I recently passed my AWS Advanced Networking Specialty Certification (ANS). Despite having two CCIEs and a number of other cloud and networking certifications, this was a VERY tough exam, and I JUST barely passed! I walked out of the exam thinking that I failed – as I felt that I was only able to confidently answer about 60% of the answers correctly.
In retrospect, I would recommend others to first go through multiple other AWS certifications and training before attempting ANS. Specifically, I would recommend AWS Solutions Architect Associate, AWS SysOps Administrator associate and may be even AWS Solutions Architect Professional as the ANS certification, based on all the questions I got during my certification exam, expects you to have somewhat deep knowledge of a large variety of AWS services.Continue reading “AWS Advanced Networking Specialty: Some Tips”