Figure 1. AWS SA-Pro cert earned this weekend. Lots of work but glad I did it!
I just finished up with my remaining AWS Professional-level certification yesterday by taking the Solutions Architect-Professional exam.
It required quite a bit of studying, and I'm glad I put in the effort I did! Along with strengthening my knowledge of core AWS compute, storage, and networking services, I also had to do some digging on services we don't necessarily use a lot at Ibotta (or services that I don't use a lot, because they're implemented by teams outside data engineering or analytics), including but not limited to:
It's a proud moment to have accomplished this, but I definitely don't want to rest too long on it. As part of my prep for the SA-Pro exam, I've started first stages of review for both the new Database Specialty and Advanced Networking Specialty exams.
I owe a lot of thanks to A Cloud Guru's courses on those subjects, as well as helping immensely with my SA-Pro prep! Their recently-overhauled interface and ongoing integration with Linux Academy is exciting and I'll look forward to trying out more features of the new platform in the near future!