The AWS Machine Learning Specialty exam is a challenging task that requires a lot of commitment, dedication, and covering theory and practice. The main objective of the exam is to validate your expertise in machine learning and your ability to apply it in the AWS cloud. It requires a lot of knowledge and experience to pass.
Whether or Not You Should follow This Guide?
Before we get started, let's evaluate if this tutorial is right for you. The target audience for this learning guide is:
- Understand at least one high-level programming language in-depth and practical development experience (at least 2 years as recommended by AWS)
- Basic understanding of Machine Learning. if you have a solid knowledge of data science and machine learning. You won’t need to go through all these resources.
- You have 3 hours a day, 5 times a week excluding weekends 😃
These learning resources are offered based on the real requirement in each plan stage.
Stage one: Testing the waters:
|What is AWS Cloud?||60 minutes||You will learn about the foundations of getting started in the AWS Cloud.|
|AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials||6 hours||This course is intended for anyone who, regardless of their technical positions, wants a general grasp of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. You will gain an understanding of AWS Cloud principles, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. You may use this course to be prepared for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner test as well.|
|Demystifying AI/ML/DL||45 minutes||You will learn the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning after completing this collection of courses (DL).|
|AWS Foundations: Machine Learning Basics||30 minutes||You learn about the concepts, terminology, and processes of the exciting topic of machine learning!|
|Learn Python on AWS Workshop||3 Hours||You will learn the fundamentals of Python programming in this class utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS).It is intended for beginners who have never coded in Python before, and it employs similar ways of introducing the fundamentals as previous books and tutorials on the Python programming language.|
Stage Two: Self-based Learning Resources
These learning resources are crucial components of the suggested learning strategy and will aid in your acquisition of new AWS machine learning capabilities and services.
Week- 1: Average 11 hours to 13 hours
During this week you get to know the fundamentals of AWS cloud and AWS machine learning.
|What is Cloud Computing with AWS?||10 minutes||You will get an overview of the AWS cloud, functionalities, regions, etc.|
|AWS glossary||30 minutes||AWS Glossary to know definitions of key terms and concepts|
|Job Roles in the Cloud||30 minutes||You will learn about the typical job roles applicable to an enterprise-level AWS Cloud environment|
|AWS Pricing||15 minutes||You will learn a broad view of How does AWS pricing work? How do you pay for AWS? And pricing for AWS products|
|How AWS Pricing Works: AWS Pricing Overview||60 minutes||You'll discover that the flexibility to adjust expenses to match your needs, even as those needs change over time, is one of the key advantages of cloud services|
|AWS Support Plans||10 minutes||You will discover how AWS Support plans are created to provide you with the ideal combination of tools and access to knowledge so that you can succeed with AWS while maximizing performance, minimizing risk, and keeping costs in check.|
|15 minutes||You will get the AWS Shared Responsibility Model introduction. This course clarifies the separation of those obligations between AWS and the client, who both share responsibility for security and compliance.|
|AWS Cloud Security||5 minutes||You will discover how AWS enables you to take back control of your organization and instils the confidence you need to operate it safely in the most adaptable and secure cloud computing environment currently available.|
|Machine Learning for Leaders||70 minutes||This course will teach you how as a business leader, machine learning may help your teams in maximizing project performance and gaining crucial insight into your company's or your customers' demands.|
|Machine Learning for Business Challenges||60 minutes||You will learn how can you use machine learning (ML) to address business challenges in ways that weren't previously feasible, but you must think broadly.|
|Machine Learning Terminology and Process||60 minutes||You will understand the fundamentals of machine learning in this course, as well as how machines analyze data. We thoroughly examine each stage of the machine learning process and define some of the words and methods that are frequently used in a particular stage of an ML project.|
|Process Model: CRISP-DM on the AWS Stack||50 minutes||You learn about data science as a circular process through the CRISP-DM paradigm. With the help of Jake Chen, an AWS data scientist consultant, we'll go over the CRISP-DM methodology and framework before putting its six stages to use in your day-to-day job as a data scientist.|
|Machine Learning on AWS||30 minutes||You will get an overview of the machine learning capabilities that AWS has.|
|Exploring the Machine Learning Toolset||20 minutes||You will learn that anyone can apply machine learning no matter what your background or experience is. you'll go through a few of the AWS machine learning services you can use to create models and give app intelligence in this lecture.|
|Data Analytics Fundamentals||210 minutes||You will learn about the process of planning data analysis solutions, as well as the numerous data analytic techniques involved.|
Week- 2: Average 16 hours to 19 hours
This week is kind of tough you will go back to basics in math to understand vectors and matrices, linear algebra, probability theorems, univariate calculus, and multivariate calculus as well as elements of data science.
