I sat the Solutions Architect Professional Exam today and passed it with a score of 79%. I put two months of study in for this and used both ACG and LA training courses as well as Whizlabs.
I sat the AWS practice test twice in the last week, failured it first time and passed it the second time.
The exam breakdown was:
Overall Score: 79%
Topic Level Scoring:
1.0 High Availability and Business Continuity: 81%
2.0 Costing: 100%
3.0 Deployment Management: 71%
4.0 Network Design: 71%
5.0 Data Storage: 90%
6.0 Security: 85%
7.0 Scalability & Elasticity: 63%
8.0 Cloud Migration & Hybrid Architecture: 71%
The Whizlabs tests were a good representation of the real exam. Although I did find that there were some shorter Associate level question across all the tests.
The main thing though is that Whizlabs questions explain the answers which helps in drilling in the concepts which I felt this exam really tests.
I’m preparing for the DevOps Pro cert as well. I’ve been studying the two professional certs side by side so should be taking that soon.