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Getting started with A Cloud Guru
At A Cloud Guru we have students from all walks of life from subject matter experts looking to expand their skill sets to IT novices trying to get a foothold. No matter your background, we understand that it can be overwhelming to know where to star...
Challenge labs in practice exams FAQ
Practice Exams that match the exam experience What is a Challenge Lab in a Practice Exam? It’s a chance to test your ability using a hands-on approach! Similar to our Challenge mode for Hands-On Labs: complete an objective independently then...
Final practice exam includes topics not mentioned in the course
Vendor exams are constantly changing, and our observations are that the question pool often include fringe topics that while not included in every exam may show up on some exams. Like the vendor final exam, we include some of the fringe topics in t...
How to correctly answer AWS exam questions
The AWS exams are a challenge. Many students struggle with how to answer AWS questions. They are very well written questions that require you to both understand the questions and know the technical detail of the offered answers to determine which ar...
I failed my first attempt at an AWS exam, what should I do?
Failing a 1st attempt at an AWS certification exam sadly still happens. When we discuss this with students it most often comes down to a lack of appreciation of the nature of the AWS exams leading to a lack of preparation. The AWS exams are well wri...
Practice exams
Once you are logged into your account, you can find a list of available practice exams (opens in new tab) . About Practice Exams Prepare yourself to confidently face the pressures of the real Cloud Certification exams. Answer similar style questi...
Practice questions: asset or liability?
Many students seek out practice questions as study aids. If used in the wrong way they can actually be harmful to your learning, your career, and chance of passing the exam. Used in limited numbers and in a a thoughtful way practice questions can b...
Learning and using SageMaker
Amazon SageMaker is AWS’s core Machine Learning engine, so we’ve tried to make learning SageMaker a breeze with A Cloud Guru. Learning SageMaker Our ACG content team continuously reviews and updates content to provide you with the most...
Slide decks and exam tips: where can I download them?
From time to time students reach out and ask to get the slide decks and exam hints tips as a download for review. Unfortunately, we have to decline these requests. There are several reasons all of which contribute to this decision. There is a rea...
Starting a learning path
Learning paths are recommended paths through our course catalog tailored to specific disciplines. By following a learning path, you can be sure you're on the right track to gaining specialist knowledge, fast. To find a learning path, click Bro...
Topics included in a course
From time to time students report getting a question on the exam that they felt was not in scope for that exam, or not taught in the course. Why was this question on the practice test/exam? The nature of many vendor exams is that any service in th...
What do I really need to learn for the exam?
Students come to A Cloud Guru from a wide range of work and educational background. Some from formal academic study, some from Vendor courses, and some from self reading. Philosophies of education range from teaching broad knowledge to teaching to a...
Why are the section quizzes often easier than the final practice exam?
The module quizzes are aimed to reinforce and check that you remember that module's concepts—which is good to help with learning but is not representative of the vendor exams. If provided with your course, the practice exam at the end sho...