Although I’ve been working with Amazon Web Services for a few years now I only recently learned about AWS certifications. So today I went to an authorized testing center (for the first time in several years) and took a certification exam. And didn’t do too bad.
Back in the day I took dozens of exams for Novell’s CNE, Microsoft’s MCSE, Citrix, and Cisco, so I wasn’t too nervous about taking another one. All-in-all the AWS certification was fairly straight forward and comprehensive. The exam guide indicates that it covers topics from EC2, to S3, to RDS, ELB, CloudFront, CloudFormation, etc. And that’s true. Study up and get certified.
Now I can officially use the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate logo (above).