Ultimate AWS Certified Developer Associate 2022 - NEW!
Full Practice Exam with Explanations included
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29 points • DevonMclair
Certified Developer Associate Passed!
I took the Developer Associate last Friday and sucessfully passed the exam. I studied for about 2 months 3 hours per day.
A little background I've been using AWS for almost 4 years now, I am working heavily with EC2, VPC, S3 and RDS daily at work. Having the experience in AWS helped but is not enough to pass the certs you need to broaden your knowledge took some courses because there are many stuffs to learn.
The questions that I've got are heavily focused on serverless, Lambda, API Gateway, Cognito, Elastic Beanstalk, ECS/ECR, Cloudfront, S3, EC2, Kinesis, DynamoDB and IAM and its relationships with all services. Aside from this there are few questions on Codebuild, Codedeploy and X-ray. For those who are studying for this cert you need to focus and dive a little bit deeper on this topics that I mentioned above the most since you will encounter lots of this on the exam.
My main training materials for this cert are as follows:
Linux Academy - I had a monthly subscription to this to save money. The course was good and with quality lectures. Videos and Hand on labs are great.
Stephane Maarek - Content is awesome and very detailed. He provides course slides which I like and it saves me time from taking notes. I also had taken up his practice tests but I found them very easy.
Jon Bonso Udemy - The practice exam by Bonso is harder than the actual exam IMO and it's the closest one. I barely passed this tests. This prepared me for the actual exam and wouldn't have passed if I had not taken this. If you are planning to study Developer Associate then this is a must course to have.
Some Tips to share:
-Read the additional resources to have a bird's eye view on all the topics and resources relevant to the exam. Also you can find here the topics left out or not encountered in each of your training materials.
-As I said before on my SA P\passed post read all the reviews and feedback other students had posted on all the AWS sites because you will find lots of tips, notes and valuable information to help you aced the exam.
-A week before your schedule review your weakest areas, take the practice tests repeatedly and a day before the exam it's important to have a rest.
-During the exam do not rush, read carefully and look for clues/keywords to helped you find the right answer.
10 points • rishabkumar7
Passed the AWS Certified Developer Associate - DVA-C01
Just passed the Developer Associate exam, studied for about 3 weeks.
This was my second Associate level exam after Solutions Architect.
- u/omenking free course on FreeCodeCamp YT.
- u/stephanemaarek Developer Associate course on Udemy.
- Jon Bonso's practice tests for Developer Associate.
- Dynamo DB
- Elastic Beanstalk
- API Gateway
- Elastic Cache
- Cloud Formation
- AWS SAM
- CI/CD (CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline)
- Encryption/Decryption (S3, KMS)
Overall I found the exam easier than solutions architect associate. Also would like to thank this community, it really help for the preparation and kept me motivated to get my 3rd AWS certification.
Feel free to check out notes.
1 points • wafflesyrups
That's unfortunate. I began to doubt Linux Academy's curriculum when I was doing the Jon Bonso practice tests for SA, and realized how many thing had never been taught. I think I might use this to supplement my learning.
1 points • BoldIntrepid
1 points • boy_named_su
AWS changes pretty fast for books
Shit, it changes pretty fast for video courses
I'd recommend https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-developer-associate-dva-c01/
3 points • Scarface74
For context, I work at AWS (all opinions are my own, yada yada yada). I’m not mentioning this as an “appeal to authority”. I just don’t want anyone to think that I’m “anti-AWS” or worried about “vendor lock-in”.
If you’re new to programming and Node, focus on learning how to program, and Node and not AWS specifically. You’re biting off way too much at once.
- Learn Node well.
- At least study for the AWS Developer certification. It will give you a guided learning path to what you need to know. I did not say take the certification. I recommend this course.
- This is the best course I’ve found to learn serverless (https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-serverless-a-complete-introduction/)
Don’t try to boil the ocean. But you will have to completely rethink how you are doing this and by the time we explain how to accomplish this with API Gateway any of us are going to take you down a rabbit hole. If you were using Express, there is a shortcut.
