It was time to re-certify as an Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect Professional as the certification lasts 2 years. I passed!
Keeping up is challenging as AWS is currently adding new features to their services at a rate of over 1,200 per year .. and it is a tough exam.
Here’s a sample question from this exam. For the original test I had to answer 80 similar questions in 170 minutes. Fortunately the recertification test only asks 40 questions, but in only 80 minutes — so just 2 minutes to answer each long question usually involving multiple services, with subtly different and usually seemingly plausible sounding options to choose from. And sometimes multiple correct options have to be chosen.
I finished the recertification test with 16 seconds to spare, and no time to review!