The Path too All 9 AWS Certifications

ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform AssociateMember Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
So I Have decided to go after all 9 AWS Certifications In one years Time. This gives me something to do and brush up on my skills. I Got my First official Cert In December that being the Cloud Practitioner Two weeks later I took The Architect Associate and just recently I took The Developer Associate and passed.

Dec 2017 : Cloud Practitioner (Passed)
Dec 2017 : Certified Solutions Architect-Associate (Passed)
Feb 2018 : Security Specialty (Beta) (waiting for results) I Didn't really Study so icon9.pngicon9.pngicon9.pngicon9.pngicon9.pngicon9.pngicon9.pngicon9.pngicon9.png
Mar 2018 : Certified Developer - Associate (Passed)
Mar 2018 : AWS Technical Professional (Partner Exam) (Passed)
Mar 2018 : Certified Sys Ops Administrator- Associate (Scheduled )

I think I will Post every time I Take and pass a exam. My deadline Is Dec 1 2018 If anyone wants to join lets get it
Wish me luck.
I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • cochi78cochi78 Member Hannover, GermanyMember Posts: 72 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Well, I'd not count in the partner exams. But good luck to you :)

    I am on the same route, with the missing Big Data still pending. I originally planned that for March, but I have to renew both Professionals in June and a lot of projects in the way.

    The Advanced Network Specialty you could do after SysOp, I feel the acloud.guru prep course was sufficient but I badly over-prepared and went through CCNA/CCNP R/S, which was not really needed. But it put my mind at ease.

    I am very curious on how the Specialty exams will be renewed. Something in my gut tells me, you can't get a shortcut and really have to renew all three of those every 2 years icon_sad.gif

    Both the Professionals are tough, but it sounds like you love a challenge and I guess you will feel they're quite satisfying when you passed.
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Teradata Assc 16, Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014, CSM Member Posts: 2,712 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Sounds great keep up the good work!
  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yeah I don't count the partner exam in the nine but I do count the cloud practitioner even though they were probably the same difficulty.
    For what ever reason I heard that the Advanced networking was supposed to be really hard. And big data im just taking it to complete the set lol. I hadn't thought of the renewal icon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • shochanshochan Member Posts: 968 ■■■■■■■□□□
    AND...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_RJloXVLFw

    don't over do it man
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  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    shochan wrote: »
    I have alot of time On my hands
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,832 Mod
    Clm, what is your study plans like for these certs? You mention you did the CSAA in two weeks. How many hours a day did you study, did you just use ACG?
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, OCI Foundations Associate, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    JoJoCal19 wrote: »
    Clm, what is your study plans like for these certs? You mention you did the CSAA in two weeks. How many hours a day did you study, did you just use ACG?

    I might have been a little miss leading sorry but I originally started studying for the CSAA before I took the CCP so total time to study CSAA was a month and spent two days too study CCP properly but they had so much overlapping that it was easy.

    as for what classes I bounce back between AcloudGuru And Linux Academy. Acloud Guru will definitely give you the information to pass but Linux Academy Breaks a down a little more for me.

    1.So what I do is on my way to and from work 1 hour round trip I listen to either CloudGuru or linux Academy (pretty much anytime i drive Ill listen )
    2.I watch AWS deepDive sessions on youtube
    3.Whizlabs, acloudguru and Linux Academy Test at least one full test a day (study the ones i got wrong)
    4. sometime ill glance over white papers and FAQ.
    5. MAJOR KEY ALERT!!!!!! I comb through different boards to see what past testers have seen and specifically target what the say they saw and know it in depth. This for every exam i ever take

    I honestly think i can pass them all before the summers up but Im a Volunteer Cop and my agency got new powers So POST is sending us back through a weekend academy so 4 months of weekend law enforcement academy starts march 16th. Im tired Already.
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,832 Mod
    Thanks for that Clm. I'm hoping to do the CSAA in a couple of months, but still feel like I got blown away by the Security Specialty Beta, so low confidence about it at this point.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, OCI Foundations Associate, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    *****Update********


    So My sysops-associate exam is in ten days March 23rd I took the weekend off because Saturday I passed the Dev associate exam.
    I just took my first practice test for sysops and i failed with a 58% sysops is definitely harder than the first three exams But in 10 days ill probably put 30 hours into it and see what happens
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Update so I was scheduled to exam March 23rd but got busy so im slotted for this Friday march 30th
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • cochi78cochi78 Member Hannover, GermanyMember Posts: 72 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Finger crossed :) I usually try to keep clear of any study topics on the last day before the exam though. Helps to let stuff sink in. YMMV.
  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I wish i could lol. Im horrible at relaxing I usually get to the exam center two hours ahead and review notes in the parking lot. Fingers Crossed X
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    ****** Update*********

    Today I failed my Sysops exam With a score of 71% I have 14 days before I Retest

    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • cochi78cochi78 Member Hannover, GermanyMember Posts: 72 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Wait, did they up the bar on those exams? I'm pretty sure it was enough to have about 65% back in the day. Very surprised.

    You'll pass next time, I am sure :)
  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    cochi78 wrote: »
    Wait, did they up the bar on those exams? I'm pretty sure it was enough to have about 65% back in the day. Very surprised.

    You'll pass next time, I am sure :)


    Yeah they have i saw a few who had 74 on another board and failed so im going for 90% now lol

    Also i forgot to ask you what do you recommend for the advances networking exam ?
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
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  • cochi78cochi78 Member Hannover, GermanyMember Posts: 72 ■■■□□□□□□□
    For the ANS exam, you can get through it if you watch the acloud.guru prep course and have a solid networking background.

    As I was missing that background, I decided to be a bit more involved and went through "IPv6 Essentials - Foundations of the new Internet Protocol" on Udemy (although I had no IPv6 questions on my exam), the majority of the "Learning Path: CCNA Routing and Switching" video course on Safaribooks and specifically the BGP/MPLS sections of "CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Complete Video Course", also on Safaribooks.

    BGP was quite heavily featured on my exam, so that proved to be a good strategy. Usual note of me pathologically overprepping, though.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Clm wrote: »
    Yeah they have i saw a few who had 74 on another board and failed so im going for 90% now lol

    Also i forgot to ask you what do you recommend for the advances networking exam ?

    It's weird. I think the passing percentage is different for every individual test. Each question is weighted. At the end they tell you the percent you got correct, but they don't give you insight into the weighting algorithm for your specific exam version.

    Good luck on your next attempt. Looking forward to a positive update!
    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
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  • Kinet1cKinet1c Member Posts: 604 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Clm wrote: »
    ****** Update*********

    Today I failed my Sysops exam With a score of 71% I have 14 days before I Retest

    I've checked my result from about 18 months ago and I passed with a 72% score. Strange!
    2018 Goals - Learn all the Hashicorp products

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Got the email today i didn't pass the Security Beta Lol im 0/2 in April with AWS. Ill finish studing for my retake of Sysops and probably start studying for Security late May.
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
    Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/myerscraig

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