Memo of AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty (DAS-C01)

Memo of AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty (DAS-C01)

Takahiro Iwasa
(岩佐 孝浩)
Takahiro Iwasa (岩佐 孝浩)
2 min read
AWS Certification

I have successfully passed AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty (DAS-C01) exam. I will be sharing some tips on how to obtain this certification.

AWS Skill before Taking Exam

I have already passed the following exams and have been using AWS for years in my daily work.

DateExam
Mar. 2017Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C00)
Dec. 2019Solutions Architect - Professional (SAP-C01)
Jan. 2020DevOps Engineer - Professional (DOP-C01)
Jan. 2020Big Data - Specialty (BDS-C00)
Feb. 2020Security - Specialty (SCS-C01)
Feb. 2020Advanced Networking - Specialty (ANS-C00)
Jun. 2020Machine Learning - Specialty (MLS-C01)
Nov. 2020Database - Specialty (DBS-C01)

Preparation

I began learning just after passing Database - Specialty and made a plan to take the exam in December 2020.

Taking Exam

I took the exam on December 6th and successfully passed with a score of 792 out of 1,000.

Impression

ExamVolumeDifficulty
Solutions Architect - Professional55
DevOps Engineer - Professional44
Machine Learning - Specialty34
Data Analytics - Specialty34
Advanced Networking - Specialty33
Big Data - Specialty33
Database - Specialty32
Security - Specialty32

Reference Materials

Blog

Jayendra’s Blog

This was an excellent resource for understanding the exam topics. The content is well-organized, and I recommend following this guide from start to finish on your learning path.

AWS Official Documentation

Practice Tests

I regretted a little not taking the AWS official practice exam.

Conclusion

Compared to Big Data - Specialty, there are fewer questions related to the Hadoop ecosystem. However, exam takers should learn AWS services instead built on the Hadoop ecosystem.

Takahiro Iwasa
(岩佐 孝浩)

Takahiro Iwasa (岩佐 孝浩)

Software Developer at iret, Inc.
Architecting and developing cloud native applications mainly with AWS. Japan AWS Top Engineers 2020-2023