AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification - Everything you need to know

  • 65 single and multiple-choice questions
  • in the case of multiple-choice questions, we get information on how many correct answers we have to select
  • many of the questions are scenario-based. We are put in the role of an architect and we have to choose the most optimal solution
  • there are no negative points
  • there is no partial point for multiple-choice questions. You have to select all correct answers to get points for the relevant question
  • the exam takes 130 minutes — in my opinion, the amount of time is sufficient
  • we have the option of using an extra 30 minutes for the exam due to the fact that it is not available in our native language
  • obtaining 72% guarantees passing the exam
  • the exam is valid for 3 years from the date of passing it. To renew our exam, we must recertify
  • passing the exam is possible in two certification bodies PSI and Pearson VUE. Each of these units has its centers in different locations.
  • AWS also allows you to pass the exam online
  • the cost of the exam is $ 150
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  • Other services
  • you can come back to any of the exam questions later. Additionally, you can flag a specific question to make it easier for you to find it
  • the first time you go through the questions, try not to spend more than 2 minutes per question. If you are unsure of the answer, flag the question and come back to it later
  • there is a chance that you will find a clue to some questions in other questions or answers
  • try to answer the questions using the method of elimination. It often happens that part of the answer is easy to drop by reducing our choice to 2 options that differ in one detail
  • use the full exam time, if you have already answered all questions, use the remaining time to retake the exam from start to finish and do a diligent review
  • you may not have any supporting materials, equipment or food with you when you pass the exam at the examination center. The center only provides a sheet of paper and a pen.
  • when starting the online exam, you will be asked to show exactly where you are taking the exam. During the exam itself, you will be constantly supervised by a proctor using a camera and microphone
  • it is a good idea to log into the application provided by the certification center the day before to test the internet connection and check if the application is working properly
  • during the online exam, he must ensure that no one disturbs you in any way. It is unacceptable that any of the household members enter the room where you are taking the exam. There is also a point in the regulations that too much noise from your location (e.g. from the next room or from behind the window) may result at the end of the exam and failure.



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Artur Bartosik

Artur Bartosik


Developer, Engineer, and Cloud Enthusiastic. AWS, GCP, and K8S certified. Polish home page: