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AWS certifications are focused on a professional path related to AWS IT certifications. With the huge adoption of cloud computing, AWS became the market leader in Public Cloud IaaS space. AWS certifications play an important role for developers and system admins working in small, medium and big sized companies. Even for executives and project managers AWS certifications help in understanding their full offerings.

You will find n number of online tutorials for AWS services, but none of them are inclined to train you for certifications. If learning for AWS certification is in you to do list, then we have collected a list of online resources that will help you preparing for the certifications.

1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate - Udemy

Udemy course by Ryan Kronenberg is one of the best AWS certification course out there. It is a good course for beginners and people with AWS knowledge as well.This  Course covers all the necessary services needed for the certification. You will also gain hands-on experience from this course. Also, get a discount this course.

2. AWS Certified Developer - Associate - Udemy

This is also a course from Udemy by Ryan Kroonenburg. This course helps you in preparing for the AWS developer certification. Ryan has covered all the aspects of the developer certification with practical demonstrations. It will not teach you to code, but it is specifically modeled to make you pass the developer certification.

3. AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Udemy

4. AWS certification courses - CbtNuggets

CbtNuggets also offers course online course for AWS certification. Jeremy Cioara is a great trainer and you will enjoy the course. If you are beginner,  it is a great course to get started but it does not cover the concepts indepth to get you the certification.

4. Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Linux Academy

This course by Linux academy is hosted in Udemy. This course is great for beginners and experienced people as well to get the certification. You can check out the user reviews in Udemy for more information.

5. Cloud Academy courses:

Cloud academy is doing a great job by offering courses in all cloud domains.It includes courses for AWS certification.

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In cloud computing domain, AWS certification is a sought after certification for cloud architects, developers, and DevOps engineers. In this post, i will provide some tips to prepare for AWS certification exams.

To pass AWS certification, you should have good knowledge about the basic building blocks of AWS services. I will try to answer all your queries regarding AWS certification in this post.

Note: Even though the certification exam is of multiple choices, it is very confusing to choose the right answer. So prepare well for attending the exam.

1. Basic services: 

EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 are the basic amazon services. You should get hands on experience with these services. If you have knowledge about the services, you can start preparing for the certification by reading the FAQ's of these services.

2. Other services: 

You can expect many questions from the basic services I explained in step 1. Once you have a good understanding about the basic services, you can start learning the fundamentals of services mentioned below.
        1. Cloudfront, Cloudformation 
        2. Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) 
        3.  Amazon Simple Queing Servic ( SQS) 
        4. Autoscaling 
        5. Amzon Elastic Load balancer (ELB) 
        6. AWS opsworks 
        7. Amazon Route53 (DNS service)
        8. You can expect few questions from the above services. 

3. Should I learn about CLI's and API calls? : 

You don't have to learn all the AWS CLI command and API references. AWS does not want to test you with API's and CLI's.

4. Concentrate on VPC: 

VPC (virtual private cloud) is one of the important services that you should have good knowledge of for passing AWS certification. Following are the VPC service options you should learn about.
  • Elastic Network Interfaces(ENI)
  • Elastic IP's(EIP) 
  • VPC Security Groups 
  • Network ACL 
  • Routing tables 
  • Internet Gateways 
  • NAT Instances 

Note: All questions are scenario based. So you should have good knowledge of how to set up VPC with all the options mentions above

5. S3 and Glacier:

S3 is one of the important AWS services. You can expect a good number of questions from S3. You should have good knowledge about s3, its policies and associated its associated services like CloudFront. Glacier is another storage service you should have knowledge of. You can expect one or two questions from Glacier.