Today I crushed the AWS Certified Developer – Associate.
There's a lot of overlap between this exam and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, so I decided to make the most of my recent study efforts and go for a second AWS certification.
I went through a lot of the same materials I used for the exam I passed last week. I used the course from ACloudGuru on Udemy that covers this test, and I spent more time working on DynamoDB, SQS, Lambda, and SNS. I did a few more quiklabs focusing on those areas, and also read through a couple whitepapers pointed out in the AWS exam prep resource guide. I played around with Lambda a lot and also played with some of the AWS SDKs.
Other than that, I did similar things leading up to the exam day and on exam day as I did for the last exam.
My next steps in AWS will probably be either the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate or the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, depending on what I see from practice exams and my initial foray into preparation. Learning is fun!