3 points • coyne_operated
Designing Data-Intensive Applications serves as a good overview from a system design level
Learning Spark provides a good intro to Spark
As far as the hands on work of creating a cluster, taking down nodes etc I personally found this Udemy Course for the AWS Certified Developer helpful. Im not connivence that the certification it self is worth it, but I definitely learned a lot about the AWS eco system through the process.
2 points • Diggzinc
By course you mean? You're going to take the exam or just tutoring lessons?
If you're willing to take the exam (you should). I would recommend you going through Stephane Maarek course on Udemy link.
Just make sure to buy these things when an Udemy sale is on, which it is most of the times. It's around 10$/€ each, superb quality per $/€ ratio.
I've actually just last week went through the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam, and it was a breeze after studying through those resources.
As an advice, make sure to make the most of it, your employer is actually taking care of you, so you can grow, grab this opportunity.
Also, don't try to rush through things by just memory, please make an effort to understand the content presented to you, it will pay off in the long run. Fundamental concepts are transitive no matter what stack you work on.
Best of luck.
1 points • goffley3
>Stephane's Udemy course for AWS Developer Associate
Is this the course you are referencing?
1 points • LongDissatisfaction
Thanks once again!
I think have decided that I should resign from my current work as it helps me with nothing right now from self-improvement point.
Salary-wise surely it won't be healthy for my pocket in short-time but well, it is pointless if my pocket is thick or thin(rules I mentioned applies to my neck as well, if I have to talk pretty honest about it) if I'm moving away from my goal of leaving everything behind. Not that the salary I get means something in contrast to my savings but regardless was a nice bonus.
I plan to do it by the first day of next month and make sure to double check everything I intend to do by doing so.
Meanwhile I want to draw a route in my mind, couple of opportunities with the suggestions you have given to me, I can think of so far are:
1- I remember being AWS is being extremely popular nowadays with massive amounts of job opportunities for them is available abroad. I can buy a course or two on Udemy for them. As an example: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-developer-associate-dva-c01/
2- There are still lots of C#/.NET Developer jobs available abroad as well, although they seek usually people with at least 3 years of experience, if I can think of a really good project to do and put on GitHub, I believe some might consider me as a potential viable but cost friendly option as all I'm seeking for is work-visa over there and covering up my extremely basic needs. Though I think I can do some udemy stuff with this one as well then do another project to master it. All I did with C# so far that could be considered as a project are bunch of automation systems such as Hospital Automation System but it has been a while.
3-Applying into remote internship opportunities, you mentioned earlier. This one is my favorite as I don't have to pay anything in return and I would be working on live situations with an expert/senior, while learning extremely useful frameworks, information etc. which would make me get closer to my objective. My only worry here is I'm not sure if this is something I can find easily. I'm more or less used to webpages where they look for employees but internships like this one is I'm not very well informed about. If I recall correctly, most companies/people prefer only students and it has been a year since I have graduated. Not sure where I can find more similar examples like you sent to me.
4- Give up on other areas and study on PostgreSQL / MySQL and become a fully fledged SQL Developer rather than my bootleg version of it right now. But this one is my least favorite out of 4 ideas I have given so far.
By doing one of them, I believe I can get one step closer to my reach destination with that said, it will make it easier for me to decide on what I should improve myself on next.
With that said, all of these options are up there is only viable for the scenario of me, getting accepted abroad by work-means. There are also other possible scenarios such as me getting letter of recommendation from my former instructors by approaching more shrewdly/tactfully or forcefully this time and getting one step closer to doing master's degree abroad,
or applying for 2 years diploma degrees to get a student visa and work my way in, etc.
Sorry for the long text as usual, my thoughts are all over the place on what should I do to finally get out of here so I can't write a small message without mentioning each case as they are all connected to each other.
Many thanks for your support and suggestions! I hope in time of need, which I hope there won't be any need to being with but, there will be people as helpful and considerate as you are, around you do the very same for you as well.
1 points • alienalgen94
Yeah i understand man its harder to keep up when ur older and things keep changing.
BUT i will say for guys in their 20s now there will be a lot LESS change in the field. Things in 2030 will be very similar to 2020.
