AWS DevOps Pro – Practice Exam Passed

Last night I spent a couple hours reviewing my previous exam answers and writing down what I would have done differently and why. I also played around with OpsWorks and ElasticBeanstalk a bit yesterday so that I could better understand those technologies… and then took the exam again this morning.

I passed this time, and here are my new results:

Domain 1. 72% (Continuous Delivery and Process Automation – passed this time, and the only change)
Domain 2. 75% (Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging)
Domain 3. 100% (Security, Governance, and Validation)
Domain 4. 100% (High Availability and Elasticity)

Overall: 80%

I got the exact same score for every domain except the first, so I’m still doing something wrong on domain 2, but not sure why. I reviewed every answer last night, so no question was left un-looked-at. Nevertheless, I’m happy with this result and feel that I can confidently sit the actual exam and have a chance of passing it.

AWS DevOps Pro – Practice Exam Take 1 (Failed)

Just failed an AWS practice exam for the first time!

I currently hold all 3 associate certifications and am going for the DevOps Pro certification next.

Was actually a bit surprised! Fortunately the parts that I failed are the parts that I really don’t care about and will never use (ElasticBeanstalk and OpsWorks). Unfortunately, we’re still tested on those bits and I’ll have to study up. Since I got a 60% overall score, I really think I could have got a “pass” if I’d gotten just one or two more answers correct.

The exam scores 4 different domains, and my respective scores in each domain are:

Domain 1. 36% (Continuous Delivery and Process Automation – failed this one)
Domain 2. 75% (Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging)
Domain 3. 100% (Security, Governance, and Validation)
Domain 4. 100% (High Availability and Elasticity)

Fortunately, to help me study what I did wrong, I took screen shots of the questions and my answers so I can review those later.