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  • Complexity/challenge level of SA pro quiz questions?

  • kung

    Member
    May 28, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Jon,

    So far I did all 4 review mode tests, i.e. 4*30 = 120 questions.

    I have to admit that I think the level is so far just SysOps+, mostly not challenging, only when something ‘new’ is presented, it requires further study.

    Most of the questions I have seen are also not very elaborately worded, which however seems to be more common for the SA pro exam now-a-days.

    (refer to question 1 on your own aws-certified-solutions-architect-professional study path page which is elaborately worded, most of the questions I have seen so far are not like this).

    Now I don’t know if the timed tests (5*75 = 375 questions) are different, but I fear not as I believe they are coming out of the same pool.

    If I compare these questions with what I find online and with another test provider, these questions are much more challenging (even while a lot are also not that elaborately worded), and I fear represent the SA pro exam better.

    I also think about what somebody else wrote (seems I can not post any link here)

    “AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional (SAP-C01) exam is the upgraded pattern of the previous Solution Architect – Professional exam which was released last year (2018) and upgraded this year [2019]. I recently passed the latest pattern and difference is quite a lot between the previous pattern and the latest pattern. The amount of overlap between the associates and professional exams and even the Solutions Architect and DevOps has drastically reduced.”

    It seems to me that the Tutorials Dojo tests (so far) are more like the ‘previous pattern’?

    Time will tell, as I will do the another suppliers exam and the aws practice exam soon to compare as well.

    Any feedback from you on this would be highly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Robert

  • Jon-Bonso

    Administrator
    May 28, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Robert,

    Take note that it is clearly indicated that we have 300 unique AWS Solutions Architect Professional practice test questions, not 375 like what you mentioned here. It is not 5 * 75, since we only have 4 sets here with one introductory article for each section. Our 300-SA Pro Question Bank is where the Review-mode, Timed-mode, and Final-mode tests pull their questions.

    I respect your opinion if you think that our practice tests are “mostly not challenging” and “not very elaborately worded”. But I respectfully disagree. In my opinion, we have covered most of the relevant topics for the SA Pro exam and our questions are not too far off to the topics you’ll experience in the real exam. If you find our content easy, then that’s a good sign that you are now ready for the SA Pro exam. But it doesn’t mean that the quality is sub-par. Everyone is different as other people still find our content difficult to pass.

    I took the exam myself and I encountered the new topics and implemented them here on our practice tests. I took the previous SA Pro version (SAP-C00) in 2018 as well as the new one (SAP-C01) last year so I know the difference between these two versions.

    By any chance, did you also took the SAP-C00 exam too (prior to Feb 2019 when SAP-C01 was released)? Since I took that exam too, I reckon I can shed some light on your issue. I still remember getting these old concepts from the old SAP-C00 exam:

    – Using promiscuous mode to receive or “sniff” traffic

    – Custom WAF Sandwich (the time when the new and scalable AWS WAF is not yet released)

    – EC2-Classic / EC2-VPC

    These are the old terminologies that you won’t see in our current SA Pro exam practice tests. Research online or ask a friend who also took the SAP-C00 exam and most likely, the 3 items I shared above would certainly ring a bell. You shared a single review from one person. It would be great if you look further around and read more reviews from other people who took the SA Pro exam. I’m constantly receiving exam feedback from my students (via Linkedin, Facebook, and Udemy QA board) so I am not oblivious on the SA Pro exam changes.

    So to address your concern, our practice test is definitely NOT a “previous pattern”. That’s simply not true and just a mere assumption from an ill-informed person who hasn’t taken either the SAP-C00 or the latest SAP-C01 exam. And that’s a fact that I can prove.

    Regarding the questions that are “not very elaborately worded”, there are in fact short questions in the actual SA Pro exam and not just long-winded questions/options. What I noticed is that, in the DevOps Pro exam, there are almost no short questions at all, unlike with SA Pro exam.

    In all 3 Associate-level exams, SysOps is the most difficult one and it contains a lot of overlapped topics to DevOps and SA Pro exams. The key difference of the SysOps and SA Pro exam is the question format. The former requires a single service to solve a certain problem while the latter requires a combination of two or more services. This key difference is quite apparent in our practice questions. The answers to the majority of our SA Pro questions require two or more services. Take note that there would also be short questions in the SA Pro that only involves a single AWS service, contrary to what you expect.

