Passing AWS Developer Associate Exam

Preparing to pass AWS developer associate exam in 2020? If yes, consider looking at the resources I share in this post. Highly recommended by the students who have used them in the past to clear the exam successfully.

Before I show you these resources, I want all of you to know one thing. While these resources are enough for you to pass the exam, but the dedication and self motivation is the key to success. So, I want all of you to have the self motivation before actually deciding to go for AWS developer associate exam.

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List of best prep resources

The following is the list of top resources that students use to prepare for the exam. If you follow the same, you will be great to go.

AWS Certified Developer – Associate 2020 Course

This is by far the best online course on the internet for anyone who is preparing for the AWS developer associate certification. Created and instructed by Ryan Kroonenburg, founder of Acloud Guru and Faye Ellis.

This course teaches you everything that you need to pass the exam successfully. The best part is, no prior knowledge of AWS needed, it is a beginners friendly course.

Course Stats:

  • Over 184,240 learners
  • Rating of 4.4/5 from 35,129 reviews
  • 15.5 hours of on demand video
  • 35 downloadable resources, 2 practice tests
  • Total 115 lectures as of today, more lectures are added every now and then as needed

Here are some of the topics covered

  • Identity Access Management (IAM)
  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Serverless Computing
  • DynamoDB
  • KMS and encryption on AWS
  • Developer Theory
  • Cloudwatch
  • Advanced IAM
  • Other AWS Services

To see all the topics, please go here.

Random Review:

Without a doubt an amazing course! Each section was packed with information and Hands-on labs were brilliant!!
Really feel like the content was curated, meaningful and focused. Thanks so much guys!!

Cliff Sanchez

AWS Certified Developer Associate Practice Exams

This is the highest rated course on Udemy at the moment with a rating 4.7/5 after 900+ reviews. Created by one of the best AWS instructors on the internet Jon Bonso.

The course has 4 sets of AWS Practice Tests, each test has a time limit of 130 minutes and 65 questions to attempt. Through these practice tests, you get access to 260 TOP-NOTCH Questions.

Not only that, you also get exclusive 3 months of access to Tutorials Dojo portal exam simulator absolutely free.

A user on Reddit who cleared DVA-C01 exam recently exclusively mentioned about this course as to how much helpful it really was.

To learn more about the course, please go here

Random Review:

Covers wide range of questions from syllabus with low repetitions across 4 practice papers. All explanations are in sync with AWS documentation and provides good insights and in depth knowledge. Complexity of questions is high which helps student to crack real exam.

Surya Poduri

Ultimate AWS Certified Developer Associate 2020

Another gem on Udemy, this course has been a great help for learners. Stephan Marek, an AWS associate and developer himself is the creator and instructor of this amazing course.

All DVA-C01 exam topics are covered in the course beautifully. One of my colleagues who used this course for his exam, totally recommends it.

Here are the course stats

  • 99,430+ students enrolled
  • Best Seller tag with a rating 4.6/5 after 18715 reviews
  • 19 hours of on demand video content
  • 221 lectures
  • 5 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • 1 Practice test

Random Review:

Just Perfect Course to pass the certification. 100% Recommended.
I passed the AWS Certified Developer Exam in March-2020 by going thru ONLY this course. But need to know every single thing Stephane teach us.

Arindam Sau

To learn more, kindly go here

AWS Official Documentation

Along with the above, I highly recommend that you have the access to the official AWS Documentation. They are free to access and contain everything needed to clear the exam. One of my friends who some hands on experience passed the DVA-C01 exam with the help of AWS documentation only.

So, if you are someone who already has the hands on experience and just looking for the certificate, just go for the AWS official documentation and learn from there. You will crack the exam in first attempt for sure.

What should you focus on more?

While you should learn every topic with the same interest, but some of the topics you should pay more attention to are:

  • AWS Serverless
  • Cloudformation and Serverless Application Model (SAM)
  • Security Questions
  • DynamoDB – Calculating WCU and RCU
  • General Cloud Practices like difference between read replica and cache. Vertical vs horizontal scaling, IAM policies
  • Code Commit is vs Code Build
  • Migrating from GitHub to Code Commit

The above are some of the topics that students who have already passed the AWS Developer Associate exam recommend. So, keep a note!

Other Resources

If you are interested in a paper back or ebook, I encourage you to take a look at the following book:

AWS Certified Developer – Associate Guide: Your one-stop solution to passing the AWS developer’s 2019 (DVA-C01) certification, 2nd Edition


Final Words

The above resources are enough for anyone who is looking to pass the DVA-C01 exam in first attempt. Do go through them and let me know if you have any questions. And, please share this post with anyone who is looking for the prep material for the exam.

If you have any questions regarding this post, please feel free to contact me.

Cheers 🙂

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