AWS Certified Developer — Associate exam preparations notes

In April 2020 I took the exam for becoming AWS Certified Developer — Associate. I passed the exam. To be honest, it took me a lot of time before I felt prepared to take the exam. Specially because not all AWS services are used within my project.

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Notes about resources used

The following resources I bought or found and used

  • A Cloud Guru: AWS Certified Developer — Associate, videos on Udemy,, overall they were OK. I find it hard to believe you can pass the exam by watching only these videos. But I do recommend the videos when you are a beginner. But you need more to pass the exam.

The following resources I did not use:

  • AWS white papers. I wanted to be prepared for the exam and felt I could better focus on exam preparation then reading the white papers. I assume many people do not agree on this. But I read the official study guide.

Notes about the exam

  • Contra dictionary notes: A colleague took the same exam a month earlier and had multiple questions about Kinesis and the RCU calculation. I did not had any questions concerning RCU calculation.

Notes about taking the exam

I took the exam from home, as the Covid-19 did not allow me to go any test location center. You need 30 minutes to prepare the intake. You need to give up any privacy during 140 minutes. You are not allowed to wear a watch, have a mobile device near you and your desk should be cleared from books, papers, pencils. You need to webcam which you also need to show your room to the contact person of the test center.

I did that all and passed the exam with 968 out of 1000 points.

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