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Getting certified with Amazon Web Services — Which AWS Certification should I get?

There are now 12 AWS Certifications under the foundational, professional, and specialty learning paths — so you might be wondering which AWS certification is right for me? And which AWS certification should I get first? It can be a bit confusing at first but once you understand the different levels and the role-based or specialty scope of the exam it becomes much easier to digest.

In this article, you’ll learn about the various levels and how the certifications are designed to prepare you for specific organizational roles working with cloud computing. …


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One of the things you need to understand before you start your AWS training course is the overall AWS certification cost. The bad news is — different sources of information online will give you different costs — and this might be perplexing. The good news is — you can get certified on a budget. In this article, we’ll explore the various costs you need to consider when training for and taking AWS certification exams. Read on!

Getting an AWS certification is doubtless one of the most important career decisions you can make. It helps professionals and novices build confidence and credibility by validating their cloud expertise and knowledge through industry-recognized credentials. AWS professionals are in high demand, and earning an AWS certification could help you excel in cloud computing skills and find a lucrative job in a dynamic and exciting organization. …


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AWS regularly update their exams with new questions and over time, new services and features creep into the AWS exam question bank. That’s why as an instructor I find it important to periodically retake exams to find out what’s changed and make sure my courses are aligned and up-to-date.

I recently retook the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02) exam as it had been several months since I last took the exam. I often hear rumors that the question bank has changed considerably and that many new services are being tested on.

This is partly true; the questions were definitely new to me with just a few questions that I recognized from previous exams (there was even a question I remember first seeing on the SAA-C01 exam). …


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Amazon Web Services (AWS) have just announced that the new version of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate certification, the SOA-C02 version of the exam, will include exam labs. This is the first time AWS have implemented a hands-on aspect to their testing in addition to multiple-choice questions.

Key facts:

  • AWS Exam Labs will be included in the SOA-C02 version of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam.
  • AWS Exam Labs will NOT be added to the current SOA-C01 version of the exam.
  • The beta for SOA-C02 starts in early 2021.
  • During the beta phase both the SOA-C01 and SOA-C02 versions will be available (you get to choose if you want to participate in the beta). …


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If you’re embarking on a career in cloud, you may be wondering what the best programming languages for cloud computing are. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the top programming languages that every cloud computing professional should know.

Cloud computing provides a wide range of computing services, including databases, storage, analysis, intelligence, software, networks and many more over the web for enhanced innovation, economies of scale and flexible resources. It comprises of various technologies which have a significant impact on the employability of developers.

The cloud can be exploited in a myriad of ways, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and many more. …


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Amazon AWS Certification is in huge demand with employers. Without a doubt, Amazon Web Services is the leader in cloud computing and one of the fastest-growing companies on the planet. AWS offers the broadest range of products and services to its ever-growing customer base. It is also the most mature cloud platform in the industry and is trusted by many blue-chip organizations.

Working with cloud computing and AWS is an exciting career choice with huge potential for growth. Becoming a professional in AWS can land you lucrative gigs in top-tier organizations.


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If you’re planning to kick-start your cloud computing career and earn your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification, you are probably looking for some quality AWS online training resources.

Luckily, there is no shortage of information when it comes to AWS training.

On the flip side, however, the abundance of information doesn’t always come as a blessing. With thousands or even millions of blogs, webinars, videos, and tutorials — finding the ideal resources for your needs can be perplexing.

Finding the ideal AWS resources depends on your needs and learning style. Therefore, whether you are just getting started with AWS or you consider yourself a veteran, below are some of the best AWS resources that suit many learning levels. …


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There are many uses of cloud computing that can offer significant business advantages to companies. Cloud computing is a computing model and set of technologies that allows consumers to access cloud services using the Internet on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Despite being a relatively new paradigm that came into mass favour only within the last several years, cloud computing is becoming more and more popular by the day.

From government agencies and NGOs to non-profit organizations and small start-ups, the various uses of cloud computing have proven effective in providing an array of solutions to various problems.

That said, have you adopted cloud computing in your business? Well, if you haven’t, it’s possibly because you don’t understand its use cases and the benefits that you can achieve for your business. …


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The new SAA-C02 exam for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification has been available since March 2020. I have taken both the beta and final versions of this exam and have thousands of students who have been using our courses to study for this exam and successfully passed. In this article, you’ll learn what to expect in the new exam based on this considerable experience.

The old version of the exam was retired on 1st July 2020 after it was extended for an extra couple of months due to the exam testing center closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. …


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There are a few questions that I get asked repeatedly. Are your AWS practice exam questions from the exam? Where can I get AWS exam dumps? If I learn the answers to your questions will I pass the exam? In this article, I’m going to share my thoughts on “dumps” and why you should avoid them, and possibly even change your attitude towards learning and achievement.

What are “AWS Exam Dumps”

Let’s first explore what I mean by “dumps”. The context here is on AWS certifications but this applies to many other certifications as well. Originally, these were called “braindumps” and have been around for as long as IT certifications have been in existence. Basically, someone either finds a way to copy the AWS exam questions and answers from the real exam or simply memorizes them to the best of their knowledge. …

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Neal Davis

Founder of Digital Cloud Training, IT instructor and Cloud Solutions Architect with 20+ year of IT industry experience. Passionate about empowering his students

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