How to prepare for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional certification exam

Recently, I have passed the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer-Professional Certification. In this post, I will share how to prepare for this certification. Introduction AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Certification is a professional certification for those who runs and manages application systems distributed on the AWS platform. This is a great certification to demonstrate your knowledge. Prerequisites Prior experience and knowledge of the foundation of AWS is recommended to start your path to professional certification. Recommended SysOps requirements include obtaining certifications such as AWS Certified SysOps administrator associate or AWS Certified Developer Associate. Additionally a thorough understanding of AWS's core services and best practices is essential to the success of this certification. Overview exam The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam is designed to help you gain acceptance in a variety of areas including SDLC automation, configuration management, monitoring, and multiple choice and multi-purpose questions. Research sources Official AWS documentation: Official AWS documentation serves as a comprehensive resource for exam preparation. To gain in-depth knowledge of AWS services and exam-related practices, it is essential to review the AWS white paper, frequently asked questions and documentation is indispensable. Specific documentation recommended for exam preparation includes AWS Well-architected framework, AWS CloudFormation user guide, and AWS security best practices. You can also use the following methods:

Online courses and training: reputable online platforms such as Udemy , A Cloud Guru, Linux academy and Coursera offer courses focused on AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - professional exams. Several DevOps courses are available. I personally used the Udemy course "AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional Certification" by Stephane Maarek .

Practice exams: practice exams play an important role in getting used to the exam format and assessing your level of preparation. The Official AWS practice test provides high quality practice tests to measure efficiency. We recommend that you book some practice tests to identify areas of improvement and improve your testing strategy. Experience To pass the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer-professional qualification exam, in addition to theoretical knowledge, practical experience in the actual AWS environment is very important. By setting up a personal AWS project and actively participating in practical exercises, you will further deepen the conceptual understanding by gaining experience applying DevOps exercises to AWS, this will improve your understanding of your business. Breakdown of test objectives

Domain 1: SDLC automation: in this domain, you need to master the principles of SDLC automation, which are focused on continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, this will help you understand it better. Key topics: AWS CodePipeline、AWS CodeBuild、AWS CodeDeploy。 Domain 2: configuration management and infrastructure as code (IAC): knowledge of tools such as AWS CloudFormation and infrastructure, it is important to respect best practices for managing your business. Key topics: AWS CloudFormation、AWS CLI、AWS SDK。 Domain 3: monitoring and logging: in this domain, it is important to understand AWS monitoring and logging services, effective installation and configuration of logging and monitoring solutions is a key area of focus. Key topics: Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Domain 4: automating AWS implementation policies and standards automating security best practices and policies and standards is the key to this domain. Key topics: AWS Identity and access management (IAM)、AWS configuration Domain 5: events and feedback: this domain focuses on the event feedback strategy and the efficient use of AWS CloudWatch and AWS CloudTrail. Key topics: AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, AWS CloudWatch event.

Exam day tips On exam day, it is important to effectively manage your time and solve the problem with a calm and focused mindset. Improve exam performance with strategies such as carefully reading questions, eliminating wrong choices, and reviewing difficult questions. Stay focused and calm during the exam and don't spend too much time on any specific questions, just mark them for later review. There are many easy questions, tackle them first. Conclusion Obtaining AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional Certification is an important milestone on the DevOps path and professional development and success of resources in the dynamic DevOps field requires constant learning, manual practice and the latest development of AWS services to maintain control over information.

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