Small AWS CSA Associate exam preparation guide to help you get ready for certification exam. Get confident with list of test quiz listed here.
Recently I cleared Amazon Web Services certified Solutions Architect Associate level exam and I was bombarded with many questions like : How to prepare for AWS CSA exam? Which book to refer for preparing AWS CSA certification? How to study for AWS CSA? Which online resources available for certified solutions architect exam? So I though of summing all this up in a small post which can be useful for AWS CSA aspirants.
Remember this post is compiled from my own experience and should not be taken as final benchmark for taking certification exam. This post is mainly aims to help you gaining confidence for taking examination once you are through your syllabus and hands on experience.
AWS has three streams where you can pursue your cloud career.
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Architecture context)
- AWS Certified Developer (Developer context)
- AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Operations context)
All these three streams has associate level (primary or base) level certification. Later professional (higher level) certification is available for solution architect only. Developer and SysOps gets merged into single AWS certified DevOps Engineer professional certification.
So, we are talking here about Amazon Web Services certified Solutions Architect Associate level exam! Obviously you should be well versed with AWS and requirements stated by Amazon on exam link. Lets have some examination details :
AWS CSA Exam details :
- Total number of questions : 60
- Duration : 80 minutes
- Cost : $150
- Type : Multiple choice questions
- Can be retaken after 7 days of cooldown period if failed in first attempt
- Syllabus : Download here.
- Schedule your exam here.
- Pass criteria : Not known exactly but should be 70% or more
AWS CSA Study material :
- Instructor lead trainings are available. Search for such institutes in your area on Google.
- Online trainings are available on top websites like A cloud Guru, Cloud Academy, Linux Academy.
- AWS CSA official guide here. Do not miss exam essentials and review questions at end of each lesson.
Quick recap before exam :
I have compiled series of quick review before taking exam. Feel free to refer and suggest your addition/feedback.
- AWS CSA revision part I (EC2, S3, RDS)
- AWS CSA revision part II (VPC, Route53, IAM)
- AWS CloudFront, SNS, SQS revision before CSA exam
- AWS CSA revision part IV (SWF,Beanstalk, EMR, Cloudfomation)
- List of AWS services
There are flashcards available on Linux Academy under AWS courses which will help you testing your knowledge at end of the course or module.
Below are list of AWS quiz which I gathered from web which can help you to put your cloud knowledge to test and gain confidence to get ready for exam.
- KernelTalks AWS CSA Quiz (60 questions)
- Amazon web services quiz! (15 questions)
- Amazon Redshift quiz (10 questions)
- The Cert School Quiz (30 questions)
- Flux7 Quiz (11 Questions)
- Techtarget AWS Security Quiz (10 questions)
- Sample questions by Amazon : (7 questions)
- Techtarget S3 quiz (10 questions)
- Techtarget Quiz for AWS IaaS (10 questions)
- AWS Arch app (Android | iOS) : Total 279 Questions
Premium (paid) Quiz
- Cloud academy : 241 Questions. Signup needed (first 7 days free access then paid account)
- Linux Academy : 117 Questions. Signup needed (first 7 days free access then paid account)
- A Cloud Guru : 294 Questions. Signup needed.
All the best !