    A piece of advice, include the official AWS Exam Guide to your list of trusted exam materials. This will tell you the specific topics that you should prepare for:

    https://d1.awsstatic.com/training-and-certification/docs-sa-pro/AWS_Certified_Solutions_Architect_Professional-Exam_Guide_EN_1.2.pdf

    The more exam materials you use, the better. Most IT Professionals use two or three reviewers from multiple AWS Training providers to prepare for their exams. If you prefer the other training provider over our content then that’s definitely okay. It boils down to your preference and in addition, we are not saying that our content is all you need to pass the exam.

    Regarding the posting of the links, you have to comply to our Forum rules. Just a reminder that the primary purpose of this discussion board is to provide technical support to our customers who bought our premium courses, and not comparing the content of other external providers:

    https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/forums/discussion/important-guidelines-and-forum-rules/

    Since you just shared a review you saw online, let me share some exam feedback about the SA Pro from external sources, so you can add it to your list of exam prep materials. Compare the content of the topics mentioned on these user reviews to our practice tests so you can have the right idea about the actual AWS exam:

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cleared-aws-certified-solutions-architect-tanmay-shah

    https://acloud.guru/forums/aws-csa-pro-2019/discussion/-M4e2VbdX0X20uTzCliC/passed_the_aws_solutions_archi

    https://acloud.guru/forums/aws-csa-pro-2019/discussion/-LvYqPQpk6V_zVBIrmI1/feedback_after_passing_the_sol

    I hope this clarifies.

    Regards,

    Jon Bonso


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  • kung

    Member
    May 28, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Jon,

    Thanks for your elaborate answer.

    Maybe I should have given a bit more background.

    I have read the SA pro exam ‘is the most difficult AWS exam’/’really need to prepare’/blablabla, and now I’m doing your tests -which for the associate exams I did recently were indeed a very good preparation/reflection of the real exam-, but now find the SA pro questions relatively ‘easy’ (that’s what I mean with ‘not challenging’ (to me), nothing negative about your tests, don’t get me wrong please).

    So I’m a bit surprised, but at the same time also (a lot) relieved!

    Good to hear you feel that your tests are not too far off to the topics on the real exam, and that there will also be short worded questions; I was also very worried about the time management…a long question easily takes you 4 minutes if you read everything fully, but if you just scan it, you might miss important details….

    Nevertheless, other preparation tests I have taken/are taking, I feel are more of a challenge to me. Partly this has maybe to do with the (lack of proper) wording, so that in the end it’s not clear which (often of 2 left options) is the right/best choice. I will continue with these tests also, as it also fun and you always learn something new; it just takes more time.

    I didn’t do SAP-C00.
    300 unique questions, no problem (I thought 4 tests + final test each @75 questions, so in total 375 questions, but not all unique then)

    Best regards,

    Robert

  • james

    Member
    May 28, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Robert,

    What are your scores for all 4 tests? My Solutions Architect Professional exam is next month and I’m also doing these tests.

    I saw that you passed multiple AWS exams this month. Can you share your exam feedback too when you pass the SA Pro exam?

  • Jon-Bonso

    Administrator
    May 28, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    No worries Robert. Let us know if you need further assistance. The Tutorials Dojo team is dedicated to help you pass your AWS exam on your first try!

    Regards,

    Jon Bonso @ Tutorials Dojo

  • kung

    Member
    May 28, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    @james
    For the Review mode tests I scored 76%, 90% and 2x 80%.

    Review mode is not my ideal mode, as I drop out of ‘the zone’ all the time, so made some stupid mistakes. I.e. score should be better…and I have some questions/feedback/different opinions on some questions…some forum posts coming up soon (@jon!)

    I however choose this mode first, as I did some timed test from another vendor end of last year (I bought those tests), and there I only scored 65% (due to a lot of detail questions)…this was the trigger for me to do my ‘missing’ associate + security exams first, as this should give me a better basis for the SA pro tests. So I’m curious how much better I will do those other vendor tests in the rerun.

    You might consider to additionally take some questions that you can find online -albeit without proper explanations as done here @ tutorials dojo, and sometimes the right/best option is undecided/no consensus-; I personally find them more difficult.

