AWS DevOps Pro Certification Blog Post Series: Study Gaps

This is part of the blog post series: AWS DevOps Pro Certification

Caveat emptor

Using AWS costs money, some of these services may not be part of the AWS Free Tier. You can keep costs down by tearing down anything you've created whilst learning, but it's still possible to run up a hefty bill so pay attention to the instances you setup!

I'm very lucky to be able to use my employer's AWS account. You should ask your place of work if a similar arrangement can be made as part of your study.

Velocius quam asparagi conquantur

The format of the blog posts is liable to change as I try to refine my mental model of each domain, so be sure to revisit the blog posts on a regular basis.

Study Gaps

This section will change a lot as I find new gaps whilst sitting in mock exams.

I've had a go at the sample exam under exam condititions (which before AWS made the exams adaptive would leave you with about 2 mins per question). Here's some items where I need to fill in gaps:


SDLC Automation

Blue/Green Techniques using CloudFormation or manually provisioned i.e. through AWS Console

This is based on the Blue/Green whitepaper.

There’s patterns for OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk, will add if I have time.

Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code

Monitoring and Logging

Fault Tolerance, High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Policies and Standards Automation

AWS DevOps Pro Certification Blog Post Series