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  • Should we still read "archived" White Papers?

  • RobertP

    January 4, 2021 at 4:32 am

    Note: I was having some trouble posting and reached out to TD email support, apologies in advance if the second (duplicate) discussion shows up!

  • RobertP

    January 4, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Hi All,

    First time posting, sorry if this is a duplicate question but a quick forum search didn’t show any results. I am preparing for the AWS CDA Exam, and my action plan includes reading the Tutorials Dojo Study Guide eBook and the indicated white papers.

    As the title says, two of the Whitepapers indicated in the eBook have since been archived:

    I wanted to get some input on whether or not it is advised to still read these archived Whitepapers? I am aware of the ~6 month “exam lag” between new services being introduced and them showing on the exam, but am not sure if this works in reverse and old/outdated info can show on the exams until they are updated to remove the content? I would hate to miss info that is needed, but if it is safe to skip them due to the info being included in another whitepaper or the info being updated with better practices, then I’d like to not spend the time reading it and filling my head with outdated info.

    I also noticed the official AWS Exam Prep page has these two Whitepapers removed from the recommended list.

    Thanks for any input,


  • Carlo-TutorialsDojo

    January 12, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Hello Robert,

    Thank you for posting your question. They can still be useful at times as they mostly focus on the core practices and ideologies on the AWS Cloud rather than specific services. You can treat it as a supplementary learning guide especially if you’re new to AWS.



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