparation are below.
About Cloud Computing:
Once you complete reading and watching above material buy a mock test series on Udemy or Whizlabs. In my opinion both are equally good but if you don’t want to spend too much money go with Udemy (sometimes you might get a good deal).
Udemy Mock test link
Below one has better reviews
I prepared with below test series
Whizlabs mock test link
This one might cost you the double the price of Udemy. I used one of my friend’s subscription to make use of this test series.