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Swati Tiwari
Swati Tiwari

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Journey to AWS Certified SAA-C02; Free Resources, Learning Path and More

Hello Everyone,

Since i have been preparing for AWS SAA-C02 from quiet a time and earned my AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Badge recently, there are many people approaching me to know how i approached for this certification and what resources i followed. So i have decided to list down the learning path which helped me achieving this, hoping it helps individuals preparing for their certifications or keen to learn about AWS.

Here is the complete path i followed :

  1. Complete AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials Course available for free on AWS Skill builder.

  2. Complete AWS Technical Essentials Course available for free on AWS Skill builder.

After these you can attempt AWS Cloud Practitioner certification like i did. AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification is a foundation level exam and is not a pre-requisite for the AWS SAA-C02. However, since i was completely new to AWS and wanted to learn in a systematic fashion i gave this certification prior to going directly for AWS SAA-C02.

Post completing AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification successfully, i started with the below AWS Free courses to get ready for AWS SAA-C02.

  1. Check out the Exam Guide for SAA-C02 to understand about the exam and the domains it tests you upon.

  2. Complete AWS architect learning plan, this is a collection of few courses, available for free on AWS Skill builder.

  3. Exam readiness sessions for AWS SAA available for free on AWS Skill builder.

  4. Udemy Stephan Marekโ€™s Practice Sets (I bought a course which had 6 Practice Sets for AWS SAA-C02 exam) and one Course (Ultimate AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 2022) for easy hands-on labs. I did only one practice set that too right before my exam day. Which was enough to provide an understanding on what kind of question structure should i expect in the exam. This is completely optional, i did not complete either of these courses 100% therefore AWS Skill Builder is solely enough for the preparation.

Meanwhile, i also kept on attending AWS webinars and Twitch Channel discussions. Read whitepapers and articles to keep myself engaged and involved with the AWS offerings.

This complete customized path should give you good knowledge to proceed with the certification.

NOTE: AWS SAA-C02 had Scenario based questions so it is better to have thorough understanding of designing solutions for customer's technical requirements prior to attempting the Certification.

Let me know if it helps in the comment section. Also Feel free to save this learning path for later use.

Cheers!

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