Things in 2020 were a bit different to 2010 and 2010 was more different than 2000 and of course that pattern continues as we all know 1990 was a lotttt different to 2000.
So for the cloud certification you are basically studying for these exams that will show a company you can dolve their IT problems with cloud solutions. AWS is the most popular.
For a prep course i highly recommend the platform Udemy for learning new skills cheaply and efficiently with a certificate of completion:
Stephane Maarek is awesome and im planning to take another of his courses and get certified next year.
The job title depends it can be:
- DevOps Engineer (means u are a development operations engineer responsible for gettinf developments code into the cloud and running smoothly and continuously with constant new code updates)
- Cloud solutions architect /engineer /consultant This is more broad and basically you are solving businesses IT problems on the cloud and helping them automate their code updates but also scale their applications across different global regions.
Both pay 100k+ to start but you will be required to modt likely have 2-3 years dev experience and at least 1 year using the cloud platform professionally and the cloud certifications can help make up for some of that time and will increase likelihood of your acceptance to a cloud role.
This is a goal of mine is in 2023 become a cloud solutions engineer. But im also happy with dev or devops its all awesome and pays great.
1 points • TheHazardOfLife
Yes absolutely, I'm currently following the same one. It's almost 30 hours worth of video content and the most up-to-date course I've seen so far. And if you can, grab the practice exams as well. Some whitepapers and case studies on the AWS website are worthy study material as well.
Also seeing you've passed CCP, don't forget your voucher for 50% off your next exam ;)
1 points • TWAKKIEZN
Well if you don`t have a lot for a membership maybe take a course on udemy? This course is very helpful. https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-developer-associate-dva-c01/
6 points • TheYOUngeRGOD
For Test I used
For Video Courses I used
2 points • Redditauraptor
1 points • DiptychSystems
I already see you as a peer, but I'm not planning on slacking on my skills so lets get to it!
Stephane Maarek's AWS Certified Developers Associate Course
1 points • TheConfusedKidd
Get this course. Stephane Maarek AWS Developer Course. This course is self-sufficient to pass. No need to go through any whitepapers or anything else. Complement this course with these practice tests, Neal Davis AWS Developer Practice Exams or Jon Bonso AWS Developer Practice Exams. Finish off the course, attempt the practice exams, analyze the questions / areas where you went wrong. Again go through those portions in Stephane's course where you made mistakes during exams. Once you are able to pass in the exams (more than 72 % ) in either one, you are good to go for the AWS Developer exam.
1 points • Sighma
Here are my favorites that I finished:
1 points • genbu0399
AWS SAA-C02: https://learn.cantrill.io/
For the SOA-C01 and DVA-C01 I also used ACloudGuru with those courses. Do not buy those udemy courses, subscribe for $20/month.
https://aws.amazon.com/certification/ schedule an exam here
1 points • CrunchLo
I figured it was pretty easy to find because I gave the title: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-developer-associate-dva-c01/
And 10-12 hours a day for the week before the exam minimum.
2 points • kenneth-samonte
If you are already familiar with the AWS cloud, you can skip the Cloud Practitioner exam. It is intended for those who haven't worked with AWS cloud before.
For AWS Developer Associate, you can do it if you target is until the end of September.
We have study guide here: https://tutorialsdojo.com/aws-certified-developer-associate/
so you can check on the topics it covers and which ones you should focus on studying.
For video course, you can follow this: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-developer-associate-dva-c01/
Then try to get some practice exams to prepare for the actual exam: https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/courses/aws-certified-developer-associate-practice-exams/
You can always ask us here on reddit if you have any challenges on your preparation.
Kenneth (Tutorials Dojo)
1 points • mr2711
Stephane Marek course at Udemy and Jon Bonso tests is the winning combo for this certificate.
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1 points • vasurb
I took the following course
https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-developer-associate-dva-c01/ ( Stephane Udemy Course highly recommended )
https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-developer-associate-practice-exams-amazon/ ( Jon Bonso highly recommended , remember to read and understand the explanation, even if your answers are correct)
https://tutorialsdojo.com/ (cheat sheet)
Read faq and docs for some of the core resources.