I recently took advantage of one of the great benefits that my employer provides and took the AWS course for the Solution Architect – Associate. Why AWS, well public cloud is a very popular topic and AWS is one of the main integrations for vRealize Automation I am asked about on a regular basis. Fantastic course and I learned a lot but I thought I would share my thoughts around preparation for the exam.
First off the book AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam book is a great resource.
Another resource I took advantage of was ACloudguru which I actually came across via Udemy and for the price you can’t beat it. The course better than the actual live course I attended with an instructor (it was just a little more in depth) and would take another one if I get a chance.
The last thing I will recommend is get hands on with the labs and get used to the interface. I took a little longer than I should have between the time I took the class and the time I took the exam so I used ACloudGuru to go through the course again. Sign up for a free tier account and take advantage of the access to study.
The test is comprehensive so I would make sure you set aside time to make sure you understand the content as well a potential architecture situations that you may be asked about. Also there are a couple other free resources out there like vBrownbag and the AWS Free training.