I cleared my AWS SA associate exam in first attempt last year December. I would like to thank ACloudGuru, Whizlabs and Jayendra patil site for providing good insight.
To pass the exam I had the following startegy which I built after reading posts from other.
- ACloudGuru training videos - couple of times
- Whizlabs tests including topic wise tests - Topic tests develop good and deep understanding which helps in
answering tricky questions
- Jayendra patil recommendations on some topics
- AWS white papers related to Security, Scalability and Database
Topics in exam - VPC, SQS, Autoscaling, Kinesis(around 2-3), Cloudfront, Load balancer, Network load balancer
Hope above inputs help someone to prepare for the exam.