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Hey all, welcome to the introduction for my Road to DevOps Pro series. The goal of this series will be to document the steps and path I took to obtain the AWS Certified DevOps Professional certificate. My current goal is to take the exam some time in the month of April. To help foster this goal I will utilize several resources along the course of my journey. I will mirror the same approach I used to obtain the Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator associate certifications.

  1. Stephane Mareek AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional 2020 Udemy Course
    • Stephane Mareek is a beast! His courses going over the Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator associate level exams are invaluable resources. His courses are stacked with information, visuals, diagrams, and exam tips. They all provide hands on experience with the necessary AWS Services. You’ll be understanding and deploying VPC’s, creating Lambda functions, designing automation pipelines and so much more. The DevOps Pro course is majority hands-on so I’m very excited to dive into this world.
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  2. Jon Bonso AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Practice Exams
    • Another invaluable resource! Jon Bonsos’ practice exams come as close to the actual exams as I can imagine. I’ve taken all his practice exams for the three associate level certifications and I can say in full confidence that they are worth there value. The questions are worded similarly to how the official exam is. The explanations are very clear, concise, and provided additional links/references to explore a specific topic if you feel you need more understanding of it. After taking a practice exam, I find myself spending a lot of my time just going through my wrong answers and understanding the provided solution. This has been a major key for my growth in understanding AWS.
    • Link to practice exams at :
  3. AWS Whitepapers
    • A very underrated resource in my opinion. The white-papers present many high level concepts in one standard document. They can be a tough read but even just scanning through them and familiarizing yourself with the nomenclature can be great for growth.
      My favorite whitepaper is the AWS Well-Architected Framework. It provides some really good guidelines on the core pillars for developing secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient cloud solutions. This one here will really put your cloud knowledge into perspective and give you a solid foundation.

I’ll be sure to document any additional resources used in my quest for the DevOps Professional title. I’m confident it will be a fun and exciting journey. Stay tuned for the next installment.