How to Prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Exam (2020)

I’m studying to become AWS Certified and wanted to share what I’m using to prepare for the exam, plus how I mapped out my 30-day study plan.

I’ve heard good things about these 2 courses on LinkedIn and Twitter so I jumped on the $9.99 deal from Udemy. (I think they’re having a $12.99 deal now.)

Ultimate AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 2020 (Link to course)

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Practice Exams (Link to course)

Study plan for AWS Certified SAA

Now with these courses, I created a study plan in Asana (inspired by Ari Hale’s video here) to keep track of my progress. The good thing about using these 2 courses is that it adds up to 33 days (added a buffer to review notes). So my plan is to do a section and each practice exam from both courses every day. I’ll keep reviewing notes and taking practice exams until it’s test day. (Shooting for the last week of October 🤞🏾)

If you plan on using these courses and want to add this to Trello or Asana, here’s a Google Doc with every section listed plus the length. Copy and paste it to your board.


Here are some tools and resources to help you prepare for AWS exams


Atlanta-based Digital PM & Implementation Consultant. Loves long walks at record stores + helping service providers simplify operations and launch online projects without tech stress. Liked this post? Join the Brief Gems email list to get more content like this delivered to your inbox!

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