First, thanks to all our families who put up with us spending weekends and evenings creating
content, writing questions, and reviewing each other’s chapters. Their patience and support
made this book possible.
Niamh O’Byrne, AWS Certification Manager, who introduced all of the authors and many
more solutions architects at AWS to certification testing and got this book started by
challenging some of us to extend our reach and help more cloud practitioners get certified.
Nathan Bower and Victoria Steidel, amazing technical writers at AWS who reviewed and
edited all the content and every question and gently made us better writers and
They were tireless in reviewing and helping us hone and focus our content.
Patrick Shumate, a fellow AWS solutions architect who contributed test questions right when
we needed the help to get us over the finish line.
We could not have written this book without the help of our friends at Wiley.
Senior Acquisitions Editor, corralled us and focused us on the end goal. Additionally, we were
guided by Gary Schwartz, Project Editor; Kezia Endsley, Copyeditor; and Dassi Zeidel,
Production Editor who took output from different authors and turned it into a cohesive and
complete finished product.
Lastly, we want to thank all the solutions architects at AWS who participated in certification
blueprint development, question writing, and review sessions, and the development of a
world-class certification program for cloud practitioners that is setting the standard for our