Architecting on AWS

Like a number of my peers I'm presently working solidly to upskill myself in this new cloud-based world. This week has been one of solid training, with the Bank Holiday Monday lost to travelling for a session with DellEMC on Tuesday (not much in there that I can talk about due to NDA) followed by a 3 day course in prep for the AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate exam.

I had initially put this exam aside as I have a ton of other stuff to cover off (not least getting to my first MCSE!) however having worked through the course I feel that there's sufficient crossover between this and the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam blueprint that I'm going to just shoot for the moon. I've booked the exam for 2 weeks today: I'd love to get it in sooner, but my workload combined with the availability of exam centres means that 2 weeks is the soonest I can sit it.

So I'll be sitting this exam on a Friday, and flying out to DellEMCWorld on the following morning - I'm planning to hit the exams hard there too!

I don't think I've ever had so much pressure on me for exams in my life since school. And I think I like it! This is the life that so many of us chose, and it seems churlish to grumble. I'll let you all know how I get on as soon as I know!