    Next week I’m planning to do an exam from another vendor, which I heard is more difficult then the real exam, so let’s see how that goes.

    I didn’t book my SA pro exam yet, as I want to have more confidence first in my capabilities. But I also plan todo it next month.

    Cheers,
    Robert

  • rodrigo-2

    Member
    May 29, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Robert.

    Just passed today the SAP exam. I dont know my score yet, but I think the questions were on a very similar level to the tutorial dojos questions.
    One of the hardest things on the exam tough, is the time management, the endurance and focus needed to stays hours doing some long and confusing questions. You just starts making mistakes because it is hard to keep focused for so long and keep worrying for the time.

    I would advise you to do more complete timed modes. I think you will find it harder.

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  rodrigo-2.
    • farris-kerai

      Member
      May 31, 2020 at 4:55 am

      Hi Rodrigo,

      Congrats on passing your exam. Did you ever used A-Cloud Guru SA Pro practice set? If you have any recommendation as to what to study, please let me know. So far, I have used Stephane Maarek’s Udemy course and this practice set.

      Thanks,

  • kung

    Member
    May 29, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Congratulations!
    Yes, will soon do the timed mode tests.
    I was doing the review mode already with a timer on my mobile phone set at 02:10 per question. I requested the ESL accommodation also, which is another 24 sec extra per question!
    As long as the question are not all the long worded once type, it should be fine though.
    Best regards,
    Robert

  • kung

    Member
    May 31, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Farris-Kerai,

    Yes I used ACG also. The study material is OK and reasonably up-to-date (contrary to some of their associate level course material), but high-level only, quizzes are OK, the exam I tried yesterday was very very though…I only scored 56%…
    Partly there were some subjects I didn’t know about, so that was fine, partly due to time pressure I made some stupid mistakes (ouch), but also some of the questions seem rather not-up-to-date, so the as correct marked answer was a bit doubtful. Also with some of the (very brief) explanations I didn’t agree, plus there were quite a few (way too) long worded questions, which are very hard to answer correctly anyway in a few minutes in an exam setting.

    Cheers,
    Robert

    • farris-kerai

      Member
      May 31, 2020 at 10:48 pm

      Hi Robert,

      Thanks for the detailed response. I agree with your input on the A-Cloud Guru Exam. I probably won’t use their exam set going forward as I need something that is similar to the real exam which exam sets Tutorial Dojo and Whizlab (Not perfect at all, but sorta better than A-Cloud-Guru) does. Have you by any chance took the practice exam that AWS offers for $40? I have been trying to find the answers for them, but no luck.

      Thanks,

      farris-kerai

  • kung

    Member
    June 1, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Farris-Kerai,
    Just did the AWS $40 practice exam (I still had a voucher!).
    You get 20 questions with a time limit of 90 minutes. It’s like the real exam (interface wise) but without proctor of course. Good if you have never done an AWS exam I guess, to experience the interface and a little bit of time pressure.
    The complexity level of questions is similar to Dojo I would say. Not overly complex, only 2-3 long worded questions, mostly as Jon mentioned it’s about picking a combination of services.
    I had some questions were I was in doubt, and I just scored 80%, but you only get a breakdown over the categories in your result score, not on the individual questions, and there’s also no explanation….so the learning effect is rather limited I would say…

    Cheers,
    Robert

    • farris-kerai

      Member
      June 1, 2020 at 10:17 pm

      Hi Robert,

      Yep, that’s the case with me as well. Thanks for letting me know. Best of luck on your exam.

      Thanks,

      farris-kerai

  • dipali-kulshrestha

    Member
    August 18, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Hi Jon, I have taken all practice tests. I have also tried AWS official Practice test for SA Pro. However, can you help/share the correct answers for AWS Practice exam please?

    • TutorialsDojo-Support

      Member
      August 19, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Hello Dipali,

      Thank you for your inquiry. All previous attempts can be reviewed by clicking the course from “My Courses”. Kindly refer to our FAQ page – https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/faqs/ and jump to the section that says, “Where do I see my course progress and previous attempts?” You can find detailed explanations on why the options are correct/incorrect at the bottom of each question.

      I hope this helps. Do check out our FAQ section for more information on the features available on the Tutorials Dojo portal and to help you navigate through the site. ?

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