Passed AWS Associate Architect - how much extra work is Developer Associate

I've just passed the AWS Architect Associate exam. I'm primarily a developer, so I'm considering the AWS Developer Associate exam next. I've been a developer on various platforms for 25 years, but have only 10 days AWS development experience, mostly ASP.NET with RDS and S3. I work for a consultancy, so my employer quite likes having a list of certified staff to wave in front of potential customers.

Can anyone advise how much study is required to pass the Developer exam after the Architect exam?
Is there a book I can buy which covers most of the exam? I still like paper books.


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    JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 Mod Posts: 2,835 Mod
    www.acloud.guru is a great place to go to for AWS training. As well, there's lots of threads where people have posted about their experiences with studying and what all they did. I know there's at least a couple people here that have passed the Developer exam as well.
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    Sounds GoodSounds Good Member Posts: 403
    I am in the same boat as well. I passed the AWS CSA exam this past weekend and according to acloudguru, the developer exam is not all that different, just some more concentration on DynamoDB. I figure I might as well take that exam also since my company covers all my exams.

    Does anyone have any resources that helped them pass the Developer exam after the CSA?

    I've found the following so far:

    On the plate: AWS Solutions Architect - Professional
    Scheduled for: Unscheduled
    Studying with: Linux Academy, aws docs
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    DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    After I passed the CSA, I studied the A Cloud Guru videos for Developer and SysOps in tandem.
    Studied for roughly a month. Took both the SysOps Associate and Dev Associate the same day and passed them both. The Dev Associate is much easier than the SysOps exam. The material isn't necessarily easier than the CSA material, but the exam itself is.

    Note: I bought the A Cloud Guru videos for about $10 a set on Udemy. Then I uploaded my receipt to the A Cloud Guru site to get access there.
    Note 2: For practice tests, I also used Linux Academy's quizes. I already had a subscription. When I took my three AWS certs, there weren't any AWS study books or good practice tests available yet.
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    chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Member Posts: 712
    acloud.guru courses are the best available out there in terms of training. I hear the Linux Academy quizzes and the new acloud.guru quizzes are good too. Experience trumps all other forms of study. There have been a good few blogs out there talking about their experience with their exams and what is the best study options available.
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