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Marco Lim's story

Marco Lim
“In less than 9 months, I have passed all three AWS Associate level certifications - undoubtedly with the valuable help of Cloud Academy.”
AWS Certified Business Manager
Based in Hong Kong and APAC region, originally from France
Aug. 14, 2016

Who is Marco?

After five years as a Sales Manager in the manufacturing and packaging industry, Marco jumped into the growing field that is cloud computing by joining Rackspace, the leader in managed hosting services.

As the main commercial point of contact for companies of all sizes, his role is to coordinate internal and external resources to successfully drive clients' "digital transformation" across the APAC region. For Marco, a solid technical foundation not only adds credibility and depth during client-facing situations, but also facilitates teamwork when interacting with engineers and specialists internally.

Marco used Cloud Academy to help him prepare for and pass all three AWS Associate level certifications in less than nine months, and he is currently studying for Solutions Architect (Professional Level).


Marco’s Cloud Academy Experience

Marco conquered Solutions Architect (Associate Level), Certified Developer (Associate Level), Certified SysOps (Associate Level). Cloud Academy was especially helpful for the AWS SysOps exam, which he found to be quite difficult.

“Quizzes and Certification Prep are what make the difference”

He specifically enjoyed the challenging quizzes. According to Marco’s experience, Cloud Academy offers a comprehensive set of tools for any avid learner to get hands-on with the major cloud platforms. Specifically, the quizzes have a satisfying high level of difficulty that makes the real-life exams less intimidating.

“Having a mobile app adds flexibility in terms of how users can consume the platform. The web interface is clean and easy to navigate.”

He is currently looking at getting the Azure Solutions Architecting certification and is preparing for the AWS Solutions Architect Professional exam.

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