Week of August 28th

Taking care of business (every way)

Happy National Bow Tie 🎀Day!

So last week, we dusted ourselves off, climbed 🧗‍♂️ back up on our horse 🐎, and reconvened with our continuous learning adventures. To get ourselves warmed🔥 up we decided to renew our knowledge with PowerShell ⚡️🐚 but we still had some unfinished business to attend too. If you have been following our travels 🚀, you might remember earlier this month we hit a bump in the road. But just like the armless Black Knight 🛡🗡 from Monty Python and the Holy Grail  it was just a mere “flesh wound”. Ok, perhaps not. Actually, at the time 🕰️ it stung 🐝 pretty bad 😞  but after a two-week investigation by the good folks at AWS ☁️ it was deemed that my test on the 4th of August had indeed got corrupted. They offered their sincere apology for the inconvenience and more importantly provided me a voucher so I can reschedule the AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam at no cost. Well, this week I decided to re-take the exam 📝 and I am happy 😊 to report I passed the exam 📝 without issue.

To help prepare for the exam📝  I purchased the Udemy – AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner 500 Practice Exam Questions. There were some similar questions taken from this course’s practice tests but it seems AWS☁️ likes to keep their certified professionals honest. So there were quite a few questions I have never seen before.

So it’s highly recommend that in addition to gaining practical experience working with AWS that you also review there courseware and fully understand the core concepts like the AWS Well-Architected Framework and have a good basic understanding of many of the AWS Products and services 

Despite the obstacle earlier this month, it was good experience preparing for the exam and ultimately passing and getting the certification. Now, we are even more well reversed in the cloud ☁️ and have street cloud ☁️ credit to back it up. 😎

“And I’m on my way… I don’t know where I’m going 🤷🏻‍♂️… I’m on my way… I’m taking my time … But I don’t know where?”

Below are some areas I am considering for my travels next week:

  • Azure Fundamentals Courseware

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  1. Cathy Culpepper · September 3, 2020

    Congrats on passing the Cloud Practitioner exam, Mark! One of our best engineers recently passed the Azure Fundamentals test – he said it was an incredibly tough nut to crack. I’d be happy to connect you to him if you’d like.

    • Mark Shay · September 13, 2020

      Thanks Cathy. I appreciate the offer. 😊

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