Completed this one on a wintry Sydney morning. Despite a lack of sleep, I felt much better prepared vs. DevOps Pro, and it showed in the grade, too:
Overall Score: 75%
Topic Level Scoring High Availability and Business Continuity: 72% Costing: 75% Deployment Management: 57% Network Design: 42% Data Storage: 72% Security: 85% Scalability & Elasticity: 90% Cloud Migration & Hybrid Architecture: 85% Scratchpad ASG; CloudFormation, using YAML/JSON for solution architecture: Which Services are supported?
So I covered my eyes for a bit when I clicked ‘Finish’ (the test attempt), as this was the toughest exam I’d faced thus far, and I was maybe 70% satisfied with my body of work. Fortuitously, I passed, albeit with an overall score of 65%:-
Topic Level Scoring Continuous Delivery and Process Automation: 47% Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging: 93% Security, Governance, and Validation: 75% High Availability and Elasticity: 83% I really need to backtrack, figure out this CI/CD thing, then.
Hello, world. Penned down some keywords after passing my recent AWS SOA exam, and then expanded on ’em below. Perhaps you’ll find ’em useful then.
EBS RAID 0 (striped) vs. 1 (mirrored); i.e., the lower the number, the higher the risk, see https://www.diffen.com/difference/RAID_0_vs_RAID_1.
Just like EC2 instances, EBS volumes reside in a specific AZ of a Region; i.e., they can only be attached to a running instances within the same AZ.
I recently became fully AWS certified (at the Associate Level), most recently passing the the SysOps Administrator - Associate exam at my third attempt.
In late 2016, I failed with a score of 61% (or 67%). It was my first failure – I deleted the “unsuccessful” notification email in a fit of rage; In early 2018, I failed with a score of 71%; In April 2018, I passed with a score of 80%.
After an extended hiatus away from AWS certification, finally I’m certified at the Associate level, 3 times over!
To date I’ve taken and passed:
Certified Developer - Associate Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate AWS has a nice road map, so I just re-purposed the following image off their site:
I’m told that the Professional level exams are much harder, but that’s a post for another day…