Good write up. :)
This year I did the SAA and DA exams and yes it was crazy.
Many AWS services have strange names that don't imply what they are doing and an even bigger amount of services is totally unknown.
Luckily, the certification exams only focus on the core stuff.
Btw. I used acloud.guru as basically my only learning resource and got stuff done pretty good. A friend of mine only did the courses there for two weeks and got both certs.
DA and SAA have about 60% overlap, so it's a good idea to do them together.
Good to know there is such a crossover, it wasn't super clear from the A Cloud Guru videos if that was still the case.
I'm tossing up whether to get the SAA and DA or move straight on to the Big Data Specialisation after the SAA. Have you found doing the certs useful in your role?
I'm a freelancer and some customers asked me if I could do AWS projects for them after they saw the certs on my homepage.
But I didn't start any AWS projects this year.
New Years resolution to build all the things? :D
Haha, probably not all the things, but a few.
Designed a shirt and wrote a book this year, so at least I did something productive.
Thought about building social2email service based on serverless tech next year.
Serverless is the future, that was the recurring theme from the Reinvent recordings :D
Yes, also I'm a front-end dev and too dumb for containers anyway 😵
That's why you have people around you can do those things. On the flipside front-end dev makes my head spin. :D
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