I personally took the Solutions Architect Associate exam first. It used to be a requirement though you can now go straight to Professional. Without knowing personal circumstances, I would recommend taking the associate first, as it gets you used to AWS exam conditions and you should be ready to take that earlier. It acts as a good spring board. I have friends who then went to broaden knowledge and took Developer or SysOps Associate. I took the Security Speciality next as it was an area I wanted to go deeper in. Good luck whatever you choose to do.
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