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AWS Certification Exam Guides have been updated...

Before you panic - the exams have not been changed - just the guides!

As of early September 2021, all the AWS Certification Exam Guides (pdf) seem to have been updated to a new template and include a lot more useful information. Scroll below for high level changes and links to these guides.

Key changes

Lets review the very popular AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
(SAA-C02)
to pickup on two new sections of importance.

"Out of scope" section

Yay - this sets the tone for where you draw the line on studying and is useful to avoid "over studying" or panicking that you need to know coding when the course does not test you on that.

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In-scope Services listed

There is also a comprehensive list of what is considered within scope - previously these were just fairly high level domains but this is a lot more comprehensive list of services you are required to know! (Its not exhaustive but is more than enough to ensure sufficient coverage when studying).

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Links to the Exam Guides!

Here is a handy list of all the 11 Certification Exam Guides.
Saves you (and me!) searching through the AWS Certification Website for them.

  • Practitioner Level

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) Exam Guide

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) Exam Guide - This exam is being retired as of 30-Aug-2022

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) Exam Guide

AWS Certified Developer – Associate (DVA-C01) Exam Guide

  • Professional Level

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional (SAP-C02) Exam Guide - New Exam from 15-Nov-2022

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional (SAP-C01) Exam Guide - This exam is being retired 14-Nov-2022

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional (DOP-C01) Exam Guide

  • Specialty Exams

AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty (ANS-C01) Exam Guide

AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty (DAS-C01) Exam Guide

AWS Certified Database – Specialty (DBS-C01) Exam Guide

AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty (MLS-C01) Exam Guide

AWS Certified Security – Specialty (SCS-C01) Exam Guide

Good Luck with your studies!

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Chandrashekar Y M

Thanks for sharing this. It helps !!