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Hi All, I recently created my AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification exam and working towards Professional certification. Do you think I need to take AWS Developer and DevOps certification before I go for Solutions Architect Professional? Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you.

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What’s your end goal? The professional cert is valued a lot more than the associate ones so go for the Professional SA if you can.

Thank you for your response. I know about the Pre req but I want know of DevOps knowledge is essential for Professional.

I passed the SA associate and then immediately turned around and took the the Sys Ops exam as their was a lot of overlap. I took the SA Pro cert and passed about a year following that. My job is in AWS primarily so it gave me more time to get familiar with the breadth/depth needed to pass the Pro cert. Aside from the hands on experience, I spend 2 months studying white papers, a cloud guru and then the AWS Exam readiness course that was available for free during re:Invent. Make a plan to study and get some hands on experience. You can do it.

Yes, I feel it was worth my time, but it was encouraged and paid for by my current employer, so they gave me ample time to study at work.

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