|Math for Machine Learning||480 minutes||Modern machine learning requires an understanding of vectors and matrices, linear algebra, probability theorems, univariate calculus, and multivariate calculus.|
|The Elements of Data Science||480 minutes||You will learn how to develop and constantly improve machine learning models.|
Week- 3: Average 15 hours to 17 hours
Concepts and best practices for AWS Machine Learning in the cloud.
|Planning a Machine Learning Project||30 minutes||You learn how to assess the data, time, and production requirements for a successful ML project.|
|Building a Machine Learning Ready Organization||30 minutes||This course outlines the components required for successful machine learning adoption in organizations.|
|Introduction to Amazon SageMaker||13 minutes|
|AWS Foundations: How Amazon SageMaker Can Help||30 minutes||You will explore how Amazon SageMaker mitigates the primary problems associated with creating a machine learning pipeline.|
|Developing Machine Learning Applications||240 minutes||You'll look at Amazon SageMaker, a fully managed machine learning platform. We'll talk about how to train and fine-tune models; how certain algorithms are built-in, etc.|
|Amazon SageMaker: Build an Object Detection Model Using Images Labeled with Ground Truth||70 minutes||You will learn how to implement a machine learning pipeline using Amazon SageMaker and Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth.|
|Machine Learning Security||120 minutes||You will how to control and maintain permissions, as well as approve traffic, which are all part of developing highly secure applications and environments on the AWS platform.|
|Amazon SageMaker Technical Deep Dive Series||275 minutes||Deep dive videos series provided by AWS.|
|Deep Learning on AWS||120 minutes||A technical guide to running deep learning in AWS cloud.|
Week- 4: Average 18 hours to 20 hours
|Analyze Datasets and Train ML Models using AutoML||18 hours||Prepare data, detect statistical data biases, and perform feature engineering at scale to train models with pre-built algorithms.|
Week- 5: Average 13 hours to 15 hours
|Build, Train, and Deploy ML Pipelines using BERT||13 hours||
Week- 6: Average 14 hours to 16 hours
|Optimize ML Models and Deploy Human-in-the-Loop Pipelines||14 hours||You will learn how to build, train, and deploy scalable, end-to-end ML pipelines - both automated and human-in-the-loop - in the AWS cloud.|
Stage Three: Real live environment practice
Week- 7 & 8 & 9: Average 36 hours to 40 hours
It's time to get your hands dirty by solving some ML Use Cases of your own from AWS SageMaker Use Cases repo.
|Risk Bucketing||6 hours||One of the most common use cases for machine learning in financial services is estimating the probability of default on a loan.|
|Churn Prediction for Music Streaming||6 hours||Use case to detect whether the customer tends to leave and stop paying for a service.|
|Payment Classification||6 hours||Use case to classify payment transactions.|
|Fleet Predictive Maintenance||6 hours||Use case to demonstrate a Predictive Maintenance (PrM) solution for automible fleet maintenance via Amazon SageMaker Studio.|
|Amazon SageMaker Pipelines||6 hours||In this use case we use SageMaker Pipelines to train and deploy a text classification model to predict e-commerce product ratings based on customers’ product reviews.|
|Computer Vision||6 hours||Use case about computer Vision for Medical Imaging - Pipeline Mode|
Stage Four: Prepare for and take the AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty certification exam
Additional recommended resources
Till this stage you should be about 50% ready for the exam. Though AWS provides an exact passing score of 750 for this test, it's safe to infer that a score of 75% to 80% is necessary to pass. With an extra month or two of preparation, I feel the certification is well within reach.
Official documentations are important preparation resource. Its always recommended to review the following:
These tips for exam preparation:
You should be familiar with AWS's AI services’ Rekognition, AWS Polly, Comprehend, Textract, Lex, etc. are some examples. You will be asked to select a service based on a high-level use case when they are present on the exam, and you may be asked about service requirements to use it.
Use Amazon SageMaker Built-in Algorithms or Pre-trained Models
For review and practice, the following courses are highly recommended:
o AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty 2022 - Hands On! and AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty Full Practice Exam
You can practice more for free on examtopics , braindumps, certification-questions, and many more . Although if you’re willing to pay tutorialsdojo has several nice sets of questions available.
It is preferable to verify and answer the questions accurately than to guess. Obviously, as you progress through the practice tests, you should refer to the materials less frequently.
Save the questions you're having problems answering, so you can easily go back and revise them.
You also need to bear in mind, you need to know what is new in AWS from AI services.
Non-native English speakers can request a 30-minute exam extension when taking an English exam. The accommodation "ESL +30" only must be requested once, before enrolling for a test.
Last but not least, always remember that there is no need to know all the answers to ace the exam, so don't put yourself under unnecessary stress!
Best of luck with the exam!
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