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Aws Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam

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Validate your AWS skills.

This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud. AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowle
Paperback, 504 pages
Published October 17th 2016 by Sybex
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Javier Carranza
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent teaching material to prepare the certification. Although in general the material is very good quality, it's very clear that it's written by several people. The most critical and important chapters of this book are very well developed (maybe the first 10 approx). However, I think that among the last chapters there are some of them which haven't been received the best attention. I think that they haven't been well reviewed. They shine by the amount of duplicate content, even in one of th ...more
Mau Ha Quang
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A good resource to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam. Highly recommend!
Yash Bindlish
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent for readers/Solution Architects who really wanted to learn AWS Cloud Computing. This book is designed and organized so well that after every chapter you get step by step exercise to practice and then with set of practice questions which will help you to evaluate your learning.

All concepts mentioned in the book are crisp and well drafted for clearing all your doubts. A Must recommended read for people who are targeting their AWS Solution Architect Associate Level Certification.

This rea
Yevgen Polyak
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book was helpful with preparation, however, the hands-on experience was the best tool to get ready for the exam. However, it was still helpful for those concepts that you don't use every day, such as Redshift, setting up DNS, etc. In other words, I recommend the book for the exam preparation.
Fabiano Tessarolo
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, it helped me achieve my certification and to consolidate my knowledge.
Himanshu Modi
This book is good for what it is - A summary view of official AWS documentation, with a good flow. It has a good set of "review questions" in each chapter to give a reader the confidence that the key concepts have been understood by the reader. However, as a study book it is not all that great. I wish the approach was more practical and had more use cases instead of a dry instruction manual kind of exposition. To that end, the last chapter is pretty good and a great encapsulation of the approach ...more
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is a great review of the key facts for designing "solutions" that leverage AWS. I think I have touched most of the services mentioned here, but this book filled in my gaps. I'm not a big one for certification but AWS is so big, it was useful to have a map to the territory. Aside from a couple of obviously wrong answers in the sample questions, most of it seemed accurate. One thing: The Security chapter repeated information from the service-specific chapters: Since Security is such a deep co ...more
Adam Komisarek
Sep 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book is outdated and should be revisited (especially whole load balancing chapter as new service was introduced some time ago). Also review questions are not the best, a lot of duplication and I think one of them was not correct. (As there was exactly the same question in another chapter with correct answer, really confusing). Sometimes the material hasn’t covered the review section.

I think you would be better off grabbing some online course which are sometimes heavily discounted than this
Cris Benge
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Some chapters are well-written and illustrated to communicate complex inter-dependencies between components; others are horrible - like legalize without any context or attempt to instruct given (Ch. 8 - SWF is a good example). Ch. 8 in general was atrocious, but the section on SWF required more than one internal pep-talk to make it through.

Some of the information in this book is also out of date for the Feb 2018 revision of the exam. You'll likely need more than this to pass the test.
Ajitabh Pandey
It's a good reference book for people preparing for the certification. However, additional reading is definitely required. Also, before preparing make sure you have the latest edition of this book as Amazon is constantly adding features to its portfolio and this book can be outdated very fast.
Harinder Gill
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The content is clear and the labs are just enough to make you the understand the concepts. The review questions are good for evaluating your progress.
But i would recommend the white papers for passing the exam.
Michael Anderson
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a helpful condensed view of the subject matter. There are some sections that are getting a little long in the tooth (a consequence of the speed at which AWS advances).

Still recommended for getting a quick overview of the core services.
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Gives a decent overview of AWS in general, but should be updated with all the advances AWS has made. It is worth reading.
Steven Thomas
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Always good to keep up with what the competition is doing. I did it for VMWare years back and never regretted it.
Jeff Ai
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Used this book to pass the exam - however, it is pretty dry and contents are somewhat repetitive.
The practice questions are really good though.
Rakesh Sarangi
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: profession
A must-read for those who aspire to become AWS SA
Sharlina Lan
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
-2 stars because exam covered a lot of material what was not in the book.
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's good book for those preparing for the exam. Very detailed explanation in the book.
Felipe Leite
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book, bad printing
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read the 2nd edition.
It does what it is expected to. Good for the purpose of taking the test.
Dave Schwinn
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I passed the exam... what more can I say?
Hussein Elsayed
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book both for those who are new to AWS or those who have experience with the most famous cloud provider.
Rizwaana Husaini-grimes
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Crucial reading for the exam.
Emre Sevinç
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a fairly broad introduction to the fundamental concepts, services, and techniques for building highly available and scalable solutions on Amazon Web Services platform. It is a good reference both for AWS in general, and preparing for the Solutions Architect - Associate Level in particular (maybe even for the Professional Level).

Having said that, I also have to add that the questions at the end of chapters are not very representative of the exam. So you'll have to put more effort, and yo
Gonzalo Fernández-Victorio
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I'm not planning to get certified at this moment. I have some experience with AWS but I wanted a book that would provide me with some general overview of the services, filling the gaps in my knowledge. So I was a bit worried with some initial reviews mentioning that book seemed an old book full of mentions of deprecated services and old screenshots. The book doesn't have many screenshots. Page 293 with Trusted advisor was the only one I found and it looks recent to me. And yes, it mentions EC2-C ...more
Sebastian Gebski
Won't rate until I know whether I've passed or not ;> ...more
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: javascript-cloud
This is good but they avoid the same questions on the test. Even if you don't certify it helps cause AWS is so big.
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Used this book to prepare for exam...failed. Used online resources the second time...passed. Just sayin.
Carlos Buenosvinos
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Specially interesting the access to the online material and practice exams.
Mustaq Ahmed
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
its helpful me to get certified in AWS architecture.
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