What's Next?


AWS Solutions Architect — Associate
What's next?
What's next?

Now that you've come to the end of the learning path, this course walks you through some final pointers that you should know before taking the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam.


So at this stage, you've now completed all of the theory and practical lessons and you're about to take our preparation exam. And when you've got your score, you'll probably be wondering what the next steps are from here and if you're ready. But firstly, I want to say congratulations to you on getting this far and the exam you're about to take will give you a taste for what the real exam will be like.

Our preparation exam contains hundreds of questions so you can retake the exam many times over without getting the same questions so feel free to repeat it again and again to boost your confidence.

Now if you took the exam and you're scoring in the high 80% to 90% range, then you're doing great and probably ready to sit the real exam. So if you feel confident, positive, and prepared enough, then head over to to schedule your exam. If your score is in the 70% range, then ensure you spend time reading the question explanations for the ones you scored incorrectly and any that you skipped.

If you're scoring between the 50% to 70%, then you might need to focus on some core areas. Perhaps you feel weak on some topics or services such as those relating to databases, storage, networking, et cetera. So review the content in the learning path where you feel you need additional review.

Now if you're scoring below 50%, then don't be put off or don't worry as this exam contains a lot of information and it can be difficult to retain. So take some time to review the areas you didn't score well in and revisit the content in the learning path that focuses on these topics, both the courses and the labs. Pace yourself and only move on once you are confident in what you have just learned. Additionally, you can always reach out to us here at Cloud Academy for added guidance if you need it. The team here is always happy to help.

Now regardless of your score, you can visit our exam preparation webinars found here which will provide you with a recap of the content required for each of the domains that you will be assessed upon.

Okay, that's all from me and the team. We wish you the very best of luck and please let us know how you get on and remember, you can upload your certification to your Cloud Academy profile once you have passed, which I am confident you will.

About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.