AWS study group?

chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior MemberPosts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
would anyone be interested in a study group for the architect certs?

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I would :)
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    cool, have you started studying yet? lets see if any others are up for it icon_smile.gif
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Yeah, I started. I even have a progress thread here that needs updating.
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Difficult study because it moves so fast. Also the practice tests I've used are so different I don't even know what to expect on the test.
    2018 AWS Solutions Architect - Associate (Apr) 2017 VCAP6-DCV Deploy (Oct) 2016 Storage+ (Jan)
    2015 Start WGU (Feb) Net+ (Feb) Sec+ (Mar) Project+ (Apr) Other WGU (Jun) CCENT (Jul) CCNA (Aug) CCNA Security (Aug) MCP 2012 (Sep) MCSA 2012 (Oct) Linux+ (Nov) Capstone/BS (Nov) VCP6-DCV (Dec) ITILF (Dec)
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    yeah thats no fun! so your exam questions could be totally different material compared to what you studied for?
  • CyberscumCyberscum Posts: 795Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I'm in. Only have been using Udemy "acloudguru" and supporting docs. Seems like more than enough to pass the associate test. When are you guys testing?
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    ya im using the same material, its quite good and well explained. i have no idea of a test date yet though. anyone have their test booked?
    whats the best way to get a study group started? skype or some other form?
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I've never joined an online study group, to be honest. However, I've been using Slack a lot lately a like it-- at least for instant messaging. It's something like managed IRC in browser (or app). It doesn't have video capabilities, but we could most likely schedule those using another platform.
    Just a suggestion. If anyone has better options, I'm down.

    I think I might cram for a week and take a stab at the AWS CSA next week. Regardless of whether I pass or fail, it's probably going to be a few months of slow studying before I attempt another AWS cert, but I want to have a min of 3 completed by year's end: 2 associates and 1 professional cert.
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • ClaymooreClaymoore Posts: 1,637Member
    I have my CSA Pro exam booked on Monday next week. I had a shot at a free exam voucher at the end of last year, I just had to pass the practice exam. I had about 3 evenings to prepare, so it was almost an AWS Pro pop quiz, and only hit 50%. I've spent a few weeks watching re:Invent videos in the evening and I plan to read all the relevant FAQs in the next couple days so I should be in good shape.

    We have a push to reach the next level of AWS partnership by the end of Q2 and there are stronger incentives the earlier you pass. I should be ready for the SysOps cert next month.
  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    Best of luck to all of you guys!

    Happy to join the group and help in any way I can. I have all the AWS certifications already but will be prepping for the Security and Big Data certs when they do come up as Tests and I think they will soon anyway.

    Slack I think is a really good way to start. I have a Slack team called aws-ninjas. Happy to use this for that. I can invite any/all to start using the group. It is free so none of the advanced features can be used.
    Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I'd love an invite to the awe-ninjas channel, even if we don't end up using it for the study group. But I personally think that would be an awesome medium to study for the test.

    I just scheduled my exam for Tuesday. I'll see how much studying I can get done this weekend.
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Best of luck! Hectic work schedule and sick of studying it has delayed my testing. I'm slowly studying RHCSA, very interesting, and I think I may finish that up before going back to AWS unless you come back saying it's real easy. It'd be nice to know if it's more engineering and adminstrating as opposed to knowing the most efficient setups.
    2018 AWS Solutions Architect - Associate (Apr) 2017 VCAP6-DCV Deploy (Oct) 2016 Storage+ (Jan)
    2015 Start WGU (Feb) Net+ (Feb) Sec+ (Mar) Project+ (Apr) Other WGU (Jun) CCENT (Jul) CCNA (Aug) CCNA Security (Aug) MCP 2012 (Sep) MCSA 2012 (Oct) Linux+ (Nov) Capstone/BS (Nov) VCP6-DCV (Dec) ITILF (Dec)
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    best of luck, do ye guys think linux is a must have for AWS stuff? +1 for an invite to the aws ninja channel.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Knowing Linux is not a must have for working with AWS, or even understanding the platform. However, most AWS study material will use Linux in the examples and might tie in a lot of Linux content, where certain people who are new to both platforms may not understand where the AWS ends and the Linux starts. I think this is because of all the automation capabilities that Linux offers, whereas Windows is just starting to catch up, and a large portion of the allure of cloud technologies is the automation and flexible scaling that it allows.
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    still an interest with going ahead with the study group?
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Definitely. However, as the OP, waiting for you to decide what medium you want the study group to use.
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    will we give google hangouts a shot? have ye guys got accounts?
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I use Gmail, so I'm pretty sure I'd just use that account for hangouts.
    I'm down. Just passed the CSA exam this morning, but I'll be working slowly towards the other AWS certs this year so the study group would still be relevant :D
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    woohoo congrats! ok so anyone interested send me your gmail account and we will go from there.
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
  • thulasi39thulasi39 Posts: 22Member ■□□□□□□□□□
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  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    only doubleNNs so far, the rest i sent invites but nothing. should i abandon?
  • TacoRocketTacoRocket Posts: 497Member ■■■■□□□□□□
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  • CarkeyCarkey Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    eddo1 wrote: »
    would anyone be interested in a study group for the architect certs?
    If you have not taken the exam yet. I would like to study with you 2 hrs a day. I have completed studying one round in acloud guru and in Linux academy. This is my revision. So please let me know your timinig so that we can study together. I am in CST and prefer to study after 5 pm
    Thanks
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